Due to the above and in the event that the journey with the chosen surrogate is cancelled unilaterally by either the surrogate, for medical or screening issues by the future parents or their licensed physician, which in turn causes the future parents to be in need of another surrogate, GRACE LLC has deemed that services are a one-time fee only, with no additional fees for a new match. Once you are with us, you are part of GRACE’s family, we help you to achieve your dream of becoming a parent.
Once you have read through the requirements of being a surrogate mother and you believe you would qualify, feel free to contact us!
2. Analysis of Medical Records
We will help you collect your medical records from previous pregnancies and deliveries. We will make sure to review them with attention and share them with the IVF clinic in order for them to pre-approve you as a surrogate candidate.
3. Home Assessment
One of our team member will schedule a home assessment with you. The purpose of a home assessment is for us to get to know you in your home and your own environment. Also, it is important for us to meet your circle of support, which will play an important role throughout your surrogacy process.
4. Forms and Guidance
There will be a number of documents for you to provide and fill out in order to be approved in our program (e.g application, background check, release of information form ...). We will guide you if you need any help.
5. Match With The Future Parents
The matching process is determined by the answers you will provide during your interview, as well as other factors we believe to be the best indicators to achieve a successful match. We make sure to balance personalities and identify common objectives with the future parents even before presenting their profile to you.
6. IVF Screening
The screening includes blood work, urine test, vaginal ultrasound, a physical examination, a consultation with the doctor and the coordinator. Additionally, you will have to meet with a psychologist.
7. Medical Clearance
The results of these tests will allow the IVF clinic to determinate if you are medically and psychologically approved as a surrogate.
8. Gestational Agreement
The intended parents will start the legal stage in order to discuss and finalize the Gestational Agreement. We will recommend an attorney to help you review and understand the agreement.
9. Embryo Transfer Calendar
Once the clinic receives the legal clearance letter they will release the cycle schedule. This schedule contains the date you will start injectable medications and estimated embryo transfer date. The timeline from when you begin the injectable medication to the embryo transfer is approximately a week and a half to two weeks.
10. Confirmation of Pregnancy
It takes 10 days after embryo transfer for the clinic to find out via blood test results if you are pregnant. We advise that you not share any home pregnancy test results with future parents before the blood results.
11. Support during the pregnancy
We will always be available during the pregnancy and make sure that you and baby are doing good. We believe it is important that we come with you to 4 or more OBGYN appointments in order to support you and follow up with the OBGYN.
Being present at the birth is very important for us. After more than a year following your journey and the parents’ journey, it is a magical moment for us and we love to be part of it.
The delivery doesn't mean the end of the journey! We will be by your side for anything you may need after the birth (doctor's appointments, medical records, fitness benefits, reimbursements ...)