Becoming a surrogate is a remarkable and selfless decision that can bring immeasurable joy to intended parents. Selecting the right surrogate agency is a crucial step in this transformative journey. With numerous agencies to choose from, it's essential for surrogates to carefully evaluate their options and find an agency that will provide the support, guidance, and protection they deserve. In this blog post, we will explore the key considerations surrogates should keep in mind when choosing a surrogate agency, empowering them to embark on a fulfilling and successful surrogacy experience.
Research and compare multiple agencies: Look for several surrogacy agencies and compare their services, fees, and success rates. It's better to contact them directly and ask questions about their services, experience, fees, and success rates. Look for reviews and testimonials from previous clients.
Check the agency's credentials: Make sure the agency is licensed, registered, and accredited by relevant industry organizations, such as the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) or the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART).
Review the agency's experience: Ask about the agency's experience and track record in surrogacy, including the number of successful matches and pregnancies.
Ask about the agency's screening process: The agency should have a thorough screening process for both intended parents and surrogates to ensure that everyone involved is a good match. Ask about what is the process for matching surrogates with intended parents and how long it lasts, what kind of background checks are conducted on surrogates, what is requirement for surrogate age, BMI, medical history etc.
Check the agency's legal expertise: Surrogacy involves complex legal issues, so make sure the agency has legal expertise and can provide you with guidance and resources.
Ask about the agency's support services: Surrogacy can be emotionally demanding, so make sure the agency provides adequate support services, such as counseling, support groups, and access to mental health professionals.
Meet with the agency in person: If possible, schedule a meeting or consultation with the agency in person to get a sense of their professionalism and expertise.
Remember, as a surrogate, your well-being and satisfaction are of utmost importance, and finding the right agency will help pave the way for a successful and positive surrogacy journey.