Finding A Surrogate Mother
Finding a surrogate is important for couples who are unable to conceive their own children. In the event that a woman is not able to carry a baby on her own, other alternatives become widely available to make that dream of having her own child come true. Among the best preferred method aside from adopting, is through a surrogate mother. When a couple or intended parent or parents would like to have their own baby, but can’t do so naturally, surrogacy becomes the solution for this concern.
There are two types of surrogates that intended parent/s can choose from. The first type is the traditional surrogate – considerably less favored since the surrogate is the child’s biological mother, who had the father’s sperm artificially inseminated. A gestational surrogate is much more preferred because the mother is in no way connected to the child.
Finding Your Ideal Surrogate
Depending on the state, there are many agencies that offer surrogate services. Going through an agency when locating a surrogate is more reasonable and will save a lot of time and effort than actually looking for a surrogate yourself.
Many agencies have a matching procedure to get you started on your surrogacy journey. This allows you to find a surrogate that suits your criteria. Having an agency do all the work for you, essentially reduces the time to getting a surrogate in half because these agencies already have profiles of surrogate mothers on hand.
The Agency’s Role
Most couples or intended parents or parent usually have an appropriate surrogate mother in mind. The agency will take care of the preliminary work in getting a surrogate. They will cover your needs and support you throughout the entire process, from finding a surrogate to delivering the baby. These surrogate agencies are well informed with the knowledge of the complete approach and will be able to guide you on the steps that you and your surrogate mother will be taking up until the baby is delivered.
The entire process of finding a surrogate may be daunting and challenging at first, but over time, you will see that all this hard work is worth it. Generally, the most efficient method in finding a surrogate would be to have a reliable agency to assist you in your surrogacy needs as an intended parent/s as well as taking care of your surrogate mother’s needs. Through an agency, you will acquire all the information that you will need to make you feel at ease as opposed to finding a surrogate by yourself.