The intended parents pay for travel and accommodations for the surrogate and a companion (if required) only. Children are not allowed at the IVF clinics, but we do provide financial assistance for child care. You will go by yourself to the medical screening appointment, but will need a companion for the transfer. Companions do not necessarily need to be from your local area. Most doctors require a “baby free/child free” bed rest period after the transfer, but this is unique to each surrogate and can be discussed further with your coordinator. In some (rare) cases, children may travel with you but at your expense and with doctor and agency approval.