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 …

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; …

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 …

Tips for Traveling with a Newborn
Tips for Traveling with a Newborn
2017-11-16

We understand that flying home with your bundle of joy after the flurry of birth can often seem intimidating and daunting. You’re just getting to know one another and even if you’re a frequent traveler yourself, navigating airports and flights with a newborn comes with its own set of challenges. …

Why is My IP Not as Excited as Me?
Why is My IP Not as Excited as Me?
2017-05-17

Surrogacy can be a thrilling experience- but your intended parents may not always share the same level of excitement. As everyone prepares for the delivery of the baby, know your intended mother or father may seem pensive or concerned about other matters. There can be a number of reasons for their …

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