Who are surrogate mothers? What do you know about surrogacy?

A surrogate mother is a woman who carries a child for other person or a couple. They can meet surrogate mother through an some third party surrogate agency, an online forum, a friend or even a family member. Many surrogate mothers get compensation for their personal time and sacrifice during the surrogate agreement; this is called a compensated surrogate motherhood. Our agency has its aim as providing guidance, supporting and assisting our surrogate mothers through a legally compensated surrogate agreement.

For more than a decade, modern medical clinics and agencies have assisted prospective parents, surrogate mothers and egg donors through surrogate pregnancy mechanisms and egg donations. Surrogate mechanisms of pregnancy are preferable and more common. Up so far, there are two types of surrogate pregnancy: traditional and gestational one.

Traditional surrogate

The traditional surrogate is a woman who agrees to get pregnant with a medical procedure known as artificial insemination. The sperm is provided either by the alleged father or sperm donor and safely introduced into the uterus of a traditional surrogate mother during her natural or medically extended ovulation cycle with the assistance of a physician. The traditional surrogate mother is biologically related to the child she is carrying and giving birth.

Gestational surrogate

Gestational surrogate is a woman who agrees to become pregnant for another person through a process called In-Vitro-Fertilization. A surrogate mother is not biologically related to a child. Embryos are created in the laboratory, using the egg / eggs of the putative mother or donor of the eggs, and the sperm of either the alleged father or the sperm donor. Eggs are extracted from the body of a woman through a medical procedure called egg search. Mature eggs are then fertilized by sperm of the sperm vendor, creating an embryo. After that, the embryos are safely transferred to the uterus of a pregnant surrogate mother with the help of a doctor.

Legal comparison

Many countries recognize a surrogate mother as a legal parent until the adoption process of the child after his birth is completed. However, for example, in the State of California, a surrogate mother may waive her legal and biological rights to a child or children and appoint prospective parents as legitimate parents before the birth of the child. For this reason, California is often called the most "surrogate friendly" state. Before the surrogate mother becomes pregnant, a legal surrogate agreement between the alleged parents and the surrogate mother should be signed, reflecting the intention of the surrogate mother to become pregnant for the prospective parent or prospective parents. During the surrogate pregnancy, a third-party reproductive lawyer will complete the legal process, called "the process of parental establishment." Once this process is completed, the prospective parent will be provided with a certified pre-natal warrant (PBO) approved by the State of California that will allow them to be included in the birth certificate in the US as a legitimate and legitimate parent after the child or children were born; acceptance is not required.

Many prospective parents prefer gestational surrogate measures to help them create or improve their families. Gestational surrogate measures allow prospective parents to have a child who is biologically related to them, and make full use of the numerous medical advances of IVF.

What are the advantages of working with an agency?

Agencies create happy families for many years, resulting of this are the birth of more than 1,000 children; and this number grows every day. In the agency you can expect a reputable, reliable, knowledgeable and caring staff, which will help you throughout your surrogate journey. Effective staff will help you throughout the process of verification and trial. The time frame for each trip will vary depending on various factors, but the approximate time frame is:

  • Conservation with the agency about surrogate matches - from 1 to 5 days
  • Psychological and medical screening - 1 to 2 weeks after a confirmed match
  • legal process - from 2 to 4 weeks after the completion of psychological and medical screening
  • The date of the beginning of IVF stimulation reception - up to 4 weeks after the signing of the legal contract
  • The first attempt at embryo transfer / pregnancy - from 4 to 6 weeks after the initiation of IVF medication
  • blood test results for pregnancy - from 10 to 14 days from the date of embryo transfer
  • Confirmation of pregnancy ultrasound - 2 to 3 weeks after a positive pregnancy test
  • The average one-year gestation period is from 36 to 40 weeks of gestation
  • average gestational age - from 32 to 38 weeks of pregnancy
  • The legal process of the parent institution - the beginning of the process between 15-18 weeks of pregnancy, performed before birth
  • Postpartum support and responsibility - 12 weeks
  • closing the case and closing the escrow account - 1 year after delivery

If unforeseen delays occur; you can be sure that the agency will help you in solving all the issues.

In which cases is the help of a surrogate mother needed?

A person or a couple can choose a surrogate mother to help them in construction for various reasons: diagnostic or unexplained infertility; medical conditions preventing a woman's pregnancy without risking her own life; loss or absence of reproductive organ; hysterectomy (loss of uterus); antibodies; recurrent miscarriages; age; sexual orientation; tubal or vasectomy; blood disorders; cardiac conditions; genetics (a choice to avoid the transfer of genetic signs / conditions to their child); gender preferences; failure or failure to adopt.