Delivering Family Dreams

Our Unique Process

The Stork’s Nest has a distinctive process, planned with your best interests in mind. Other agencies only do half of necessary screenings prior to matching (and introducing) surrogates and intended parents. We know how exciting it can be to meet your potential surrogate. We avoid any unnecessary heartbreak or letdown by going the extra mile of completing all mental health and medical screenings before any contact is made between the surrogates and intended parents. We take your future seriously and want to do everything we can to make ideal matches.

Not only does our unique process nearly eliminate the risk of emotional turmoil if a match falls through because of failed screening after matching, but it also eliminates costs that the intended parents could incur by testing gestational surrogates until they find one that passes her screening. We take on that risk so our intended parents do not have to. Our screening includes all psychological testing (including an MMPI and/or PAI and counseling session), medical testing (ultrasounds, blood testing, STI testing, sonograms, and any other necessary procedures), background checks on gestational surrogate and her partner/husband, and her obstetrical records and insurance are reviewed. Our intended parents are required to complete background checks, mental health testing, and counseling. We aim to provide a safe and successful journey for everyone involved in the process.

The most important aspect of a surrogacy agency is listening to and understanding the needs of the intended parents and gestational surrogates alike. The more information that is disclosed to us provides us an opportunity to better meet your needs, as well as the gestational surrogates needs. Matching identified needs and desires will allow for a solid foundation and relationship from the beginning of a match. The most effective way to match the intended parents with gestational surrogates is by aligning each individual’s medical, legal, and emotional needs to the maximum.

It is imperative to address any psychosocial, legal, and escrowing aspects of the gestational surrogacy process. We offer referrals to highly experienced mental health counselors, attorneys, and an escrow company that will be able to offer their services and help with the complexities of the process that vary from state to state.

Below is a list of our services that we offer at The Stork’s Nest:

  • Recruiting, coordination of screening needs, and matching gestational surrogates and intended parents;
  • Providing intended parents and gestational surrogates with program information;
  • Providing referrals to reputable and experienced professionals for any medical, legal, or mental health needs;
  • Attending embryo transfer, physician appointments, and/or birth if requested by all parties and is feasible;
  • Facilitating and coordinating any medical appointments for intended parents and gestational surrogates;
  • Facilitating and coordinating ongoing mental health appointments with an approved mental health provider. The mental health provider will conduct meetings with the intended parents, gestational surrogate and her partner/husband (if applicable), to discuss all aspects of the transfer, pregnancy, and delivery to ensure that all parties maintain and understand each others expectations;
  • Facilitating and coordinating a referral to legal counsel specializing in assisted reproductive technology;
  • Provide resources for any insurance needs;
  • Facilitating and coordinating any necessary travel arrangements;
  • Coordinating the set up of escrow account management services at an independent escrow management company;
  • Providing ongoing management of the relationship throughout the gestational surrogacy arrangement by encouraging regular communication with and between intended parents and gestational surrogates. This includes communicating with the fertility clinic, gestational surrogate, OB/GYN physician, legal professional, and mental health counselors regularly to ensure that all parties are informed and prepared for the transfer, pregnancy, and delivery to progress without any problems.
  • We are always available for any questions or concerns that should come up during the process.

If you are interested in finding out more information about our programs at The Stork's Nest, you may visit our Contact Us page and submit your information and questions or email us at info@storksnestagency.com.