Blog: All Things Conceivable

Ten Witty Responses to Well-Intentioned (but Frustrating) Questions About Surrogacy
Ten Witty Responses to Well-Intentioned (but Frustrating) Questions About Surrogacy
January 16th, 2020

The surrogacy process is often misunderstood. Not helping matters is the common (and inaccurate) depiction in movies and television (think Friends, Superstore, The Connors or My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). Often, the ...

ConceiveAbilities Speaks to Dr. Dorette Noorhasan About “Miracle Baby: A Fertility Doctor's Fight for Motherhood”
ConceiveAbilities Speaks to Dr. Dorette Noorhasan About “Miracle Baby: A Fertility Doctor's Fight for Motherhood”
January 9th, 2020

After some devastating family losses and personal health issues, Dr. Dorette Noorhasan, an esteemed OB/GYN and fertility specialist, wanted to have a child of her own. In her new ...

Post-Birth Relationship with Your Surrogate Mother
Post-Birth Relationship with Your Surrogate Mother
December 30th, 2019

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for longer than you can remember – your baby is here! And while you’ve undoubtedly shared your gratitude with your surrogate for the irre...

10 Critical Surrogacy Contract Terms
10 Critical Surrogacy Contract Terms
November 25th, 2019

As ConceiveAbilities’ Director of Legal Services & Client Advocacy for over five years, I coordinated the entire legal aspect of our client’s surrogacy journey. It was both my mission and ...

Do Intended Parents Undergo Psychological Screening?
Do Intended Parents Undergo Psychological Screening?
November 21st, 2019

Since gestational surrogates submit to comprehensive application processes that include mental health evaluations for them and their partners, it’s only natural to wonder about similar acceptance requirements for prospective in...

How Much Input Do Intended Parents Have on a Surrogate’s Pregnancy Habits?
How Much Input Do Intended Parents Have on a Surrogate’s Pregnancy Habits?
November 14th, 2019

Having already experienced pregnancy, you’re likely feeling confident about your decision to become a surrogate. While you understand what’s required to have a healthy pregnancy, it’s important to rem...

Unpacking Judgment and Jealousy on the Path to Parenthood
Unpacking Judgment and Jealousy on the Path to Parenthood
November 7th, 2019

A common phrase in the fertility world is “there are many paths to parenthood.” While it’s used so often it can almost lose it’s meaning, it is undeniably true. Yo...

Which Surrogacy Expenses are Tax Deductible?
Which Surrogacy Expenses are Tax Deductible?
November 4th, 2019

While in our hearts the gift of surrogacy is priceless, it can hit our savings account hard. It is wise to look for any possible avenues to save money on ...

Your Surrogacy Hospital Tour: What to Expect and How to Make the Most of the Day
Your Surrogacy Hospital Tour: What to Expect and How to Make the Most of the Day
October 31st, 2019

While you may be intimately familiar with the hospital where you plan to deliver your surrobaby, it's likely that your intended parents have never been there at all. And though ...

Interview with Andrea Syrtash: Founder of Pregnantish
Interview with Andrea Syrtash: Founder of Pregnantish
October 28th, 2019

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Andrea Syrtash. Andrea Syrtash is a relationship and lifestyle expert, TV personality and published author who, inspired by her own infertility ...