How to Become a Surrogate ?
These pages are intended to provide information to ladies who are thinking about being a surrogate mother for others who are in need. Unlike many other surrogacy services providers, our Centers are unique. We are a full-time, private medical clinic that focuses solely on surrogacy and infertility. We serve patients who require surrogate moms to help them achieve their goal of having a healthy pregnancy.
The assistance we provide involves providing the most up-to-date, advanced fertility treatment as well as ensuring that every couple in need of a surrogate mother has access to highly qualified and motivated surrogates at an affordable price. Furthermore, our entire team is committed to ensuring that the surrogate’s experience is both enjoyable and gratifying. As we contribute our expertise and aid to the miracle of surrogate pregnancy, the health and well-being of all concerned has always been our first aim.
We are delighted that you, as a prospective surrogate, have taken the effort to search the Internet for the essential surrogacy information that is now available. We recommend that you not only read the pages in this part about surrogates, but also look around the rest of our website. Our numerous web sections are chock-full of surrogacy-related information and connections to useful websites.
Surrogate Motherhood in Five Easy Steps
- The initial step is to contact the Fertility Institutes and express your interest in being a surrogate mother. You will speak with or receive a response from a professional and experienced nurse coordinator in our programme when you call or send us an email. The nurse will be pleased to go over the basics of our programme with you and ask about your previous pregnancies and medical history to see if you qualify for it. If you are a suitable potential candidate, we will make preparations for you to obtain extensive information and to supply us with a detailed health, pregnancy, and social history, which the surrogacy team will analyse.
- After you complete Step 1, you will be scheduled for a physical and psychological examination to ensure that becoming pregnant on behalf of a couple poses no physical or emotional risk to you or the pregnancy. If applicable, your spouse or partner may be requested to give a blood sample that will be examined alongside yours to ensure that both findings are acceptable for programme participation. As we begin to prepare for your formal acceptance into the programme, we will provide you with further information about our programme.
- Following your initial acceptance into the programme, the nurse coordinators will make recommendations to you for couples in need of a surrogate whose circumstances appear to be similar to your own. Unlike surrogacy companies, the couples seeking a surrogate in our programme are current patients in our private medical practise. They are well-known to us, and their capacity to deal with both a surrogate pregnancy and a surrogate has been vetted and analysed. The nurses will explain the medical and social problems of the couples in general to help you understand why your help is required. After knowing more about a couple’s situation, most possible surrogates are quickly willing to meet with them. Couples and surrogates who live in the same region of the nation are frequently found to be ideal matches when geographical considerations arise. At this point, you will be given a prescription for prenatal vitamins and instructed to begin taking them on a daily basis.
- A meeting between you and the potential pair will be set up. They will have been given some generic information about you, just as you have been told about the couple. The initial meeting is a casual “get to know you” get-together. It usually occurs in one of our offices. If everything goes smoothly (which it nearly usually does), you will be invited to phone us the next day to confirm your readiness to be a surrogate for the couple. Similarly, the potential couple will be asked to call us the next day to confirm their willingness to start.
- An attorney representing the couple will form the legal requirements associated to the surrogacy arrangement into a surrogacy contract once the couple and the surrogate have reached an agreement in principle. As the contract is being created, the attorney will contact you to ensure that your unique needs pertaining to the agreement are met. You will be given a copy of the contract once the preliminary draught is ready for you to review. You will be invited to select an attorney of your choice who will assist you in reading and comprehending the contract. Your lawyer will be able to answer any questions you have and clarify any areas that are confusing to you. You will be given a specific monetary sum to cover the attorney’s fees. Signatures will be collected and the medical phase of the cycle will commence after all parties are satisfied with the details of the arrangement.
Eligibility of Surrogates
Our programme screens potential surrogates to ensure that they are medically, physiologically, sociologically, and psychologically suitable for surrogacy. A successful surrogate candidate will be at least 18 years old and have delivered at least one baby at full term (9 months) and without serious complications. Surrogates must be nonsmokers who live in smoke-free environments. The surrogate must be free of any major or life-threatening medical disorders. During the treatment cycle and during pregnancy, you must be able to attend medical appointments. Surrogates must have a stable financial situation. Surrogacy should not be considered a primary or secondary source of income or support.
Surrogate partners must be similarly qualified for the intended procedure.
To maintain our high gestational surrogate pregnancy success rates, we use a combination of drugs and treatments. Details on how to handle a typical surrogate cycle can be found elsewhere on our website. In gestational surrogacy, the mother’s and surrogate’s menstrual cycles or hormonal status are determined, and the two women’s cycles are “synchronised” with short-acting medicines that enable for temporary control of the cycle to be managed by the physician. This synchronisation will usually be achieved within one to three weeks following the commencement of a cycle. After gaining control of the cycles, the surrogate’s uterus will be trained to track the mother’s egg production so that the resulting embryos can be effectively transferred to the womb of the perfectly scheduled and receptive surrogate.