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Intended Parents FAQ

What does the legal process involve before and after the birth?

We coordinate with local attorneys to ensure that you are properly matched with a surrogate in a state where you can accomplish the necessary legal work to finalize your parental rights. You will need to have wills finalized prior to the embryo transfer that ensure that a guardian is in place to care for your

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If I don’t live in the United States, how will my child get a passport?

Children who are born in the United States are automatically entitled to for U.S. citizenship and U.S. passports, regardless of the citizenship of their intended parents. As a result, most intended parents who pursue surrogacy in the United States are able to return home with their children without first obtaining a passport from their native

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How long should I expect to be in the United States during and after the delivery?

This varies based the legal work required and the procedures in the state in which the child was delivered. As a general rule, we advise international intended parents to plan on returning home after 2-4 weeks, to allow ample time for any DNA testing, court proceedings, the issuance of any birth certificates and the application

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How many visits will I have to make to the United States?

If you live abroad, you will be required to come to the United States 2-3 times (for the creation of the embryos at the IVF Clinic and the eventual delivery of the child), but it is more common for international intended parents to visit about 4 times during the process. The first preferred visit is

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Where will my surrogate deliver my child?

Most of our surrogates already have relationships with an obstetrician/gynecologist (OBGYN) and many will deliver at the same hospital where they gave birth to their own children. All surrogates will deliver at a hospital near their home. The decision about where to deliver is typically made in conjunction with the OBGYN and the insurance company,

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Will I have contact with my surrogate?

Openness, honesty and communication are our core values. We encourage building meaningful relationships that will continue to exist throughout the life of the child. Intended parents are encouraged to visit their surrogate in her hometown at least once – and when possible, more often – to get to knew her family and where she's from.

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How does the matching process work?

You'll begin by completing our intended parents registration. Once we have received an intended parents application, our matching team will have a matching consultation meeting with the intended parents to confirm intended parents’ matching preferences and determine possible matching options. We will send the redacted profile of the intended parents (with no identifying information) to

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How are surrogate applicants screened?

A woman applies to become a surrogate with us by filling out a detailed questionnaire. We review her answers and if we think she would be a good fit for our program, a consulting IVF physician examines her medical records, including a history of recent pregnancies. We also review any medical insurance plans. Next, she

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How long does the whole surrogacy process take?

The length of the process depends on several factors. We typically tell intended parents that they should plan on a year and a half from the time they sign on with our agency until they have a child, although it can be quicker or longer depending on the legal requirements involved and the course of

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