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There are many couples who are unable to conceive or carry a child but that doesn’t stop them from starting their family. Such couples and individuals now have several viable options that give them the chance to have a child. One option is a surrogate mother. If you have decided to become a surrogate mother, you’ll have to be prepared for anything that comes your way. Physician’s Surrogacy is here to answer any questions you may have regarding the surrogacy process. Visit us to get detailed information on how to become a surrogate mother. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: How to Become a Surrogate Mother? - Physician's Surrogacy


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Considering Surrogacy? Get the Answers You Need
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  • There are many couples who are unable to conceive
    or carry a child but that doesnt stop them from
    starting their family. Such couples and
    individuals now have several viable options that
    give them the chance to have a child. One option
    is a surrogate mother. 

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What is a Surrogate Mother?
  • A surrogate mother is a woman who carries a
    pregnancy for another couple or individual.
    Surrogacy also provides a great option for those
    with certain medical conditions that make
    pregnancy or giving birth impossible or dangerous
    for both the mother and the child. Some of the
    conditions that may make getting a surrogate
    mother necessary include
  • Malformation or a complete absence of a womb
  • Recurrent loss of pregnancy or miscarriages  
  • Multiple IVF treatment failures

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Types of Surrogacy
  • There are two types of surrogacy traditional
    surrogacy and gestational surrogacy.
  • Traditional Surrogacy  As the name suggests, it
    is a traditional approach towards surrogacy. Here
    the surrogates own eggs are fertilized by the
    intended fathers sperm. Intrauterine
    Insemination (IUI) or Artificial Insemination is
    usually used in traditional surrogacy to achieve
    fertilization. 
  • Gestational Surrogacy  This type of surrogacy is
    also sometimes referred as host surrogacy, since
    the embryo transferred into the surrogates womb
    is created using the Intended Parents eggs and
    sperm. The embryo may also be created using
    donated eggs and the intended fathers sperm. In
    this case, IVF is used to create the embryo.  

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How to Become A Surrogate Mother?
  • No matter how surrogacy is arranged, through an
    agency or privately, its important to remember
    that there are not only physical and emotional
    demands, but legal aspects as well.  
  • Working with an agency is usually the more
    beneficial option. They can guide, assist, and
    support both the surrogate and the Intended
    Parents.  A reputable surrogacy agency will
    always make sure that both parties get all the
    help and support they need and fulfill everyones
    requests. This usually includes legal support as
    well.

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If you choose to use an agency, such
as Physicians Surrogacy, they will provide the
prospective surrogate with details of the process
and an application form to fill, then they will
find a couple who is looking to have a child
through surrogacy.
  • First, a prospective surrogate needs to check and
    make sure she eligible in her state.  Surrogacy
    laws vary from state to state to protect not only
    the surrogate, but the Intended Parents as well.
    There are additional criteria which the agency
    will go over with you. This may include age and
    overall health. Along with these basic
    requirements, there are some additional
    qualifications that must be met. 
  • Next, any potential surrogate needs to fill out a
    detailed application. The application will have
    questions about your health so they should be
    answered truthfully. Most applications will also
    require the applicant to verify that she
    understands the standards she will have to follow
    and maintain throughout the pregnancy.

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  • To get accepted as a surrogate, a woman must
    undergo a stringent screening process. This
    includes medical and psychological testing to
    ensure that her physical and mental health is
    stable enough to carry a pregnancy. This test
    will also ensure that theres no risk of
    transferring diseases such as hepatitis and HIV
    to the child.
  • The applicant should also know her compensation
    rights well. The compensation amount for every
    gestational carrier varies from agency to agency.
    It is prudent to note that agencies may pay
    higher compensation to someone who has previously
    been a surrogate. 
  • The next step is to wait for a potential match. 
    Once a potential match has been made, a meeting
    will be scheduled between the surrogate and
    Intended Parents. This will help each party get
    to know each other and ensure there is a mutual
    agreement to work together.  

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  • After the match has been made, a contract will be
    signed with clear guidelines for each party. 
    Another advantage of working with an agency is
    that they will work with legal experts to make
    sure that the contract written protects the
    rights of everyone involved. Physicians
    Surrogacy will provide a lawyer for both the
    surrogate and Intended Parents. If you have any
    special requests, please make sure they are known
    before signing the contract.

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Gestational Surrogacy The Overall Process
  • Surrogacy with a gestational carrier is the
    preferred option for most couples and
    individuals.  Here, the surrogate mother does not
    have a genetic connection to the baby she
    carries. Since her eggs are not used, the baby
    will not be biologically related to her. It is
    difficult for some women to become a surrogate
    for a close friend or relative as the
    relationship may become difficult to manage now
    and in the future. 
  • Once a successful pregnancy is achieved after the
    embryo transfer, the agency will provide
    continued support for both parties throughout the
    whole journey.   This ensures that everyones
    needs are being met and that both parties will
    feel supported and respected. 

10
Surrogacy and The Legal Aspects
  • There are several legal considerations that need
    to be addressed. This requires putting all legal
    requirements that are a part of the surrogacy
    arrangement into a contract. Some agencies, such
    as Physicians Surrogacy, will provide legal
    counsel. This way a surrogate can ask questions
    and ensure that she understands all of the terms
    in the contract.  
  • Legal issues involved in surrogacy can be
    complicated, hence it is advisable for surrogates
    to seek legal advice before making any decisions.
    Always remember that the surrogacy agreement
    cannot be enforced, even if the contract has been
    signed.

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Legal Obligations
  • A surrogates legal obligations will depend upon
    the contract and may include
  • A requirement to attend all pregnancy check-ups
    and seek medical support immediately if any
    problems occur. She will avoid any sort of
    reckless behavior that could put the babys life
    in danger
  • After the baby is born, full parental rights will
    be given to the Intended Parents.  A surrogate
    needs to prepare herself to give the child to the
    intended parents right after giving birth.
  • She cannot terminate the pregnancy without the
    consent of the Intended Parents. However,
    exceptions will be mentioned in the contract,
    such as when the surrogates life is in danger
    and calls for immediate termination.

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Legal Protection
  • Much like the legal obligations a surrogate is
    required to adhere to, a surrogate has a right to
    protection as well. This should be written in the
    agreement and may include   
  • Unreasonable measures cannot be enforced upon the
    surrogate unless they are clearly included and
    outlined in the contract.
  • Termination of pregnancy cannot be forced by the
    Intended Parents unless the contract permits them
    with that right. 
  • A surrogates privacy is also protected to a
    certain extent.
  • The legal aspects can  be complicated, which is
    why so much care is required when drawing up a
    contract. With a fair and well-documented
    contract in place, the surrogate and Intended
    Parents are guaranteed to be satisfied throughout
    the process. 

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  • If you have decided to become a surrogate mother,
    youll have to be prepared for anything that
    comes your way. Physicians Surrogacy is here to
    answer any questions you may have regarding the
    surrogacy process.
  • Visit us at www.physicianssurrogacy.com or call
    us at 858-209-3801. to get detailed information
    on how to become a surrogate mother.
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