Once the application form is submitted a member of our surrogacy team will send you a intake form, contact you to ask about your preferred qualifications for your surrogate mother, discuss the legal and financial aspects of surrogacy and answer any questions you may have about surrogacy.
2. Surrogacy Professionals
Intended parents must retain lawyer(s) who specialize in fertility and assisted reproduction law and a IVF physician who can do the embryo transfer. If these professionals are not already retained, we can refer intended parents to these professionals.
We will provide surrogate mother profiles for you to review. When you have selected the surrogate mother that you are most interested in working with.We will send your profile to the surrogate, if both the intended parents and surrogate agree to work together, then we have a successful match.
4. Trust Account
You will need to establish a trust account through your attorney or a bonded and licensed escrow company. Funds from this account will be used to pay for surrogate compensation and other expenses incurred during surrogacy. Any excess funds will be refunded to you when the surrogacy process is complete.
All potential Surrogates will undergo medical, psychological testing and background checks to confirm that the surrogate is suitable for surrogacy.
6. Legal Contract
Once the surrogate is cleared, a surrogacy contract will be drafted by the intended parent's attorney. This surrogacy contract will be separately reviewed by the surrogate and surrogate's attorney.
7. Medical Procedures
When the surrogate has received legal clearance, she will undergo in vitro fertilization at the fertility clinic. Here she will begin the medications and injections to prepare her for the embryo transfer.After the embryo transfer is completed the surrogate will return to the fertility clinic around two weeks later to confirm pregnancy.
8. Pregnancy and Finalization of Parental Rights
Once the surrogate's pregnancy has been confirmed through blood tests and ultrasound, we will stay in continuous contact with the surrogate and frequently update the intended parents about the surrogate's progress. Around the end of the first trimester, attorney(s) will start preparing for the finalization of the parental rights and file the necessary legal documents to the court to attain a court judgement that will make the intended parents the child's legal parents and have their names on the child's birth certificate.
8. Delivery of the Baby
Intended parents will go to the hospital where the surrogate is delivering their child. Intended parents who are arriving from other countries are highly encouraged to apply for visas early and arrive a few weeks early in case the surrogate delivers the baby before the due date.
10. Assistance with taking the child back to home country (International Intended Parents)
If the intended parents are from another country, we will assist the intended parents with acquiring the child's or children's passport, travel documents, birth certificate, social security number and any other legal documents.