Blog: All Things Conceivable

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 …

Finding hope to be a parent at all times, especially now
Finding hope to be a parent at all times, especially now
2020-04-03

Perhaps you have been striving for years now to become a parent. You’re eyeing another Mother’s Day and Father’s Day on the horizon. You’ve gone through all the steps on the fertility journey and have determined that surrogacy is the right answer for you to have a biological child of your own. And, …

New Intended Parents: How to Bond with Your Newborn
New Intended Parents: How to Bond with Your Newborn
2019-09-12

It’s something parents-to-be dream about: those first precious days with their newborn. While it’s naturally met with a mix of excitement and trepidation, these feelings can be exacerbated in a surrogate pregnancy. Many parents wonder how to best bond with their newborn once they are finally home; …

The Importance of the First 1000 Days of Life for a Newborn
The Importance of the First 1000 Days of Life for a Newborn
2019-06-21

Through herculean efforts both on your end and your gestational carrier’s side of the equation, you are now officially a parent or well on your way to becoming one. Now what? Apart from learning how to become an expert diaper changer, there’s a lot that you’ll need to know about the first 1000 days …

Baby Development Exercises
Baby Development Exercises
2018-10-23

To the casual observer, it may seem that babies don’t do much other than eat, sleep and cry. The reality couldn’t be further from the truth – the first 12 months of an infant’s life are crucial building blocks in their development. Physically, mentally and emotionally, humans can trace future …

Do I Need a Surrogacy Escrow?
Do I Need a Surrogacy Escrow?
2018-10-09

If you’re in the midst of a surrogacy journey, you have plenty on your mind. Worrying about the financial aspect of things shouldn’t be one of them. Whether you’re an intended parent or a gestational carrier, a surrogacy escrow account means one less step for you to think about – and a greater …

Why Surrogate’s Partners Need Support, Too
Why Surrogate’s Partners Need Support, Too
2018-09-28

We talk a lot about support during surrogacy journeys. It’s an inherently complicated process that is made exponentially easier with a reputable agency, but even then, personal backup is essential. As an agency, we believe it is of utmost importance that a surrogate has a strong support system. If …

The Best Books for Expectant Parents 2018
The Best Books for Expectant Parents 2018
2018-06-22

Nine months can feel like an extremely long wait for a much-anticipated new baby. Fortunately, there are plenty of productive ways to pass the time. Planning a nursery, researching and testing baby gear, and reading up on what to expect while you’re expecting – and beyond – will make those three …

Parentage and the Modern Family
Parentage and the Modern Family
2018-04-27

(This article was originally published in Family Advocate, Vol. 40, No. 4, Spring 2018). The Only Constant is Change Family law is reaching a crossroads. Social and technological transformations over the last sixty years continue to challenge traditional notions of marriage and reproduction. …

How Playing Music Helps Boost a Baby's Brain Development
How Playing Music Helps Boost a Baby's Brain Development
2018-01-11

The “Mozart Effect” is a widely held belief that playing music by the late Austrian composer for your unborn child can increase his or her intelligence. In reality, the belief stems from a 1993 paper in Nature by psychologist Frances Rauscher. In her study, Rauscher found that college …

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