Blog: All Things Conceivable

New York Legalizes Surrogacy: Fertility Expert Dr. James Grifo Weighs In
New York Legalizes Surrogacy: Fertility Expert Dr. James Grifo Weighs In
2021-02-13

There’s much to celebrate in New York! After years of fighting to end the ban of compensated surrogacy and legal reform for the surrogacy process, the new law, effective February 15, 2021, makes dreams of a family a reality for New Yorkers! Not only is this great news for intended parents in New …

Two Sides, One Mission: A Surrogacy Journey In New York
Two Sides, One Mission: A Surrogacy Journey In New York
2021-02-12

As New York celebrates a new dawn, with legalization of compensated surrogacy on Monday, February 15th, read on to hear from a New York mother, Cynara, and from a gestational carrier, Sara, about what it's been like to complete a surrogacy journey to-date. Two side with one mission. Joyful, still, …

A Single Dad's Surrogacy Journey With Joseph Tito of The Dad Diaries
A Single Dad's Surrogacy Journey With Joseph Tito of The Dad Diaries
2021-02-04

At 37, Joseph Tito was a jet-setting successful film and TV director and producer, living his dream. One early morning, he awoke in his Dubai hotel and realized he wanted more out of life. He wanted a family. He documents his fatherhood journey on his blog The Dad Diaries that chronicled his …

My Wife is A Surrogate
My Wife is A Surrogate
2021-01-18

Surrogacy From A Surrogate Husband’s Point of View Becoming a surrogate is a personal decision and one that changes the lives of both the intended family and her own family. At ConceiveAbilities, our research shows that the number one influencer for a surrogate embarking on a surrogacy journey is …

COVID-19 Vaccines, Pregnancy and Surrogacy
COVID-19 Vaccines, Pregnancy and Surrogacy
2021-01-12

By now, we’re all aware that COVID-19 vaccines are being actively administered to priority groups throughout the United States. While this is hopefully great news to curb the effects of the pandemic, there are a variety of views about vaccination. Should I Get Vaccinated if I am Pregnant or Going …

11 Celebrities Who Surprisingly Used Surrogates
11 Celebrities Who Surprisingly Used Surrogates
2020-12-09

PHOTO: LUCY LIU/INSTAGRAM Lucy Liu The proud first-time mother welcomed a son via surrogate in August 2015. At the time, a rep for the actress confirmed that "Lucy Liu is the proud mother of Rockwell Lloyd Liu, brought into the world via gestational carrier." PHOTO: SPLASHNEWS.COM Kristen Wiig and …

Surrogacy Is Essential, Even In The Time of COVID
Surrogacy Is Essential, Even In The Time of COVID
2020-11-25

COVID has impacted every facet of our lives, including medical care. As you embark on your surrogacy journey during this unprecedented time, COVID-19 brings new challenges. And still for many people, it has inspired more determination than ever to find a path to building their family. Fertility …

10 Great Gift Ideas for Intended Parents and Surrogates
10 Great Gift Ideas for Intended Parents and Surrogates
2020-05-07

We often hear from both intended parents and surrogates that they would like to offer one another a symbol of hope and gratitude to mark the moments of their shared journey. These mementos may be shared at transfer day, during pregnancy, after the birth - and a special holiday like Mothers Day! …

Top 10 Pregnancy Apps for Dad
Top 10 Pregnancy Apps for Dad
2020-05-04

Whether you’re experiencing pregnancy conventionally or with the help of a surrogate, it’s not uncommon for fathers-to-be to feel a little out of the loop. In reality, Dad plays an important role in the process. Regardless of whether you are a single father or supporting your partner over the nine …

Congratulations, New York State!
Congratulations, New York State!
2020-04-09

On February 15, 2021, New York State will join 47 other states in permitting compensated gestational surrogacy with a state-of-the-art law, newly passed last week. After a hard-fought battle over many years, this law represents the gold standard nationally as it provides clear guidance about the …

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