If you are considering giving the gift of parenthood by serving as a gestational surrogate, you may have the following questions and concerns:
- Who will be my guide throughout the surrogacy process?
- Who will offer me support before, during and after the surrogacy?
- Who will screen intended parents and work with me to find the best match for my situation?
- Who will ensure that I am fairly compensated for my surrogacy services?
- Who will oversee my legal rights and make sure I understand the legal side of this process?
- Who will provide postpartum support and appreciation?
The answer? American Surrogacy.
Becoming a surrogate with American Surrogacy makes you a member of our family. We truly care about each of our individual surrogates, and we will work tirelessly to protect your physical, emotional, legal and financial well-being.
That all starts with making sure our agency is the right place for you. Our specialists are here for you through every step of your surrogacy journey, including during your initial decision-making process. You can always speak to our team of professionals anytime by calling 1-800-875-BABY(2229). When you’re ready to get started, you can also submit your pre-application online.
But, with so many surrogacy agencies out there to choose from, why is American Surrogacy the best for you?
1. Support That You Can Count On
Here at American Surrogacy, we know how big of a commitment being a gestational carrier is. That’s why our team of trained specialists will be there to support you every step of the way.
Once you are officially active with American Surrogacy, your surrogacy specialist will be available to you any day of the week, respond to your texts or emails within 24 hours, and be accessible by phone when requested. She will check in weekly to see how you are feeling and to answer any of your questions about the upcoming stages of the surrogacy process. All of these interactions are completely confidential and will be scheduled based on what is most convenient for you.
This support is as important to us as it is to you. We want you to never feel alone throughout this process and to know that you can always count on us for any support or guidance you may need.
And our support doesn’t end once you give birth; your surrogacy specialist will be there to help you recover and adjust back to your life pre-surrogacy.
2. Competitive Surrogate Compensation
When you become a gestational carrier, you will never be expected to pay for any of your medical or pregnancy costs. You are already giving a great deal of your time, body and energy to help someone else become parents, so our specialists ensure that you are not financially burdened for your selfless decision.
Because you are giving an invaluable gift that only few people are able to provide, you will be generously compensated with:
- A competitive base compensation package
- Monthly allowance to cover various expenses throughout your pregnancy
- All expenses covered, including medical, legal, counseling and travel
Here at American Surrogacy, we understand that surrogate compensation can play a role in your choice of agency. That’s why we are dedicated to providing competitive (and realistic) surrogate compensation. Unlike other agencies, which take reimbursements and medical expenses into account when “promising” a certain compensation rate, our rate is focused on the money you and your family will actually see from your surrogacy journey.
Interested in our agency, but leaning toward another with a “higher” base compensation? Give our specialists a call today. We are happy to discuss compensation rates and match other agencies’ offerings.
3. Domestic, Pre-Screened Intended Parents
Other surrogacy agencies will load their lists of intended parents with international couples to make the greatest financial profit possible.
But not American Surrogacy.
Our agency is committed to offering only the best partnerships for our gestational carriers. That means working with only domestic intended parents, to give you the better chance of matching with a local intended parent, if you so desire. All of our intended parents are screened well before their profiles are presented to you. This way, you can know that any family you are matched with is approved and ready to move forward with the journey right away.
American Surrogacy goes beyond industry standards to make sure our intended parents are:
- emotionally ready to become parents through surrogacy
- financially ready to commit to you and this process
- excited to be involved in your pregnancy and to attend doctor appointments
- respectful of your rights, feelings and goals
Your surrogacy specialist will help you find intended parents perfect for your situation, and you will have the final approval of the family with whom you will share this exciting journey. Our agency has a history of successfully matching intended parents and gestational carriers in the best interest of all involved, and many of our clients go on to have lifelong friendships with each other.
4. Expert Legal Counsel
You have just as many rights as your intended parents when it comes to a gestational surrogacy journey. That’s why American Surrogacy ensures you have an experienced attorney to represent your rights and interests throughout the process.
You will be provided your own attorney who specializes in assisted reproductive technology (ART). He or she will work with you closely and will ensure you understand the language agreed upon in the contract before taking the next step. This way, you can rest assured that you are only entering into a surrogacy process you are 100 percent comfortable with.
The best part? Your surrogacy attorney will be completely free to you.
5. A Voice in the Process
Your decision to become a surrogate will always be up to you. Our specialists are here to give you the information you need to make the best choice for you, whatever it may be.
Should you choose to become a gestational carrier, you are in charge of your own surrogacy journey. You will get to make many of the decisions throughout your surrogacy process, such as mutually selecting intended parents for whom to carry and choosing your contact arrangement with them during and after the surrogacy. Your rights and interests will be protected in your final surrogacy contract, and you will not be forced to do anything you are uncomfortable with during your surrogacy journey.
Unlike other surrogacy agencies, American Surrogacy is here to protect both parties in the surrogacy process. We believe that gestational surrogacy is truly a partnership, and we are dedicated to giving you the best surrogacy journey possible. Your active involvement is a crucial part in making that happen.
Surrogacy is a gift unlike any other and one that only a woman like you is able to give to hopeful parents.
Among the wealth of benefits that surrogacy offers, perhaps there is none greater than the feeling you will carry the rest of your life, knowing that you gave a family the most precious gift of all — parenthood.
Contact us today to learn more about working with American Surrogacy.