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How to Be a Good LGBTQ Ally: 5 Ways to Support The Community

Despite the immense progress that has been made in recent years towards equal rights for LGBTQ people, the community is still hugely affected by hate crimes, discrimination, and harmful biases. In order to achieve equal rights and fair…
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How Does Surrogacy Work? The 7-Step Journey

  Whether you’re looking to become a surrogate and carry a baby for someone else, or you are an intended parent looking for a surrogate yourself, this guide will walk you through the most important steps to take when considering…
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How To Become A Surrogate

Perhaps you have heard the term surrogacy, surrogate, gestational carrier, or surrogate mother and thought to yourself, "I could do that!" But then you were left to wonder, "where do I begin?" In this blog, we will walk you through the steps…
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What is Surrogacy? The 2 Types of Surrogacy and How They Work

As surrogacy gains more popularity, it's not always clear what exactly it is and how the process works. It's essential to get started with a clear idea of what surrogacy is and how the process differs between the two types, traditional and…
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Surrogacy Pros and Cons: Benefits of Being a Surrogate 

Surrogacy is an incredibly rewarding experience that forever changes another family’s life for the better and creates lifelong relationships between surrogates and the family they help. It is important that surrogates are fully informed…

Have You Ever Thought About Being A Surrogate?

  We are grateful to share IARC surrogate Sarah's blog post about her passion for surrogacy and why other women should feel empowered and proud to help another family in this miraculous way. You can find her post here along with…

What is my first step as a surrogate? Becoming Informed!

I am Nicole, a Surrogate Coordinator here at IARC and an experienced Gestational Carrier. I have been working with IARC for 8 years now and my number one goal in terms of surrogacy is to ensure that prospective surrogates feel supported,…

ABCs of Surrogacy Lingo | Learn The Language

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When entering the world of surrogacy, you will find that you are entering a world where people speak a whole new language!  "Surrogacy lingo" is commonly spoken across all the surrogacy forums and groups online so here’s a cheat sheet…

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Surrogacy was in my heart as something I wanted to do for many years before actually starting the process.

What makes IARC’s Surrogacy Community unique?

  At IARC, we work hard every day to make sure that common misconceptions about surrogacy are never the case. IARC surrogates make up a generous and altruistic community full of support and love.  We care about every one of…