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Tips for choosing a surrogate

Choosing a surrogate is an important decision for individuals or couples looking to start or expand their families through traditional surrogacy.

There are several things you should consider when choosing a surrogate.

Research surrogacy agencies

According to the National Library of Medicine, 20% of all couples are infertile. Infertility is the main reason for choosing to use a surrogate. Start by researching reputable surrogacy agencies. These agencies act as intermediaries between intended parents and potential surrogates. Look for agencies with a history of successful matches and positive reviews from previous clients.

Understand legal and medical requirements

Educate yourself about the legal and medical requirements associated with surrogacy in your state. Each jurisdiction has laws and regulations governing surrogacy arrangements, as well as the legal rights and responsibilities of all parties involved.

Consider compatibility

When choosing a surrogate, consider factors such as personality, values and lifestyle compatibility. Building a strong relationship with your surrogate is essential for a successful surrogacy journey, so take the time to get to know each other and ensure that you share common goals and expectations.

Review surrogate profiles

Most surrogacy agencies provide profiles of candidates that include their background and medical history. Take the time to review these profiles and look for surrogates who align with your preferences and requirements.

Conduct thorough interviews

Once you have a list of potential surrogates, conduct thorough interviews to learn more about each candidate. Ask about their previous surrogacy experiences, medical history, lifestyle habits and support network. Open and honest communication is key to establishing trust and ensuring a positive surrogacy journey.

Consider location

Consider the geographical location of your surrogate when making your decision. While some intended parents prefer a surrogate who lives nearby for convenience and ease of communication, others may be open to working with a surrogate from further away.

Trust your instincts

Trust your instincts when selecting a surrogate. Pay attention to your gut feeling and choose someone whom you feel comfortable and confident working with.

By following these tips and carefully considering your options, you can choose a surrogate who will help you realize your dream of parenthood.