If you read our latest blog post, you got to learn a bit more about getting started with the surrogacy process and what you can expect during your journey. In today’s post, we are going to be completing our guide to getting started with surrogacy so that you can get a better idea of it before you begin. Read on to learn more and contact us at Choice Surrogacy today with any questions or to begin the exciting process for yourself!
4. Satisfy All Legal Requirements
Once you have decided to move forward with your surrogate or an intended parent, you will have to make it official by drafting a legal contract in order to ensure that both you and the other party’s legal interests are represented and protected.
Each party will have their own attorney and will meet with them individually to review all of the legal aspects of surrogacy. Once both parties have agreed to the terms of the contract and each lawyer has had the chance to review and approve it, the contracts will be signed and the transferring process of the embryo can take place.
For assistance with this process and to find reliable representation to ensure that your rights and interests are protected, contact us at Choice Surrogacy today.
5. Begin the Embryo Transfer Process and Fertilization
It is now time to begin the medical procedures necessary to prepare for the embryo transfer. This is typically performed in an agreed upon fertility clinic.
To begin the process, the intended mother or egg donor will be given medication in order to help her develop eggs and will undergo a procedure to retrieve those eggs. Once the eggs are retrieved, they are then fertilized in a laboratory in order to create an embryo, which is then transferred to the surrogate. The surrogate will also undergo fertility treatments before the embryo transfer and during the pregnancy.
Once a pregnancy is confirmed and the baby’s heartbeat can be heard, the surrogate will then begin to receive payments for base compensation and monthly allowance. The surrogate will also begin prenatal care and continue to do so throughout the pregnancy.
6. Welcome the New Baby to the World!
After the lengthy surrogacy process, the birth of the new baby is an incredible and life-changing experience for both the intended parents and the surrogate. Most times, the intended parents will be there for the surrogate at the hospital to greet their new baby.
Once the baby is born and the surrogate is discharged from the hospital, the new family and surrogate can return to their homes, parents with their newborn baby and the surrogate with the satisfaction of giving the gift of parenthood to someone who could not do so on their own, which is an incredibly selfless gift.
Depending on the parents’ and surrogate’s wishes, they may decide to maintain a relationship throughout the child’s life. A professional surrogate agency such as Choice Surrogacy will also be able to facilitate this relationship and continue to provide support that is needed throughout and after surrogacy.
Whether you are considering building your own family or helping someone else build theirs, surrogacy can be a truly incredible and rewarding experience. Contact Choice Surrogacy today to learn more or to get started.