Our agency makes sure that the power of attorneys is in place, well before the birth of the baby. This power of attorney gives a Newborn Care Nanny the legal guardianship rights and care for the baby until the Intended Parents are able to pick up the child. With the power of attorneys in place, Physician’s Surrogacy ensures that the Surrogates will never have to care for the baby after giving birth under any circumstances.
It takes usually about 2-6 months until the embryo is transferred. We will bring you in for a medical screening and set up a psychological evaluation. Once you agree to your match, you will enter into the legal contracts phase. Here, you will be provided with your own legal counsel. The clinic will begin a cycle calendar for you and instruct you to begin hormone injections.
In most cases, long-distance travel will only be required for medical screening and embryo transfer, during the initial stages of the fertility treatment. Once you are near the end of your first trimester, you will be released to your local OB doctor who will continue your medical care throughout the rest of your pregnancy. The location you will be required to travel to will be determined by the clinic location your intended parents have selected to store their embryos.
The intended parents that you are matched with will pay any traveling expenses related to your surrogacy.
Unfortunately, as one of the qualifications, we require Surrogates to be done with breastfeeding for at least one month before beginning the surrogacy process.
Yes. Birth control does not prevent you from being a Surrogate. Our Surrogate case managers will be able to go over the process during your phone interview.
During the initial screening process, we will require a background check of anyone over the age of 18 that lives in your household. If you are married, both you and your spouse will need to sign the acceptance agreement. Also, we will be including it in your legal contract. During the medical screening process, your partner/spouse will have to provide a blood and urine sample. Your partner will play a significant role as part of your support team during your surrogacy journey.
Yes, during your second intake interview of the surrogacy process, we will gather the qualifications criteria. It will help us in finding Intended Parents that match your preferences. Once the Intended Parent(s) reviews your profile and shares an interest in working with you, we will reach out to you and coordinate a call or video chat. After speaking/meeting, both parties will communicate to Physician’s Surrogacy if they wish to work together. Once both parties agree, it will be considered a match.
This is dependent on each case, but typically two weeks to a couple months. The length of the process depends on your preferences in Intended Parents and your responsiveness when they express interest in your profile. After your initial application, we will call you to talk about the surrogacy process and answer any questions you may have. We will then send you our compensation package and other documents to find out. Your intake coordinator can give you a rough estimate based on your profile how long it will take to match you.