How to Find Intended Parents
Potential surrogate mothers who are ready to help another family’s dreams come true through surrogacy may find it difficult to find intended parents when they aren’t sure what to look for. You’ll want the baby’s parents to be honest, trustworthy, hardworking people who will cherish this gift of life.
But in order to find these parents, you will need to do your research and enlist the services of a reputable surrogacy agency. Below, we discuss the research you’ll need to do and the different surrogacy options available to you.
Researching the Surrogacy Process
There are more details that go into surrogacy arrangements than you might think. Any respectable surrogacy center will ensure that their intended parents are screened for financial stability, physical and mental health, and several other factors.
You will need to choose a surrogacy center that can also help you build your surrogacy contract so that you are protected at all costs. Your contract describes compensation rates, the type of surrogacy agreement you are entering into, your pre-birth order, and various emergency scenarios and how they will be handled, among other things.
Most importantly, you will want to review the profiles of the intended parents you might be working with. Once you have found a few who could be a good match, we’ll work with you and your potential intended parents to see if you connect with each other. If you do, you could very well be on your way to your surrogacy arrangement.
Decide Which Type of Surrogacy Arrangement Is Right for You
Different types of surrogacy arrangements work out well for different surrogate mothers and intended parents. Before anything else, you need to figure out which plan you prefer, or whether you have a preference at all.
You can choose to participate in a gestational surrogacy arrangement, where the surrogate mother uses her own egg or the eggs of the intended mother to become pregnant after the sperm has fertilized the egg and the embryo has successfully implanted into the surrogate mother’s uterus, a process known as in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Alternatively, you can go through a traditional surrogacy plan, which means the surrogate mother will undergo intrauterine insemination with donor sperm or sperm from the intended father. Surrogate mothers will be genetically related to the baby, so if you choose to go down this route, you will especially need to ensure that you are emotionally prepared for what’s to come.
Embark on Your Surrogacy Journey
If you need assistance choosing the right intended parents for your surrogacy arrangement, you can work with Baby Steps Surrogacy Center, Inc. and be matched with an individual or family who has dreamed of growing their family. You can give our office a call at 412-884-2229 or click on the contact button above and we will set up your initial appointment as soon as possible.