Surrogacy programs for parents
Advances in modern medicine have given people many choices in creating their own family. CSP staff can discuss your available options and help you choose a surrogacy program that’s right for you.
- In Vitro Fertilization/Gestational Surrogacy(IVF) Program
The egg and sperm of parents come together to create embryos that a doctor transfers to the uterus of the surrogate. In most states the names of biological father and biological mother go on the original birth certificate.
- IVF & Egg Donation (IVF/ED) Program
The egg from a donor undergoes fertilization with sperm of the biological father. A doctor transfers a resulting embryos to the surrogate. In most states the name of biological father and mother go on the original birth certificate.
Surrogacy programs and process overview
- Click the Parents Apply button and Complete the Short Form
- We Will Contact You to Proceed Forward
- Complete Your Application
- Meet your Coordinating CSP Case Manager (in person or via Skype)
- Meet your Matching Counselor
- Do Some Medical Testing
- Get Matched
- Wait for the Good News! You’re Pregnant!
- Bring Home Your Bundle of Joy!
Beginning the surrogacy process
- Complete the Parents Apply short form at www.creatingfamilies.com or you can call our East Coast office at (410) 224-0151 or our West Coast office at (818) 788-8288 (View California Fun Map)
- Attend a free seminar to learn more about the Center for Surrogate Parenting and learn more about surrogacy options.
The consultation process
Attend a CSP consultation to meet our staff, an independent surrogacy attorney and a psychologist specializing in surrogacy. Some topics covered include: which program to participate in, characteristics wanted in the surrogate, abortion and selective reduction, amount of contact with surrogate, legal aspects and financial considerations and how to tell your child about his/her unique beginnings. CSP offers intended parents multiple consultation options of meeting the staff in our surrogacy programs.
The Matching Process
- Preparation for matching: CSP will assist you in writing a profile and choosing photos to present you to surrogate mother candidates and any other steps needed before matching.
- Matching: when a surrogate completes her psychological and medical screening, the counseling team will present them with a few profiles of intended parents. Once the surrogate makes a selection, her profile is sent to the intended parents for consideration. This process occurs for each potential match of a surrogate and intended parents. The intended parents then selects which surrogate mother they would like to have help them. The counselor assists all the parties in coordinating a meeting with one another (the counselor is present at this meeting). Once all parties agree, the match is confirmed, and legal contracts are drafted. Trust funds are deposited into a trust account to cover expenses of this pregnancy.
Medical procedures in surrogacy programs
- In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Program: Begin medications for synchronization of cycles and preparation for embryo transfer.
- In Vitro Fertilization/Egg Donation (IVF/ED) Program: Egg donor begins medications for synchronization of cycles and preparation for embryo transfer.
The pregnancy and beyond
Intended parents stay in contact with surrogate at least once every two weeks throughout the pregnancy. Our goal is to involve our intended parents as much as possible in this pregnancy. Most intended parents will attend at least two doctor’s visits, if possible, or speak to the surrogate’s physician on the phone. This is your child and we believe you have the right to have all your medical questions answered.
The process of establishing parental rights begins in the second trimester.
Intended parents are present at the birth of their child. Typically, a baby will remain in the hospital for one day after birth. Once the baby is given a medical clearance the parents will leave the hospital with their baby. The attorney helps the parents get the birth certificate and passport.