Surrogacy may seem simple. Someone wants to have a baby, but any number of factors prevent them from getting or staying pregnant. You’ve had a least one baby, you don’t mind (or even LOVE) being pregnant and your body seems to handle it well. Sounds like a match made in heaven, right?
Not so fast! There are a lot of moving parts that go into a surrogate pregnancy journey progressing safely and smoothly, with the best of results – a healthy baby. You might be surprised how much you get from an agency.
Here are just a few things a surrogacy agency offers.
Matching. An agency can help you find just the right intended parents (IPs) for you to partner with on your surrogacy journey. They will ask you tons of questions to get to know what you are like, of course, but they do the same with the intended parents. It’s a wonderful way to ensure your personalities are compatible.
Screening. You and the intended parents may really hit it off, but realistically, you’re still strangers to each other and will be for a while. It’s not easy to do all the vetting required to make you comfortable with them. Your agency does all the legwork for you, so you learn everything you need to know about them.
Security. When you work with an agency, they will put all funds from the intended parents into an escrow account to be disbursed to you on schedule. You’ll have your hands full as a surrogate, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting paid on schedule.
Advocacy. The agency can act as your go between with the intended parents if you have any concerns you don’t feel comfortable bringing up directly. They will always have the baby’s and your interests at heart.
Advice. If you have any questions along the way, your agency has most likely encountered them before. They are the experts, and they don’t mind offering the benefit of their experience, so you’ll never feel like you’re on your own.
Resources. Surrogacy agencies have facilitated surrogate journeys thousands of times. They know attorneys, fertility clinics, reproductive endocrinologists, OB/GYNs and more, and are happy to make recommendations to you and the intended parents.
Coordination. Your agency can make appointments for you, as well and travel and lodging arrangements, so you never need to worry about where you need to be and how you’re going to get there.
When you’re ready to talk to a surrogacy agency, you can’t go wrong with Surrogate Solutions. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have about becoming a surrogate or choosing an agency. Contact us today or fill out our surrogate application to get started.
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