Surrogacy is a complex and emotionally charged process, which requires careful consideration and planning. Choosing the right surrogacy agency is a critical step in the process, as it can significantly impact the success and experience of your surrogacy journey. To ensure that you make an informed decision, it is essential to ask the right questions when evaluating surrogacy agencies. In this blog post, we will discuss the top five questions to ask your surrogacy agency.
What is the screening process for surrogates?
One of the most critical factors in surrogacy is the selection of the surrogate. It is important to know how the surrogacy agency selects and screens potential surrogates. Ideally, a surrogacy agency should have a rigorous screening process that includes medical, psychological, and background checks. The agency should also ensure that the surrogate is financially stable, emotionally mature, and has a supportive network.
What support services do you offer to surrogates and intended parents?
Surrogacy can be a challenging journey for both surrogates and intended parents. Therefore, it is essential to know what support services the agency provides. A reputable surrogacy agency should offer comprehensive support services, including counseling, legal guidance, and medical support. The agency should also provide ongoing emotional support to both the surrogate and intended parents throughout the surrogacy journey.
What are the costs involved in the surrogacy process?
Surrogacy is an expensive process, and it is essential to know the costs involved upfront. A surrogacy agency should provide a detailed breakdown of all the expenses, including the surrogate’s compensation, medical expenses, legal fees, and agency fees. It is also important to understand the agency’s fee structure and any additional costs that may arise during the surrogacy process.
What are the legal requirements for surrogacy in your state?
Surrogacy laws vary from state to state, and it is important to know the legal requirements in your state. A reputable surrogacy agency should be familiar with the legal requirements in your state and provide guidance on the legal aspects of the surrogacy process. The agency should also work with experienced attorneys who specialize in surrogacy law to ensure that all legal requirements are met.
How does the agency match intended parents with surrogates?
The process of matching intended parents with a surrogate is a critical step in the surrogacy journey. It is important to understand how the surrogacy agency approaches the matching process. A reputable surrogacy agency should take into account the intended parents’ preferences and needs, as well as the surrogate’s personality, medical history, and personal preferences. The agency should also provide support and guidance to both the intended parents and surrogate throughout the matching process, including introductions, communication facilitation, and ongoing support. Understanding the agency’s approach to matching can help ensure that the intended parents are matched with a surrogate who is a good fit for them, and that the surrogacy journey gets off to a positive start.
In conclusion, choosing the right surrogacy agency is a critical step in the surrogacy process. Asking the right questions can help you make an informed decision and ensure that you have a positive and successful surrogacy journey. If you are considering surrogacy, Elevate encourage you to ask these top five questions when evaluating surrogacy agencies. If you’d like to set up a consultation to discuss the process of finding a surrogate or becoming a surrogate yourself, please contact us here or give us a call at 323-933-8918.