The Surrogacy Process

The Surrogacy Timeline


Relax, We’ve Got This.

Surrogacy gives you enough to think about. That’s why we believe in making this process as easy as possible for our surrogates. We will control things like finding you the best doctors, lawyers, and fertility specialists out there. We’ll make sure to establish a trust so that you don’t have to worry about your medical bills being paid on time. We’ll help you navigate the emotional aspects of your journey as well.

You deserve the best, and that is what we will give you every hour of every day. So relax, we’ve got it covered.

Here is a step-by-step guide to becoming a gestational surrogate


Step 1. Start your online application.

The application process is long. That’s done on purpose. This is a big decision and we want you to take your time making it. To get things started, you’ll complete a two-part online application.

Part 1 is a pre-screening questionnaire to ensure that you meet all of the agency requirements.

Part 2 is an in-depth questionnaire that will provide insight into your background, overall health, and desires for your surrogacy journey.


Step 2. One-on-one interview.

Once your detailed application has been completed, you will have a one-on-one chat with a Family Inceptions team member. At this time, we’ll share a comprehensive overview regarding gestational surrogacy, what it entails, discuss your compensation benefits, and describe a picture of the journey you are about to embark on. You are not meant to be silent during this interview. We want you to question us, too. Ask us anything that is on your mind; nothing is off limits. This is our chance to get to know one another and decide if working together is the right choice.


Step 3. Decide if you’d like to work with Family Inceptions.

At this point, you’ve learned a lot about us, and we’ve learned a lot about you. If everything looks like a good match, it’s time to make our partnership official. We will require you to complete forms. Of course, we respect your privacy and will not share any identity information until you have agreed to work with the intended parents that you like and feel comfortable with.


Step 4. Pre-screening.

Intended parents want a safe environment for their unborn child, and so you’ll need to complete a thorough background and initial pre-screening process prior to being approved into the program. This pre-screening process includes background checks for you and your spouse/partner, a psychological evaluation for you and your spouse/partner, and a psychosocial evaluation (home assessment). In addition, your medical records and insurance coverage will be reviewed as well.

We know that it sounds scary, but we promise, this process isn’t meant to be intimidating!


Step 5. Matching

Once you’ve passed our pre-screening requirements, we will share your profile to potential parents and share their profile with you. Your profile will be shared directly to intended parents that we feel have the same hopes, desires and values as your own. We believe it is important to match gestational surrogates with intended parents who have the same desires for their surrogacy journey. We do want you to know, you will have the final say in accepting or declining intended parents. Who you choose to help is up to you, not us.

If both parties (you and the intended parents) find each other to be a good fit the next step is just around the corner.


Step 6. Phone introduction.

An initial phone call between you and the intended parents will be scheduled. Simply see this as an informal “ice-breaker.” And to make sure things go smoothly, one of our staff members will be on the line to ask questions and help steer the call in a fruitful direction.


Step 7. Face-to-face meeting or video chat

If all parties agree that the call went well, we’ll schedule a face-to-face meeting or video chat so that you can meet the intended parents and have a more complete conversation with them in person or via video.


Step 8. Medical screening.

If the face-to-face meeting was successful and you are a perfect match with the intended parents, you will need to undergo a full medical screening to move forward. The intended parents will be responsible for all fees related to the medical and psychological evaluations, as well as any other expenses related to your surrogacy pregnancy.


Step 9. The legalese.

Next, the legal contracts will be drawn up. A contract will be created between you and the intended parents. Your attorney will review it with you in detail before you sign. (Note: the intended parents also take care of your attorney’s fees.)


Step 10. Cycle schedule.

The clinic will then provide your cycle schedule, which will contain all of the details you need for your cycle including when to take your medication, how much to take, and when your doctor appointments will be.


Step 11. Take the required medications.

Before the embryo transfer, you will need to take several medications, such as birth control pills, Lupron and the hormonal medications needed to prepare your uterus. You will be informed of the specific guidelines for each of these medications. And you’re always encouraged to ask for help if you need it. We understand that you’ve probably never done this before, and no one expects you to know it all.


Step 12. The embryos are transferred.

Once you have taken your medications for the correct amount of time (we will track this for you and let you know) the embryos are then transferred to your uterus. If all goes well, at least one embryo will stick and you will become pregnant.


Step 13. Pregnancy

After the embryo transfer, you will wait 10-14 days before returning to a doctor for a blood pregnancy test. Fingers crossed that it comes back positive, and we’re able to move forward towards your goal of creating a family!


Step 14. Delivery.

Your there. You just transformed a families legacy.

Required Documents

  • Quick-n-Easy Snapshot of the Required Documents
  • All previous pregnancy and delivery records
  • Pap smear and physical results (must be within the past 1 year)
  • Copy of insurance cards (include the EOB – explanation of benefits booklet)
  • A copy of your driver’s license or other valid photo ID (we keep this totally confidential, and require this only to verify your identity)
  • A clearance letter signed by your obstetrician

Send Documents to:

  • Mail to: 4720 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Bldg. 400, Ste. 4202. Berkeley Lake GA 30071
  • Email scanned copies to:
  • Fax to: 678-303-0588
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From the first day through delivery, we will always be here for you. We will always be here to assist and support you in every way.

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