Due to the risks that transferring multiple embryos pose (i.e. fetal reduction, emergency C-sections, emergency hysterectomies, gestational diabetes, or preeclampsia) GRACE only coordinates surrogacy journeys in which the intended parents are willing to transfer one (1) PGS tested embryo at a time. We strongly believe that PGS testing (preimplantation genetic screening) is necessary as it is the first line of defense in preventing miscarriages, genetic abnormalities that will lead to a medically necessary fetal reduction, or other unnecessary & avoidable complications in your journey. While there has been debate amongst some IVF doctors as to whether PGS is really necessary, almost all of the OBGYN’s & Perinatologists that care for our surrogates during pregnancy have informed us that 99.9% of any complications or tragedies can be avoided simply by utilizing PGS testing.
Our first consultation will be via video call (Skype/WhatsApp/Facetime) or in person, no exceptions.
For international future parents, we will ask you to provide us with your background check report from the Country of your residence. For future parents in the United States, we will run your background check. The report cannot be dated more than 3 months prior you start your journey.
This evaluation can be done in the United States or Country of residence. If done in your country of residence we will refer you to a third-party professional. Evaluation will be scheduled after our first meeting.
Timeline of payments
A timeline of payment will be provided as you start your journey with GRACE. The total cost of your journey will be divided in 3 payments. The fist payment will occur as you start your journey, the second payment when your surrogate is medically cleared and the third payment when your surrogate is 12 weeks pregnant.
When do we match you with a surrogate?
Based on our experience and making sure that you stay within your budget,the match with a surrogate will only happen once your embryos have been created, frozen and we are aware of the number of viable embryos for transfer. Please note that all profiles that GRACE will be presenting to you are of candidates that have been pre-qualified to be surrogates.
High standards on qualifying surrogates
In 2017 GRACE disqualified 64% of the surrogates that applied for acceptance into our program. At GRACE we have developed a high standard protocol on qualifying our surrogates, preventing possible problems in the future for all parties involved.