Melinda Guy

Melinda Guy is the founder of Family Tree Surrogacy, LLC a full service surrogacy agency in San Diego, California. Melinda is also an experienced surrogate. In 2001, Melinda delivered twins for a local family. With over 19 years industry experience Melinda and her team go out of their way to guide and support anyone with the desire to create and start building a family through surrogacy. Melinda is a member of a variety of professional organizations including the Society for Ethics in Egg Donation and Surrogacy, Path2Parenthood/Family Equality Council, Resolve and the National Infertility Association. Melinda is committed to supporting and facilitating matches with integrity, purpose and a passion for service and changing lives.

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Understanding The Success Rates of Surrogacy

More and more families are being built through surrogacy. But how successful is surrogacy for families looking for an alternative to conceiving a child of their own ? It isn’t as simple as looking at the raw data for surrogacy statistics. It takes more than that to understand surrogacy success rates and the vast amount …

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Surrogate in San Diego

How Much Do Surrogates Get Paid in California?

Due to favorable surrogacy laws, California is the number one state for national and international intended parents to start their surrogacy journey. Because of high demand for women in California to carry a child for someone, surrogates are being generously compensated for their time, effort and dedication. Choosing to become a surrogate is an extremely …

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How a gestational surrogate gets pregnant

How Does A Surrogate Mother Become Pregnant?

A surrogate mother becomes pregnant through the process of in-vitro fertilization or IVF. IVF has been in use since the late 1970s, and it’s a very safe process for getting a surrogate mother pregnant. The process begins with harvesting eggs from the intended mother or an egg donor. After medical testing special medication is taken …

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10 Common Questions About Egg Donation

Egg donation still causes uncertainty, both in donors and in recipients. Regardless, in recent years, the number of egg donors is increasing, giving hope to couples who can’t conceive on their own. The Journal of American Medical Association recently published encouraging statistics. During the first decade of the 21st century, the number of egg donors …

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5 Compelling Documentaries About Surrogacy

Here are 5 movies about surrogate mothers and their experiences: 1. Google Baby (2009) This documentary by Zippi Brand Frank shows the details of the fertility industry in the age of globalization across three continents. The documentary Google Baby features an Israeli entrepreneur, Doron, who has turned creating families into a business. Doron calls himself …

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Do Surrogate Mothers Have Parental Rights?

Over the last few decades, surrogacy has become a common way of starting a family for couples incapable of conceiving a child on their own. However, there is still a high level of controversy and stigma surrounding this procedure. Unfortunately, a lot of the stigma stems from lack of knowledge. Some couples are afraid that …

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Does a Surrogate Mother Transfer DNA to the Baby?

Modern medicine progresses every day. Nature’s rules no longer bind us. What’s more, we can reshape them and defy the odds. Quite some time ago, the concept of surrogacy became a reality. Women who were under a significant risk during pregnancy or couldn’t carry a child were able to become mothers. Nowadays, surrogacy is an …

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The Pros and Cons of Being a Surrogate Mother

For most surrogates, the opportunity of giving life for another family is the most beautiful thing imaginable. Understandably, most women want to weigh down the pros and cons of becoming a surrogate mother before taking on this journey. While most surrogates look back at their experience of carrying for a childless couple as something extraordinary …

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Compensation for surrogate mothers

How Much Do You Get Paid to Be a Surrogate Mother?

So you’ve been thinking about becoming a surrogate. You have very fond memories of raising your own children and you don’t want another deserving couple to miss out on such a special experience. Plus, it’s a great way to give back, especially to those deserving couples who aren’t able to have children themselves. Struggling with …

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9 Celebrity Role Models for Surrogacy

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7 Reasons Why Women Become Surrogates

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5 Reasons San Diego Is the Best Place for Surrogacy

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Becoming a Surrogate Mother

Q&A: Becoming a Surrogate

In this video, Monica Buehler – Agency Director of Family Tree Surrogacy Center – will give answers to some of the most common questions asked by women who previously completed their journey as a surrogate. [fusion_youtube id=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72eNqAdp4wc” alignment=”” width=”” height=”” autoplay=”false” api_params=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=””][/fusion_youtube] What is a surrogate? Okay, so a surrogate is a woman that …

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What Surrogates Say About Us

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