What to Expect as Intended Parents
Without proper preparation, the surrogacy process can get quite overwhelming. There are a lot of legal, medical, financial, and emotional moving parts throughout the entire journey, so it is important to know what to expect. That is why the surrogacy experts at California Surrogacy Center have created this brief guide for what to expect for intended parents.
1. Contact California Surrogacy Center
First things first, contact California Surrogacy Center to let us know you are interested in gestational surrogacy. Once you do so, we will get in touch with you to discuss your options and possible next steps.
2. Match With a Surrogate
At California Surrogacy Center, we will work with you to try to find the perfect surrogate to carry your future child. We will provide you with profiles of potential surrogates to choose from, based on your preferences. If you find a surrogate that you like, we will have you talk to them and discuss your expectations and the logistics of the arrangement. This will give you an opportunity to decide if you want to work with them or not. Once you select your surrogate, they will be notified and given the opportunity to work with you. Then, if both parties are in agreement, we have a match!
3. Complete an IVF Screening
Once the match is made and if you have not already gone through the IVF process, IVF screenings will occur at a fertility clinic of your choosing. If you do not have a preference, California Surrogacy Center will refer you to an affiliated clinic.
4. Sign Your Surrogacy Contract
We want to make the surrogacy process as simple as possible for you. That is why we provide a legal team to help you with all of the paperwork and legal ramifications of the surrogacy process. The intended parents must sign a contract with the surrogate, and that contract must be notarized. Our legal team will be available to go over the contract with you and answer any questions that you may have.
5. A Transfer Treatment Plan is Set
A transfer treatment plan will be set once the agreement is finalized. A schedule will map out the surrogacy injection and embryo transfer schedule, with the aims of getting the surrogate pregnant.
6. Your Surrogate is Pregnant!
Congratulations, your surrogate is pregnant with your child! Once the pregnancy is confirmed, the surrogate will begin to receive compensation each month and begin routine visits to the OBGYN to monitor her pregnancy.
7. Meet Your New Baby
The surrogate’s pregnancy will be monitored by our experts, making sure it is a happy and healthy pregnancy. You can be as involved or uninvolved during this period as you want. 9 months later, be ready to welcome your amazing new child to your family.
Start the Surrogacy Process at California Surrogacy Center
If you are interested in starting a family with the help of a surrogate, contact California Surrogacy Center. We can help the intended parents navigate through the entire process, answering any and all questions you may have. If you want to get started, contact California Surrogacy Center today by completing the form below.