Here are the more common questions that surrogates have before beginning the process:

Q: Who are the future parents?

A: There are a variety of people looking to become parents through surrogacy, such as: heterosexual couples, same sex couples, single male, single female, and transgender individuals. It is good for you to know that you are the one who decides with what category of intended parent you would like to work with.

Q: Will I be able to meet the future parents?

A: Yes. Usually the first meeting happens via Skype when future parents do not live local. Once the contract is signed you will be able to communicate directly with them.

Q: What is the time frame of my entire surrogacy process?

A: The time frame can vary depending upon circumstances or your cycle, but the minimum time frame will be 14 months from the moment you apply as a surrogate mother until you deliver the baby.

Q: What IVF clinic will I be using?

A: The time frame can vary depending upon circumstances or your cycle, but the minimum time frame will be 14 months from the moment you apply as a surrogate mother until you deliver the baby.

Q: Will I be using my eggs?

A: No, our Agency only works with surrogate mothers; we do not work with traditional surrogates. The eggs could come from the future mother or from an egg donor different than you.

Q: How many embryos will be transferred?

A: Our Agency works with clinics than do a maximum of 1 embryo per transfer.

Q: What happens if the fetus is growing with medical complications?

A: Depending upon the level of the complication(s), a series of medical procedures could occur, including in the extreme case, having an abortion. This subject will be discussed and agreed upon before you are matched with a future parent.

Q: What type of communication do I need to have with the future parents during the process?

A: In the beginning it is hard to tell how far your relationship with the future parents is going to grow. Therefore, we advise that you keep it professional from the beginning, remember our Agency is here to help you.

Q: What type of communication do I need to have with the parents after the process?

A: This will be up to you and them. It depends on what type of relationship you build with the parents during the pregnancy. Sometimes communication is frequent (once a month), other times parents move on with their lives and there is no communication.

Q: How do I know the future parents are not going to change their mind and abandon their child?

A: Before future parents go through the surrogacy process, they have exhausted all other possibilities such as the IVF process for themselves and adoption. For some future parents, such as: same sex couple (men), this is the only option they have to create a family, as in some countries adoption is not allowed for same sex couples.

Q: Will I get reimbursed for my travel expenses?

A: Yes, you will. Everything is described in the Agency documents.>

Q: Do I have any financial responsibility throughout the cycle for my or the baby’s medical claims?

A: No. Future parents cover your and their baby’s medical claims.

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