Welcome to The Surrogate Scoop!

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If you’re new to our Surrogate Scoop, we started this journey as a fun way to interact with real surrogates and ask any questions about surrogacy; from the serious to the silly. It’s also a great way to see what happens in the daily lives of EC employees. We have experienced surrogates, IVF nurses, attorneys and more to help answer any question that you may have.

Some of the questions we have been asked are:

“What was the weirdest food craving that you had during your surrogacy?”

“How big did your feet get?!”

“Was your surrogacy pregnancy different from your personal pregnancies?”

Please feel free to stop by and say “Hi” or submit any questions you may have to us at Surrogacyadvocate@extraconceptions.com.

Make sure you check out our Surrogacy FAQs for some of the most commonly asked questions too!

Our Facebook link below will give you access to all of our Surrogate Scoop videos.

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Come see the silly side of EC!

We have been searching for an egg donor for a sweet couple who has a few special requirements. If you or someone you know would like to help, please contact Stephanie donorteam@extraconceptions.com Under the age of 27 Height 5'6" or above Bachelors Degree or above 100% Jewish - mother's side Location: any Compensation offered: $8,000 #jewishgirl #jewishgirltravelingtheworld #jewishgirlinla #jewishgirlsarebeautiful #jewish #jewishwomen #jewishstyle #jewishgirlprobs #college #universitylife #earnmoney #makedreamscometrue #helpafamily ...

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It’s finally #backtoschool day for most of us here! Wishing everyone a safe, happy and healthy year! #firstdayofschool #schoolphoto #momsrejoice #classof2020 #carpools #lunchboxideas #schoolsupplies How many of you make your kids take the “obligatory” first day photo? ...

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Come meet our #Canadian 🇨🇦 team Next Weekend at the 2nd Annual Picnic in the Park!⠀⠀ This is a FREE event! Come meet amazing families in your community and reconnect with old friends. FREEBIES. MINI MARKET. GIVEAWAYS!🤩 See ya there! 💗⠀⠀ #MCPicnicInThePark #ECCanada #CanadianConceptions #mommyconnectionsdurham #market #durhammoms #canadianmom #momandbaby #ajaxmoms #whitbymoms #pickeringmoms ...

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We asked Surrogates what they have used their compensation for. Here are some of the responses we received. Imagine the possibilities! What would you do? #extraordinarysurrogates #surrogacy #surrogate #compensation #extraincome #makedreamscometrue #pregnancy #moms #womenhelpingwomen #girlpower #vacation #travel #home #buyahouse #newcar #homeimprovements #savings #investment ...

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What would you do if you had extra compensation on top of your income you are already earning? Questions? Contact us today. #surrogacy #surrogate #moms #womenempowerment #takingcareofbusiness #makedreamscometrue ...

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M & R have been trying for 2 years to have a baby. We need your help finding a surrogate in Canada (preferably Ontario, where their clinic is located). A word from M & R: "We live in Isreal and are both fluent in English and Hebrew. (M is actually fluent in 4 languages.) We are a close family, and a child would receive lots of love from many people, in Israel and Belgium, where M is originally from. We've been hoping for a child for a long time now, and we hope we can raise descent, kind, loving, compassionate children. Our house is happy, loving and tolerant. We want to give that love to our child. We are both very active and participate in running, cycling, wall-climbing,squash and Crossfit. We both have careers that we love and spending time with our families is very important to us. We both love to eat good food together, we love to cook, travel to old European cities and we love going to the Tel Aviv beach. Hi, future surro-mom! We deeply appreciate your help and you considering us!" What M & R are looking for in their surrogate, besides the basic requirements listed on our website: "We would like our surrogate to be optimistic, responsible and well aware of the responsibility she has in the process. We would be grateful for any woman who is willing to help us making our dream of having a child and building a family come true. We live in Israel so we won't see each other a lot, but we would like to be updated during the stages of the pregnancy. We'd love Skype or What'sApp every few weeks or more if the surrogate would like too." If you would like more information on how you can help, please contact Jennifer or Meagan and register on our website. Link in bio. jgarcia@extraconceptions.com meagan@extraconceptions.com #canadamom #canadiansurrogacy #canadiansurrogate #ontario #ontariomoms #ontariocanada #surrogate #surrogacyincanada #surrogacy #moms #pregnancy #ilovepregnancy #momsofcanada #ontariomom #torontomoms #torontosurrogate #surrogacyislove ...

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We can help make your life just as sweet too! Register as an Intended Parent, Surrogate or Egg Donor through the links in our bio. #extraordinaryconceptions #surrogacy #eggdonation #parents #fertility #pregnancy #californiasurrogacyagency #canadiansurrogacy #canadiansurrogates #sandiegosurrogacyagency #moms #dads #baby #child #family #dreamscometrue #reproductiverights ...

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What is more beautiful than the gift of a baby in your arms? You have completed your family and loved pregnancy. Now is the time to help another family be complete. We’re sure you have a million questions! Reach out to us today for more information and start your application. We accept surrogates from all states where surrogacy is legal in the U.S. and Canada. *Click the link in bio to get started on your application today. #moms #surrogate #surrogacy #pregnancy #californiasurrogacy #californiamoms #canada #canadianmoms #torontomoms #parents #baby #family #fertility #reproductiverights #makedreamscometrue #ilovebeingpregnant #healthymoms #womenhelpingwomen ...

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Many people think Surrogacy is not legal in Canada. What are the surrogacy laws? Don’t worry; we’ve done the research for you! If you’ve got questions about pursuing infertility treatment in Canada, read our blog for more information about the surrogacy laws and what to expect. Link in bio. #canada #surrogacy #surrogate #canadiansurrogacy #canadiansurrogate #reproductiverights #reproductivelaw #fertility #infertility #family #moms #dads #child #baby #pregnancy # ...

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"Can you help us fulfill the dream we never thought was possible? We are J and R, a gay couple from Portugal, whose love story started after being introduced to each other by a friend. We started dating one week and before we knew it, we were in love, sharing with each other our dreams, our fears, our lives. We found in each other the "other part of me", as we balance each other out perfectly. Due to our health condition (HIV), neither of us dared to dream of having kids of our own, but we are so happy with each other that we want to share all that happiness with children of our own, to give them love, to give them a cherishing home, a loving home where they can be raised in harmony, in order to become self-confident and balanced human beings. We talked a lot about trying an adoption process, but here in Portugal that process would take years and years and we may never be able to have a family. After much research, we were informed that there are lots of gay couples that are HIV positive that still have kids of their own. So we spoke with Extraordinary Conceptions and a well-known IVF Clinic in CA and we were informed that it was possible collect sperm without the HIV. We went to Bedford Research Foundation (in Boston) where they were able to successfully collect from both of us without the HIV, so we could proceed with our parenthood dream!! That was the most important news that made us believe, more than anything else, that we could be parents of a healthy baby. That's why we decided on surrogacy to build our family. We both love to travel. We think that is the only thing that we will carry along with us when we die - everything we have lived, experienced, loved, felt… Nothing else!! J loves photography and to read. R loves to watch TV, animals and gardening. We both love music and movies. We go often to the movies. If you meet the basic requirements to become a surrogate and would love to make our dreams come true, please contact jgarcia@extraconceptions.com. We are offering $10,000 above the base compensation. We look forward to this amazing journey with you.” *J & R must work w/ a surrogate in MD, CA, OR, CO, TX, NV, WA, ME, NJ, DC, RI, NH, VT, CT ...

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We both wanted to have a happy family since we were children. But it took a long time to find the right person. Finally we found each other in our 40's. We feel closer every day and are very happy together. For the last three years we have tried IVF with donor eggs for a baby. The results were sadly 4 miscarriages. It was so disappointing and difficult to that admit I cannot conceive a baby. We wanted to have a baby to be able to care for a child and enjoy parenthood and family life. So we overcame the feeling and decided to take the path of getting the help of a surrogate mother who can help us to fulfill our dream. Surrogacy is our last chance to have a family. So we are so grateful if you could help us. We know the pregnancy journey is not so easy sometimes but we will always be there for you. ⠀ • ⠀ Check the link in our bio to see if you meet the requirements to be a Canadian Surrogate and complete an application. DM us if you want to learn more! ⠀ • ⠀ • ⠀ • ⠀ #surrogacy #canadiansurrogacy #canadiansurrogate #extraordinarymoms #extraordinarysurrogate #ivf #ttc #ttccanada #ttcontario #ontariomoms #whitbymoms #albertamoms #bcmoms ...

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How do you define family? For most people, it can be hard to define exactly what family is since the word itself can represent both blood relatives such as your mother and father and sisters and brothers but also describe people that you love and are close to, but who are not necessarily related genetically. Read more about how @extraordinaryconceptions defines #family. Link in bio. ...

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Are you looking for an Egg Donor or do you want to change lives and become an #eggdonor ? Click the link in our bio and get started today! We have over 3,600 extraordinary donors in our database. ...

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Can you help fill these shoes? We have a very sweet Indian couple that has been through many rounds of IVF and now need to find an egg donor. In addition to the basic requirements on our website, here are some of the qualities they are looking for: Their first preference would be East Indian (Asian Indian) but we are willing to consider South Asians from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh Age - The lesser the better. Should be less than 27 years old if new donor or under 29 if you are a repeat donor. Religion - No preference. Open to any religion Qualification - Prefer a donor who has enrolled in school or has completed at least 4 years of education after high school. Location - Preferred California but are open to donors who are willing to travel to LA for egg retrieval. Availability - As early as possible Compensation is $8,000 for a 1st time donor. Please contact paula@extraconceptions.com if you are interested in finding out more about how you can make this dream come true. Link in bio to apply. #eggdonor #eggdonation #fertility #eastindianbeauty #eastindian #canyouhelp #makedreamscometrue #extraordinaryeggdonors ...

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Thank you to Surrogate W. for sharing this sweet moment you had with your IPs ❤️❤️❤️ We can feel the love and excitement oozing from this photo! #allthefeels #surrogacy #surrogate #extraordinarysurrogate #surrogatescoop #pregnancy #parents #dads #fathers #fertility #family #loveislove #lgbt ...

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"My doctors confirmed that I had no issues in creating good healthy eggs, but a potential problem may be my uterus. ⠀ I prayed. I thought. I cried.⠀ I spoke to my parents and supportive family members. It became crystal clear I can do this, but only with the help of a surrogate, would my dream of becoming a mother, a dream I possessed as a little girl, come true.⠀ After a long time, hope soars in me again."⠀ - A⠀ ⠀ Are you A’s Extraordinary Canadian surrogate? Check out the requirements in our bio link and email petra@extraconceptions.com if you have any questions! ⠀ ⠀ #surrogacy #surrogacyincanada #canadiansurrogacy #surrogatemom #ontariomoms #canadamoms #albertamoms #bcmoms #northernbcmoms #fertility #ttc #tribe #singlemoms ...

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Are you an #ExtraordinaryConceptions egg donor or surrogate? We want to hear about your experience and share your story! ⠀⠀ Contact Petra@extraordinaryconceptions.com for more info 💗⠀⠀ • • • • • • • • ⠀⠀ #eggdonor #surrogate #bellybuddy #canadiansurrogacy #canadianeggdonors #ivf #ivfjourney #fertility #surrogatemother #extraordinarysurrogates #extraordinaryeggdonors ...

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We are searching for a special donor for a couple who has been through many IVF cycles, unfortunately without the results they had hoped for. After being discouraged and heartbroken, they took a break from trying to get pregnant and are now prepared and ready to start with an egg donor as soon as possible. Along with meeting the basic requirements on our website, they are looking for: - Korean heritage - preferably 50% Korean and 50% Caucasian/European. As this couple is 50% Korean and 50% Norwegian, so something similar would be ideal. - Under the age of 29 - preferably under the age of 25. - Prior donation ideal but not necessary. Compensation for Asian donor begins at $8,000-$10,000 Please contact Analu@extraconceptions.com if you are interested in finding out more about how you can help this couple. Or visit our website to see the basic requirements and apply. Link in bio. ...

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Are you the needle in the haystack that we are looking for? We know you're out there, and we are determined to help make dreams come true. We are looking for a very specific type of donor for a very sweet musical/artistic couple that have had a long journey of their own IVF and have spent a long time looking for the right donor. In addition to the basic requiremtents on our website, they are looking for an #eggdonor with fair skin, dark blond to medium brown hair, green, hazel or grey eyes, 18-29 years old. #Slavic features, sophisticated, statuesque, #musical or #artistic, with a high school or a #college degree. Ethnic background is very important for them to know. Slavic: #EasternEuropean and #Russian. A quarter European #Jewish is possible, as well. And an even bigger bonus if you are located in #California, but not necessary. Please email paula@extraconceptions.com for more details on how you can help and how you can benefit from this generous act. Or apply through the link in our bio. ...

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Have you visited our Facebook page or Eventbrite to register? Confirm your attendance now to secure your spot! Make some new mom friends, bring your bestie, let’s do some yoga and sip on mimosas!⠀ ⠀ #whitbymoms #oshawamoms #torontomoms #gtamoms #yogamom #fertility #canadiansurrogacy #womenhelpingwomen ...

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Our office will be closed on July 4th so that we can celebrate Independence Day with our friends and families. We hope you all have a safe and happy day too! #independenceday #america #4thofjuly #starspangledbanner #americathebeautiful #fireworks #family #friends #celebration ...

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Come meet Petra in person at our Moms and Mimosas event on July 6th while you practice yoga, get a free massage and meet some other amazing women at @yogabyveda Also in attendance will be Linda Lou Ford of Young Living Essential Oils, Ki’s Kitchen, Honestly Nourish and Heather’s Health & Wellness. Read more about Petra in the Durham Women’s Network Blog. Click link in bio. Contact petra@extraconceptions.com for more details. #moms #mimosas #yoga #younglivingessentialoils #whitby #canadiansurrogacy #friendship #womenhelpingwomen ...

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Happy #nationalpineappleday ! It is suggested to consume at ovulation for 2 weeks 😋 🍍#fertility 🍍#pregnancy 🍍#embryotransfer 🍍#stickyvibes 🍍#surrogacy 🍍#baby 🍍#extraordinarysurrogate 🍍#surrogatescoop ...

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“There is no love that is more deep and true, than the love for your child.” We take so much #pride in being able to help people from all over the world. 🌈🌏💜💙💚💛🧡❤️ #loveislove #lovewins #family #dads #moms #babies #children #surrogacy #eggdonation #equality #reproductiverights #equalitymatters #pride2019 #gayparenting ...

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Pride month is half way done. It’s not too late to support and celebrate! 🌈🌈🌈 #pride #loveislove #familyequality #reproductiverights #weallgotcrowns #glaad #lettertomysenator #yntcd #lgbtq #stonewall ...

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#Repost @cfstherapy ・・・ A special message from CFS to all who celebrate Father's Day! . #happyfathersday #fathers #fathersday #thankfulforourfathers #motherswhoarefathers #fatherfigure #infertility #struggling #rolemodel #positivity #loveislove #allyouneedislove #forevergrateful #thankful #toourfathers #trust #love #greatness #depression #mentalhealth #anxiety #breakthestigma #daddysgirl #daddysboy #anxiety #sundayfunday #unconditionallove #onelove #weareone #stress ...

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We are less than a month away from this exciting event! Don’t forget to register on EventBrite or Facebook (link in bio)⠀ ⠀ Come make some new friends in your community. Have some mimosas, GET A FREE MASSAGE, and do some yoga! 🥂⠀ ⠀ #surrogacycanada #ttccommunity #ivf #eggdonorivf #ivfcanada #surrogacy #whitby #oshawa #toronto #gta #moms #yoga ...

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Thank you to Paula, Analu and Anna for doing an extraordinary job of representing EC at the @menhavingbabies conference in Fort Lauderdale! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #dads #fathers #baby #family #surrogacy #eggdonation #reproductiverights #florida #worktravel #pridemonth ...

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Yay! Check out this haul for our Canadian 🇨🇦 surrogates who apply in June! Successful applicants will receive a @fabfitfun subscription for one year! (That’s 4️⃣ Boxes!) You ladies deserve ALL the pampering!⠀(PS Check out our story for more info!) ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜⠀ #canadiansurrogacy #womenhelpingwomen #canadamom #surrogacyincanada #canadasurrogacy #extraordinarymoms #ivf #ttccanada #ttc #lgbtparents #parenting #fabfitfun ...

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One of our Canadian 🇨🇦 egg donors completed her screening at #CReATe Fertility Centre yesterday! After she was matched, she waited about 1 week for this appointment. She did counseling, ultrasound, blood work & urine tests, and a visit with the Nurse Practitioner. Now, we wait for the results to see if she is approved!! ⠀ • • • ⠀ #Eggdonor #eggdonorcanada #eggdonorivf #torontoivf #toronto #ivfjourney #ttc #ttccommunity #lgbtparents #internationalfertility ...

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Hey Canada moms we’ve got something special for you! All qualified Canadian Surrogate applicants who apply during the month of June 2019 will receive 1 Annual Subscription to @fabfitfun on us! Click the link in our bio to apply. If you have questions regarding surrogacy, please email @ivfnurse_petra petra@extraconceptions.com ✅*Subscription will be activated once you’ve “graduated” from admissions. ✅ **This is only valid for Canadian Surrogates. #canada #ontario #moms #canadiansurrogacy #canadamom #ontariomoms #surrogacyincanada #womenhelpingwomen #pregnancy #baby #surrogate #makedreamscometrue #family #fertility #infertility #reproductiverights #fabfitfun ...

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Whitby ON Area Moms! Come join us for an afternoon of yoga, wellness and MIMOSAS 🥂 Featuring some of Durham’s finest #bossbabes telling you all about Surrogacy and Momma Health & Wellness @yogabyveda @heather__joanne @kis_kitchen @honestlynourish to name a couple. Oh did we mention this event is absolutely free?? Donations accepted will be contributing #fertilefuture Fertility Preservation Support. LINK IN BIO! • • • • ⠀ #gtamoms #whitbymoms #durhamregion #durhammoms #womenhelpingwomen #womenshealth #ivf #fertility #surrogacy #surrogacyincanada #yogamom ...

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Send us your questions! #eggdonation #eggdonorbaby #ivf #eggdonor #ttc ...

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⁣After trying on her own for 7 difficult years, our lovely Intending Mom, A, is looking for a Surrogate in Ontario. " To me, a family is very important. I am a caring, loving, and nurturing person and dream of sharing my life with children. I did not want to lose the opportunity to have a family so this is why I have reached out to the #CReATe Fertility Centre." ⠀ If you or someone you know, is an ideal candidate to help this sweet #Motherinwaiting, please contact petra@extraconceptions.com for more details on this very special and rare opportunity to help make someone’s dream come true.⠀ The basic qualifications to be a surrogate are listed on our website (+Link in Bio!): https://bit.ly/2VlTVOX⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #canadiansurrogacy #surrogacycanada #surrogacyagency #gta #thesix #ontario #ivf #ttc #ontariosurrogate #surrogatemother #fertility #ontariohealth ...

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In case you missed the announcement, this was the cutest surprise on @theellenshow about @kimkardashian and the newest grandson for @krisjenner ❤️ #surrogacy #surrogate #californiasurrogacy #moms #pregnancy #fertility #reproductiverights #family #mothersday #motherhood #bekindtooneanother #grandchildren #kardashians #kuwtk #baby #newborn #sibling #birth #congratulations ...

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⁣Everyone has had a mother, knows a mother, or sees motherhood in their future. To all the mothers out there, we warmly wish you a Happy and Beautiful Mothers Day. 💐 ⠀ ⠀ #mothersday #momtobe #ttc #ttccommunity #ttcsupport #ivf #ivfpregnancy #surrogate #surrogatemother #ivfmom #canadiansurrogacy #surrogacyusa #extraordinaryconceptions #eggdonor ...

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At EC we rely on nurses every day to do our work. Nurses are an integral part of fertility clinics. Thank you for everything that you do! Happy Nurses Week! We hope you are spoiled! #nurse #nursesweek #fertility #surrogacy #eggdonor #ivf #ttc ...

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We 💗 seeing our other Sisters in this wonderful field of work we do. Thank you @anufertility.surrogacy and @angie.campeau we love you! #canada #surrogacy #surrogate #moms #torontomoms #eggdonation #eggdonor #toronto ##calgary #vancouver #yyz #yyc #surrogatemother #surrogacyrocks #surrogacyjourney #torontomoms #canadianmom #bumpday #infertility #infertilitysucks #ttc #baby #newmom #newdad #lgbtq #ltbtqfamily #familyplanning ...

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Jane, Analu and the Candaces from #extraordinaryconceptions with Alison and Shannon of @cfstherapy are looking gorgeous at the SEEDS conference today! ...

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We are asking for your help to assist a Swiss Couple who needs a surrogate for their final attempt to add to their family, using their only embryo they have left,. They have always dreamed of having a large family and already have 3 year old twins. They are hoping they can have at least one more baby with their last embryo which is stored at a clinic with a stellar reputation and high success rates in a country outside of the US. This couple lives in Europe, speaks German and are both fluent in English. They have a large extended family that they are very close with. They are both athletic and very healthy. They are financially stable and are prepared to support the surrogacy in every way possible to make you comfortable during this journey. They are looking for a California surrogate who is under the age of 35 with at least 2 years since your last healthy delivery. They need a stay-at-home-mom or someone with a very flexible work schedule that would allow travel outside of the US for the screening and then for the transfer, which could require a stay of 2 weeks or longer. You need to be in excellent health, as the clinic has rigorous standards and they only have one embryo left. You will be offered generous benefits on top of the regular compensation package given the unique circumstances. If you or someone you know, is an ideal candidate to help this sweet couple, please contact Anna@extraconceptions.com for more details on this very special and rare opportunity to help make someone’s dream come true. The basic qualifications to be a surrogate are listed on our website: https://www.extraconceptions.com/surrogate-center-overview/surrogacy-requirements/ ...

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