When looking for a surrogate, it may seem like the most natural thing to choose a woman from somewhere other than the USA. After all, you want your little bundle of joy to be raised near where you live and many of these surrogacies are done abroad. So, how do you make sure you’re making the best choice when picking a surrogate?
If you’re pregnant or thinking of having a baby, then a surrogate may be your best option. A surrogate is an acceptable alternative when the biological mother cannot carry a child full time or is not physically able to have children. Surrogacy is one of many options available for infertile couples and individuals that are unable to conceive due to medical conditions, aging, or other issues.
So, you’re looking to start a family and make the most of surrogacy? It’s an option most couples will opt for but what exactly is it? How do you decide if surrogacy is right for you? What advice should you follow?
Things to know and consider before deciding to start a family through surrogacy
The United States is the only country that allows surrogacy in the world. There are many things to know and consider before deciding to start a family through surrogacy in the United States.
Surrogacy is defined as the process of a gestational carrier, egg donation, and sperm donation by which a woman provides gestational carrier services for another woman who is unable to carry a child due to medical or other reasons. Surrogate mothers carry and deliver babies for couples who cannot have children on their own. In cases where egg donations are used, they may also play an important role in helping couples conceive.
To begin a surrogacy journey in the United States, you must first complete an application for legal parentage with your intended parents’ attorney, which includes a questionnaire about all aspects of your life, including medical history and details about any past pregnancies you may have had. If applicable, you will need to provide genetic testing results as well as proof of citizenship or lawful residency in the US at least 180 days before attempting conception through surrogacy procedures.
The next step will be to find an agency that specializes in international surrogacy and has been approved by The International Surrogacy Registry (ITS) Board of Directors.
For women looking to start a family, but unable to do so on their own, surrogate motherhood offers an opportunity for parenthood. It is also a lucrative career path. Experienced Surrogates can earn as much as $55,000 per pregnancy. That’s according to a new study by the Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago. The study found that experienced surrogates earn more than first-time surrogates and surrogates who have never been pregnant before.
Here is How to Connect to Your Baby While It’s Being Carried by Your Surrogate
When you’re pregnant, the thought of carrying your baby can be overwhelming. But if you’ve chosen a surrogate, you might find that these days they aren’t just carrying your baby; they’re carrying your entire family as well.
So How to Connect to Your Baby While It’s Being Carried by Your Surrogate
? There is a simple answer: You don’t have to do this.
Surrogates don’t know about the pregnancy or birth until after the fact. They don’t know what kind of daycare or medical services you’ll need, and they can’t help with those things because they’re not allowed to visit with you or talk about what’s happening during labor. So how do you tell them that this is going to be a big deal?
The best way is by telling them ahead of time. If you’re already planning on bringing in an experienced doula, nurse, or midwife, tell her right away so she can start preparing for when she will be introducing herself to your child’s surrogate mother-in-law. This will give her plenty of time to get comfortable with the idea of meeting her partner in such a way and make sure everything goes smoothly when the time comes for introductions (which should be at least three months before labor begins).
Made In The USA Surrogacy
The goal of Made In The USA Surrogacy is to provide support and resources for surrogates who are considering becoming a surrogate or who have already been a surrogate. We aim to provide an online community for the surrogates, their families, and the people that are supporting them.
We offer a variety of services including legal advice, financial planning, educational opportunities, and emotional support.
Made In The USA Surrogacy is not affiliated with any specific agency or agency that has been designated as a certified gestational carrier (CGC).