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Becoming a Surrogate Mother in Florida
Becoming a surrogate mother can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life! Many women make the decision to carry a child for intended parent(s) based on their strong desire to share their own experience and blessing. A surrogate mother is someone that truly wants to allow someone else to experience what it means to be a parent. Surrogate mothers are unique and special women. Statistics state that one of every six couples of childbearing age struggle with infertility. Many couples and individuals spend years going through infertility treatment before making the decision to choose surrogacy. At Creative Love it is our goal to take care of you and be your advocate throughout your surrogate journey so that you can focus on what is important, the best possible pregnancy. Our program director, Wendy Arker will help guide your throughout your journey answering any questions that you may have. She will walk you through the medical aspect of your journey, legal contract phase to ensure that your rights are protected and proper insurance coverage is in place.
Average match time is 30 days! So many things can vary in a gestational surrogacy. You location, the clinic location, if you have insurance coverage or if a policy needs to be purchased for you, willingness to terminate due to health of baby. Your willingness to travel to the intended parents clinic for the medical work-up and embryo transfer can expedite your match quicker.
Most of our surrogacy journeys are embryos created from egg donors. Being that the science is so advanced and continues to evolve into higher success rates single embryo transfer make for healthier and safer pregnancies.
Creative Love Surrogacy Agency understands firsthand that compensation is not your primary reason to become a surrogate mother. We do feel that you should be well compensated for your time and effort put into your journey. We have set base compensation guidelines, however; your requested compensation is entirely up to you. We’ll do whatever we can to meet your request. Compensation package increased with each journey. The compensation package included your base, a monthly allowance, start of injection fee, transfer fee, maternity clothing allowance and possibly other miscellaneous compensation fees. Please see compensation fees.
Your first step would be to complete an application on-line with us. Once we review your application a Surrogate Coordinator will contact you to first conduct a telephone interview. We will then forward you a detailed application questionnaire. If you are located within 75 miles of our Florida surrogacy office we would setup an in person interview.
This would be a decision made by a fertility doctor. They would have to review past medical records to determine if you’re a good candidate.
Being a surrogate mother requires a lot of a women both physically and emotionally. If you’ve been diagnosed with any clinical depression you would not qualify. However, if it’s a situational diagnosis from your past, it is still possible for you to become a surrogate.
No, in order to become a Surrogate Mother you do not have to have medical insurance. We’ll make sure that a proper insurance policy is purchased for you to cover your pregnancy and delivery and recovery. If you happen to have medical insurance we’ll verify if it’s surrogate friendly and can be safely used. In that case all cost would be taken over including monthly premium, deductible and any other bills.
You would have stop and have a minimum of two consecutive menstrual cycles to proceed to the clinical medical screening. However, we never encourage anyone to stop breastfeeding to become a surrogate mother. Enjoy your bonding time! While you’re breastfeeding we can begin gathering your past birth records and complete several of the steps to become a surrogate mother so when you’re finished breastfeeding we can begin working together.
Absolutely! You can become a Surrogate if your tubes are tied and/or you’ve had one or both of your tubes removed.
Absolutely! Being physical during a pregnancy has many positive benefits from helping to have an easier delivery and recovery.
Absolutely! We work together to match you with a like minded couple or individual. Depending on your demographics and the potential match we either meet at our office or arrange a Zoom meeting.
No, you do not have to be married to become a surrogate mother. We welcome many single mothers to our agency. We just want to know that you have a good support team around you. You just cannot be separated or going through a divorce.
98% of our intended parents have created their embryos. Now it’s a matter of the potential surrogate to be medically cleared at the intended parent(s) cycling fertility clinic. Once you’ve been approved from the time you begin preparing your body via different medications to the actual embryo transfer is six weeks.
The American Society of Reproductive Medicine sets guidelines that the fertility clinics follow. These are not laws, but guidelines for the safety and health of the surrogate mother and the baby she is carrying. Typically most fertility clinics will not allow more then 6 pregnancies in total.
Absolutely! You can potentially still qualify if have had no more then two c-sections with the third being your last.
Absolutely Not! Our main office is located in South Florida, but we work with surrogates who live in all the states where surrogacy is legal. Wherever the intended parents cycling clinic is you’ll travel twice. Once for your medical screening and back for your embryo transfer. We will cover all your costs associated with travel, including flights, hotel, meal allowance, gas or Uber allowance. We’ll also cover the travel for an embryo transfer including all the expenses for both you and your companion.
A surrogacy pregnancy carries all of the same risk as your own pregnancy.