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Since 1996, ConceiveAbilities has been featured in numerous leading international publications including the BBC, NPR, and The New York Times. If you are a member of the press or would like to help spread the word, click here to contact ConceiveAbilities.

ConceiveAbilities’ surrogates, Kristina and Kristine, are two of five women who were featured in a recent Marie Claire article on why they chose to carry someone else’s child. The piece touches on the complex history of surrogacy and gives a nod to how celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Neil Patrick Harris, among others, have begun to normalize surrogacy in an effort to grow their families. Because of this recent normalization, more and more women are ...

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As a leader in the field of third-party reproduction, ConceiveAbilities was tapped by Elle Magazine to help educate others on the process of surrogacy. ConceiveAbilities’ Founder and CEO, Nazca Fontes, shared her thoughts on how the practice of surrogacy has grown and become more normalized over the past several years. The documentary follows the journey of ConceiveAbilities Surrogate, Jessica, as she carries a baby for single Intended Mother, Jennifer. It analyzes the surrogacy journey from bo...

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(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. Same-sex individuals can now marry, divorce, and reproduce biologically. People can now plan and agree in advance to make babies who will not be raised by one or both of their genetic parents. Traditional marriage ...

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The Modern Family ConceiveAbilities’ Founder and CEO, Nazca Fontes, was recently interviewed in an exciting Profile Magazine piece. “A New Perception of the Modern Family” takes a closer look at the way families are evolving – with ConceiveAbilities at the helm. “We’re witness to the shifting models of parenthood and family,” Fontes explains. “We see single mothers by choice, we see single fathers by choice. So it is definitely changing and evolving.”...

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CHICAGO, January 23, 2018 (Newswire.com) – ConceiveAbilities, the global leader in contemporary family creation via surrogacy and egg donation for over two decades, continues its agency expansion with new offices in Irvine and San Jose, California. The new locations offer ConceiveAbilities’ clients multidisciplinary signature surrogacy and egg donor services. The firm will work with intended parents and the best southern and northern area fertility clinics, as well as gestational carriers and egg donors who are committed to...

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Few countries offer a progressive legal structure when it comes to gestational surrogacy agreements. This is particularly true regarding surrogacy arrangements abroad, which often face additional restrictions. Some countries forbid international surrogacy entirely, while others require that any surrogacy agreement be altruistic—meaning that surrogate mothers and egg donors may not be compensated for their efforts, beyond meeting related medical expenses. The Ukraine is one noteworthy exception to frequent concerns held by couples pursuing affordable su...

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International surrogacy agreements are often legally complicated arrangements. Variations in surrogacy laws from one country to the next can create a situation where the outcome isn’t clear in advance. Such is the case with the baby publicly identified only as “Z,” whose single father brought him home to the United Kingdom after contracting a surrogate in Minnesota. An Initially Uncomplicated Surrogacy Agreement Baby Z was born to a gestational surrogate in 2014. He was bo...

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UPDATE: On Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the bill into law. It takes effect August 1, 2016. Original article: A controversial Louisiana state bill was recently passed without exception by the Louisiana House Committee on Civil Law and Procedure. House Bill 1102, which makes allowances for the protection of gestional surrogacy agreements, must now go before the entire state legislature for final approval. There are no surrogacy laws currently provided for by the state of Louisiana, which recognizes ...

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ConceiveAbilities, one of the most prominent surrogacy and egg donation agencies in the world, is proud to mark 20 years of leadership in the field of third party reproduction. Since opening its doors in 1996, the agency has earned the respect of the nation’s leading fertility experts, having successfully managed thousands of pregnancies with individuals and couples seeking to create their families through egg donation and surrogacy. The agency has emerged as a global leader by co...

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The waters of international surrogacy agreements can be legally murky, further complicating an already challenging and expensive process. Still, when gay Spanish-American couple Manuel Santos and Gordon Alan Lake III contracted the services of a Thai woman as a gestational surrogate, they had no idea that a legal nightmare that would unfold around them. It was a nightmare that would see the two men crowdfunding to stay an additional year in Thailand, as they fought ...

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