Surrogacy Choices works with individuals and families who need the help of a surrogate and/or a genetic donor to create their family. We accept clients regardless of their race, age, gender, marital status or sexual orientation.
We are not associated with any one IVF clinic or physician, increasing our ability to meet the needs of our Clients. The Executive Director of Surrogacy Choices is a fellow of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AAARTA), which commits us to the highest standards of ethics and best practices handling the medical, legal, and financial aspects of surrogacy.
You will be asked to choose the professionals involved with the surrogacy process, including an IVF clinic, attorney to represent your interests, and more. However, we will assist you in that process giving you access to our vast experience and contacts. As an agent on your behalf, Surrogacy Choices will act as a liaison between you, the gestational surrogates and the professionals on your team. It will be our duty manage these relationships for you and to coordinate the surrogacy process every step of the way. The following are the tasks that Surrogacy Choices will coordinate on your behalf:
Matching: Surrogacy Choices maintains a database of potential surrogates and egg donors that meet specific minimum standards set by Surrogacy Choices. We have an extensive list of qualifications which must be met. The potential gestational surrogates are asked to fill out an extensive profile and they are asked to include photos. The gestational surrogates will remain anonymous to you until a match is made. If you have specific requirements for your surrogacy plan, we will locate an appropriate surrogate for you.
Screening: Surrogacy Choices recommends that a gestational carrier receive full physical, psychological, and social screening along with a criminal background check and a credit check. These screenings ensure that the surrogacy process will be safe, healthy, and successful for everyone involved.
Home Visit: It is the desire of Surrogacy Choices to conduct a home study when feasible on a gestational surrogate. Our team members come from an extensive history of adoption work and home studies. We believe that the information that can be gleaned from a visit to a potential gestational carrier's home is invaluable.
Escrow Management: Surrogacy Choices will set up an account with a third party company to hold and distribute funds throughout the life of the surrogacy contract. You will be asked to place funds in the trust account to cover the costs to Surrogacy Choices for screenings and the legal fees needed to retain a separate attorney for the surrogate. The balance of the funds due will be determined by the legal contract between you and the surrogate.
Legal Representation: It is vital that you and your surrogate have competent legal representation to come to an agreement which covers the surrogacy process. Surrogacy Choices will make sure you have expert representation for a smooth and stable surrogacy process.
Medical Coordination: Surrogacy Choices will coordinate with the hospital, clinics, and medical professionals working with you and the surrogate to minimize the risk of stress and miscommunication for the intended parents during the birth of their child.
Insurance Coverage: Most of the time, a surrogate's personal medical insurance will not cover the surrogacy process. We will make sure that you have the most appropriate and cost-effective medical coverage to protect your financial well-being.