Considering Surrogacy [Growing Your Family in 7 Steps]
When to Consider Surrogacy for Your Family
When it comes to “alternative” family planning, adoption often takes center stage. It is a wonderful way to start or grow your family, but it’s not the only way.
In recent years, surrogacy has risen in popularity as a way for couples or single parents to have a child of their own. Surrogacy allows couples or individuals to have a child that is biologically related to both or one of them through a gestational carrier, also known as a surrogate.
There are many intended parents who choose surrogacy as an alternative family planning method, such as those who are:
Don’t wish to pass on a genetic defect or condition to their child
A hopeful single parent
After reading through this ultimate guide to surrogacy, if you’re considering surrogacy or growing your family, you can get more information when you contact a surrogacy specialist at 1-800-875-BABY today.
The Surrogacy Process in 7 Steps [How Surrogacy Works]
Surrogacy is the process of another person, known as a gestational carrier, carrying and giving birth to the intended parents’ child. The person carrying the child is known as a surrogate or gestational carrier.
There are a couple of surrogacy things to consider, such as:
1. The surrogacy process involves a lot of medical and legal steps that a licensed professional, known as a surrogacy specialist, will be able to guide you through.
2. No matter what the reason is for considering surrogacy, the goal at the center of it all is usually the same: having a child that is genetically yours. If this is something that’s important to you, surrogacy could be the right choice for you.
The surrogacy process will follow these seven steps:
Step 1: Apply to become intended parents
Step 2: Complete the screening process
Step 3: Find a surrogate
Step 4: Begin the legal process
Step 5: Complete the medical screening and embryo transfer
Step 6: Finalize the legal process
Step 7: Bring your baby home
With gestational surrogacy, embryos are created in a fertility clinic through a process known as IVF. Usually, the intended parents use their own genetic material but sometimes will need to utilize an egg or sperm donor.
During the IVF process, 1-2 embryos are transferred to the gestational carrier’s uterus for her to carry to term. In gestational surrogacy, the surrogate will have no genetic relation to the baby she is carrying.
What Does it Mean to be an Intended Parent?
Surrogacy is a beautiful and exciting journey toward having the family you’ve always dreamed of. Throughout this journey, you will develop a close bond with your gestational carrier and the surrogacy agency you choose to work with.
There will be a lot of twists and turns, but you’ll never be alone. Because there are many surrogacy things to consider, your surrogacy specialist will be by your side every step of the way for all your surrogacy needs.
When you work with a surrogacy agency like American Surrogacy, you will have access to many resources and services that you wouldn’t have through independent surrogacy. Your surrogacy specialist will manage all the details of your surrogacy and make sure that you have a positive and successful surrogacy experience.
Why Work with American Surrogacy? [5 Benefits]
The surrogacy process can be complex, but that’s where American Surrogacy comes in. Surrogacy specialists will guide you through the process and make sure you have all the support you need.
There are a lot of agencies out there that can help you on your surrogacy journey, but few offer the services and support American Surrogacy can provide. Here are just a few of the reasons why American Surrogacy is one of the best agencies you can work with when you’re considering surrogacy:
Surrogates are extensively screened. All of the surrogates undergo health, psychological and criminal background screenings to ensure that intended parents are working with the best surrogates in the country.
There is a diverse network of prospective surrogates. American Surrogacy offers competitive services and compensation to surrogates, which brings in prospective surrogates from all over the country.
American Surrogacy maintains a 1:1 ratio. Having a professional that prioritizes low wait times and works hard to maintain a 1:1 surrogate-to-IP ratio is vital. While other agencies may have dozens or hundreds more IPs than surrogates, American Surrogacy keeps the lists balanced to create a better process.
American Surrogacy has a fixed fee structure. The price you see is the price you will pay. You can move forward in your journey with clarity and confidence.
There is surrogacy fee protection. While it’s rare, sometimes things don’t go according to plan. If you decide to stop pursuing surrogacy and working with American Surrogacy, your last two agency fee installments will be refundable. And if you decide to resume working with American Surrogacy, your agency fee installment will still be valid.
Start Your Surrogacy Journey Today
Surrogacy is a beautiful journey, and American Surrogacy would be honored to accompany you on this journey. If you are considering surrogacy or want to begin the process, you can reach out to a surrogacy specialist at 1-800-875-BABY to get the support you need today.
If you want to learn more about adoption with our agency, call 1-800-ADOPTION now. Our licensed adoption specialists can provide you with important information on the adoption process, including how it works and how we provide in-house services and support to help you have the best experience possible.
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