Right now in America there are over 6 million couples that are struggling with infertility. That’s 1 in every 10 couples/individuals that attempt to become pregnant. Think about it. 1 in 10 means that you probably know someone who is dealing with this right now. While there are many reasons for infertility, sometimes there are not many options. Some women are simply not able to carry the baby they so desperately want. The only option for these women to have a child is to turn to another woman, and ask her to help.
Surrogates and surrogacy has been around for possibly thousands of years, going back to stories in the bible. More recently, a surrogate was what is called a “traditional surrogate”, meaning that it was her egg that was fertilized (using donor or the intended Dad’s sperm), and she would then carry the baby through to delivery, at which time the intended parents would welcome their child. It wasn’t until the 1970’s, with the advent of fertility treatments such as IVF, that surrogacy became a more widely accepted option for having a baby. This is especially true because for the first time women who are not able to carry, can still have a baby that has their DNA. Using IVF, doctors are able to retrieve the intended mom’s eggs, combine them with their partner’s or donor sperm, and then transfer the resulting embryos into the surrogate’s womb.
Remember back to the happiness you felt when you learned you were going to have a baby. That moment is priceless. For most of the women seeking a gestational surrogate, it is a moment they were pretty sure they would never have. Imagine an intended mom’s joy when she finds a surrogate who gives her hope. You can be the reason for that joy, that hope, that incredible feeling of learning you are going to be a mom. We are not going to kid you - it’s not easy to be a surrogate. It’s a long term commitment of about a year, that requires you to be generous with your time, your energy and your emotions. It will demand the same level of care you gave to yourself when pregnant with your own child. If you can see how much you give to yourself, by giving another woman the gift of motherhood, then becoming a surrogate is something to explore. You will earn generous compensation and there is NO out of pocket expense for you. The opportunity to truly change someone’s life forever, to bring true and lasting joy to people, does not come around often, if ever. And to have this amazing impact AND be generously compensated almost never happens. Please consider giving of yourself(become a surrogate), and helping these individuals become the family they are dreaming of.
1- Being ready to dedicate and be responsible during preparation and entire 9 months pregnancy.
2- Be available for all the doctor visits.
3- Ask agency for the detailed process and make sure to understand it.
4- When ready sign up with agency and answer questionnaire.
5- Collect your pregnancies medical records and your latest GYN visit (pap smear and yearly checkup)
6- Agency will find interested family and will set a meeting via phone or in person to see if both parties are feeling comfortable.
7- When above (number 1 to 6) is all set then medical exam will start.
8- It will be included blood test, vaginal exam and urine test.
9- Blood and urine test for partner.
10- You and your partner will have psychological evaluation.
11- When number (8 to 10) is clear then legal contract will start.
12- As soon as legal contract is done embryo transfer preparation will start which will take at least 1 month.
13- During the one-month uterus preparation for embryo transfer you will take some injections which will be self-administrative.
14- Medications will continue up to 10 weeks of pregnancy. It varies with different doctors and fertility centers.
15- You will be available and flexible for all doctor visits during uterine preparation up to 1st trimester (it will be involved of at least 6 visits during the time)
16- After embryo transfer 2 to 5 days bedrest required depends on fertility doctor request. It is usually 3 days. You will need help and support during the time.
To be considered for the role of gestational surrogate at Perfect Surrogate agency, please complete the following online request and you will be contacted shortly. Before you begin, please review the surrogacy requirements below and confirm you can meet the surrogate expectations. we are always in need of surrogate.