Have you made the decision to become a surrogate but are not sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place! It’s important that you are prepared and understand what will be asked of you in order to qualify and we hope that this makes your journey just a little bit easier.
Learn more about the early stages of the surrogacy process and how to get started with these 5 easy steps:
The first step is to fill out a detailed application on our website and click submit. Once we receive your application, member of the GC (gestational carrier) review team will contact you to speak about your application and clarify any answers.
- Surrogate screening
If your application meets our surrogate requirements, you’ll move into the surrogate screening part of the application process. During this stage, you’ll participate in a series of interviews with our experienced team when we’ll ask additional questions and get to know you a bit better.
- Collection of medical records
A main requirement of being a gestational surrogate is having a healthy medical history with uncomplicated pregnancies and births. You will be asked to gather your medical records for the GC team to review.
These records include:
OB records from during your pregnancies
Labor and delivery records from the hospital(s) at which you delivered
A clearance letter from your OB stating that you are OK to carry another full-term pregnancy
Recent pap results from within the last 12 months
- Creation of your “profile”
Your surrogate profile will contain information about you and your family, as well as photos that will help tell the story of who you are, and why you would like to be a surrogate. This profile will be shared with our Intended Parents.
*All personal details (contact info, address, etc.) will be redacted for your protection.
- Match with Intended Parents
Your profile will be shared with Intended Parents and if we feel this may be a good match, we will recommend doing a conference call (with a coordinator on the line as well). During these calls, all parties will be asked a series of questions regarding communication, termination, family, and support systems. After the call, everyone will respond to the coordinator separately to inform them of whether or not they would like to move forward with the other party. If after the call you do not feel it is a good match, simply let the coordinator know and they will consider you for other Intended Parent(s). If all parties do agree to move forward, then you are considered matched and the screening process begins!
We hope these steps help you in starting your surrogate process and we hope to speak with you soon! If you have any questions or need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us!