We know that becoming a parent is a big dream for many couples. For couples who have difficulty getting pregnant, surrogacy may be an option.
In gestational surrogacy, the egg from the intended mother or anonymous donor and the sperm from the intended father or anonymous donor are fertilized, and the embryo is transferred to a surrogate who carries the baby to term. The child is not genetically related to the surrogate mother.
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1.Consultation with clinic specialist
You will meet with a specialist who will help you to understand what it takes to become a parent through surrogacy. They will take you through each step of the process. You will learn about surrogates and what to expect during the process.
You will undergo diagnostic tests (ultrasound, blood tests, semen analysis) and discuss whether you need donor sperm or eggs.
During this time, you also usually determine a surrogate match, and find an egg or sperm donor. All surrogates are psychologically screened and medically evaluated to strict selection criteria. Surrogates are usually anonymous, however there is the option for you to choose for yourself.
2. Legal process
Your legal rights, possible risks and the compensation will be discussed. Once the contracts are signed, it will be time to move into the next phase - IVF.
3. IVF medical cycle (approx. 4-6 weeks) The intended mother and the surrogate’s cycles are synced. A pregnancy test is taken at approx. 10 days after embryo transfer.
The pregnancy will be confirmed.
The surrogate is monitored very closely during pregnancy. The intended parents receive regular updates on the baby’s status.
After the first trimester, your attorney will work with you to establish you as the legal parents of your child, which will allow you to make medical decisions for the baby and include your names on the birth certificate. This is called a pre-birth order, which is an important step in declaring the child as legally yours.
5. Birth and going home After the baby is born and the surrogate is discharged from the hospital, the new family are ready to return home. In conjunction with the embassy, the clinic will help you to obtain a passport for your little one. The "Exit Process" must be followed which includes the issuing of a birth certificate and passport. But don't worry, this will all be arranged for you by the clinic.
Where in the world is surrogacy legal?
There are no internationally recognized laws for surrogacy, so it is important to familiarize yourself with the regulations in your desired country.
What information do we need from you?
In order to accurately review your case and create a personal price quote and treatment plan, our specialists require:
Your fertility records Your medical history Your desired method for surrogacy (own eggs, own sperm etc)