Have you recently decided with your partner that you intend to use a surrogate to grow your family? You need to understand what is involved in the surrogacy process, step by step, in order to feel comfortable.
The first stage of the six-step process is to determine whether or not surrogacy is the right choice. Individual and couples thinking about surrogacy should always consider the pros and cons, talked to professionals in the field and consider surrogacy laws before making this decision.
The second step is to prepare for surrogacy, whether it is gestational or traditional. Doing as much research as possible can help empower you with information.
The third step in surrogacy is finding the appropriate match, and this is one of the most exciting parts of the process. You can look for intended parents or surrogates based on a number of different qualities.
The fourth step in the process of choosing surrogacy is to satisfy any legal requirements. You will need to draft a legal contract in order to ensure that each party is represented and to verify that the relationship is legally protected regarding the surrogacy.
The fifth step of this process is to begin the fertilization and embryo transfer process, which is a medical procedure that comes with its own sets of risks and requires you to be knowledgeable about this.
The final stage of the surrogacy process is the one you probably envisioned when you chose surrogacy to begin with. The birth the baby is a life-changing event for the surrogate, as well as the intended parents. Many months and a great deal of work and planning has led up to this point, so set aside plenty of time to enjoy the celebration of adding a new loved one to your family. The help of a lawyer is a big support during this exciting time.