The first time you meet with a surrogacy agency, you will want to ask some questions. These questions are going to help you choose the right surrogacy agency and they can even define your relationship with the surrogacy agency moving forward. It is important to have these questions prepared and maybe even written down before you talk to the staff at a surrogacy agency.
Working with a surrogacy agency is a beautiful experience, but it is something most people don’t know about. When you talk to a surrogacy agency, you are gathering new information while remaining hopeful about the future: there will be a wide range of emotions. When you are emotional, you may not remember your questions.
To do some preliminary research about working with a surrogacy agency, visit our Intended Parents section now.
As you gather your list of questions to ask a surrogacy agency the first time you talk, be sure to add these to it:
What Services Do You Provide?
“Surrogacy agency” is a fairly general term used to describe an agency that works within surrogacy, but everyone does things a little differently. If you want to work with one of the best surrogacy agencies, you should note whether their services are all in-house or whether they simply coordinate everything. A good surrogacy agency will provide:
- Screening services on Egg Donors, Surrogates, and Intended Parents
- Matching services
- Legal support
- Counseling services
- Coordination of fertility treatments
Often, those last three will not take place within the surrogacy agency, but they have a few connections that they go to all the time, so the process is smooth. As an Intended Parent, you don’t want to have to worry about what goes on behind the scenes: you just want the services you paid for and the best experience possible.
How Do You Match Surrogates and Intended Parents?
If you are looking to work with a surrogacy agency, you expect them to match you with a good Surrogate. This question has two sides: the technical and the personal. Technically, you want to know how the process will work: do they give you a few options, a plethora of options, or do they introduce you to one person they think will be a good choice. There are some other aspects to this to:
- How can you review the Surrogates if you are given multiple options?
- How do they choose Surrogates? What are their requirements?
- Do they take your preferences into account?
As the surrogacy agency answers these questions, be sure to listen to not only what their answers are, but how easily and comfortably they answer them. You need to read their body language, get some data to review, and even do some digging of your own.
How Do You Handle Emergencies?
With fertility services and surrogacy, there is a chance for an emergency to happen. While surrogacy agencies do as much as they can to prevent issues from occurring, unexpected things can happen. Talk to the surrogacy agency about how they handle bad situations.
If a surrogacy agency says they’ve never really experienced an emergency, don’t believe that. Every surrogacy agency has had to deal with early deliveries, conception problems, payment issues, and more. That is part of the business – you just want to find an agency that knows how to handle it.
Are You Ready To Start Your Surrogacy Journey? Contact EDSI Today
Finding the right fit can be quite difficult, especially if this is your first time going through it. As this is a big decision to make, taking all the time you need to make those decisions and asking the right questions is imperative. We are here for you whenever you make that choice. We are happy to give you more information now or schedule your consultation.
Surrogacy is an extremely rewarding experience that will change your life forever. If you are ready to get started on the surrogacy process, make sure to contact us today.