Are you considering surrogacy?
You’re not alone. Surrogacy is a growing trend in the U.S., and it’s becoming more popular every year. There are many reasons why people choose to use a surrogate, but one of the most common is infertility or health issues that make pregnancy difficult for women who want to carry their own baby. In these cases, surrogates can help them have children they otherwise couldn’t have on their own. If you think this might be right for your family, we can help you get started with our free information kit!
We understand how overwhelming it can feel when starting something new like this – so we created an easy-to-use guide that will walk you through everything from finding a surrogate to choosing legal representation and deciding where to start your search for donors (if applicable).
It also includes helpful tips about what questions to ask potential surrogates and egg donors as well as advice on how much time should elapse between embryo transfer and implantation during IVF cycles using donor eggs or embryos. Read on for more information today!
The Surrogacy Process – How Does it Start?
First of all, you’re going to fill out a questionnaire. If you have any questions about what kind of information is included, just give us a call. It gets sent over from our side and once the proper review has been completed it will be sent back with an invitation for you to attend a free informational session at one of the Surrogacy Centers around the country.
You’ll also want to consider if egg donation might be right for you and your spouse. Not all couples need a surrogate – some only need the help of donor eggs and sperm to become pregnant and start their families. There are many reasons why someone might choose this route – maybe mom or dad don’t have viable eggs, or they may have used up all of theirs trying to conceive on their own first. Whatever the case may be, we can help with that too!
The Surrogacy Process – How Does it End?
When it comes down to signing legal documents there are two possible ways this could go: traditional surrogacy or gestational surrogacy. Both are different, but either way this is one of the most vital parts of making sure surrogacy works for you.
Surrogacy agreements should be legal documents that cover all your bases and protect your rights by spelling out each party’s responsibilities. It can include fees, living expenses, maternity clothes, prenatal visits and other things that may come up during the pregnancy along with comprehensive language about how much input the surrogate has in decisions about her medical care while she’s pregnant.
There might also be language included that gives parents more control over what happens if something goes wrong during delivery or there’s a stillbirth – remember, it isn’t only your baby at risk here! It should also address the emotional toll of handing your baby over to someone else for nine months, and how that might change the relationship you have with your surrogate.
This is not an exhaustive list of everything that might be covered by a surrogacy agreement – it’s just meant to give you an idea of what kinds of things are discussed during the process.