Many of our Surrogates and their families enjoy the positive experience so much, they decide to come back for another journey
Once the baby is born, for an additional 3—6 months you will continue to have access to all of our resources such as support groups and a psychologist.
Before the delivery of the baby, our team will work with you and the Intended Parents to create a birth plan to ensure that everyone is on the same page throughout the delivery.
This birth plan will be sent to the birth office at your local hospital before delivery, leaving you and the Intended Parents to only focus on this final milestone of your surrogacy journey.
Our medical team closely monitors your pregnancy through constant communication with your OB. Your dedicated Surrogate support case manager will be with you at every step of the way. If needed, you will also have unlimited access to a psychologist.
You will have a team rather than just one doctor supporting you throughout the pregnancy.
Once the legal agreement is complete, We will create an IVF cycle calendar. The calendar will include medication information, appointments, and major milestones. You will work with your IVF coordinator, who goes over the medications and instructions on use. During your IVF cycle, you will continue to be monitored at a local facility. The monitoring is vital to track your progress as you prepare for the embryo transfer.
The embryo transfer will occur approximately four weeks after the start of your medication. You and your support person will have to travel to the IVF clinic.
We take care of all accommodations for you and make sure you have a comfortable environment to relax in. The transfer itself is about a ten-minute non-surgical procedure, and your physician will require you to be on bed rest for 24 hours following the embryo transfer. Appointments for blood work between the transfer and the pregnancy test will be done locally to monitor hormone levels.
After two to three weeks of the transfer, a heartbeat ultrasound will take place to confirm the pregnancy. After confirming your pregnancy, the IVF center will continue to supervise you for several more weeks. Once the pregnancy is stable, you will be placed under the care of a local OB to support you for the remainder of the pregnancy.
Once the screening process confirms your qualifications to become a surrogate, the legal process of surrogacy will start. Both you and the Intended Parent(s) will have independent legal representation. The legal Representer will assist you with the contract phase and support you throughout your journey. The legal process typically takes two to four weeks. This contract lays the foundation of your journey before, during and after the pregnancy.
This contract clearly sets everyone’s expectations and your legal team will be there to support you. They will ensure that you are protected throughout the process.
The Surrogacy screening process further assesses your qualifications. The screening process consists of two components, That is, the psychological and comprehensive medical screening. Oftentimes, both of these may occur simultaneously. In many cases, psychological screening can even be done from the convenience of your own home. The medical screening takes place on-site at the IVF center you are matched with. Typically, you travel to the center for a single screening appointment.
All expenses and travel arrangements will be taken care of for you.
Generally, the IVF center will issue the results of the screening as well as your medical clearance letter.
During your initial interview, we discuss your vision for your journey. The session normally looks into your preferences regarding contact and types of families you would like to work with. We align your preferences with those of your prospective Intended Parents to create the perfect match.
Once a prospective Intended Parent selects you, you and your family will have an option to “meet and greet” via video chat.
This is the time to get to know each other and answer any questions you may have.
Complete your application to see if you meet with the primary qualifications for surrogacy. Afterward, one of our intake coordinators will reach out to you. We will schedule a brief interview. This will give you an opportunity to learn more about the program.
After your interview, you will enter our pre-screening process. This includes a comprehensive review of past pregnancy and current health status.
This is a vital step because we want to make sure that you meet the basic surrogacy qualifications. Also, it ensures that surrogacy is right and safe for you and your family.
The culmination of this exciting journey is welcoming your newborn into the world. Leading up to the delivery, you and your Surrogate Mother enjoy around the clock support, preparing everyone for the arrival of your bundle of joy. Once the baby is born and in your loving care, we continue to provide post-delivery support to the Surrogate for an additional 3 to 6 months.
For international parents, arrangements can be made for on-site concierge support during the delivery of your baby and the hospital stay.
If needed, help is provided to secure passports and visas, allowing you to focus on your new family.
You’ll receive updates directly from Physicians Surrogacy, rather than the Surrogate, after every appointment. This ensures that you’re receiving timely and accurate information regarding your baby. As an OB-managed agency, Physicians Surrogacy provides you with the option of electing for additional antenatal testing to be done providing reassurance of the healthy progress of your baby.
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