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Gail Sexton Anderson

San Rafael, California
Gail Sexton Anderson, Ed.M., has dedicated her career to helping intended parents from all walks of life to build families. She founded Donor Concierge as a compassionate approach to helping intended parents sort through the gauntlet of egg donor and surrogacy options. Gail has developed working... Full Bio
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Orientation to Surrogacy by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This overview will help answer many of your questions about what is involved in a surrogacy cycle. There are many details involved in any surrogacy arrangement and it can ... Read on »
Egg Donation: Should we be worried about genetic carrier status in a donor? by Gina Davis MS LCGC by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Clients often ask how concerned they should be about genetic carrier status when they are considering working with a donor.  Ultimately, your decision to proceed with a do ... Read on »
An Orientation to Egg Donation for Men by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Following are a collection of article that will answer many questions men have when searching for an egg donor. This is a brief orientation to help answer many of the most ... Read on »
Surrogacy for Gay Men by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Surrogacy is a way for gay couples and singles to build their families.  The required surrogate is providing an essential piece of the complex puzzle of how a baby is crea ... Read on »
Donor Concierge: “And What Do You Do?” by Michelle Smith by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility At a younger time in my life, I winced when asked the standard ‘And What Do You Do’ question at a gathering where people awkwardly attempt idle chit-chat.  Both the questi ... Read on »
Babies and the Big 4-0: The Real Story by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility By Anne N. Cheever, MSW, LCSW I came across this article recently, about “Rise of the Mid-life Mom” (Faye Brennan; Women’s Health , January 2014 print edition).  Initi ... Read on »
The Partnership of Egg Donation: Six Facts by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Egg donation is still a relatively new idea for all intended parents who learn that they may need to choose an alternative route to build their family.  I find that there ... Read on »
And Everything In Between: The 5 Most Important Moments after Transfer and Before the Birth of... by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility By Anne Cheever, MSW, LCSW A lot of our clients are first timers in the world of pregnancy. After the exhausting search for the right surrogate, it’s not always clear ... Read on »
We Can’t Magic The Perfect Egg Donor Into Existence by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility If we could magic egg donors into existence according to our clients’ ideals, we would. But in an age where we have access to more egg donors than anyone in the world, the ... Read on »
Is It Hard For A Surrogate To Give The Baby Up? By Pamela MacPhee by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I want to address the biggest anxiety Intended Parents may have, so let’s start today with the end: Is it hard for a surrogate to give the baby up? In my experienc ... Read on »
Egg Donation: Raw Material by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I’m a regular follower of Dawn Davenport’s Creating a Family blog. I feel that Dawn and I are kindred spirits; we both try to help intended parents find support and a litt ... Read on »
Choosing an Egg Donor: How Important is a Genetic Counselor? by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility My clients often ask we know if the information a donor reports on her application is true? And the truth is you don’t and in fact there may be hereditary issues that she ... Read on »
Leaning In While Considering an Egg Donor (Part 2) by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Now, let’s fast forward your life to the happy scenario of finding the perfect egg donor and having a successful pregnancy and delivery.   You may want to be a stay-at-hom ... Read on »
Leaning In While Considering an Egg Donor (Part 1) by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I’m a big fan of Sheryl Sandberg and the “ Lean In ” movement, especially from the perspective of this point in my life and career.  I started reading Lean In with the exp ... Read on »
Egg Donor Selection:10 Lessons From the Front Lines by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility At Donor Concierge we have access to more egg donors than anyone in the world but, even with access to more than 14,000 egg donor candidates, it can still be a challenge t ... Read on »
The Value of Technology in Therapy for Infertility Treatment by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility My friend, Dawn Davenport of Creating A Family , recently posted a blog called Infertility Therapy Nightmares . I would like to offer some hope. As Dawn points out, the ke ... Read on »
Egg Donor Blood Type by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility For most intended parent blood type should not be a deciding factor when choosing an egg donor.  Blood type has no medical bearing on the outcome of the ivf cycle and it c ... Read on »
On Your Left: My Life on The AIDS/LifeCycle Ride from SF to LA by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I have just returned from an epic journey on my bike, 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angles with the AIDS/LifeCycle (ALC).  I have wanted to do this ride for more tha ... Read on »
Ten Words That Describe Infertility by Steve Wiens by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility My husband forward Steve Wiens blog, Ten Words That Describe Infertility , to me and I wanted to share it with my readers. March 26, 2013 Two weeks ... Read on »
What Makes a Family? by Shannon Keeler, MS by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility What makes a family is love not genetics.  What defines a family has changed dramatically over the past 50 years and transformed our definition of the meaning of family fo ... Read on »