Becoming a surrogate is a remarkable journey. It's about giving the valuable gift of parenthood to a deserving couple who have yearned to grow their family. If you want to help hopeful couples and individuals become parents, one of the initial steps you'll need to take is completing the surrogate screening process.
While it may seem extensive, we’re dedicated to guiding you through every step to ensure you’re comfortable and confident every step of the way. Your journey to becoming a hero starts here, and we're here to help you understand what it takes to be a surrogate.
To find out if you qualify to be a surrogate, contact us online now or text us at 913-204-0224.
Why Do I Need to Go Through the Surrogate Screening Process?
The surrogate screening process protects everyone involved. This screening process creates a secure, safe environment to help you embark on your journey with confidence. It ensures that you’re emotionally and physically prepared for the journey, minimizing potential risks to safeguard your well-being.
To help prepare for the screening process, learn more about our surrogate requirements.
What to Expect During Surrogate Screening Process
The surrogate screening process is comprehensive, but just know that it’s meant to rule you in, rather than out. No matter what, we will be by your side every step of the way to help you understand every aspect of the screening process.
Below are a few ways we help ensure you’re ready for the surrogate screening process:
1. Social Medical Form
One of the initial stages in becoming a surrogate with our agency involves completing a social medical form. The social and medical form asks a variety of questions about your and your family’s medical history. This helps us determine if you’re physically healthy enough for surrogacy. During the surrogate medical screening process, we’ll need:
A front and back picture of your insurance card, and your insurance policy manual
A copy of your driver’s license
A signed medical release for us to access your medical records from past pregnancies and deliveries
A surrogacy recommendation form signed by your OB/GYN
We know that this aspect of the surrogate screening process can feel intimidating, but rest assured we’ll be there to help you get the documents needed to become a surrogate. To receive a social medical form, text us at 913-204-0224 or contact us online now.
2. In-Home Visits and Background Checks
To uphold our commitment to safety, our surrogate screening process includes an in-home assessment and background checks. This is one of the best ways to ensure that your home is a safe, stable one where you can support the development of the intended parent’s baby.
During the in-home visit, you and every member of your household will be interviewed to confirm your readiness for the surrogacy process. You’ll discuss topics such as:
Your motivations for becoming a surrogate
Any fears or concerns you have about the process
Your spouse’s commitment to surrogacy (if applicable)
The background checks will be run at the same time (including social media checks) on both you and your spouse. We understand that this part of the surrogate screening process can feel overwhelming, but they are vital for creating a secure environment for you, the baby and the intended parents.
3. Mental Health and Psychological Evaluations
One of the next steps in our surrogate screening process is for you and your spouse to undergo a psychological evaluation with a mental health professional. This ensures you’re both mentally and emotionally prepared for the journey ahead.
During this part of the surrogate screening process, they’ll ask you about:
Your motivations for surrogacy
Your emotions regarding surrogacy, including any fears or worries you may have
Your family’s support of your decision
This step of the surrogate screening process is not about judgment. It’s about ensuring you’re prepared for everything that comes with becoming a surrogate. We’ll be there for you every step of the way, providing resources to help you navigate any challenges that may arise with the process.
If you have any questions about this part of the process, then contact us online now.
4. Medical Evaluation by a Fertility Clinic
One of the final steps in the surrogate screening process is a medical evaluation that ultimately verifies your physical readiness for the surrogacy journey. This evaluation ensures your body is ready for pregnancy and gets a clear picture of your overall health.
Your health and well-being are most important and this part of the surrogate medical screening process ensures a safe, healthy pregnancy journey.
Do I Qualify To Be a Surrogate?
The surrogate screening process may seem intimidating at first, but it’s designed with your safety, the baby’s well-being and the intended parents in mind. Through our screening process, you can start your surrogacy journey knowing you’ve been vetted by a process designed to protect your safety and give intended parents peace of mind.
Ready to begin the surrogate screening process? Contact us online now or text us at 913-204-0224 to see if you qualify.