Deciding that you want to go through surrogacy is a big decision whether you’re single or in a relationship. Before beginning your surrogacy journey, it’s natural to have a lot of questions. Here is Be Parent’s answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about surrogacy:
Why should I use a surrogacy agency?
Using an agency is a good idea for all parties involved. An agency can help protect the important relationship between the surrogate and intended parents. At be parent agency we provide emotional and psychological support for each individual involved in the process. Discussions over cost, fertility specialists, IVF centers, escrow accounts, lawyers, paperwork and scheduling appointments can cause unwelcome stress during an otherwise extraordinary and loving process. Using a surrogacy agency to manage the process and handle the details allows intended parents and gestational carriers to feel secure, knowing the surrogacy plan is mutually agreed upon, and everyone’s interests are protected.
How much does surrogacy cost?
There are many variables, so it’s tough to come up with a figure. It truly depends on your individual situation and needs. A general estimate would be $28 500 – $70 000, including the surrogate’s compensation.
What is a woman’s motivation to be a surrogate?
The most common answer to this question, hands down, is the desire to share the amazing gift of being a parent with someone who isn’t able to have this experience otherwise. Women tell us how much they loved being pregnant, and know that their families are complete, they can’t wait to see the joy on a new parent’s face when their sweet bundle comes into the world. While there is compensation for the surrogate, that is very rarely the sole motivation. Many use this money to fund their child’s or their own college education or as a down payment on a house.
What kind of relationship will our surrogate want during the pregnancy and after birth?
Great question! And one that has many different answers. This is a significant part of the surrogacy journey, and we do our best to match expectations on both sides, as good communication is key. The majority of gestational carriers and intended parents would like to experience appointments together when possible, especially the big ones…hearing baby’s heartbeat or ultrasounds. They also want a fair amount of communication. Some prefer more or less. Other intended parents aren’t able to be as involved during pregnancy purely due to location.
How do I/we get started on the surrogacy process?
At Be Parent, we are able to offer our Intended parents the highest level of personalized service. In order to guide you according to your needs we will need answers to the following question: Are egg and/or sperm donors needed? Do you have frozen embryos already created and ready to use? Do you, as intended parents, need any additional screening or testing before proceeding with an IVF cycle? Once you know the answers to these questions, your surrogacy agency will create a plan for your journey.
A little bit about Be parent
Be Parent is a surrogacy agency based in Georgia which operates in Cyprus and Argentina, along with Georgia. Our team is led by a passion-driven, experienced group of individuals who are dedicated to help couples of all statuses to expand their families.
Making miracles happen is their day-to-day motivation – since their team members have had their own experience with surrogacy, they value the support and the true bliss of making others’ dreams a reality that a surrogacy agency can provide for intended parents of all statuses.
Years of their devoted, tireless work and effort have made more than 214 intended parents experience the boundless joy of parenthood – their carefully tailored programs, they’ve managed to achieve a 99% success rate for those who had a baby from their first transfer, or completed at least two transfers.