Tips for your First Surrogate Baby

Tips for your First Surrogate Baby

Starting a family is a big decision with many positive rewards. Although fulfilling, the process of having a surrogate baby can be overwhelming. In order to alleviate some of the stress, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you with your first surrogate baby!

Seek Advice

It is important to know that you’re not going on this journey alone. There are many people who have taken the road to parenthood before, even if it was not through surrogacy. Whether you decide to seek advice from friends, family, or other parents, this advice can help you become a better parent and also answer any questions that you may have. Simple Surrogacy offers an Intended Parent facebook group, with hundreds of members, where you can post for advice or assistance.

Use Surrogacy Resources

There are so many surrogacy resources out there, so use them. When you have your first surrogate baby with Simple Surrogacy, you will gain access to our community of surrogate parents. These individuals are knowledgeable and willing to share tips, tricks, and advice to help you succeed on your journey.

Prepare

Prepare, prepare, prepare! When having a surrogate baby you must ensure that you are prepared! From packing a bag to bring to the hospital, to getting your new baby’s room ready, being prepared will not only help you be emotionally strong for the baby, it will also help ease anxiety when you finally bring your baby home. We provide lists to assist you in your registry.

Sleep

Your baby needs sleep to grow and you need sleep to care for your baby! Although you won’t be getting as much sleep as you did before the baby arrived, it is important to still get as much sleep as possible. You can do this by taking shifts with your partner or even by napping when your baby naps!

Play Music

Music is a great way to calm down a baby. There are many studies that discuss the benefits of playing music for a baby, even when they are not yet born! Calming music can help with your child’s sleep patterns, mood, and development. Plus, it can also have a calming effect on you!

Accept Help

Help is not the enemy! Many people treat help like it is accepting defeat, but it is the opposite. Accepting help is a big step in any journey and it can have great benefits. From help in the kitchen to help running errands, there is nothing wrong with telling the people you love that you need some assistance and allowing them to help you.

‘You’ Time

Make time for you! You time is extremely important, especially when you are a new parent. Even if you carve out 10 minutes a day for you to do something that you love, it will make a huge difference in your life!

Pack Extra

It is important to always have a bag packed and to fill it with extra baby clothes as well as an extra set of clothes for yourself! Nothing is worse than having baby spit up on your clothes and being stuck in them all day.

Feeding

Did you know that in some surrogacy arrangements, the surrogate will provide breast milk for the baby? This means that even though the woman who carried the child is not the child’s parent, you can still choose to breastfeed your child.

Daily Rituals

Having some daily rituals is a great way to connect with your child. These rituals don’t have to be long or complicated, but doing something together at the same time every day, such as reading a book before bed, can be great for your relationship!

Surrogacy Application

Are you thinking about becoming a first time parent through surrogacy? Becoming an intended parent is an exciting decision! Here is a list of how to get started:

Contact Form

If you are interested in using Simple Surrogacy during your surrogacy journey, complete our contact form today! Our Executive Program Director will contact you and send you information to review in order for you to better understand the process. You can then look over this information and ask any questions that you have!

Consultation

After you have completed the above steps, you can reach out for a FREE consultation with our Executive Program Director, Stephanie Scott. Stephanie will reach out via phone or if you’re in the Dallas area, you can schedule an in-person meeting with her in the office.

Retainer Agreement

After you have a better understanding of the process and you have made the decision to begin your journey, you will receive a retainer agreement from our Financial Director and Co-Owner, Kristen Hanson. Kristen will go over this agreement with you and answer any questions that you have. Once you feel comfortable you can sign the agreement and submit your initial agency fee.

Intended Parent Profile

Now that you have officially begun your journey with Simple Surrogacy towards becoming an intended parent you can complete your online Intended Parent Profile.

Egg Donors

If egg donation is part of your journey, you will now have access to our list of egg donors and you can begin to browse through profiles FREE of charge.

Background Checks

Once we have all of your information we will run a standard background check. We do this with all of our intended parents in order to ensure the child will be going to a good home.

Psychological Consultation

The final step before you begin the surrogacy process is a psychological consultation. This step is to ensure that both the intended parents are ready to embark on the surrogacy journey towards parenthood!

Surrogacy Agencies in Texas

Thinking about having a surrogate baby of your own but not sure where to start? There are several surrogacy agencies in Texas and the surrounding areas, but there is only one that has been in business as long as we have, and have the experience to make the process simple – Simple Surrogacy! At Simple Surrogacy we put our clients first. That means that when you choose us to help guide you on your journey as intended parents, we’ll be there for you every step of the way. From application to delivery and beyond, our team of industry experts will help make this the best journey you’ve ever taken.

If you’re ready to start your journey towards your first surrogate baby, contact us today! Our experts will help explain all the necessary steps and answer any questions that you may have. You can also learn more about surrogacy and what it means to be an intended parent on our website. We look forward to being a part of your amazing journey towards parenthood!

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