ConceiveAbilities Egg Donation and Surrogacy Agency Exhibiting at 26th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Rome

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Agency president travels overseas to conference, reflecting dramatic increase in international clients and interest in cross-border reproductive care

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Although demand for assisted reproductive services is on the rise, Intended Parents in other countries continue to face legal constraints that restrict their access to these family-building options

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Chicago, IL, June 26, 2010 – ConceiveAbilities Egg Donation and Surrogacy Agency announces that it will be exhibiting in Hall 6, Booth C7 at the 26th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in Rome, Italy June 27th - 30th, 2010. Agency President, Nazca Fontes, will also attend the conference to help expand ConceiveAbilities’ European footprint and capitalize on the growing interest in cross-border reproductive care. Having recently experienced a significant increase in international clientele Fontes and her team will attend the ESHRE conference to both address the needs of this group and capitalize on this growing trend.

“Although demand for assisted reproductive services is on the rise, Intended Parents in other countries continue to face legal constraints that restrict their access to these family-building options,” said Nazca Fontes, founder and president, ConceiveAbilities. “Our goal is to help provide Intended Parents around the world with the same opportunities, cost savings and exceptional level of service available to those needing assisted reproduction in the U.S.”

In the UK, it is illegal to compensate donors for donating their eggs and lack of anonymity is often a major deterrent for potential donors. Surrogacy laws also forbid advertising for surrogates or to be a surrogate. The result is a shortage of egg donors and surrogates, compounding the frustration and heartache facing those with fertility challenges.

With its progressive reproductive laws and a favorable climate for recruiting and compensating egg donors and gestational surrogates, the U.S. provides international Intended Parents with family-building options that are often unavailable in their native countries. As a result, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of international Intended Parents coming to the U.S. seeking fertility treatments using third-party reproductive techniques. In fact, ConceiveAbilities has seen a 30% increase in patients from abroad in the past year.

“We attribute a large and growing component of our business to International clientele,” added Fontes. “We’re attending the ESHRE conference to introduce the European medical community to ConceiveAbilities’ experience in cultivating the highest quality pool of egg donor and surrogate candidates, as well as providing the stability, professionalism and knowledge to offer the greatest opportunity for success.”

Chicago, Illinois, a Global Epicenter of Fertility Treatment and Third-Party Reproduction
With its favorable political, social and cultural environments combined with its international visibility as a major travel hub, Chicago, Illinois has developed into a global destination for fertility treatment and third-party reproduction. In fact, as one of the only states with well-developed laws governing surrogacy, Illinois ranks second both in the U.S. and globally when it comes to volume for surrogacy arrangements. This may be due, in part, to The Illinois Gestational Surrogacy Act, which created a legal process wherein prior to birth, Intended Parents can secure their legal relationship by establishing parentage to the child carried by the surrogate.

ConceiveAbilities Egg Donation and Surrogacy Agency’s International Capabilities
ConceiveAbilities Egg Donation and Surrogacy Agency serves an increasingly international clientele of Intended Parents, providing third-party reproductive services, including a world-class egg donation program and a growing surrogacy program. This unique egg donation and surrogacy agency works with fertility centers and clinics throughout the U.S. and around the world to help guide all parties in this partnership to the best possible outcome. Chicago-based ConceiveAbilities has been described as one of the nation’s “best egg donor agencies,” and a “top international program.”

As one of the founding partners of the Donor Network Alliance (DNA), the world’s largest aggregated database of Egg Donors by multiple agencies, ConceiveAbilities provides Intended Parents access to one of the largest multi-cultural Egg Donor pools in the world. It is expected to house at least 10,000 egg donor profiles by the end of the year.

About ConceiveAbilities Egg Donation and Surrogacy Firm
Since 1996, ConceiveAbilities Egg Donation and Surrogacy Agency, has focused on providing the tools and support to simplify what, for some, is a difficult and daunting journey to parenthood. With personal experience guiding the agency’s philosophy, its unique team brings an unmatched level of service and support to help guide intended parents, egg donors and gestational surrogates alike through an often complex process. Its unique experience navigating the egg donation and surrogacy processes allows the ConceiveAbilities team to provide both sides of this partnership with the best resources, support and information to maximize the overall chances for success. For additional information on ConceiveAbilities Egg Donation and Surrogacy Firm, please visit http://www.conceiveabilities.com. The ConceiveAbilities website is also available in Spanish and French at: Egg Donation and Surrogacy Agency en Español or Egg Donation and Surrogacy Agency en Français.

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