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If the surrogate changes her mind, at what point is it ok to walk away?

If the surrogate changes her mind, at what point is it ok to walk away?

Posted: 02/27/20

This question is a challenging question to answer. A surrogate is usually allowed to walk away from a match at any point in the process as long there is no viable pregnancy. The decision to break a match should never be made lightly, same as the decision to make a match. Worst case scenario, if […]

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How many embryos are usually transferred?

Posted: 02/27/20

1. There are a few clinics that will still agree to transfer 2 embryos and there are the occasional Intended Parents that will request their surrogate transfer 2 embryos. If you are only comfortable with carrying one baby, it is wise to only transfer one embryo. Occasionally an embryo can split resulting in twins, but […]

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What are the benefits of using an agency?

Posted: 02/27/20

You have a team designed to help YOU!  As an agency, we are here to support, advocate, and educate you on the process of being a surrogate. We are here to ensure all your questions are asked, you are cared for, to advocate/mediate if needed, just to be an extra person to help you navigate […]

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How do I help my children understand what I am choosing to do?

Posted: 02/27/20

The best advice we can give is to keep it sweet and simple. Children tend to understand better when you put it into terms they understand. There are several children’s books to explain that this is a way to help a Mommy or Daddy that cannot have a baby on their own. Children of surrogates […]

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How involved will my significant other need to be?

Posted: 02/27/20

Your significant other needs to be on board and supportive of you pursuing this journey. They will be required to participate in the match meeting with Intended Parents and show their support. During the screening process, clinics require the surrogate’s partner to undergo a blood test to ensure they are STD free, and they will […]

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What if I’m a single mother? Can I still be a surrogate?

Posted: 02/27/20

Absolutely! It is not a requirement to be married in order to become a gestational carrier. There are numerous single mothers that pursue surrogacy without a spouse or significant other. If you have a good support system in place, you can be a surrogate!

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How much travel is involved?

Posted: 02/27/20

It depends on which Intended Parents you choose. If you match with a local couple, you won’t need to travel. If they are not local, you will need to travel to wherever their IVF clinic is 2-3 times. This depends on what each clinic requires of their patients. Usually, the first trip is for medical […]

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How much input will the surrogate have over the pregnancy?

Posted: 02/27/20

For the most part, the surrogate has a very large say in the pregnancy. The Surrogate and Intended Parents should be in agreement with each other over factors like home birth vs hospital, vaccinations during the pregnancy vs no vaccinations, and having optional testing done throughout the pregnancy. Both parties should always go into surrogacy […]

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Is there anything you’re not allowed to eat or do during a surrogate pregnancy?

Posted: 02/27/20

You are allowed to eat and participate in normal low-risk activities as you usually would during any normal, healthy pregnancy per your OBs guidelines. Unless there is a specific agreement between the carrier and her Intended Parents to avoid certain items, she may carry on per her doctor’s recommendations. Obviously, the usual substances like nicotine, […]

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Do you get to meet the parents?

Posted: 02/27/20

Yes! Once you have selected your Intended parents and they have agreed to a match meeting, a member of our matching team will schedule and facilitate a video call for everyone to get to know each other.  Once everyone agrees to the match, you will be able to meet in person. If you are local […]

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Do you really get paid to be a surrogate?

Posted: 02/27/20

You do not get a paycheck since surrogacy is not a job, but you are compensated for the time and effort during the process. The compensation amount can vary from contract to contract. This is a private agreement between the Intended Parents and their carrier. The agreed-upon compensation is not guaranteed since the achievement of […]

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What are the medications like to become a surrogate?

Posted: 02/27/20

The medications to become pregnant as a gestational carrier can vary depending on the clinic’s protocol. Some clinics require patients to give themselves injectable medications while others may not require any injectables at all. It is always best to prepare yourself for the possibility of having to administer shots at home, but this is something […]

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How long does it take to find a match?

Posted: 02/27/20

Most surrogates are matched with Intended Parents of their choice within a week of being cleared since we have so many Intended Parents already waiting. It may take several weeks to complete the clearance process because we need to obtain all of your prenatal and delivery records, a recent pap smear, and a clearance letter […]

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What is it like to give the baby up after delivery?

Posted: 02/27/20

A gestational carrier would not be “giving the baby up”. She’d be giving the baby back to the parents that had chosen her to carry for them! There is no genetic connection between a gestational carrier and the surrogate baby/ies she carries. Sometimes people aren’t aware of this fact, but it definitely helps the carrier […]

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Do I have to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

Posted: 02/27/20

No. Surrogate Solutions has always matched like-minded surrogates with like-minded Intended Parents. If we have Intended Parents that do not want or mind if you do not want the COVID-19 vaccine and they are working with a clinic that does not require that surrogates have the COVID-19 vaccine, then you can be matched without receiving […]

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