Surrogacy, the process
Western Fertility Institute is actively involved in every step of the process of finding the best agencies to help you locate a surrogate. Our goal is to make the process as easy as possible. We believe that surrogate mothers provide an amazing gift for couples and individuals experiencing infertility – making someone’s dream of having a family a reality. We are your guide in this process.
There are a few steps to the process of being matched with a surrogate, below is just a general outline of what to expect.
Meet with the physician for an initial consultation to review options, including the detailed process of matching with you with a surrogate, legal implications, insurance details, surrogacy costs, and basic medical information
After your initial consultation, if a surrogate has been chosen we will schedule a consultation to confirm her viability as a surrogate. It is our job to assess the reproductive viability and potential of the surrogate to help you choose a viable candidate. We also believe in nurturing the surrogate during the fertility treatment. In addition, we can be your liaison with the surrogacy agencies in helping identify a suitable candidate.
Western Fertility Institute or your agency will help you find a fertility attorney. Your attorney will coordinate the finalization of all legal documentation and contracts
Pregnancy & Delivery!
Your attorney will ensure that your journey ends with the required documentation for your home state or country. Domestic parents may be able to travel home within a day or two of the release from the hospital. International parents may be able to travel home after remaining in the state approximately two to four weeks after the child is discharged from the hospital.
We understand the process of Surrogacy can be emotionally challenging for everyone involved. The dedicated staff at Western Fertility Institute along with your agency are here to help guide you after the delivery while you are waiting to take baby home – we are here each step of the way.
Below are a few of the additional services Western Fertility Institute offers its patients, (if you are not represented by an agency) for an additional cost:
We are here to assist with obtaining birth certificates paperwork to help expedite your return home
We can help locate hotel and lodging accommodations while waiting to take baby home during the finalization of the surrogacy agreement
We are also available to help locate a qualified and suitable nanny to help take care of your baby
Whatever you need to help make this process easier and less overwhelming, we are here to provide you with the tools needed to have a clear path to follow so that you have the confidence that your needs and concerns are being met each and every step of the way.
Should you have any questions or require additional information, please feel free to contact us anytime.
To speak with a team member about the surrogacy process or for information on becoming a surrogate, please contact our office at 1-888-261-4574.