Your Journey to Being a Mom Through Surrogacy Begins at a Surrogacy Agency
Becoming a mother is a journey, it doesn’t matter which path to motherhood you take. Becoming a mother through surrogacy is like adopting with the added benefit of a genetic connection to the child and some assurances about the behavior of the birth mother. Most people who plan on using a surrogate to carry their child have exhausted their other options for having a child they are biologically related to. At this point the options are usually surrogacy or adoption, if it’s important that the child carry the genes of at least one parent then surrogacy is your only option for motherhood.
- Locate a surrogate. Once you’ve decided on surrogacy the first step is to decide how you’re going to locate a surrogate to work with. Some people have women in their lives who volunteer to be surrogates for them, it’s a very loving gesture and can work out if they fit the surrogacy profile. Other people advertise on the internet, this method is more problematic because you don’t know who you’re dealing with. If you find a woman who fits the surrogacy profile, and can come to an agreement you believe she will adhere to, this can be a good option too. The first two methods require the intended parents to do a lot of research, have the surrogate examined by a fertility doctor and psychiatrist to determine her fitness to become a surrogate mother, hire a lawyer to prepare contracts, arrange medical care for the surrogate and fertility services for themselves so they can produce an embryo through IVF and for the surrogate so she can be implanted with the embryo after her womb is properly prepared. That is a lot of work and, depending on the relationship you end up having with the surrogate, might not cover all possible problems that could arise. This is why most people end up using a surrogacy agency. According to a Californ