Egg Donation & Surrogacy

Facts, insights and opinions about egg donors, surrogates, and intended parents.

Surrogacy law does little for would-be parents


Sanford Benardo has an editorial in the Albany Times Union about NY's new surrogacy legislation.

Surrogacy Finally Legal in New York!


The Child-Parent Security Act has passed in New York, but the regulations for a New York surrogacy are so onerous, I suspect most New York residents will work out of state anyway. The law pertains if the the embryo transfer and/ or birth takes place in New York state (if all the medical work as ...

Covid-19 and IVF


Everything is pretty much suspended for now. I explain in this week's video.

Pennsylvania Moms Make Great Surrogates!


Pennsylvania women can serve as gestational carriers no matter where in the state they live: surrogates stay with the OB/GYN practice where they had their own children and their everyday schedule stays pretty much the same. Minimal travel is required.

With the Northeast Assisted Fertility Group, surrogates choose the intended family that is the ...

Do I Need to Be Genetically Matched with My Egg Donor?

by NAFG, Katherine Benardo

In this video I explain that a donor is either eligible to donate or not; it is very rare for a donor and her recipient to be a carrier for the same genetic condition. Blood type does not present a conflict either.

How Does an Out-of-Town Donation Work?

by NAFG, Katherine Benardo

You can donate outside your hometown: the travel is all expenses paid in advance. I describe the requirements in detail in this week's video.