Reasons why surrogacy agencies are your best choice
The birth of a child is a beautiful experience. However, there is a process that includes many steps and factors. There are also no federal laws governing surrogacy and no one-law-fits-all scenarios. In fact, the laws surrounding surrogacy differ in each state, which creates an intensive and time-consuming process to obtain surrogacy. For some people, an independent surrogacy may be an adequate option. In other cases, others rely on the benefits of surrogacy agencies. Such an agency includes all the services and support to make surrogacy go smoothly.
Surrogacy agency options
There are a variety of surrogacy agency options. There are online agencies that serve as a go-between to coordinate the surrogacy arrangement. You can also find full service agencies that manage all aspects of surrogacy. This includes the screening processes for both the parents and surrogate, medical screenings and legal work. There are other options as well. You can find agencies that offer partial services.
Online surrogacy agencies
Online surrogacy agencies have increased in recent years, but not all of them are reputable. Some agencies offer their services for matching surrogates and parents at a much lower cost than an established surrogacy agency. They may also offer the services of surrogates who reside in foreign countries. However, parents may wire payments, but a baby may never arrive.
Although there may be excellent online agencies, it is important to check them out thoroughly first. The agency should be an established business with a list of successful surrogacy arrangements. CSP is a reliable agency. We have assisted with thousands of successful surrogacy births and placements over the last 36 years.
The screening process Is key
We’ve learned through experience that thorough and professional screenings are essential to a successful surrogacy arrangement, and we include medical, psychological, background, and legal screenings. The screening process is a factor that distinguishes between good and excellent surrogacy agencies, but not all agencies perform these screenings to the high standards found at CSP. Some agencies may offer medical screenings, but no psychological screenings. Others may offer assistance through the surrogacy process, but have no legal experience and no credentialed professionals on staff. Working with an agency that not only provides guidance but also offers a team of psychological, legal, and medical professionals to aid in the journey creates a positive, less worrisome experience.
It’s important to establish not only compensation for the surrogate mother, but to also ensure her needs are met throughout her pregnancy and that all expenses and medical bills are paid. Financial agreements should be legally binding contracts, signed by all parties and reviewed by legal professionals. Reputable agencies will set up trusts to protect the financial aspect of the arrangement for the surrogate mother and the intended parent or parents. Detailed financial statements should be provided on a regular basis so that parents have a solid understanding of the costs incurred along the way. We understand that trust is a crucial part of the relationship we establish with our surrogate mothers and intended parents, and understanding and being a part of every aspect of the financial arrangement is important to an emotionally satisfying and successful surrogacy.
Creating families—matching our surrogate mothers with couples or individuals who desire to parent a child—goes far beyond professional business practices and legal obligations. Although these are important aspects of the surrogacy, they don’t address the most important part of the process. Surrogacy creates connections between people who may start out as strangers but will share the miracle of bringing a new life into the world. This is what drives CSP to create an individualized, secure, and safe surrogacy for everyone involved. We manage the surrogacy, provide support, and answer questions, so you can enjoy the steps leading up to the birth of your child and celebrate your new role as parents.
Happy, healthy surrogacy
A positive, well-planned surrogacy establishes a solid foundation for your new family. Research the options available for surrogacy and find ways to learn more about comparing agencies. CSP welcomes questions about the surrogacy process, and we’re happy to share our success stories and the benefits of managed surrogacy.