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Top 5 things to Consider when becoming a Surrogate Mother in Canada

Top 5 things to Consider When Becoming a Surrogate Mother in Canada It is a truly wonderful thing to consider becoming a Surrogate Mother to help another become a parent. Through surrogacy, you are allowing another young, hopeful family to experience the miracle of...

Top 5 Reasons to be a Surrogate Mother in Canada

Top 5 Reasons to be a Surrogate Mother in Canada Infertility is a serious concern for many Intended Parents across Canada and becoming a Surrogate Mother can change a family forever. The inability to conceive a child can happen for several reasons. Some of these...

Lisa: Watching our First Surrogate and Intended Parents Meet

Watching First Surrogate and Intended Parents Meet under Fertility Match When I was a Surrogate Mother, one of the most exciting things was meeting my Intended Parents for the first time. We were already matched and had emailed and chatted on the phone numerous times....

National Post: Joy to be mom after cancer battle

This is an article published by the National Post about Fertility Match Canada Co-Founder, Liz Ellwood, and her courageous story of battling Cancer at the age of 24 and fighting to realize her dream of becoming a mom. Late in 2006, Ottawa resident Liz Ellwood, then 24, received a devastating blow: A regular pap smear showed she had cervical cancer. First, she faced a life-and-death battle with a devastating illness; second, she knew that even if the cancer was completely cured, the treatment would likely make her infertile.

Supporting Your Partner as a Surrogate Mother

My wife Lisa (Fertility Match co-founder) has given birth to two sets of twins as a gestational surrogate mother. These have been wonderful journeys for our family as well as for us as a couple. Partners need to have a strong relationship to go through an experience like this. When my wife explained to me her desire to help others who were unable to have children become parents, I thought that was a wonderful thing she wanted to do. I supported her 100% through both of her surrogacies. There will be ups and downs, just like in other areas of life; But if you love and support each other and have a strong relationship this can be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have.

Being a Surrogate Mother: Choosing the Right Intended Parents for You

Surrogacy is a very personal choice. The reasons why a woman chooses to be a surrogate vary. I chose to be a surrogate mother to help another woman who couldn’t conceive become a mother. When starting out on your journey as a surrogate, take time to think about who you are meant to help. Is it a single parent, a heterosexual couple or a same sex couple? Once you decide who you want to help, you will begin to “date” potential intended parents. This is a very important part of the process. Just like dating a potential romantic interest – you quickly learn what you are looking for in this relationship.

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