Surrogacy Process: From Application to Delivery
Please let us know if you have any questions. We wish you a safe and happy journey!
1. Submit Application
Once we’ve received your application, we will set up a phone interview and answer any questions you may have. We ask for 5-10 pictures of yourself and you with your babies to put on your profile to show intended parents.
2. Phone Interview
We’ll schedule a phone interview with you and we’ll answer any questions you may have. After the interview, you’ll need to complete the documents and return that to us before we can make you Available to intended parents.
When parents are interested in you, we will contact you to set up a video meeting with the parents. After you have your video meeting with the intended parents, you will have some time to decide if you want to become a surrogate for those parents and “match” with them.
After a successful match you’ll be scheduled for your psychological evaluation with a psychologist. You will also be scheduled for a medical screening. The medical screening will take place at the IVF clinic that the parents have chosen to work with. The screening involves a physical exam, blood work and other tests that the doctor feels are necessary to ensure that you are healthy enough to become a surrogate.
Once you’ve received medical clearance, You will be provided legal representation to guide you through the review of your legal contract between yourself and your intended parents. This typically takes several weeks to complete until all parties are satisfied. All legal fees are paid for by the intended parents.
Once legal clearance is issued, and your escrow account is funded, the IVF clinic will give you the calendar and medications for you to prepare for the embryo transfer. You will begin your medications in order to prepare your body for the embryo transfer. It’s very important to follow the medication protocol exactly or you may jeopardize the transfer and surrogacy. During the time, you also need to visit the IVF clinic or local monitoring clinic for blood tests and ultrasound.
7. Embryo Transfer
The IVF clinic will give you instructions on how to prepare for the transfer. The embryo transfer procedure itself is rather quick and painless. Physician uses a small catheter to insert the embryos into your uterus. Most doctor will instruct you to be on bedrest for 1-3 days following the procedure. Hotel and flight (if applicable) will be prepared for by your case manager. Your case manager will be with you on the day of your transfer.
8. The Blood Pregnancy Test and Follow Up Testings
About two weeks after the embryo transfer, a blood pregnancy test will be completed showing a positive or negative hCG number. If you are pregnant, you will continue to be monitored by your IVF clinic or local monitoring clinic for blood tests and ultrasounds. After 10 weeks of pregnancy, you will be released to your local OB/GYN for the remainder of your surrogacy pregnancy.
You will deliver your surrogate baby at the hospital near you. Case manager and IPs will be at the delivery if at all possible.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our surrogacy program or the process involved. We look forward to hearing from you!