Things to Look for When Finding a Surrogacy Agency

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The decision to grow your family through surrogacy is a personal and momentous occasion.  You’re starting on a journey filled with hope, excitement, and perhaps a touch of anxiety.  Choosing the right surrogacy agency is an important first step, as this partner, depending on the business model, will guide you through every aspect of the surrogacy process. 

How to Choose a Surrogacy Agency for You

Deciding to use an international surrogacy agency is a big step in the journey towards parenthood. It’s about more than just meeting a surrogate -it’s about finding a reliable partner who will support you, guide you, and help you through the complexities of the surrogacy process. Here are a few important tips to help you find the best surrogacy agency. 

Experience and Reputation

Look for a surrogacy agency that has a proven track record of success. Make sure that it also has a positive reputation within the surrogacy community. Ask for references from past clients and do your research to ensure the agency is reputable.  

Check to see if you surrogacy agency has a physical presence in the location where the medical procedures and monitoring of the pregnancy will happen.  Many agencies are merely a post-box for other entities or agencies. 

Legal Expertise

Surrogacy involves complex legal issues that vary from state to state. Make sure the agency you choose has legal expertise in the field of surrogacy to help guide you through the legal process. It’s essential that the agency has legal experts on board or collaborates closely with reputable legal professionals who specialise in reproductive laws. 

Support and Counseling Services

Surrogacy is an emotional journey as much as it is a legal and medical one. Ensure that the surrogacy agencies provide access to support and counselling services for both intended parents and surrogates throughout the process. 

Matching Process

The process of matching surrogates with intended parents should be thorough and transparent. Look for an agency that takes into account the preferences, values, and expectations of both parties to ensure compatibility and set the foundation for a smooth journey. 

Transparency in Costs and Fees

Surrogacy can be expensive, which means costs can vary significantly. A reliable agency will provide a clear, detailed list of all expected costs and fees without any hidden charges. This includes the surrogate’s compensation, clinic fees, legal costs, and any anticipated medical expenses. Get a clear breakdown of the agency’s fees and any potential additional costs. Ensure transparency in surrogate compensation packages as well. 

Medical and Psychological Screening

Comprehensive screening is important for ensuring the health and well-being of both the surrogate and the baby. While making your choice, make sure that the agency conducts thorough medical and psychological screenings and follows the best industry practices. Also, the agency should prioritise the surrogate’s health and well-being throughout the pregnancy and offer proper aftercare. 

Communication and Accessibility

Throughout the surrogacy process, you will want consistent updates and easy access to the agency’s staff. Evaluate how the agency communicates and whether it feels responsive to your needs. 

Success Rates

While success can be defined differently by different surrogacy agencies, looking at the number of successful matches and births can give you a sense of an agency’s effectiveness. However, keep in mind that these numbers are viewed in the context of the agency’s history and specialisation. 

Post-Birth Support

The relationship with a surrogacy agency shouldn’t abruptly end after the birth. Check for agencies that offer post-birth support, help with the legalities of birth registration, and provide any emotional support if needed. 

Cultural and Ethical Practices

Finally, it’s important that the agency’s practices align with your own ethical and cultural values. This includes their approach to surrogacy agreements, how they handle the rights of all parties involved, and their overall philosophy towards the concept of surrogacy. 

Why Choose Us for Your Surrogacy Needs?

At Global Surrogacy, we understand the importance of finding the right match for your surrogacy journey. Our international surrogacy team has over 11 years of experience in the field and a proven track record of success. We offer personalised matching services, comprehensive support, and expert legal guidance to ensure a positive experience for all parties involved.

The average surrogacy journey lasts around 15 months. During this time, we will serve as your main point of contact, arranging in-person or video meetings with your clinic, surrogate, or local case manager whenever needed. Rest assured, all necessary paperwork will be thoroughly reviewed and approved by seasoned attorneys from all applicable legal standpoints.

With our international surrogacy agency, you can trust that you are in good hands throughout your journey. We prioritise open communication, transparency, and a supportive environment for all our clients. Your journey towards parenthood is important to us, and we are here to guide you every step of the way.

Choose a surrogacy agency that feels like an extension of your family, working collaboratively to make your dream of parenthood a reality. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you on your path to parenthood.

Important note: Please observe the publish date. This post may have been published some time ago and may not be up to date. We may not currently operate in the location discussed in this article. To view the list of surrogacy countries where we currently operate, please click here, and you will be directed to the surrogacy countries page.

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