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What Are You Willing To Do To Raise A Child? A Blog about fertility, surrogacy, and egg donation.

Whether you are considering having children of your own or want to give the gift of a child to someone else you care about, here at Patriot Conceptions, we're here to help! We take pride in providing family-building services to couples and individuals. Whether you need fertility testing, heartwarming surrogacy information, or have questions about egg donor options or embryo adoption, we can help. Our staff is dedicated to providing you with sensitive care and exceptional service.

What are the costs?

Many people do not realize that the costs are potentially higher than they had hoped. Although some health insurance policies cover medical care associated with infertility, including treatment such as IVF, many don't. Additionally, while a couple's health insurance can undoubtedly cover the costs of a surrogate's medical care, the couple's legal bill cannot often be paid by insurance companies. Surrogacy is considered an elective procedure and, as such, is not covered under most policies.

What is involved in egg donation?

The lady who delivers the eggs (the "egg donor") and the receiver couple or single woman are the two parties involved in egg donation. Everything else that the fertility clinic conducts is technical, and background works to ensure that your IVF treatment is as successful as possible. When you decide to give your eggs, do your research and educate yourself. Because egg donation is a significant commitment and a huge responsibility, you should be sure this is something you genuinely want. Egg donation agencies aren't hospitals; they're specialist businesses that handle the entire process.

What happens when you find a surrogate?

Fertility treatments are meticulously planned, but there are always surprises even if everything goes as planned. Surrogacy is a reliable way to have a child. The biggest surprise for you when you find a surrogate is that your baby will be someone else's child, too. You'll be sharing your parenthood in new ways with the intended parents of your baby. They will shape the environment your baby lives in, they will love and take care of your baby, they'll decide when it's time to move on from diapers to training trousers and tell you stories of their adventure into the world of parenthood.

Fertility treatment overview: IVF, ICSI, and ICSI.

Infertility treatment can be divided into several kinds. These procedures include IVF (in vitro fertilization), ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection), and IUI (intrauterine insemination)

While several types of assisted reproductive technology are commonly used today, perhaps the best known is in vitro fertilization—IVF. The name is misleading because fertilization usually occurs in a petri dish, not inside the woman's uterus. Still, combining gametes to produce an embryo often occurs within the body, too. The first step in IVF starts with ovarian stimulation, during which ovaries are encouraged to produce multiple mature eggs. Next comes the retrieval of eggs from ovaries with a needle and syringe. After sperm-washing and other preparatory steps, one or more eggs are combined with a single sperm in a petri dish (or IUI apparatus) to form an embryo that is then transferred to the woman's uterus for implantation.


Surrogacy is, without a doubt, a child-centered procedure. Surrogacy is an empowering experience because it combines the desire of the couple to become parents with the willingness of the surrogate mother to assist the pair in making their dreams come true for this priceless gift in some way.


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