562-695-7272
info@happyfuturesurrogacy.com

The Surrogacy Journey

The Surrogacy Process

The process of becoming a surrogate allows women to help other individuals and couples bring their children into the world.

Application Process

  • Complete application and profile online
  • Interview with our agency
  • Requesting OB records on your last pregnancy

Once Matched with Intended Parent

  • Some parents may request a meeting with the surrogate either in person, via Skype or on the phone. This step is very important and you must allow yourself the right amount of time to decide. Review the Intended Parents profile and think about it thoroughly in order to ensure they are someone you feel the most comfortable with to assist
  • We will run a criminal background check on you and your spouse/partner/boyfriend (if applicable). Next, we will contact our psychologist to get in touch with you to set up a psychological screening.
  • Meet with the IVF physician and staff of the Intended Parent(s) for a pelvic exam, ultrasound, blood work, cultures for sexually transmitted diseases, and toxic substances.
  • Consultation with an attorney to review and sign the legal contract between you and the Intended Parent(s).
  • A cycle calendar will be provided to you with important dates and prescription medications. The IVF physician’s office will go over in detail the names of the medications, instructions on use, and side effects if any. It is important to note that once injections begin, that the Surrogate must abstain from sexual intercourse.
  • If you do not have insurance, we will have you take out a policy to be used during the surrogacy process, this will be paid for by the Intended Parents.
  • Approximately 3-5 days after the egg retrieval from the Intended Mother or Egg Donor, an embryo transfer will occur. Most physicians’ offices will instruct the Surrogate to be on bed rest for the first 36-48 hours following the transfer. Depending upon the location of the Surrogate, this can either take place atyou’re your home or hotel accommodations will be provided.
  • Twelve to fourteen days after the date of the embryo transfer, a blood pregnancy test will be ordered to determine whether the Surrogate Mother is pregnant.
  • Once the pregnancy is confirmed, you will continue to see the physician every week to two weeks for follow up ultrasound and blood work to monitor the viability of the pregnancy and to evaluate if there are multiple gestations. *It is very important to continue medication once confirmed pregnant. After the heartbeat ultrasound is confirmed, the first base compensation will be paid to you on the first of the following month
  • After twelve weeks gestation, you will then be released to your own Obstetrician for the remainder of the pregnancy and delivery.

Apply today to become a Surrogate