Gestational Surrogacy vs. Traditional Surrogacy

Third party reproduction has come a long way, and with science we are now able to help make dreams of a family a reality for many hopeful individuals and couples. At Fertility Match, we work only with Gestational Surrogacy which is the most common form of Surrogacy in Canada.

Gestational Surrogates are not genetically related to the child. The Intended Mother, or Egg Donor, undergoes an egg retrieval. Her eggs are then fertilized with the Intended Father’s sperm, or the sperm from a donor. The fertilized egg becomes an embryo. The Gestational Surrogate then undergoes the embryo transfer.

Comparatively, a traditional Surrogate would conceive through artificial insemination using the Intended Father or sperm donor’s sperm. The child born from a traditional Surrogate would be genetically related to her.

Gestational Surrogacy provides a wonderful experience for all parties involved. The Surrogates at Fertility Match truly want to see their Intended Parent(s) build a family.

Are you being drawn to giving life’s greatest gift? Do you want to help someone in need? Contact us for information on becoming a Surrogate, and be a part of a community of support and love.

All About Our Intended Parents

At Fertility Match, our first priority is to make the Surrogacy journey the best it can be for all parties involved. The advantage of working with Fertility Match is that we select only the best Intended Parents for our Surrogates to work with. We work with only Canadian Intended Parents who intend on raising Canadian children. Our Co-founder Lisa has been there as a 2x Surrogate, and works to select only the Intended Parents with the same qualities that she would expect of a couple she chose to work with.

Every woman has different reasons and motivations for pursuing Surrogacy. We give our Surrogates the choice of who they would like to work with. We have wonderful couples with different backgrounds, sexual orientation, marital status, and reasons for requiring Surrogacy. Whether you are looking to work specifically with a cancer survivor or a same sex couple, we have excellent Canadian Intended Parents for you to work with.

Oftentimes, Intended Parents experience a difficult journey over the span of years while they are trying to conceive. The anticipation and heartbreak are just some of many stages of the infertility journey that they endure. Unfortunately, Surrogacy is not their Plan A, but it can sometimes be the only option for many families and individuals. More importantly, because of their challenging experiences, Intended Parents are adamant about putting all the effort they can into their fertility journey – giving the Surrogate all the help and support necessary.

At Fertility Match, we carefully select Intended Parents looking for a wonderful woman that will be a part of their journey to build a family. The expected care and effort from both Surrogates and Intended Parents is part of the matching process. We make sure that the Intended Parents we accept into our program have a wonderful support system, with family and friends that are supportive of their challenges and choice to pursue Surrogacy.

By selecting Fertility Match as your Fertility Consulting Agency for Surrogacy, we can promise that our Intended Parents are those who value our approach and have the personal desire to make their Surrogacy journey a positive and successful experience. Contact us today and speak to one of our Fertility Consultants to learn more about the Surrogacy process.

Why Fertility Match is the Best Egg Donation Agency in Canada

Fertility Match Canada wants to change what people should expect from an Egg Donation and Surrogacy Agency in Canada. We pride ourselves on bringing a new standard of care to all of our clients – and our Egg Donor Program is no exception to this.  We offer a unique, compassionate, personal approach to the journey of egg donation that allows us to make the experience a positive one for you and the Intended Parents who select you as their Donor.

It is our responsibility as an Agency to to ensure the Egg Donors in our program are supported through every step of this journey. One of the first things we tell Donors we accept into our program is that they’re now part of the Fertility Match family and we are here for them through every stage of the process.

Fertility Match Egg Donors are incredible, kind, intelligent young women who want to help someone build their family and happiness. It’s an incredibly rewarding experience; we hear great things from all of our Donors about their donations.

Here’s what our Donors have to say about the Fertility Match difference:

“I was scared to be left alone on this journey, but Liz was always just a phone call away, and just like my own mother she checked on me before and after my appointments. I couldn’t have asked for more from her.”

“My egg donation journey has been amazing. Every minor and major issue was dealt with, and it was made sure that there was no discomfort experienced by me.”

“I would recommend Fertility Match to all my friends interested in being Egg Donors. There is no other place that could make you feel good about yourself and appreciate what you are doing. I even asked my own sister to be an Egg Donor for Fertility Match.”

Is egg donation with Fertility Match right for you? Contact us today to find out – there are no obligations or costs to speak with one of our consultants.

Why Become A Fertility Match Surrogate?

Infertility in Canada

Infertility rates are on the rise. Approximately 15% of Canadian families struggle with infertility each year, a ten percent increase since the 1980’s. Surrogacy bridges this infertility gap and gives couples a viable option.

There are many reasons for this rise in infertility and the need for surrogates. Many cancer survivors are rendered infertile due to treatments. Various illnesses and medical complications require women to have partial or total hysterectomies. Conditions such as PCOS cause reproductive organs to not function properly. Complications from previous births can result in infertility and some women are be born without uteruses. Additionally gay men who want to be fathers have to turn to surrogacy.

 

Why be a Surrogate?

By becoming a surrogate you get to give one of the greatest gifts and make a positive social change. You will be helping caring people become loving parents and help to create a family that otherwise would not exist. Surrogacy gives you a an everlasting sense of pride and accomplishment as well as a lifelong bond and connection with the family you help create.

Why Choose Fertility Match?

Fertility Match is unique in that it’s run by women who have been in your shoes. Lisa Casselman has been a surrogate twice, giving birth to two sets of twins, and and Liz Ellwood used a surrogate and egg donor to have her daughter after surviving cancer. Fertility Match was founded with the mission to create a positive experience for everyone involved in the fertility process. Fertility Match is Canada’s only low volume customized fertility consulting agency.  We work directly with all our surrogates, egg donors, and intended parents to ensure a personalized and positive experience. The Fertility Match Surrogates and Intended Parents are expertly screened to ensure that your desired journey and the intended parents desired journey match up. We want you and your intended parents to have a good connection and analyze personality profiles to ensure it. The Fertility Match difference is that our focus is on you and your experience.

Surrogacy In Canada

It is legal to be a surrogate in Canada but there are some restrictions, mainly around compensation. The Assisted Human Reproduction Acts in Canada prohibits direct compensation meaning that surrogates cannot be paid for their services however they can be reimbursed for their related expenses. The specific expenses that can be reimbursed are outlined in individual legal contracts but some examples are outlined below.

Related expenses may include:

  • Gym/fitness memberships
  • Groceries and prepared food
  • Maternity clothes
  • Housekeeping
  • Childcare
  • Massage,chiropractor, foot care
  • Travel related to medical appointments
  • Lost wages (conditions apply)

Expenses that you would incur regardless of the surrogacy, pregnancy or donation (i.e. rent, mortgage payment, car insurance) are not reimbursable.

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