Finding A Compatible Surrogate
Intended parents who cannot have their own children maintain other options. Among the most-recommended alternatives to adoption is finding a surrogate. When a couple or intended parents would like to have their own genetically related baby, but can’t do so in a natural way, surrogate mothers become widely sought after for their assistance.
There are two kinds of surrogates. The first kind is the traditional surrogate. This is the less preferred of the two, considering that the surrogate is the child’s biological mother, having been artificially inseminated with the father’s sperm. The second kind, a gestational surrogate, is much more preferred because the surrogate mother is in no way genetically connected to the intended parents’ child.
The Agency’s Role
Depending on the state, there are many agencies that offer surrogate services. Going through an agency is more practical than looking for a surrogate yourself, as the latter will take more of your time.
Most agencies have a matching process that allows you to find a surrogate who meets your requirements. Through an agency, the amount of time you invest in acquiring a surrogate is reduced by half because agencies have profiles of surrogate mothers readily available.
Most couples or intended parents already have a suitable surrogate mother in mind. What the agency does is, essentially, all the groundwork, from finding a surrogate to delivering the child. These surrogate agencies are well equipped with knowledge of the process and should give you a checklist of things you can do to ensure a smooth surrogacy experience.
The process of locating a surrogate may be challenging at first, but it’ll be worth it in the end. Ultimately, the best method for finding a surrogate is to select the agency that can provide assistance to you as the intended parents while simultaneously looking after the welfare of the surrogate mother. Through an agency, you will acquire all the information you need to feel more at ease than you would had you found a surrogate on your own.