Step 1 The Beginning Steps
First, fill out our online contact form or contact us by phone or email to request our Gestational Carrier packet. This includes helpful information on the surrogacy process and our agency, as well as a pre-qualification form. Once you fill out the pre-qualification form, we will set up a phone interview to answer your questions and go over the next steps.
Step 2 Application and Records
After you pass our preliminary screening, we will then send you an application to complete and send back to us. We will also work with you to gather all your prenatal, delivery, pap, and mammogram (if over 40 years old) records. We make sure you meet all of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine guidelines as well as review your records and then send them to the fertility clinic for the fertility doctor to review and approve.
Step 3 The Matching Process
Next, we will begin looking for intended parents for you. Because each case is unique, the time it takes to find you a match can vary. Sometimes we have intended parents immediately available and other times it can take some time to find the perfect match. We take great care and pride in making our matches, knowing that in most cases, this may be a relationship that lasts a lifetime. After a Skype interview, you and your intended parents determine if you want to work together.
Step 4 The Contract Phase
Surrogacy is a very intimate journey, but it is also a business relationship in which both parties are protected by a contract. The contract outlines the rules of the surrogacy for both parties. It specifies what the intended parents will be paying for and what you are expected to do. Some issues can be difficult to discuss, such as financial arrangements or termination and reduction. So, we act as the liaison between you and your intended parents in order to eliminate embarrassment, confusion or frustration. Because there are many intricacies unique to the surrogacy relationship, we only work with top lawyers who are highly experienced in surrogacy contracts and reproductive law.
Step 5 Embryo Transfer
Once the screening process is complete, medical insurance is in place, and contracts are signed, you are ready to begin the most exciting part of this journey — the IVF cycle and embryo transfer. We will assist in coordination between you, your intended parents and the fertility clinic. Communication is the key to this process. We will help stay on top of appointments, medications, payments, and general progress, and always welcome your phone calls and questions.
Step 6 Pregnancy
One of our favorite parts of helping others is getting your phone call saying, “We’re pregnant!” We never tire of hearing those words. Now the real fun begins. Our role continues in making certain that both sides are communicating and happy. We also make sure that the contract is implemented from the beginning stages and continues throughout the entire pregnancy. After a pregnancy is well established, you will begin to see your OBGYN or certified midwife for prenatal care. Your intended parents might even attend these appointments with you if agreeable by all and location allows.
Step 7 The Birth and After
This is obviously the moment you’ve been waiting for. The moment you get to see the baby you carried in their parents arms, is the most memorable, joyful experience. But our job is not done yet – we will help with all the little things that come up after (like shipping breast milk, making sure medical bills are paid, etc.). We are there to help with all of these details. We also check in with you frequently and make sure you are doing well both physically and emotionally.
From Us Our Agency Pledge
Our goal is to make your surrogacy journey as problem-free and as emotionally rewarding as possible. We will guide you through the process of surrogacy from the initial steps until after you deliver. Let us put our experience to work for you. We deal with the details of the surrogacy so that you can concentrate on the miracle of helping a family with their dream.