surrogacy news

Rating and reviews posted for surrogacy agencies and clinics!

agency ratings table March 27
After receiving more than 120 surveys in the first 10 days, we already posted ratings and reviews on the surrogacy agencies and clinics that received most responses. The tables list overall score and highlights of results, and link to full reports (updated in real time) with much more, including comments and personal reviews. The four agencies that received a substantial number of reviews (8-17 each) are: Fertility Miracles, Circle Surrogacy, Tammuz and Family Source Consultants. Fertility Miracles have the top ratings (9.9 with 11 reviews), Tammuz so far has the lowest average journey cost (around $80,000). CT Fertility leads among clinics with 19 reviews and a score of 9.42. Read More...

Surveys launched to gather reviews and feedback about surrogacy service providers, and for program improvements

We have exciting news! After more than 7 years of sharing our experiences in meeting, we decided to start the first ever systematic feedback gathering on surrogacy service providers and the needs of surrogacy prospective parents, in order to help future parents make more informed decisions.Now after months of work and with input from volunteers and professionals, we are launching two surveys to start collecting this feedback from the network's members. One survey is for parents, the other is for prospective parents. And after receiving more than 100 surveys in the first week, we already started posting initial results about agencies and clinics in our directory. Read More...

Update: second parent adoption tax credit

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Many of you asked about the amount and terms of the adoption tax credit surrogacy parents can receive in the 2011 and 2012 tax years if they go through a second parent adoption process. We asked attorney Melissa Brisman to provide clarifications. It appears that in the 2012 tax year the amount is slightly lower and cannot be used to get a refund if you do not owe taxes, but for the first time the credit can be carried forward for additional 5 years. Read More...

Documentary features interview with surrogacy kids

Surrogacy kids interview
In October 2011 a TV crew filming for the Portuguese “Frontline” documentary show focused on the subject of surrogacy. The show (mostly in English) aired on November 30th, and included a rare interview of 11 year old gestational surrogacy kids about their origin and family makeup. Read More...