Choosing an Egg Donor

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Choosing an egg donor may be one of the most difficult, but exciting choices that you ever make. With so many different factors to consider during the donor selection process, it is important to think about which qualities are most important to you. After 10 Years of working with Intended parents, and their Donors,we’ve put together our best advice to help you begin the donor search process.   Anonymous vs. Known Egg Donor   One …

Why I Became A Surrogate

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This was my family’s way of giving back! We finished our family with our adoption of our youngest and wanted someone to be able to start or finish their family.- T  I chose to become a surrogate because I know how it feels to desperately want to have children and not be able to have them without someone else’s help. We learned that my husband is completely sterile in 2006 and if it wasn’t for …

From The Desk Of Leia Swanberg: Your Team is Our Team!

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I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the outside service providers that we work with. Throughout your journey it will be vital for success that we are remaining close with your doctor, lawyer and other people within your team.  This way we will be able to best advocate for your needs, and the needs of your Surrogate!  When issues arise between any of these parties; including CFC, we will work quickly to come …

Why Receipts Are Important

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Receipts are a huge part of your Surrogacy journey. Making sure to keep tidy and clean records of spending can ensure safety with the reimbursement process for both you and your Intended Parents. In Canada, surrogacy is completely altruistic, which means Surrogates are not compensated anyway for their participation. They are simply reimbursed for pregnancy related expenses, as defined in a legal contract. CFC has a full department committed to our clients safety and receipt …

Top 7 Ways to Endure The Two Week Wait

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How to prepare for the Two week wait?   Intended parents often ask for advice about waiting out the Two Week wait, and how to stay sane during the time between embryo transfer into your Surrogate, and pregnancy test.   Here are my Top Seven Ways:   -Stay busy, but mindful. When going about your busy times, send some positive energy in your Surrogates direction. Even sending her a check in text, to see how …

How do we know if Surrogacy is right for us?

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Today I had the immense pleasure of sitting down with an amazing couple who are considering Surrogacy to build their Family!  They had some great questions that I’m sure many of you have.  SO here’s what they asked, and here’s what I answered. How do we know if Surrogacy is right for us?   Great Question.  Often Surrogacy is a last resort.  Very few clients come to us excited about having to go through this …

All The Things Surrogates Wish You Knew About Surrogacy

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I had the opportunity this week to speak with some surrogates in our program about what they wish the general public knew about surrogacy! Frequently at conferences and events all over the world we come face to face with many people who do not understand how surrogacy, or surrogacy in Canada really works. It is amazing to be able to tell them, and inform them, on the altruistic nature of surrogacy in Canada and the …

The Babble Out’s Pregnancy Food Guide

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We love this article on what to eat, what to avoid during pregnancy. Take a look at the full original post here: The Babble Out Which Foods To Eat And Avoid During Pregnancy? When you’re pregnant, it can seem like advice comes at you from every direction. From advice on vitamins and supplements to diet, the amount of information can be overwhelming, especially for a first-time mother. But when it comes to diet, you don’t need …

#BirthStoryAlert: CFC Surrogate Shannon

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It was June 28th at 7:30am when we ventured into the Stratford hospital to be induced. I went into the triage room and was placed on the monitor and the Doc came in and inserted the Cervadil, I was 3cm and I started contractions right away, nothing major so we decided to head out to buy some slippers for my IP’s. We were in the store and was doing well and then all of a …