Deciding to build your family through surrogacy is already a big decision, but even once that determination has been made, there is still another crucial matter you must consider: finding a compatible surrogate to go through this process with you. Knowing where to start to find your perfect surrogate can be difficult, but it is a vital step in the process. We are here to help you start your search for a surrogate for you and your family.
To ensure a smooth and effective journey, it may be advantageous to engage with a surrogacy service. Elevate surrogacy is one of the best agencies for intended parents, and we’ll go above and beyond to help you find your match. When selecting our donors and surrogates, our agency uses great care. Our four-month surrogate onboarding period allows us to verify the suitability of each candidate to ensure that you are partnering with the best match.
What Kinds of Surrogacy Are There?
Making a plan for your surrogacy goals helps establish what exactly you’re looking for throughout your surrogacy process. Surrogacy professionals, which are more easily accessible through agencies, can help you clarify all the factors associated with your surrogacy journey. There are numerous decisions to be considered during this time, so having an expert guide you through your choices can be beneficial.
In your plan, you should establish which type of surrogacy you want to use. There are two forms of surrogacy to think about.
In traditional surrogacy, the woman carrying the child is also their biological mother. Intrauterine insemination is used to fertilize her egg with sperm from either the intended father or a donor.
A child born through gestational surrogacy has no biological connection to the surrogate mother. Instead, in vitro fertilization is used to develop the embryo using an egg from the intended mother or a donor and sperm from the intended father or a donor. The embryo is then transferred to the surrogate after the egg has been fertilized in a lab. At Elevate, we only work with gestational surrogates.
Consider Your Options for Starting Your Surrogate Search
Knowing where to start your surrogacy journey can be difficult. The two most common ways of finding a surrogate are to start the process on your own, or by working with a Beverly Hills surrogacy agency.
Starting Your Search for a Surrogate on Your Own
Many people prefer working on their own. However, even if you opt to begin the surrogacy process without the help of an agency, you still need a surrogacy attorney to handle the legal aspects for you. Additionally, finding a surrogate mother independently involves using one or more of the following methods:
- Hearing about someone via word-of-mouth
- Getting in contact with someone through your connections
- Networking among your family and friends
Working alone implies you’d be in charge of screening any possible surrogates you come across. This approach is often more difficult and calls for prior knowledge of the surrogacy process, as well as familiarity with the professionals and resources you’ll need to carry out everything. Without an agency, you would have to do the bulk of the work without assurance that your efforts would be fruitful.
Starting Your Search for a Surrogate With an Agency
Finding a surrogate is usually more accessible and successful when using surrogacy agencies. California surrogacy agencies offer numerous services necessary to complete the surrogacy process. Agencies typically provide the following services:
- Screening potential surrogates
- Offering their surrogates fair compensation
- Case management services
- Matching intended parents with suitable surrogates
- Counseling intended parents
- Connections to surrogacy attorneys
- Handling insurance and medical billing
- Managing escrow accounts
- Compliance with state laws
By working with agencies, prospective parents can receive all the support and guidance they need to have a successful surrogacy experience.
How to Explore Your Potential Surrogate Matches
After starting your surrogate search, your connections or agency may have produced a few potential matches, but finding a potential match isn’t the end of your search. You still have to ensure you and your surrogate are compatible and your goals are aligned.
When partnering with an agency, you typically make a profile that introduces you to potential surrogates and includes pictures and details about your family. Additionally, you have access to potential surrogate profiles for women who are signed on with their agency.
Your agency will present your personal profile to surrogate candidates whose objectives align with yours. If you and a surrogate reciprocate interest in one another, you will have an opportunity to get to know each other better and discuss a surrogacy journey in more detail.
Elevate Surrogacy Agency Can Help You Find a Surrogate That Matches Your Goals
Building a family should be a joyous occasion, but going through the surrogacy process alone can be stressful. Even though the surrogacy process has many moving parts, you can get the support and guidance you need from a credible surrogacy agency in Beverly Hills.
Elevate is ready to be by your side as you search for your surrogate match. We are very careful when selecting surrogates for our agency, and we thoroughly evaluate all aspects of a surrogate’s health history, medical and birth records, and psychological state.. Elevate has handled the surrogacy journeys of many well-known celebrities as well as intended parents who live abroad. When you’re ready to easily find a surrogate you can trust, call us at (323) 933-8918 or contact us using our form.
Whether you are interested in surrogacy or egg donation as an intended parent or potential donor, the process can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Begin your journey today!