Egg Donation & Surrogacy

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

More Fallout: Kuczynski’s New York Times Magazine Surrogacy Story

by Katherine Benardo

Amy Benfer’s piece in Salon yesterday questioned the editorial logic behind the Times publication of Kuczynski’s article, but concluded that it was at least honest in choosing not to mitigate the writer’s vanity, selfishness, and sense of entitlement. She had a slightly more generous attitude toward Kuczynski than many of her readers ...

On Alex Kuczynski's "Her Body, My Baby"

by Katherine Benardo

So, we finally get to read the Sunday Magazine article, and they do not credit Sanford Benardo or Northeast Assisted Fertility Group (NAFG) for our input. Oh, well. Nonetheless, I found Kuczynski's story of infertility and surrogacy heartfelt and brazenly honest. It was also pretty accurate.

I first read the story as a text-only ...

Beyond Compensation: Egg Donor Expenses & Financial Liability (1 of 3)

by Katherine Benardo

Apart from egg donor compensation (at a limit of $10,000 for her time and effort, according to the ASRM), our egg donors are entitled to reimbursement for other expenses incurred by the process. For local donors, these can include gas, tolls, parking, and lost wages for the retrieval day (which requires a full day ...

Having a Child with a Surrogate (3 of 3)

by Katherine Benardo

This article is part three of a three-part series.  Click here for Part One and Part Two.

BEST reasons to consider surrogacy


I have a serious medical condition (premature ovarian failure, hysterectomy, a genetic issue) that prohibits me from conceiving and carrying a child; I am a single man or a gay man in a ...

Having a Child with a Surrogate (2 of 3)

by Katherine Benardo

This article is part two of a three part series.  Click here to read Part One and Part Three.

"OK" reasons to consider surrogacy


"I am in the process of adopting internationally and surrogacy is my back-up plan in case it does not work out; Although I have children from a previous marriage I want ...

Having a Child with a Surrogate (1 of 3)

by Katherine Benardo

This article is part one of a three-part series. Click here for Part Two and Part Three.

Reasons to Have a Child with a Surrogate: Bad, Not So Good, and Best


Surrogacy can be a risky endeavor, but not for the reasons most people think: the surrogate will get attached to the baby and keep ...