The most important aspect of a surrogacy agency is listening 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.
Our screening process is unique because we thoroughly and fully screen all of our gestational surrogates prior to any meetings or matching with intended parents. This means that we conduct ALL of the psychological and medical testing prior to any meeting. Not only does this eliminate the risk of emotional turmoil for all parties if an emotional connection has been made, but it also eliminates costs that the intended parents could incur by testing multiple gestational surrogate's that are later found to be unfit for our gestational surrogacy program. 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 are reviewed. Our intended parents are required to complete background checks, mental health screening, and counseling.
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.