How do you find a Surrogate Mother in CA? Most Intended Parents (IPs) will work with a surrogacy agency to find a Surrogate and start their journeys toward parenthood. Finding a Surrogate without an agency isn’t recommended because you don’t have the support system built in to help you find someone who is able to carry a baby. That is the first thing you need to know: to find a Surrogate Mother in CA, you need to first find a surrogacy agency.
We understand that this is a difficult journey to take and that you will second guess every decision that you make. As such, we’ve developed this guide to help you find a Surrogate Mother in CA, even if you do not decide to work with EDSI.
If you have questions about surrogacy and you need answers from professionals who have been building families for a long time, feel free to reach out to our team.
Look At Different Surrogacy Agencies
Most Intended Parents will start by picking a surrogacy agency in California. They will research those agencies and find one that makes them feel comfortable and supported. When looking at an agency, you want to compare reputations, reviews, success rates, and costs. There are many, many agencies out there and if there is something that makes you feel uncomfortable, you can always find another one.
You may want to work with an agency that is located near you or an agency that has Surrogates available now so you can eliminate your wait time.
Every agency will offer something that is a little different, so don’t be afraid to take your time here. Ask questions of the agency.
Understand Who Surrogates Are
Before you have selected your agency, you will want to do a bit more research into how they select Surrogates. Every agency will have its own qualifications and guidelines. Most are similar, but there are some that go above and beyond when screening their surrogates. EDSI prescreens our Surrogates based on their medical histories, pregnancy stories, and initial interviews.
We have a database of Surrogates who are willing to work with you. While we cannot include everything, we try to include the information that most people want to know when they are making their choices.
Determine What Is Important To You
Before you come to a final conclusion on who to use as a Surrogate, you need to determine what is important to you. How much contact do you want with your Surrogate throughout the journey? Do you want an experienced Surrogate Mother or someone who hasn’t been a Surrogate before?
If you work with an agency, you can talk to the caseworker assigned to you and he or she will help you make a connection much more quickly.
There are a few different criteria that most surrogacy agencies will use:
- The level of communication that you want throughout the surrogacy
- Communication after the child has been born
- Location of the Surrogate Mother
- Number of embryos to be transferred
- How parties feel about selective reduction and/or termination
The best thing you can do is be open and honest throughout the process.
Interested In Building Your Family Through Surrogacy? Give Us A Call Today
Throughout the surrogacy journey, we recruit Egg Donors and Surrogates to match them with Intended Parents, including those who cannot conceive on their own, single parents, and gay parents. From there, we seamlessly orchestrate the fertility journey through pregnancy and delivery. We make it a rule to be active problem solvers and advocates for our clients, making their experiences pleasant and hassle-free.
It would be our honor to help you grow your family. Please give us a call today so that we can start building your family on your own schedule. We look forward to speaking with you.
Egg Donor and Surrogacy Institute (EDSI)
8624 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, CA 90211