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Sharon LaMothe
Seattle, WA
Assisted Reproductive Business Consultant, Surrogacy Guide & Third Party Family Building Educator & Advisor. Speaker & Insightful Listener
Interests: music, travel, life coaching, movies, reading, computers, family, business consulting, heath, Surrogacy Issues,
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Can the Intended Parents force anyone to terminate a fetus? No, but they can state breach of contract and depending on how things are handled, a huge conflict between all parties will ruin the surrogacy relationship. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Surrogacy 101
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Most surrogacy arrangements have an amount of $750-$1000.00 earmarked for maternity clothing. In the case of twins, a surrogate may use that money around the 10th week of pregnancy and for a singleton she may use it at around 12-14 weeks. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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What are you looking for? DUI’s, Drug conviction, child abuse, criminal charges and so forth. Anything that will give you pause about working together. It’s better to find things out before the contracts are signed then after. Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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Surrogacy 101 Blog in Feedspot Top 50 Surrogacy Blogs Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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The gestational surrogacy contract, as well as the contracts for traditional surrogacy, are lengthy and complicated. The wording is very important and there are several sections outlining who is responsible for what and what happens under certain circumstances. It covers issues like what constitutes a breach of contract, who will be named guardian if something happened to the Intended Parents, what happens to the baby if it’s born with a deformity, and who is holding escrow and when are payments made? Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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A first-time surrogate receives between $28-34 thousand. That may look like a lot but the average surrogacy journey lasts for at least 15-18 months. At the high end, that’s $1888 per month for those that hate math. Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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SHARON: I think they are very far from reality of surrogacy as it stands today here in the United States. Even in India, this would not be called surrogacy. This is rape. This is enslavement. This is kidnapping. This is inhumane. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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If you are using your own sperm then you need a full Semen Analysis. Why? Because you don’t know how healthy your sperm is. A semen analysis measures three major factors of sperm health Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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Very few 18-20 year old’s will pass the psychological evaluation due to maturity. Responsible and mature women with life experience make the better surrogate/carrier Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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You can hire an agency to help you but know that it’s not usual for you to find a match in a week or even a month. These things take time and patience. Surrogacy is not for the faint hearted but for those who persevere. Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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Until the DNA test came back and the baby was actually the Traditional Surrogate’s and her husband’s baby girl. How did this happen? Apparently, the surrogate and her husband had intercourse instead of abstaining when she should have. Needless to say, the gay couple had to give the baby back. Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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Family members as surrogates: It’s so nice when you are struggling to find someone to carry your baby for you, a person from your friends or family list steps up and volunteers to help you build your family in the most intimate of ways. Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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Here is a great website to learn about each states surrogacy laws from Family Connections GESTATIONAL SURROGACY LAW ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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FertiCalm provides a variety of more than 500 custom coping options for over 50 specific situations which have the potential to cause distress throughout the family building journey located right on your phone. Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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No fertility clinic that I know will guarantee a pregnancy on the first attempt of IVF (or on the 4th attempt for that matter) Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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First, remember all surrogacy contracts state that the Intended Parents are responsible for all medical bills in relation to the surrogacy arrangement. Most, if not all, medical bills are in the name of the surrogate so as she receives these bills she is expected to arrange payment. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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I have started the #SurrogacyMyth which is a way to not only dispel current myth’s about the surrogacy process but a discussion starter for those who need or want more information. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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I suggest that you talk with your OBGYN and ask what would be done in such a case. Ask how long would a pregnant woman be able to sustain an unborn life on IV fluids. Talk to your partner and about what this would look like to the children and what closure would mean for your family. This is not a decision to make lightly. Research will give you the answers you are looking for. Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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Too many Intended Parents, desperate as most are when they reach the decision to move ahead with a surrogacy situation, IGNORE crucial facts and gut feelings that are staring them in the face. Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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WIN!! I have 2 books 'Surrogacy Helps Make a Family Grow!' by Sharon LaMothe for surrogate mothers to share with their children or for Intended Parents to give to their surrogate for her own child! Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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Before you sign anything, PLEASE make it clear what YOUR expectations are. If you have a surrogacy agency, PLEASE have a conversation with them on where you stand on your base fees, benefits, selective reduction, abortion and everything that is near and dear to your heart. Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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It is imperative that everyone be completely honest about their needs and desires. As Sharon stated in her post regarding selective reduction Surrogacy, one never knows what is going to happen and you truly need to feel comfortable with and be able to live with whatever may arise. Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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Please make sure that you have enough money in your account to cover all the costs, potential or otherwise. Please remember that at all times this pregnancy is YOURS and not your surrogates'. Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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First, no matter how much money we are talking about, all funds pertaining to the surrogacy should be deposited into an escrow account. This escrow agent would be responsible for cutting the checks directly to the surrogate for the start of medication fee, transfer fees and any monthly fees. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at Surrogacy 101
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The best way to protect yourself from continual frustration is not to have any time expectations. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at Surrogacy 101