The Surrogacy Process
Intended parents seeking a agency find that Fertility Heaven provides access to the highest caliber of surrogates, as well as the stability, professionalism, and experience necessary to guide them through an often complex process. First and foremost, the role of a surrogate agency is to get to know you and your needs, and we do our best to accommodate you. The more we know about you and your expectations, the better equipped we are to find the right gestational carrier for you. We will then provide you with a gestational carrier candidate’s profile to review.
Our exceptional screening and evaluation processes, coupled with a reputation built on unparalleled service and knowledge, allow Fertility Heaven to provide clients the best match possible. Our gestational carriers:
- Have delivered and are raising at least one child
- Are non-smokers between the ages of 21 and 39
- Have uncomplicated pregnancy histories and who enjoy being pregnant
- Have a BMI between 19 and 30
- Live in a stable, safe environment
- Pass a three point background check
- Are not receiving government financial assistance
- Are emotionally stable women and want to help you have a child of your own.
A surrogacy agency primary role is to help match you with a gestational carrier who meets your needs, both medical and personal. At Fertility Heaven, our mental health professional will sit down with all parties involved to guide the development of this unique relationship. This meeting helps ensure everyone has similar expectations for this experience. It will also serve as a tool to assist in creating the details to provide attorneys for the drafting of your legal contract. The Fertility Heaven team will provide ongoing psychological and emotional support to both the gestational carrier and the intended parents in-person, over the telephone, and online based on specific needs. Drawing on years of industry and personal experience, the team is able to provide the emotional support required by this very distinct experience. Unlike many surrogate clinics and agencies, our staff can help you make complex decisions while helping you understand the spectrum of emotions common in this journey. At Fertility Heaven, we understand how these emotions may affect your thoughts about the surrogacy process, your expectations, as well as your reactions to the pregnancy.
We will provide appropriate legal referrals for the development of legal contracts and birth orders or orders of parentage. Fertility Heaven also works with the escrow company to ensure payments to surrogates are made appropriately.
We will communicate with the IVF clinic, the gestational carrier, obstetrician, and intended parents on a regular basis to ensure that the cycle coordination, pregnancy, and plans for delivery are going smoothly. Of course, we are also available should there be concerns or questions at any point along the way.
Our mental health professional will also coordinate meetings for the gestational carrier, her husband or partner (if applicable), and the intended parents to discuss plans for the delivery of the baby. While no one can plan out every aspect of this special event, in having a discussion regarding everyone’s expectations for the birth there is a greater chance that the big day will be just as everyone had hoped.