1. How do we begin our journey to parenthood? 2. Do we need to come in for a full consultation? 3. Some questions to be considered during the psychological consultation are:4. Do we get more "personal" service with a "small" program than with CSP?5. Is CSP more expensive than other programs?6. Which of your two offices should we work with?7. Why do we need a psychological counselor to assist us?8. What contact should occur after birth?9. What happens if we do not get along during the pregnancy?10. What happens if our match doesn't "work"?11. Do we have to be married to participate in surrogacy? 12. Do surrogate mothers do this for the money?13. Do intended parents report a change in their feelings about surrogacy once they become parents?14. Do you work with gay intended parents?15. Am I crazy to consider surrogacy?1. How do we begin our journey to parenthood?The first step is to click on the "Parents Apply" button and complete the short Intended Parents Form. A Case Manager will contact you to inquire about your availability for a consultation. CSP consultations are conducted Monday through Friday at our West Coast office in Encino, California, or our East Coast office in Annapolis, Maryland. There is a fee of $200 for the counselor/psychologist time. The consultation at our office in California usually lasts four to five hours. During this consultation, you will meet one-on-one with a psychological counselor who specializes in the field of surrogacy, a leading attorney in the field of surrogacy and members of our professional staff. The consultation at our East Coast office usually lasts approximately 4 hours. Here you will meet one-on-one with a psychological counselor and CSP Program Administrator, Perla Piekutowski. From our East Coast office, the legal consultation occurs by means of a telephone or Skype conference call. This consultation allows you the opportunity to meet our professional CSP team and to learn about the surrogacy process. 2. Do we need to complete a consultation?
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