Whether you are a single man or woman or a couple, you may choose to use a surrogate to help bring your dreams of parenthood to reality.
When you are looking for a surrogate with whom you can entrust the first nine months of your baby’s life, you will want to find someone who will treat the pregnancy as if it were her own
There are a number of important factors to consider when choosing a carrier for your surrogate baby including:
The surrogate’s lifestyle choices including their history of drinking and substance abuse.
The cost of the surrogacy process—this includes surrogacy compensation, health and life insurance, legal fees, agency fees, psychological screening and monitoring, travel costs, medical expenses, and egg donation compensation and expenses (if applicable) .
The legal issues—the laws on surrogacy vary from state to state, so the location of your surrogate is an important issue to consider.
What kind of relationship you wish to have with the surrogate after the child is born—you may wish the surrogate to remain an integral part of your child’s life, or have the relationship complete upon delivery.
Once you’ve determined that the surrogate you’ve matched with is right for you, you are ready to move on to the next step of the surrogacy process.