Yes, and No. If you are not ready for a full 4-6 hour consultation, you can come in for a 45-60 minute mini-consultation. There is no charge for this. Please note that we cannot accept you into our program until you have attended the full 4-6 hour consultation. We can also conduct either a mini consultation or the full consultation using Skype and a webcam. We believe the decision to participate in surrogacy and which agency to work with is extremely important. You must be fully informed about surrogacy and have an understanding of our program before joining us. The consultation affords you the opportunity to get to know and evaluate us. After all, you trust us with your money and most important of all, with the task of helping you create your family.We need to understand what you are looking for in this surrogacy relationship so that we can find you an appropriate surrogate mother.There is a lot of information provided at this meeting. At its end, you will have a comprehensive view of all aspects of surrogacy: psychological, legal, administrative and procedural. We have never had a couple regret attending the consultation. Following the consultation most couples advise us that now they understand how important it was for them to meet with us.
Why have you chosen to pursue surrogate parenting? Have you told anyone of your plans to work with a surrogate, and if so what were their reactions? Do you need help in explaining surrogacy to a family member or friend? What qualities do you want your surrogate to have? What type of contact do you want to have with your surrogate during the pregnancy and after birth? Will you request your surrogate undergoes an amniocentesis, and if so what will you do with the results?Will you elect to terminate a pregnancy if there is a diagnosis for Downs syndrome, or only for something more severe? Will you choose selective reduction in the case of a triplet pregnancy? What changes will occur in your life after you have a child? What do you plan to tell your child about his/her unique origins? How has the struggle of infertility affected your marriage/relationship? How would you describe yourselves to a potential surrogate mother?How can we help make this a good experience for you?
No! CSP is the largest, oldest and most established surrogacy agency in the world, yet we actually have 15 staff members. In the business or professional world, we do not even qualify as a "small business"! It is interesting to note that the small "mom and pop" agencies are the ones that usually claim that because they are smaller they can offer more personal service. This is simply not true. When a small agency is dealing with one client, there is no other person available to help you. We have sufficient staff members to ensure each client receives the personal care and attention they deserve. When one staff member is on vacation, is ill or out of the office, the rest of us will provide coverage. This is something small agencies cannot offer! With a small agency you usually cannot get someone to answer the phone, because he/she is talking to someone else! Our Surrogacy is not a professional endeavor that anyone could have prior training for. The art of surrogate parenting can only be mastered through vast experience in the field. Having been involved as the premier agency in the field of surrogacy for over After office hours, there is are emergency numbers for you to call anytime to reach the program directors or one of our staff members or one of the psychological team members or one of the legal counselors.CSP staff members meet face-to-face weekly with members of the psychological team and attorneys to discuss each couple and surrogate mother. You have all these professionals monitoring your case! Everyone discusses any problem or concern that arises and a solution is offered. With a small agency you receive just one or two opinions or suggestions. With CSP you have an extraordinary team working on your behalf. CSP is associated with a psychological team consisting of six full-time counselors a law firm with and three full-time attorneys (that specialize in the field of reproductive law).Communication - Special Dedication - Personal Commitment
How many surrogate mother profiles do you have at any one time?If the surrogate mother you present us with does not pass her medical and/or psychological testing, who pays these costs? How long will it take before you present us with another surrogate mother?If your surrogate mother cannot find transportation to the embryos transfer appointment, who will help you get her to the transfer?If your surrogate mother is hospitalized, who can visit her, take her some needed toiletries or comfort food, and take her children to the park? If your surrogate mother has a miscarriage, and her husband is not available, who can transport her to the hospital, or home again?If your surrogate mother delivers prematurely and your baby only survives for a short time, do they know how to arrange the birth certificate and, for those sad cases, funeral arrangements?If your surrogate mother's insurance changes mid-pregnancy to another insurance carrier and that carrier exclude surrogate parenting pregnancies, do they know how to help you get insurance coverage for the pregnancy?If complications develop during the pregnancy and her own doctor wants to observe her for a while before referring her to a perinatologist, can your agency help?