What is the difference between gestational and traditional surrogacy?
In gestational surrogacy, a woman carries a child conceived from an egg that is not her own. A gestational surrogate, has no genetic relationship to the child she carries. The child is conceived via In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Donor eggs and/or donor sperm may be used.
How do I know if surrogacy is right for me?
There are important questions to ask yourself, personal circumstances to consider and key steps to take as you explore the possibility of gestational surrogacy.
At TSE, we recommend seeking experienced advice during the decision making process, whether it be from a professional, a former intended parent or a surrogate mother. Numerous resources exist, including our agency, to help intended parents understand all facets of the process.
How much does gestational surrogacy cost?
On average, the total cost of surrogacy, including all fees, medical reimbursements and miscellaneous expenses, can range from $60,000 to $125,000.The total cost of surrogacy will vary depending on insurance coverage, medical procedures required, legal representation needed, travel requirements and surrogate compensation/reimbursements.
What are the advantages of working with a surrogacy agency?
Do you work with intended parents from other countries?
At The Surrogacy Experience, we welcome intended parents from around the world as they come to the United States to achieve their family dream.TSE will guide international intended parents throughout the process from decision to delivery, allowing a return home without undue complications. We provide access to an exclusive carrier program, provide referrals to qualified legal and medical professionals, handle all administrative details and manage any additional complexities associated with your specific location so you can move ahead with confidence.
Do you work with same-sex couples or individuals who are not married?
Who are TSE surrogate mothers?
The basic qualifications to become a TSE surrogate mother include:
Meeting these basic qualifications is only the first step in our pre-screening program, which involves getting to know our potential surrogates personally and understanding their motivations. We have found that most surrogates are motivated to help intended parents beyond compensation. We ensure that our surrogates are emotionally, physically and psychologically ready before entering our program. Once accepted, we provide strong support for our surrogates throughout the process and beyond delivery.
Do you pre-screen surrogate candidates before matching them with intended parents?
What type of relationship am I expected to have with my surrogate mother?
The primary areas for discussion about your relationship expectations include regularity of communication, types of communication and the nature of your personal relationship. This relationship can be characterized in many different ways or you may choose not to have a relationship. Every parent’s feelings will be different, as will those of every surrogate mother.
Of course, relationships evolve and change over time, try to create a foundation with your surrogate mother on which a healthy relationship can develop.
What is a pre-birth order?
The particular laws of each state and the particular circumstances of the intended parent(s) involved will dictate when a petition for a pre-birth parentage order is appropriate and how it should be handled. Qualified legal counsel should have a firm understanding of this process.