What Does an Agency Do for Intended Parents?
Surrogacy offers thousands of people new hope for the family that they have always dreamed of. Some people pursue surrogacy because they are struggling with infertility and are unable to conceive a child on their own. On the other hand, a growing number of same sex couples are pursuing their dreams of having a child via surrogacy.
Rather than dealing directly with trying to find a surrogate, and all the logistics of managing the clinical process, legal process and delivery process, most intended parents search out reputable agencies, such as Simple Surrogacy, to guide them through the surrogacy process from start to finish.
A surrogacy agency does countless things to help make the process go smoothly for both the intended parents and the surrogate, focusing on delivering a healthy child to a family that has long dreamed of becoming parents.
Agencies Screen Prospective Surrogates
Perhaps the most important thing that a surrogacy agency does for intended parents is that they find and screen potential surrogates, maximizing the likelihood that the pregnancy will be healthy. Different agencies have different factors that they look at during the screening process, but some considerations are universal.
Reputable agencies look for women who have already had one or more biological children of their own with no complications. They also thoroughly assess the surrogates physical background and also evaluate her emotional health to ensure that she will be comfortable with the stressors that can happen to any surrogate. If you or someone you know are interested in becoming a surrogate, then follow the links on our website for more information. Potential surrogates should also remember that different agencies may have different perspectives on how much surrogates get paid.
Even though the surrogacy agency plays a vital role in finding and screening potential surrogates, it is important to remember that ultimately the choice is still in the hands of the intended parents. They are the ones who will make a decision to use or not use the prospective surrogate.
What Else Do Surrogate Agencies Do?
Finding and screening, and then matching surrogates with intended parents, is only part of the comprehensive work that surrogate agencies do.
Linking Surrogates and IVF Facilities
They also provide a vital link between the surrogate and the IVF facility that will be used. This helps to ensure outstanding medical outcomes, since the agencies know what IVF facilities yield the best outcomes. Agencies also manage the many appointments and timing involved in the IVF process, and ensure the surrogates is aware of and keeps all of her scheduled appointments. It is important to remember that the IVF process may vary somewhat depending on the usage of an egg donor, or the intended mother’s own eggs. Agencies have experienced all different types of IVF processes and can explain the process to Intended Parents. Ultimately, the relationship between the surrogate and the IVF clinic is relatively brief. The surrogate will receive pregnancy care from her normal OB/GYN, while the Agency will continue to coordinate that entire process.
The Legal Work
Another important task that tends to be delegated to the surrogate agency is legal work. This involves referring the Intended Parents and Surrogate to reputable, experienced reproductive Law attorneys to ensure the legal process is smooth and without bumps. Using an expert, like a surrogate agency, to do this legwork and research will save you time, hassle, and costs in the end. These agencies know what they are doing, and they also understand that laws differ dramatically from state-to-state; some states are simply more surrogate friendly than others. And, they will make sure that everything is in place so that you never encounter an unpleasant surprise, and that the names end up on the birth certificate and the baby is legally yours with no hassles.
Maintain The Real Between Surrogate and Intended Family
And, finally, one of the most important things that the surrogate agency does is maintain a strong relationship between the surrogate and the intended family by being a liaison. Pregnancy is stressful and surrogacy can be even more stressful for a variety of reasons. To minimize this stress, the surrogate agency, and their trained specialists, can serve as unbiased sounding boards. And they can also intervene if anything were to go more seriously awry, which it rarely does.
Not all surrogate agencies are created equally. Quite simply, some of them, like Simple Surrogacy, are a cut above their competitors. Understanding that surrogacy costs are already quite high, some people look to cut corners and save. But, let us caution you, the surrogate agency is not an area in which you want to compromise. Instead, you should consider experience, reviews, and finally, cost. Choose the agency that you feel most comfortable with, since you will be interacting with them regularly throughout the pregnancy and immediately afterwards. An advantage with Simple surrogacy is the Texas Advantage, which lets you enjoy the guidance of a top-level agency for less than average because of our central location in Texas.
As noted above, the surrogacy cost is high, and it is not consistent. Surrogacy on one of the country’s coasts may be much costlier than it would be for the Midwest. But, do not evaluate an agency simply by cost. Look carefully at the services that they are including. Also, make sure to ask other people who have used your selected agency for testimonials.
Becoming parents via surrogacy fulfills lifelong dreams that many childless couples may have. There are many reasons that people choose surrogacy as their route to a happy and healthy infant. But, choosing surrogacy is only the first step. Once you have decided that you want to go down the surrogacy route, the next step is choosing the ideal surrogate agency for you! Remember this decision is highly personal. What is the right choice for you may not be the right choice for a friend or neighbor!
It is important that you are comfortable with your agency because you are going to be in regular communication with them for a long period of time. The surrogate agencies that you are interacting with have countless responsibilities for both the intended parents and their surrogates. These responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, finding, screening, and matching surrogates with their intended parents. This can be along and time-consuming process to find the perfect fit. Second, surrogate agencies may play an essential role in matching surrogates with critical medical providers, ensuring that the baby will be as healthy as possible. And, finally, and most importantly, the surrogate agency stands at the center of communication, ensuring that the process moves as smoothly as possible and that all participants are as happy as possible at the end!
If you have any additional questions or need more information about the surrogacy process, please contact us via www.simplesurrogacy.com. We want to make your journey to becoming parents in the best and most streamlined manner.