Finding a Surrogate Mother – New Beginnings

NBS Blog (11)Surrogacy is one way that couples who are unable to have a child on their own to grow their families. It’s common to have questions about the surrogacy process or to wonder what using a surrogate to have a baby will be like.

Find a Surrogate Mother

The information below can provide the foundation for having informed conversations about surrogacy.

Gestational Surrogates

Today’s surrogate mothers are also known as gestational carriers. They are not biologically related to the baby they are carrying. Instead, these women are impregnated via IVF and selflessly carry a child for their intended parents. Gestational surrogates must pass an intensive screening process to ensure they are emotionally, mentally, and physically qualified to be a gestational surrogate.

Using a Surrogate

Couples may turn to surrogacy for a number of reasons. Generally speaking, surrogacy agencies work only with those individuals who are unable to carry their own children including:

  • Medical issues that make carrying a pregnancy impossible
  • Infertility issues
  • Same sex couples

The process of using a surrogate is made easier with the assistance of a surrogacy agency. These businesses specialize in acting as a partner and go between for both the intended parents and gestational surrogate. Using a surrogate can ensure that all legal requirements are met and that financial issues are handled properly. These agencies may also help to match couples with a surrogate.

Cost of Surrogacy

The cost of surrogacy can differ based upon a number of different factors. Having medical insurance that covers the medical expenses of the surrogate can significantly reduce a couple’s out of pocket costs. Additional costs may include legal fees, living expenses, transportation costs, and the agency’s fee.

Legal Considerations

There are no federal laws that directly address surrogacy and laws that regulate surrogacy vary from state to state. To avoid surprises during the process, it is important to understand these laws and how they impact the pregnancy. Working with a highly regarded agency helps to avoid sticky legal situations and helps to ensure that the surrogacy process is done in accordance with the law.

Help For Finding a Surrogate Mother

Thank you for your interest in New Beginnings Surrogacy. If you would like to schedule a consultation with our Team of Surrogacy Experts, simply click the icon below or call direct – 855.241.2644.

Posted on: April 21, 2016