Our team of fertility experts can help you find a surrogate
At The Fertility Center of Las Vegas (FCLV), we know that many patients feel overwhelmed when they start their search for a gestational carrier. That’s why our Las Vegas fertility center offers information and support to help intended parents find a surrogate. Once you select the best surrogate for your family, you can rely on our team to guide you through the process of conceiving using surrogacy.
Where can you look to find a surrogate?
Some people ask a friend or a family member to be their gestational carrier. However, even more intended parents find a surrogate by working with a surrogacy agency.
Surrogacy agencies are popular because they handle most of the work. This includes screening women to make sure they’re eligible to be surrogates. These agencies also help with the matching process and many of them can help you navigate your relationship with your surrogate. All this extra vetting and care often makes working with a reputable surrogacy agency a faster and safer path to conceiving with surrogacy.
Other ways that people find surrogates include asking friends, family members and support group members for recommendations. It’s important to remember any recommended surrogates who are not part of a surrogacy agency likely have not undergone screening. As such, you will be responsible for arranging this and paying for it.
What should you consider when picking a gestational carrier?
Finding a surrogate is different from selecting an egg donor or a sperm donor. That’s because the surrogate does not provide an egg for the pregnancy. As a result, she will not contribute any of her genetics to your baby. For this reason, you’ll focus more on her health and sense of responsibility rather than her appearance and special talents.
You want to find a surrogate who is healthy and responsible enough to take good care of her body while she is carrying your baby. There are also other traits to consider.
- Flexibility because pregnancy can be unpredictable and plans can change.
- Communication skills because you’ll want her to update you throughout the pregnancy.
- Desire to help someone like you welcome a baby.
You’ll also want to be sure that you and your surrogate want the same type of relationship during and after the pregnancy. For example, some people want to be very involved with their surrogates and get to know them. Others may be fine with attending doctor appointments and getting updates from their surrogate before going their separate ways after the birth. It’s important to make sure you and your surrogate are on the same page.
If you’d like to learn more about gestational surrogacy, our Las Vegas fertility center team is here to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.