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Benefits of Agencies for Surrogate Mothers
Making the decision to become a surrogate mother is a big responsibility. Not only will you dedicating almost a year of your life to helping create another’s family, but you’ll also have to work closely with your intended parents and their clinic to work to change the rest of their lives. When you’re considering embarking on a life path with this much meaning, it can be helpful to have the guidance of experts from a surrogacy agency, who is looking out for your best interests and guiding you through their experience doing exactly what you are doing now.
1. Screening Services
The medical screening process in an important first step in the surrogacy journey. Without an agency, it will be up to you to decide if the potential intended parents are safe people to partner with, and the clinic knows what they are doing. Surrogacy agencies do perform criminal and financial background checks on the intended parents, to ensure that the intended parents have the financial means to pay for the surrogacy process and are worthy to enter their programs. The Agencies also will never send a surrogate to a clinic with any history of medical malpractice or to an unsuccessful or unsafe clinic.
2. Legal Representation
After screening, the legal process will begin. The Agency will make sure the Intended Parents have excellent legal representation to draft the agreement and review with them, and the Agency will also make sure that the surrogate has her own independent legal counsel to make sure all of her rights are represented. Without an Agency, the surrogate might not get the best or most experienced legal counsel to make sure she understand the agreement.
3. Mediating Power
When you’re working together on a process of immense emotional importance like bringing a new person into the world, talking about money can be difficult and take away from the joy of forming your relationship with the Intended Parents. When you work with a surrogacy agency, you’ll gain the counsel of experienced coordinators who handle the financial details for you. You should never have to speak to your Intended Parents about money, as your coordinators and the Agency financial coordinator will be the go-between for you.
4. Emotional and Logistical Support
If you’re a first-time surrogate mom, the process of carrying someone else’s baby is a whole new experience to be enjoyed and treasured. With the kind guidance of your Agency, and of the Agency’s coordinators who have been surrogates before, help and care is only a phone call away. Your coordinator is there for you 24/7 for whatever issue arises. The coordinator will visit you at the hospital during delivery, and you will join on the Agency retreat. Any question that arises, help is only a quick email or phone call away. Your best interests are always put first with your agency as appreciation for the valuable gift you are giving to Intended Parents.
There are so many benefits to working with a surrogacy agency, such as Simple Surrogacy. If you’re ready to get started, be sure to give us a call toll-free at 1-866-41-SURRO. We look forward to hearing from you!Go back
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