5 Common Questions
About Surrogacy for Parents
We know that becoming a parent is what is most important to you. And that’s why we want to make certain that every detail is taken care of. From your first consult with our experienced client relations team to make certain that you are ready for your baby’s birth. We want you and your surrogate mother, egg donor, or sperm donor to enjoy the surrogacy process from beginning to end as well. Below we have 5 common questions we get asked by parents to help you get started.
5 Common Questions
About Surrogacy for Parents
We know that becoming a parent is what is most important to you. And that’s why we want to make certain that every detail is taken care of. From your first consult with our experienced client relations team to make certain that you are ready for your baby’s birth. Below we have 5 common surrogacy questions we get asked by parents to help you get started.
How do I select an Agency to work with?
Your journey to creating your family through surrogacy, egg donation, and sperm donation will differ from everyone else. However, selecting a surrogacy agency and egg donation agency to work with does not need to be a difficult process for you. Consider what your needs and expectations are. By doing your homework, you can choose an agency that best suits you as a family. You will have peace of mind knowing that we have the experience and reputation to fully assist and oversee your successful egg donation and/or surrogacy arrangement. We do this by minimizing the risks in your most precious investment, your family.
What type of Screening and Support do you provide for Surrogates?
Conceptual Options has set the standard in the industry for screening and support of all of their surrogates. We have created an unmatched protocol – in fact, only 3-4% of all surrogate applicants are approved to be included in our surrogacy database.
Our screening is rigorous, and our psychological support is unmatched with our Psychological Support Team and Support Staff, which includes a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Please find out more about how we find your Surrogate and our Surrogate screening here.
What is Social Surrogacy?
Social surrogacy offers busy, career-minded women a chance to still have biological children of their own without interrupting or risking their lives. There is no need to risk a successful career with a possible life-halting pregnancy. This process still enables you to be a large part of the pregnancy by going with the surrogate mother to all doctor visits. The ability to experience seeing the baby on ultrasounds and hearing the baby’s heartbeat is amazing. You can still feel the baby kick and watch the baby grow, all from an outside perspective. Here at Conceptual Options, we have many clients who choose to come to our agency for “social surrogacy.”
How often will we see our Surrogate?
The short answer to that question is that you will see your surrogate as often or as little as you like. The relationship that expectant parents form with their surrogates is unique to the people involved. At Conceptual Options, you participate in the matching and relationship-building process with your surrogate before you ever meet them. The experts at Conceptual Options are dedicated to ensuring that each match is the perfect one to create a new family. As part of this process, parents and surrogates are asked to consider what type of communication level each party wants.
For example, a couple who wants constant, regular contact with their surrogate shouldn’t be paired with a surrogate who only wants contact after doctor appointments. Or doesn’t want any contact throughout the process. To guarantee that the process goes smoothly and has the best result for all parties, questions like that must be asked and answered very early to start with the same expectations.
How do I get started with Surrogacy?
You’ve already taken the first step by reading this far! Learning more about how Surrogacy can help build your family will give you confidence in your fertility options. The next step is to fill out our No-Cost Information form. Once you answer a few simple questions, our fantastic team will be able to customize their approach to exactly your needs and wants. You will have the ability to ask any questions, discuss options, determine the best path to creating your family.
“I never could have imagined what a blessing finding you on the Internet would become! Our baby girls are the most precious gift in the world. Please thank your whole staff and we will be forever grateful to Blanca, the wonderful woman who carried our children!”
– Michelle & Steven –
If at any point you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to call or contact us for more information.