Conceptual Options News

Creating a Safe Environment for Surrogacy, IVF and Egg Donation – COVID-19 Protocol for Conceptual Options

Conceptual Options is committed to ensuring that our Staff, Surrogates, Egg Donors, and Intended Parents are safe and free from additional exposure due to Covid-19 when working with us. With most states slowly re-opening to our “new normal,” we at Conceptual Options are making the health and safety of everyone a priority by following the guidelines set forth by various agencies as… Read More »Creating a Safe Environment for Surrogacy, IVF and Egg Donation – COVID-19 Protocol for Conceptual Options

Conceptual Options’ Stands with the LGBTQ+ Community This June & All Year Long

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

Conceptual Options’ Dr. Cher Rafiee Discusses Why Do Women Choose to Become Surrogates

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

Conceptual Options: Covid-19 Update: Fertility Clinics Opening & Babies are Being Born

The Staff of Conceptual Options is sending love and positive vibes to everyone during this trying time. With so much unknown at this time, we want you to know that we are here for you. In fact, new information from ASRM has now set up our industry to re-open. In fact, ASRM has provided guidance for those IVF clinics that are hoping… Read More »Conceptual Options: Covid-19 Update: Fertility Clinics Opening & Babies are Being Born

Same-Sex Surrogacy

Same sex surrogacy has exploded in popularity recently.  Not only are more members of the LGBT community interested in parenthood, but more egg donors and surrogate mothers are looking to assist them.  It’s difficult to identify any single reason that explains this popularity, but the increasing normalization of homosexuality among the general public seems to be a factor – perhaps same-sex couples… Read More »Same-Sex Surrogacy

Gay Surrogacy Interview with Two Dads from the UK

Gay Surrogacy Interview with Two Dads from the UK Conceptual Options recently collaborated on a project with Two Dads to bring awareness to gay surrogacy and help intended fathers with their journey towards parenthood. Two Daddies are an enthusiastic pair of fathers from England who tirelessly advocate for equality in surrogacy, while also raising 3 children (2 from surrogacy). This is their… Read More »Gay Surrogacy Interview with Two Dads from the UK

Utah Supreme Court Reverses Ban on Same-Sex Couple Surrogacy

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

Your Newest Surrogacy Education Series for LGBTQ Parents Presented by Conceptual Options

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

Celebrating National Pride Month with Conceptual Options for Same Sex Couples and Individuals

In a time when there is so much uncertainty in the world, one thing we can always rely upon is family and the family that we choose to create our lives around – no matter who they are or how they came to be, including surrogacy and egg donation. At Conceptual Options, we have been creating families for over 20 years for… Read More »Celebrating National Pride Month with Conceptual Options for Same Sex Couples and Individuals