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How to Find a Surrogate That Is Right for You

Surrogacy is a viable option for couples and individuals dealing with infertility, other medical conditions, or the inability to carry a pregnancy themselves, but finding a surrogate can be a daunting task. Here are a few steps you can take to find a surrogate using a reputable surrogacy agency:

Decide on the Type of Surrogacy 

There are two types of surrogacy: traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy. In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate uses her own eggs to conceive the child, while in gestational surrogacy, the intended parents use their own eggs and sperm or donor eggs and sperm to conceive the child. It’s important to decide which type of surrogacy is right for you before you begin your search. Surrogates are often referred to as gestational carriers, gestational surrogates, and surrogate mothers.

Research Surrogacy Agencies

Surrogacy agencies act as intermediaries between intended parents and surrogates. They provide guidance, support, and resources for both parties and facilitate the surrogacy process from start to finish. Look for a surrogacy agency with a proven track record, positive reviews, and experience in the type of surrogacy you have chosen.

Screen Potential Surrogates

If you choose to work with a surrogacy agency, they will screen potential surrogates for you based on a variety of criteria, including but not limited to: age, health, and lifestyle habits. This helps ensure that the surrogate is a good candidate for surrogacy and a good match for you. If you choose to find a surrogate independently, it’s important to screen potential surrogates thoroughly, including conducting medical and psychological evaluations.

Build a Relationship with Your Surrogate

Building a strong relationship with your surrogate is crucial for a successful surrogacy journey. Whether you choose to work with a surrogacy agency or find a surrogate independently, it’s important to take the time to get to know each other and establish trust and communication. 

Sign Legal Agreements

Surrogacy involves a lot of legal paperwork and agreements. A reputable surrogacy agency will have a team of experienced attorneys who can guide you through the legal process and ensure that all the legal requirements are met. If you choose to find a surrogate independently, it’s important to work with a lawyer who is experienced in surrogacy law.

While finding a surrogate can be a challenging and emotional process, it’s important to take the time to find a surrogate that is right for you. Working with a reputable surrogacy agency can make the process smoother and more efficient, while also providing all parties involved with the support, guidance, and resources needed throughout the surrogacy journey. With the right surrogate and surrogacy agency by your side, you can build the family of your dreams.

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Eloise Drane
Eloise Drane, Founder

"I believe that we are all placed on this earth for a purpose. Each one of us has a specific calling in this world and although it is different for everyone, we are here to serve one another. My purpose is to help women who wish to become surrogates and egg donors and the hopeful parents who wish to partner with them. I feel very lucky to be living my purpose."