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Find the egg donor that best suits you

potential egg donors have certificates of good medical health, including a physical examination, as well as laboratory and genetic tests with detailed information about their medical and family history and lifestyle habits, which are evaluated to determine their suitability and identify any potential risk of medical or genetic health problems.

Find a surrogate mother

Your baby’s surrogate mother is a crucial part of this adventure. Therefore, we will be by her side throughout the journey, attentively addressing her health, integrity, and needs. Our commitment is to support and facilitate a positive environment for the pregnancy, focusing on providing care and assistance to contribute to the best possible outcome.

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Who will give the sperm?

The decision of who will provide the sperm is an important and personal choice for each couple. While it’s not possible to use the genetic material from both partners for a single embryo, we encourage you to consider various factors in making this decision. One recommendation is to consider the overall health and lifestyle of each partner, as these can influence the quality of the sperm. We’re here to guide you through these considerations, ensuring you have all the information needed to make the best decision for your family.

Learn small lifestyle choices you can make to make sure your sperm are as strong and healthy.

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Gestational development of the baby

At our agency, we are committed to carefully monitoring and caring for your baby’s development throughout the pregnancy. We understand the importance of this phase for you as prospective parents, and we ensure to keep you constantly informed. You will receive regular updates about the well-being and progress of the pregnancy, ensuring that you are always aware of how your baby is doing. Our dedicated team is always available to answer any questions and share vital information, making sure that you feel connected and involved in every step of this wonderful journey.

Gestational development of the baby
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Come home with your baby

Before your baby is born, our team will be available to discuss and assist with various legal aspects, including potential passport arrangements for your newborn. Each case is unique, and sometimes additional legal steps may be necessary. We handle these details on a case-by-case basis, always aiming to provide you with personalized guidance and support. While genetic tests can provide important information, we understand the complexities of nationality laws and will work with you to navigate these matters. Our goal is to help you prepare for your journey home with your new family member, ensuring you have all the necessary information and support for a smooth transition.

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Your Journey at Home: Guidance for Your Baby’s First Steps

As you approach the final step of your journey with us, our commitment to your family’s well-being remains as strong as ever. We will guide you through preparing everything at home for your baby’s arrival, ensuring that you feel fully equipped and ready for this new chapter. Our support extends to helping you navigate the early stages of parenthood, making the transition as smooth as possible for both the baby and you, the parents. Simultaneously, we will diligently work on the process of obtaining the formal passport for your baby, allowing you to focus on settling in with your new family member without the added stress of paperwork. Our aim is to be there for you, offering guidance and advice until the very end, ensuring that your journey into parenthood is supported every step of the way.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Surrogacy is a process where a woman (surrogate) carries and delivers a child for another person or couple (intended parents). The key steps include:

  • Matching: Intended parents and a surrogate agree to a partnership, often facilitated by an agency.
  • Legal Agreements: Contracts are drawn up outlining rights and responsibilities, handled by specialized attorneys.
  • Medical Procedures: In gestational surrogacy, an embryo created via IVF (using the intended parents’ or donors’ egg and sperm) is implanted in the surrogate. In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate’s egg is used.
  • Pregnancy and Birth: The surrogate carries the pregnancy and the intended parents typically are involved throughout.
  • Post-Birth: After birth, the child is legally placed with the intended parents.

Surrogacy laws vary by region, so it’s crucial to consult legal and medical professionals. This process involves significant emotional and ethical considerations for all parties involved.

The cost of surrogacy typically ranges from about $90,000 to over $150,000 in the United States, varying based on factors such as surrogacy type (gestational or traditional), agency fees, surrogate compensation, medical and insurance expenses, legal fees, and other pregnancy-related costs. Gestational surrogacy often costs more due to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. It’s crucial for intended parents to thoroughly plan for these expenses.

Becoming a surrogate involves several steps, and the requirements can vary depending on the agency and location. Here’s a general guide:

  • Research: Understand the process, responsibilities, and legal aspects of surrogacy. Research agencies or methods to become a surrogate.
  • Meet the Requirements: Common requirements include age limits (usually 21-40 years), having given birth to at least one healthy child, being in good physical and mental health, and leading a stable lifestyle.
  • Application: Complete an application through a surrogacy agency or a fertility clinic. This typically includes medical history, lifestyle information, and reasons for wanting to be a surrogate.
  • Screening: Undergo thorough medical and psychological screenings to ensure suitability for surrogacy.
  • Legal Representation: Obtain independent legal counsel to understand and negotiate the surrogacy agreement.
  • Matching with Intended Parents: Agencies usually help in matching surrogates with intended parents. This process involves mutual agreement and compatibility.
  • Medical Procedures: If gestational surrogacy is involved, undergo fertility treatments and embryo transfer.
  • Pregnancy and Delivery: Carry and deliver the baby for the intended parents.
  • Post-Delivery: Complete any legal processes to establish the intended parents’ legal rights and conclude the surrogacy arrangement.

It’s crucial for potential surrogates to consider the emotional, physical, and legal implications of surrogacy and to seek support and guidance throughout the process.

A surrogacy agency plays a pivotal role in facilitating the surrogacy process. Its responsibilities include:

  • Screening: Conducts thorough screenings of potential surrogates and intended parents, including medical, psychological, and background checks.
  • Matching: Helps match surrogates with intended parents based on compatibility, preferences, and legal requirements.
  • Coordination of Services: Manages the coordination of medical procedures, legal services, and counseling needs.
  • Legal Guidance: Provides or refers legal counsel to ensure proper legal agreements are in place and legal requirements are met.
  • Support and Counseling: Offers ongoing support and counseling to surrogates and intended parents throughout the process.
  • Financial Management: Manages financial transactions, including surrogate compensation and medical expenses.
  • Communication Facilitator: Acts as a mediator and communication facilitator between the surrogate and intended parents.

An agency ensures that the surrogacy journey is professionally managed, legally compliant, and emotionally supported for all parties involved. If you are looking for a surrogacy agency that guides you an understand you, contact us and give the first step in your parenting journey

The length of the surrogacy process can vary significantly based on various factors, but here’s a general timeline:

  • Initial Steps (Several Weeks to Months):

Research, decision-making, and choosing a surrogacy agency or independent route.

Completing applications, screenings, and approvals for both surrogates and intended parents.

  • Matching Process (1-6 Months):

Finding and matching a surrogate with intended parents. This duration can vary based on specific preferences and compatibility.

  • Legal and Medical Preparations (1-3 Months):

Drafting and signing legal contracts.

Medical screenings, fertility treatments, and preparation for embryo transfer in the case of gestational surrogacy.

  • Embryo Transfer and Conception Attempt (1-2 Months):

The process of embryo transfer in gestational surrogacy. Sometimes multiple attempts are needed for a successful pregnancy.

  • Pregnancy (9 Months):

The duration of a typical pregnancy.

  • Post-Birth Legal Processes (Variable):

Establishing the parental rights of the intended parents, which can vary depending on local laws.

Overall, the entire surrogacy journey typically takes about 15 to 18 months from start to finish, but it can be shorter or longer depending on individual circumstances, legal factors, and the success of medical procedures.

Yes, surrogates are typically compensated for their role in the surrogacy process. The amount of compensation can vary widely based on several factors:

  • Base Compensation: Surrogates usually receive a base compensation, which can vary depending on their location, experience, and the agency or arrangement. In the United States, this can range from about $30,000 to $50,000 or more.
  • Additional Expenses: On top of the base compensation, surrogates are often reimbursed for related expenses, such as medical costs, maternity clothing, travel expenses, and potentially lost wages.
  • Type of Surrogacy: Compensation might differ between gestational and traditional surrogacy, with gestational surrogates often receiving higher compensation due to the additional medical procedures involved.
  • Agency vs. Independent Arrangements: Compensation can also vary depending on whether the surrogate works through an agency or enters into an independent arrangement with the intended parents.
  • Experience: Experienced surrogates who have successfully completed previous surrogacies may receive higher compensation.

It’s important to note that surrogacy laws, including aspects related to compensation, vary by country and even by region within countries. Legal advice is typically recommended to ensure that compensation arrangements are fair and legally compliant.

The success rate of surrogacy can vary based on several factors, but it’s generally considered to be quite high, especially when compared to other fertility treatments. Key factors influencing success rates include:

  • Quality of the Embryo: Success rates are higher with high-quality embryos. Factors like age and health of the egg and sperm donors play a significant role.
  • Surrogate’s Health: A surrogate’s reproductive history and overall health are crucial. A healthy surrogate with a proven track record of successful pregnancies usually increases the likelihood of success.
  • Fertility Clinic and Medical Technology: The expertise of the fertility clinic and the technology used for in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer can significantly impact success rates.
  • Age Factor: The age of the egg donor (in gestational surrogacy) is a critical factor. Younger eggs generally lead to higher success rates.

Typical success rates for surrogacy ranged from 60% to 75% per embryo transfer, with some clinics reporting even higher rates. However, it’s important to note that it may take more than one attempt for a successful pregnancy, and success rates can vary widely from one clinic to another. Intended parents should consult with fertility specialists to get a clearer picture based on their specific circumstances.

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