I recently had a conversation with someone regarding being a Doula during a surrogacy birth. I was surprised to hear their thoughts against why having a Doula would be even necessary. Knowing this would not be the gestational carrier’s first birth and that it would take place in a hospital involving an OB/GYN, nurses, partner,…

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Although we are all living in uncertain times, one thing that will never change is how much we love our surrogates. We are thrilled to share another installment of our series “Makana O Ke Ola.” Meet Surrogate Chantel!      Chantel has been a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Nurse Coordinator for nine years. Throughout those…

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Our guest blogger today is Christina Oberon. Born and raised in Hawaii, mama to precious son Kai, and author of the inspiring book “Hope Strong.”   When my husband and I began dating, we could feel that the energy of this relationship was different and that there was a unique bond between us. We knew…

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  Hawaii Surrogacy Center is proud to be the first in the industry to offer SeedCoach services for all our families.   SeedCoach is a free, financial guidance program that helps Intended Parents explore options to fund their third-party journey – be it through savings, grant opportunities or other programs.  Gestational Surrogates also receive support…

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We are thrilled to share another installment of our series, “Makana O Ke Ola.” Meet Surrogate Pristine! While pregnant with her second child, a woman approached Pristine while she was out shopping. The woman explained how blessed Pristine was to be able to get pregnant and have children of her own. This woman shared that…

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Daughter holding pregnant mom stomach

We are frequently asked by surrogates and intended parents how to explain the surrogacy process to children.  There is no cookie-cutter approach to this discussion. You need to think about what is developmentally appropriate for your childrens’ age and your own family values. We decided to sit down with Surrogate Prizzilla to see how she…

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To bring in the new year, we decided to start a new series – “Makana o ke ola” or “Gift of Life.” In this series we will be introducing you to some of the incredible surrogates in our program.   Krisha had a wonderful experience with each of her two pregnancies.  She used to joke around…

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community, awareness, local moms, baby expo

Hello November! One of our main goals as an agency is to help Intended Parents start their families. We can’t do that though without our awesome surrogates. As we continue to grow as an agency, so does our waitlist for Intended Parents. This month we made it a goal to find more local moms who…

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Two Dads

In honor of Honolulu Pride month, we are going to debunk the top 3 myths when it comes to surrogacy with same-sex couples.  Myth #1: Adoption is the only way for same-sex couples to become parents.  False! While adoption is an amazing option for same-sex couples, surrogacy is another viable option. With surrogacy, same-sex couples…

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Pregnant woman

Surrogacy has been helping families grow for centuries now. Through traditional surrogacy, the baby is conceived with the surrogate’s egg and the sperm of the intended parent or donor. So what is gestational surrogacy? With gestational surrogacy, the surrogate has no genetic relationship with the baby they deliver. An embryo created by the Intended Parent(s)…

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