Who are Intended Parents?
There are many different moving parts that go into a successful surrogacy or egg donation. From the agency to the surrogate, the doctors to the intended parents; every person is important to the process. If you are considering surrogacy or egg donation for the purpose of having children, this means that you will be referred to as an intended parent. This blog will show you more about what it means to become an intended parent!
Who are Intended Parents?
Intended Parents are a person or couple who have decided to have children through surrogacy or egg donation. These individuals are usually individuals who have attempted to have children through traditional routes without success, or they are a gay couple who cannot have a baby without the assistance of IVF. The role of the Agency is to make this unfamiliar process as smooth and easy as possible- guiding the Intended Parents throuhg the maze of clinic choices, finding a surrogate, managing the medical and legal process, habdling their escrow funds, and ensuring the baby is legally theirs at birth.
What are the Different Types of Surrogacy?
Surrogacy is not the same for everyone. That’s why there are two different types of surrogacy: traditional and gestational.
During a traditional surrogacy, the surrogate will either use artificial insemination or IVF along with sperm from the intended father or sperm donor. In this type of surrogacy, the surrogate provides her own eggs. This is a less common surrogacy type, and it does come with unique legal risks and complications.
Gestational Surrogacy involves using eggs from the intended mother or a donor and then fertilizing these eggs with sperm from the intended father or donor. The egg is then fertilized outside of the womb and the embryo is then placed into the gestational surrogate. This means that unlike traditional surrogacy, the gestational surrogate’s eggs are not used. This means that the surrogate has no genetic links to the child which renders the process much less complex from a legal standpoint.
What are the Requirements to become an Intended Parent?
Regardless of gender, race, age, religious affiliation, fertility issue, marital status or sexual orientation, you can become an intended parent. At Simple Surrogacy, we need ALL of our Intended Parents to meet the following requirements:
- Ability to pass a background check
- Fully completed paperwork
- Financial stability
- Being respectful of the Surrogate’s time and commitment
- Are between the ages of 21-60
- Are in a stable living situation
- Have the support of your spouse or partner (when applicable)
- Not be on public assistance
- Have read and understand the Surrogacy process
- Be willing to undergo a Psychological Assessment
The reason why we ask that all our intended parents meet these requirements is that we take the safety of our Surrogates very seriously. That being said, we reserve the right to refuse service to any potential Intended Parent that does not meet these basic requirements.
Who is Simple Surrogacy?
Simple Surrogacy is a full service agency with an in-house staff of professionals who can provide all of the services required. Having a team of professionals working together on your surrogacy and egg donation means that you will have improved coordination and subsequently a lower cost for your arrangement. This system also avoids delays and confusion that often arise with other agencies.
At Simple Surrogacy, we offer all our clients the services of a full-service agency but with attractive fees. How do we do it? We have the Texas Advantage. This means that because we are located in Texas we are able to give your clients more affordable options while still being able to match intended parents with surrogates in all states that legally allow surrogacy.
Simple Surrogacy is one of the largest surrogacy and egg donation agencies in the United States. We are known in the surrogacy community for helping our clients achieve success. We hold an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, adhere to ASRM/SART guidelines, FDA guidelines, and RESOLVE/AFA policies in all of our surrogacy and egg donation programs. We have also been nationally recognized in Newsweek, USA Today, the LA Times, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, CBC National news Radio, Dallas Child Magazine, and the Sacramento Bee, along with many others.
Another unique aspect of choosing Simple Surrogacy as your surrogacy agency is that we offer all of our prospective clients references to former clients. No other Agency offers so many references of previous clients to interview and speak directly with about their experiences. We also have an Intended Parent exclusive facebook group, where you can post and get support from other Intended Parents.
Simple Surrogacy is also a trusted Escrow Provider of the program “Men Having Babies”. We are trusted to handle the majority of their independent escrows, even those in surrogacies handled by other Surrogacy Agencies. They trust us just as you can. Every dime of our client’s money is fully tracked and expertly handled. In order to ensure this, we have a 3rd party accountant who regularly checks the integrity of the Escrow books, which are handled separately from our general account funds.
Why Choose Simple Surrogacy?
There are many reasons to select Simple Surrogacy as your surrogacy agency, including:
- Over 15 years of experience as a trusted Agency
- Expertly managed Escrows
- References available to previous clients
- Run by previous surrogates and egg donors, experienced in the process
- 24/7 access to your individual coordinator
- Rates highly on Men having Babies website directory
- BBB A+ Rated business for over 15 years
If you are thinking about becoming an intended parent through surrogacy or egg donation, contact the team at Simple Surrogacy today. Our expert staff will be happy to answer any of your questions and guide you along your surrogacy journey! We are a different type of surrogacy agency who puts the clients and their dreams first. When you choose us, you choose a Simple Surrogacy; you choose a simple process!Go back
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