3. Meeting with a gestational carrier
One of the most important moments in the process of surrogacy motherhood is the selection of a surrogate mother and meeting her to make sure you match each other. If you have found a surrogate mother by yourself, it will be enough to seek the help of a lawyer specializing in reproductive law. If you are unable to find a surrogate mother, you need to contact a surrogacy motherhood agency. As soon as future parents start working with agency specialists, an individual surrogacy plan will be developed, and profiles of available surrogate mothers will be introduced. The profiles can be supplemented with photos and descriptions of her family, which is much more informative and helpful to you. After selecting a possible candidate surrogate mother, an agency specialist will arrange a meeting or telephone call that will allow you to get to know each other closer.
Once you have verified a surrogate mother who meets your requirements and preferences, you can proceed to the next step in the surrogacy motherhood process.
As soon as the surrogate mother and the future parents decide to jointly participate in the program, it is necessary to sign an agreement. Each party should have its own lawyer that guarantees the representation and protection of the legitimate interests of both. Consultations for each of the parties are held individually, during the meeting all legal aspects are considered. After consideration of all aspects, a lawyer approves the contract and it can be signed by the future parents and the surrogate mother. After this stage, you can begin the process of surrogate`s preparation, stimulation, then to fertilization and embryo transfer.
At the end of the first trimester, the lawyer secures the status of legal parents of the child, which will allow you to include your names in the birth certificate.
5. Fertilization and embryo transfer
This stage includes medical procedures for embryo production first. The process takes place in a clinic agreed with the parties. A biological mother or egg donor receives specific therapy to stimulate ovulation. Then in the laboratory the fertilization of the eggs occurs. After 3-5 days, genetic tests are performed following by the embryo transfer to the uterus of a surrogate if her endometrium is ready.
After receiving a positive test result, pregnancy is confirmed. Throughout the course of the pregnancy, you can provide emotional support to your surrogate mother and share all stages of the pregnancy with her.
- Hello, baby!
The culmination of a surrogate`s pregnancy is the birth of a child. This is an event that changes the lives of parents. Most parents attend childbirth.
After the child is discharged from the hospital, the family may return home. The stage of paperwork to register the child begins.
There is hardly a more mysterious, important and interesting act than the creation of a family. and surrogacy is a magical process that radically changes life.