Surrogacy is a complex process involving many different avenues from the medical, legal, psychological, and emotional aspects. Creative Love wants you to understand all of these different avenues that are involved so that your surrogacy experience is a successful one. Working with an agency that is qualified and meets all of your expectations is important. Laying the foundation with open communication with the surrogate that you choose to work with is an important avenue to the success of your surrogate journey.
There are many things that you should consider before beginning a surrogate journey. We have compiled a list of different concerns that you should explore:
Most intended parents that turn to surrogacy have exhausted all avenues in their effort to carry a baby to term. Many intended mothers have uterine conditions that do not allow them to carry. Some have undergone a hysterectomy, cancer treatment and some have been born without the ability to carry ever. Surrogacy is also an ideal option for same-sex couples, and single intended fathers. Surrogacy is a viable choice for many. Adoption has been a common option for some, but the process can be overwhelming and often unsuccessful. Often intended parents are never given a full health and psychological history of the birth mother or birth father leaving much uncertainty. The rewards of a surrogate birth allows the intended parent to be involved in the pre-medical screening.
People say,” it takes a village to raise a child”. In surrogacy it takes a village to create a successful journey. What makes a surrogate journey successful is having a well thought out plan from the start. It’s important that your fully educated on all the different levels involved. Knowing the surrogate laws in the state that your surrogate resides before entering into a legal contract is important. Working with professionals that are knowledgeable and experienced matters to the success from the reproductive endocrinologist, mental health professional, attorney, obstetrician, and hospital staff.
It’s important before entering into a surrogate journey to be emotional committed. If you are an intended mother, are you OK with another women carrying your baby. It’s important that your at peace with this. All of the intended parents that we work with are required to be cleared psychologically by a licensed health care provider specializing in reproductive health. It’s important that your prepared for uncertainties that can come along with a surrogate journey from failed attempts, timing of the cycle, pregnancy complications. Working with a surrogate that you have good communication with upfront with both parties having an understanding of what expectations you have of each other helps in the journey being successful.
The cost of a surrogate journey can vary widely. It’s important to explore your options and educate yourself on all of the different fees involved. Cost between agencies can vary. During a journey unforeseen fees can present themselves outside of the standard cost. Learning about agency fees, surrogate compensation fees, legal fees, psychological fees, medical procedure, medication cost will help you determine if a surrogate journey is a possibility for you at the moment. We’ll sit down with you and help you financially prepare for a surrogate journey with us.