Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Overviews: Surrogacy, Egg Donation, and More


Learn about becoming a parent through surrogacy, egg donation, embryo donation, and other common assisted reproductive technologies.

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News Brief: WHO Set to Broaden Definition of “Infertile” to Include Singles and Same-Sex Couples

News Brief: WHO Set to Broaden Definition of “Infertile” to Include Singles and Same-Sex Couples

Under the World Health Organization’s previous definition, infertility was failure to achieve pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse. Its expanded version will apply to more families.

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From Infertility to Adoption

“After four years of fertility treatments, a friend recommended that we attend an adoption seminar. My husband and I weren’t open to adoption, but we decided to go. The hour-and-a-half seminar changed our lives forever."

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18 Key Questions to Ask a Surrogacy Program

"If the carrier has a pregnancy loss, what are our financial obligations?" Questions to ask before selecting the right donor embryo program.

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12 Key Questions to Ask a Prospective Egg Donor Attorney

Choosing the right egg donor attorney to assist you through the surrogacy process will take time and research. As you consider attorneys, here are the questions to ask.

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Surrogacy Cost and Health Insurance

A reproductive law attorney explains surrogacy health insurance options and how intended parents can make sure the surrogate's pregnancy will be covered.

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Donor Sperm: Real-Life Stories

Men are often shocked, and even ashamed, when they learn they will need to use a donor due to male infertility. They needn’t be. A male infertility specialist shares stories of families built through sperm donation.

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After Infertility: The Emotions of Choosing Assisted Reproduction

After you've poured endless time and energy into your fertility journey, what do you do when the doctor says, "I'm sorry… We've done all we can do apart from egg donation, embryo donation, or surrogacy"? Here's how to work through the heartbreak.

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Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART): Fast Facts

Which assisted reproductive technology (ART) should I use to build my family? An overview of the four main options: donor sperm, donor egg, donor embryo, and gestational surrogacy.

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Myth vs. Fact: Donor Conception and Surrogacy

A surrogate can decide to keep the baby? Egg donors are only in it for the money? Read on for the realities that disprove these and other myths.

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Egg Donation Fast Facts

Is egg donation right for you? Here's a chart outlining the basics including intended parent restrictions, average cost of egg donation, donor identity and more.

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Can We Afford This? Adoption Costs vs. Surrogacy Costs

Check out the average cost ranges for donor egg, donor embryo, and surrogacy, and see how they compare to adoption.

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Sperm Donation Fast Facts

Is sperm donation right for you? Here are some factors to take into account, including average cost, donor identity, and more, outlined in chart form.

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Embryo Donation Fast Facts

Is embryo donation right for you? Here are some factors to take into account, including average cost, donor identity, and more, outlined in chart form.

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15 Key Questions to Ask a Donor Embryo Program

"Will we be matched with the donor couple, or can we select them? On the basis of what criteria?" Questions to ask before selecting the right donor embryo program.

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18 Key Questions to Ask Egg Donor Programs

"Will we be matched with a donor, or will we select the donor?" and other questions you need answered before choosing the right egg donor program.

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An Introduction to Donor Eggs

An overview of what's involved in the decision to use donor egg after infertility, including medical options, programs, costs, and more.

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Surrogacy Fast Facts

Is gestational surrogacy right for you? Here are some factors to take into account, including average cost, carrier identity, and more, outlined in chart form.

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The Best Egg Donation Books for Children

Here is a list of storybooks you can use to help explain egg donation and assisted reproduction to your young child.

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