Conceptual Options has been committed to the LGBTQ+ Community since its inception in 1999, when the Path to Parenthood was not as it is today. In fact, we, along with other members of our industry, have pushed for reform over the years to make the process the same as it is for heterosexual couples and singles. And, while we may have achieved… Read More »Conceptual Options’ Stands with the LGBTQ+ Community This June & All Year Long
Gestational Surrogacy | Conceptual Options
As a psychologist working in the field of surrogacy, one of the most common questions I have received is, “Why would anyone agree to be a Surrogate?” This question is also asked a million times over of each of our surrogates. There are some very common misconceptions about the women who choose to become Surrogates. Some think these women do it only… Read More »Conceptual Options’ Dr. Cher Rafiee Discusses Why Do Women Choose to Become Surrogates
The Utah Supreme Court has struck down a portion of their surrogacy law that banned same-sex couples from entering into gestational surrogacy agreements to have children. In the Court’s ruling last week, Chief Justice Matthew Durrant said “same-sex couples must be afforded all of the benefits the State has linked to marriage and freely grants to opposite sex-couples.” In fact, although Utah… Read More »Utah Supreme Court Reverses Ban on Same-Sex Couple Surrogacy
Our newest Surrogacy Education Series is being released on a weekly basis by Conceptual Options in order to educate LGBTQ parents who are just starting or just beginning to consider a journey to parenthood via surrogacy. In the series, we will go over the basics such as Selecting your Surrogacy Agency, Selecting your Surrogate, How to Prepare for your Surrogate Match Meeting,… Read More »Your Newest Surrogacy Education Series for LGBTQ Parents Presented by Conceptual Options
Best Surrogacy Agency in the United States, 2018 Surrogate Appreciation Holiday Party is an Amazing Success!!!
Conceptual Options’ amazing and dedicated Surrogates were treated to our 2018 Surrogate Holiday Appreciation Party this past weekend – while also anticipating our 2018 Surrogate Holiday Appreciation Virtual Party for those who could not attend this week. We treated everyone to great conversation, great raffles, and, of course, an amazing plated dinner from the 94th Aero Squadron in San Diego!! We would… Read More »Best Surrogacy Agency in the United States, 2018 Surrogate Appreciation Holiday Party is an Amazing Success!!!
Conceptual Options Honors NICU Families at Miracle Babies 9th Annual Gala In Rancho Santa Fe, California
On Saturday, October 20, 2018, Conceptual Options was a proud benefactor sponsor of the Miracle Babies 9th Annual Gala, entitled Minuit à Versailles. The staff of Conceptual Options enjoyed a delicious dinner, silent auction, and dancing and live music while honoring those babies and their families that enter the NICU each year. In fact, did you know that 500,000 babies are admitted… Read More »Conceptual Options Honors NICU Families at Miracle Babies 9th Annual Gala In Rancho Santa Fe, California
3 Steps Every Set of Intended Parents Should Consider Before Starting IVF, Surrogacy, & Egg Donation
The IVF road is a rewarding one, but it certainly has some challenges. We are grateful for new technology that allows couples to have a child who otherwise might not be able to. Sometimes the process can be overwhelming, but with a lot of patience your dream of having a child will come true. However- there are many things to consider in… Read More »3 Steps Every Set of Intended Parents Should Consider Before Starting IVF, Surrogacy, & Egg Donation
Getting pregnant and having a child is not a possibility for everyone. For many, the road to parenthood is one full of obstacles and challenges, especially those suffering from infertility issues. The good news: help is on the way. Bringing a newborn child into this world and starting a family is perhaps one of the greatest joys in life. If you have… Read More »Should I Become a Surrogate and Why?
Gay men, lesbian women and the LGBT community across the world are as eager to have children as heterosexual couples, however, their journey can be different with special considerations. Gay surrogacy differs from state to state, some with progressive laws allowing equal rights for LGBT surrogacy, to other states that outright ban gay surrogacy, even when the couple is in a legal… Read More »LGBTQ Families – Creating Your Family through IVF, Surrogacy & Egg Donation
At Conceptual Options, we are always trying to make certain that our Surrogates feel appreciated each and every day. In fact, giving the gift of life to a person or couple who cannot conceive naturally is one of the most generous gifts one can give. You will be changing their lives for good and helping them build a family. You are literally… Read More »Appreciation for our Conceptual Options Surrogates: Four Benefits of Becoming a Surrogate