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Choosing an agency
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Choosing a Surrogacy Agency  

Surrogacy is the process involving a woman carrying a baby for another person. Surrogacy is an option for women who do not want to or cannot carry a fetus. One way to obtain a surrogate mother is through a surrogacy agency. Surrogacy agencies have a list of available surrogate mothers. Surrogacy agencies will help their clients through the entire surrogacy process. Prior to opening up the phone book to call the first surrogacy agency listed, there are a few things one should do prior to settling on a particular surrogacy agency.

Ask Around for Recommendations

Asking friends and family members for possible recommendations regarding surrogacy agencies. Recommendations will often give the potential clients information and insights that are not readily available.

Consider What You Are Looking For In a Surrogacy Agency

It is also important to consider your own personal expectations of the surrogacy agency. Some individuals just want the surrogacy agency to provide basic services such as offer selections of potential surrogate mothers and provide information concerning the process along the way. Some individuals may want their surrogacy agency to be more “hands on” when it comes to catering to their surrogacy needs every step of the way. Make a list of what you are looking for so you can determine which surrogacy agency which best suits your needs.

Visit Different Surrogacy Agencies

It is important to visit each and every surrogacy agency that you are considering. By doing so, you will be able to view various aspects surrounding the surrogacy agency and see if it is a place in which you will be comfortable.

Location and Cost

Two final considerations in pursuing a possible surrogacy agency options include the location of the agency and the cost of the services provided by the agency. Location is a crucial component because you will have to make frequent visits to the agency throughout the process. A convenient location helps to ensure that the appointments will be able to be met. As for cost, one must also inquire about the cost of services charged by the surrogacy agency and compare such costs to those of other potential surrogacy agencies.

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