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Independent Surrogacy: DOs and DON’Ts for a Smooth Journey

There are many reasons intended parents and prospective surrogates choose an independent surrogacy arrangement (often called “indy” surrogacy). Perhaps you are matched with a friend or family member and don’t feel you need an agency to manage the details. Or you may have matched with someone through a surrogacy website and simply prefer to manage your […]

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Frozen Donor Eggs: The Essential Guide for Intended Parents

Frozen donor egg technology provides a fantastic opportunity for many hopeful parents to build their families. The lower costs combined with the reduced uncertainty about the stimulation cycles make frozen donor egg cycles a good alternative to fresh donor cycles for many patients. If this is the route you have chosen to build your family, […]

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Why NH Birth Certificates for Same-Sex Couples Are Not Good Enough

My colleague Liz Swire Falker recently blogged about the importance of birth certificates. In Liz’s words: “For those people who may have to spend tens of thousands of dollars and most certainly need a team of doctors and nurses and other reproductive angels to have a baby, that birth certificate is the symbol or proof […]

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Second Parent Adoption: A Critical Protection for NH LGBTQ+ Families

With the Supreme Court’s ruling last summer declaring part of DOMA unconstitutional, a lot has changed for New Hampshire’s same-sex couples. But a lot still remains the same. (Most importantly for New Hampshire families, the recommendation to obtain a second parent adoption still stands.) There were two major parts to DOMA, the federal Defense of Marriage Act. […]

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FAQs: New Hampshire Surrogacy Bill (SB353)

UPDATE: The New Hampshire surrogacy bill has now been signed into law.  I’ve been getting a lot of questions from both intended parents and prospective surrogates about the pending New Hampshire surrogacy bill, so I wanted to address some of the most common questions here: Q: What changes will the NH surrogacy bill make to […]

Top 10 Mistakes Made By Couples Using an Egg Donor

While the use of egg donation allows infertile couples to build their families, there are legal pitfalls that can arise in the process. Couples using an egg donor should always consult with an attorney who can advise them of how to best protect the rights of both themselves and their future children. Mistake #1: Relying […]

Remaining Embryos: 5 Tips for Decision-Making

For couples who have extra embryos after IVF, the decision of what to do with those embryos can be agonizing. This extra embryo decision-making tool has been developed to help patients sort through their personal feelings to arrive at the best decision for their personal situation. In general, the options are: embryo donation(“embryo adoption”); research or […]