What to Expect When You Contact a Surrogacy Agency
When couples contemplate using a surrogacy agency to pursue bringing a child into their family via this method, they can expect to experience a few general things when doing so. Although each surrogacy agency is different, the process is similar.
Be Prepared to Provide Plentiful Information and Fill Out Paperwork
When the surrogacy procedure begins, it is important to be prepared to provide a wide array of information, both verbally and in writing. This information will help the staff at the surrogacy agency to help in the best way possible. It will provide the surrogacy agency with information relating to how the prospective parents are hoping to proceed throughout the surrogacy and their desired results at the end thereof. It will also enable the surrogacy agency to properly match the individual or couple with a surrogacy mother.
Expect to Pay Some Money near the Beginning of the Process
It is also important to consider financial issues in the very beginning of the surrogacy process. Since many surrogacy agencies require some sort of deposit or funds in the beginning, it is vital that the individuals pursuing surrogacy know exactly where they will obtain the funds from and have access to some of the money.
The Process Takes Time
It takes time to fill out paperwork, meet requirements and get to the final result. The surrogacy agency will most likely remind the clients of this factor on their first visit to the agency.
Be Prepared to Sign a Contract
Individuals should also be aware that the surrogacy agency will most likely present them with a contract to read over and sign. This will be done in the beginning of the relationship yet will only be presented when the couple is certain that they wish to use a particular surrogacy agency and all of their requirements are met. The contract that one will sign is a legally binding agreement which means that the prospective parents should be certain of their desire to proceed with the surrogacy process through that particular agency. It is important to take the time to carefully read the contract and perhaps even have a family law attorney review the document for you.
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