Surrogacy is becoming a more widely-accepted approach of forming a family and in several countries; there is a positive perception about this kind of process.
If you are ready to start this amazing process, there are sever things you should consider when preparing your surrogacy journey. In the following list, you will find some of the things you need to think about when you prepare the process.
Point 1- Surrogacy specialist yes or not
Whether you decide to hire a surrogacy specialist to get support and guidance or you are going to pursue an independent surrogacy process before moving forward you need to learn as much as possible about the process, the laws and your options. Also, you need to make a first estimation of the cost of surrogacy.
Tip: talk with former intended parents to learn about their experiences
Point 2- Surrogate mother common requirements
When you match with your potential gestational/traditional surrogate mother you need to ensure that she is physically and mentally healthy and have a good family support. Also, she should have healthy body mass index and between 21 and 40 years old.
Also, she must have at one previous pregnancy without significant complications.
Tip: Get in contact with your fertility clinic to learn about their requirements before matching
Point 3- Surrogacy Agreement and family lawyer
After the psychological and medical screening a surrogacy agreement must be signed between the surrogate mother and the intended parents to define the rights and obligations of each part. You will need to hire a family lawyer to draft the agreement
Tip: Find a reputable local lawyer with experience in surrogacy process
Point 4 - Cost of surrogacy
The Surrogacy process can be a challenging process and sometimes things doesn’t goes as expected. It’s important you are prepared and you make a complete estimation of your surrogacy cost and surrogate mother cost before starting your process to ensure you are economically ready for any fatality it could happen.
Tip: when making your budget think in different scenarios (good and not so good)