Resources

surrogacy resources in IllinoisThe American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology and RESOLVE have informative websites; below is a list of additional resources we like. Disclaimer: While we recommend the providers and links below, we cannot guarantee the quality of their services or information.

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Midwest Providers:

Fertility Care

Mid-Iowa Fertility – Mid-Iowa Fertility assists with our medical reviews. They manage the clinical process of surrogacy and also have an egg donor program
1371 NW 121st
Clive, Iowa 50325

Alternative Health

Yost Family Chiropractic – Along with typical chiropractic care, Yost Family Chiropractic provides specialized infertility and prenatal care. They are also the home of Mommy & Me, a community group for mothers, babies, and moms-to-be.
3993 100th St
Urbandale, IA 50322

Pregnancy Support

Mid-Iowa Doulas – Doulas provide physical, emotional and informational support to mothers through their pregnancy, birth and postpartum. This group also provides additional services in support of pregnant and postpartum women, and new mothers.
2066 290th St
Kamrar, IA 50132

Iowa Doula Agency – This statewide agency has doulas of varying experience who provide support through pregnancy, birth, and beyond.
120 5th St. Ste C #202

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Information:

ASRM Fact Sheet on Third Party Reproduction
Infertility awareness video by The Infertility Voice 
Livestrong Fertility: information on becoming a parent after cancer

Support:

Infertility resources for the African-American community 
The Infertility Voice: blog and resources by Keiko Zoll
The Handsome Father provides a community of support for gay fathers and fathers-to-be.
Surrogate story: How I Became a Gestational Carrier
Helpful hints on supporting a surrogate after the birth

Financial Assistance:

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Gay Parenting Assistance Program: Created by Men Having Babies, the GPAP provides discounted services through many ART providers. Heartland Surrogacy provides a 15% discount to families in this program.

 

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Life Grants through The Kevin J. Lederer for Life Foundation: Residents of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin may apply for a Life Grant to help defray the cost of infertility treatment, adoption, or third party reproduction. Heartland Surrogacy provides a 15% discount to families in this program.

 

Lighthearted:

Handmade Surrogacy Journals