While surrogacy may not have been the original pathway one decided to take in building their family, it is indeed a road chosen to start planting a family tree. When one is unable to carry a baby, there are other opportunities to help make parenthood dreams become a reality.
Infertility is acute. The possibility of an individual personally affected by it or knows someone who is struggling with infertility has become a sobering reality. Embedded within the same chapter of surrogacy might very well be two husbands who need a surrogate to carry their baby.
What was once thought of as something for high profile couples to obtain, surrogacy has become a part of American culture. Heterosexual couples, single individuals, and the LGBT community are learning that they, too, can become future parents through surrogacy.
While surrogacy has become a new hallmark in building families, one important question remains among people interested, “How do I find the best surrogate agency?”
Numerous surrogate agencies are sprinkled across the United States and around the world. But not all agencies are the same.
Due diligence, homework and research is an important job not to be overlooked. And while budget concerns may exist, it’s important not to let a more reasonably priced agency be the driving force. One must take into consideration the quality of the surrogates at the agency, the support and professionalism of the agency, an agency in good standing with affiliations with top fertility specialists and third party reproductive attorneys adept in national and international laws.
Surrogacy is one of the most significant decisions one will make. Partnering with a company such as Extraordinary Conceptions, an international egg donor and surrogate agency, will navigate a couple through a seamless process, without glitches.
For future parents, finding the best surrogacy agency means locating one with official brick and mortar headquarters. A top-shelf agency helps ensure that its surrogates have passed a rigorous medical and psychological screening. And it has has surrogates available nationwide where surrogacy is legal, a marriage and family therapist on hand, and a program such as S.A.F.E. where intended parents pay a one-time agency fee.
During one’s research, they will invariably find a few agencies of interest. Be it a national or international surrogacy, it’s critical to be in a position where one can interview the agency and acquire answers to the following questions:
- How many years the agency has been in business, why they opened and their mission statement
- How many of their intended parents became parents
- Their surrogacy screening process
- What their agency fees include
- The fertility clinics and specialists they team up with
- If they partner with any legal specialists
- How financial transactions are handled and how their surrogates are paid
- Ask to read their reviews, testimonials and if any of their former clients would be willing to chat about their agency experience
An agency should exude compassion and professionalism, while maintaining crystal clear communication with its intended parents and surrogates. Surrogacy is a joyous time and the choosing the right agency will make the experience a glowing one, not to mention the most memorable journey of a lifetime.
To reach Extraordinary Conceptions, please call 760-438-2265. Please visit its database of egg donors and surrogates at www.extraconceptions.com.