Starting your surrogacy journey can be scary, and as human beings, we tend to put off scary things. Sometimes, people will wait so long that what they once wanted to do becomes impossible. While surrogacy is an option to people for a long time, sometimes we get down on ourselves and decide not to do it at all, leaving behind the dream of becoming a parent and instead focusing on other things.
So how can you help yourself get ready to take that leap? We have found that when people find out more about surrogacy, they are more comfortable moving forward. As such, we’d like to break down some of the things you need to know about surrogacy.
You Can Be As Involved As You Want
The first thing you need to know is that you can be as involved as you want in your surrogacy journey. Too often, people decide not to do surrogacy because they think they won’t get that true pregnancy experience. We can tell you that it will be different, but it doesn’t have to be something that happens from a distance.
If you want to be involved, be clear with your surrogacy case manager about that fact. They will be able to match you with a Surrogate who is comfortable with that level of involvement. Often, Surrogates are more than happy to have you involved.
Surrogacy Isn’t Cost Prohibitive
Cost is another reason why people are afraid to start their surrogacy journeys. They think that surrogacy is something that only rich celebrities like Kim Kardashian or Sarah Jessica Parker can do, and that just isn’t the case. Surrogacy isn’t inexpensive, but there are many of financing options available for people who really want to make it a reality.
Often, grandparents will help make these dreams a reality too, and you can even apply for loans. If you have a dream of being a parent, don’t let cost stop you from making it a reality.
For more information about financing with EDSI, please see our page on it: https://eggdonorandsurrogacy.com/parents/financing/.
Everything Is Legal
In most states in the United States, surrogacy is completely legal and very regulated. There are some states that have regulations that are stricter and make the process a little more complicated and difficult. However, those laws are changing. For instance, New York just made “commercial” surrogacy legal for the first time, and that is likely going to open up a world of possibilities who want to work with a Surrogate in New York.
However, if you have fears that you are doing something that isn’t legal, the easiest way to abate that is to work with a surrogacy agency. Agencies like EDSI and others have been working in surrogacy for decades and know the rules and regulations around who can be Surrogates, what rights Intended Parents have, and how to ensure that everyone stays safe.
One final thing to remember is that the sooner you start, the better off you will be. Starting early will give you some time to find that perfect Surrogate and actually enjoy the process. “Early” can mean whatever you want it to mean. The surrogacy journey can take at least 18 months, if not longer, so be sure to plan ahead.
Ready To Start Your Surrogacy Journey? Contact Us Today
Finding the right fit can be quite difficult, and as this is a big decision to make taking all the time you need to make those decisions 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.