Top 3 Things to Know Before Working With A Surrogate

Surrogacy is one of those things that people don’t really think about unless they need to do it – meaning they become a Surrogate or they need to work with a Surrogate to become a parent. This isn’t really the type of thing that you can just ask your friends about or seek information about from someone who knows someone. Of course, this varies from community to community – the LGBTQIA+ community is a bit more open about surrogacy. While surrogacy is becoming more and more popular, it still hasn’t become mainstream just yet, which is why you are probably doing some research online before jumping into the journey.

While there are hundreds of things that you need to know about surrogacy, most of those things can be learned as you go. However, there are some important things that you need to know:

#1 – Please Work With A Surrogacy Agency

Working with a surrogacy agency is one of the best ways to keep yourself safe. Many Intended Parents are afraid to even start the surrogacy journey because they have heard horror stories. Many of these stories are hearsay and haven’t actually happened, but the quickest way to become part of your own nightmare is to try to handle surrogacy on your own. A surrogacy agency can help you to connect with a good surrogate, work with you through all of the legal implications, and ensure that everyone is safe throughout the process.

A surrogacy agency like EDSI knows all fo the top-rated fertility experts and doctors who can help to ensure that the process is smooth and free from risk for everyone involved. While you may be able to find success stories about people who have become parents without an agency, they are often greatly embellished. In order to be safe (and legal), you need to find an agency you can trust.

#2 – You Will Be In Control Of The Process

Sometimes people are hesitant to start the surrogacy process because they feel like it will be impersonal, especially if they work with an agency. This just isn’t true! Surrogacy agencies have tried and true methods to ensure that you feel like you have ownership of the entire process. You will get to choose your Egg Donor, Surrogate, and more. If you have strong feelings about doctors, diets, lifestyles, and more, you can work to find the people that will match with you.

Of course, you will get routine updates and you will get to be a part of the process. Before you even start, you will tell your caseworker about your ideal situation: how much contact you want with the Surrogate, what you need to know, and even whether or not you can be part of appointments. This will help your caseworker match you to the best possible Surrogate.

#3 – It Can Take Some Time

Surrogacy isn’t something you want to rush, meaning it will take some time. You need to give yourself more than nine months to complete the process. Everything good in life takes some time, including building your family. We try to work as quickly as possible, but we also guarantee that we have looked into every detail to keep this process safe and smooth.

 You can see more information about the timeline here

It all depends on how picky you want to be about your Egg Donor and Surrogate. EDSI has Surrogates available now who have been pre-screened and are ready to go. 

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

(866) 344-3662



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