Births by surrogacy are on the rise globally. More and more people are choosing surrogacy to grow their families, and as experienced surrogacy professionals, we can guarantee that choosing to work with a surrogacy agency is a wise decision.
Here are a few reasons why people pursuing surrogacy should opt not to go it alone.
Surrogate Screening Process
A reputable surrogacy agency, such as Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists LLC, thoroughly screens surrogate candidates before the women can be matched to IPs.
Any woman considering surrogacy must meet the following criteria:
- Be between the ages 21-42
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Have at least one child of her own
- Be a non-smoker and non-drug user
- Have a BMI of 33 or less
- Live in a surrogacy-friendly state
- Not currently be on any anti-anxiety or anti-depressant medications.
If you’re interested in becoming a surrogate, the best way to determine whether or not you qualify is by filling out our Surrogate Prescreen:
Women who meet the criteria will proceed to the next level of screening: a medical exam including a full review of medical records, a background check including any criminal history, and a psychological exam.
The moment you decide to pursue surrogacy is incredibly exciting, but sometimes the excitement to start your surrogacy journey can lead to making important decisions without thinking ahead.
Forming a personal connection with someone willing to act as a surrogate may initially seem like the best choice, but unfortunately, this is not always true.
Working with a surrogacy agency , the surrogate and IP(s) complete a number of applications or profiles detailing their specific details, wants and needs. This can include areas where either party is open to differences, and sensitive details where anyone involved is unwilling to bend.
Once they’ve created thorough, accurate profiles of both the surrogate and IP(s), the surrogacy agency works to match the best pairs of surrogates and IPs based on their values and personalities.
Avoid Legal Obstacles
There is no question that anyone entering a surrogacy agreement should have experienced, legal representation. An experienced surrogacy attorney will make sure a thorough surrogacy contract is generated.
Covering all details in the surrogacy contract and agreement will alleviate the threat for potential legal hurdles once the child is born. The primary legal concern with a surrogacy is establishing the parentage. Working with a seasoned attorney will make certain parentage will not become an issue.
A reputable, experienced surrogacy attorney will also help the IPs with the pre-birth order, where possible, or with the post-birth/adoption paperwork when required by the state.
Experienced and Supportive Staff
The WSS team excels at supporting IPs and surrogates through every leg of their journey. No question or concern is too small, and we pride ourselves on maintaining open communication will all IPs and surrogates.
This level of consistent, reliable support is specific to an experienced surrogacy agency like WSS. Our team is here to answer questions, will help support you through any challenges along the way, celebrate the birth with you, and provide support to surrogates after the birth when needed.
Working with a surrogacy agency assures that all persons are receiving optimal care and consideration that represents the best interests of everyone involved.