Surrogate Mothers

If you’re considering growing your family using a surrogate to carry your child, it’s totally understandable for you to be interested in the nature of that surrogate mother’s role, their rights and the way in which they are selected and screened.

Surrogate Mothers Around the World

Here, the team at Global Surrogacy will explain a little about this side of the process.
Surrogate Mother

How are surrogate mothers selected?

Surrogate selection and screening processes vary from territory to territory.

In many locations, only “altruistic” surrogacy is legal. This term refers to occasions where a potential surrogate mother volunteers her time and services in order to carry a child for IPs (intended parents). In most cases, IPs will be required to cover certain costs, such as medical bills, but no more.

The alternative is “commercial” surrogacy. This is a process wherein a surrogate mother is paid for what she does. Some authorities have criminalised this type of surrogacy in order to prevent immoral money-making schemes from developing in which the human rights of the surrogate may be infringed.

In order to be chosen as a viable surrogate, the women who volunteer for the procedure are carefully screened. They undergo a series of intensive medical tests and psychological evaluations – the exact nature of which varies between countries. In many cases, the consent of any spouse must be given.

The law of some countries states that surrogate mothers must have already had a child of their own before carrying a child on behalf of others.

Usually, surrogates are matched with their IPs by medical professionals or surrogacy specialists and the IPs cannot choose for themselves.

Newborn Baby Foot

Payment Schedule

Our payment schedule sets out the instalments you will pay us over the duration of your journey. All fees are paid directly to Global Surrogacy. Our payment schedule’s features are as follows:

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Identifies milestones and payments on a monthly basis.

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Identifies the cost of additional services and contingencies.

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Offers Packages for greater certainty of the total costs.

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Is payable in Euros or US dollars.

We provide Surrogate Services Internationally

What are the rights of a surrogate mother?

Surrogate selection and screening processes vary from territory to territory.

In many locations, only “altruistic” surrogacy is legal. This term refers to occasions where a potential surrogate mother volunteers her time and services in order to carry a child for IPs (intended parents). In most cases, IPs will be required to cover certain costs, such as medical bills, but no more.

BEING A SURROGATE MOTHER: THE PROCESS

Global Surrogacy works closely with countries including surrogacy in Colombiasurrogacy in Georgiasurrogacy in Greecesurrogacy in Russia and surrogacy in Ukraine as well as California and Texas in the US. We ensure that all surrogate mothers are kept safe, healthy and supported throughout their journey.

Embryo transfer can only be completed when the surrogate has reached a suitable stage in her menstrual cycle. 12-15 days after implantation, the surrogate will undergo a blood test to check for pregnancy.

Once the embryo has gestated for 5 weeks, the surrogate will then undergo a second blood test and an ultrasound in order to ascertain the embryo’s presence and the viability of the pregnancy.

Following this, the surrogate will attend fortnightly check-ups, then, at 12 weeks, another ultrasound to check for a heartbeat and to ensure development is going well.

From the second trimester until birth, the surrogate will have check-ups every 3 weeks for ultrasounds, blood and urine tests and physicals.

She will also undergo regular psychological and lifestyle checks to ensure that she is generally healthy and happy. IPs will receive regular updates on the progress of the pregnancy.

Finally, a delivery date and method will be decided upon depending on the nature of the pregnancy.

Of course, it is impossible to select a definite date – after all, births can occur slightly earlier or later than predicted – but we recommend that IPs travel to the location of their child’s birth at least a week before the estimated date.

To find out more about surrogacy in your chosen location, simply contact the team at Global Surrogacy today. We’ll be delighted to assist you.