Intended Parents


How to Find a Surrogate Mother

As hopeful intended parents, your choice of surrogate may be the most important decision you make throughout your surrogacy process. After all, this is the woman you will be partnering with for a year or more throughout this intimate experience, and you will be placing a great deal of trust in her as she carries the hopes and dreams you have for your growing family.

So, how exactly do you go about finding the perfect surrogate for your family? And how do you build a strong relationship with the stranger you choose to embark on this journey with?

In the articles below, find answers to these and other common questions and concerns hopeful parents have about choosing and getting to know a prospective surrogate.

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    AVAILABLE SURROGACY SITUATIONS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY

     
    Are you intended parents looking for a surrogate? Start here with this list of available situations.

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    HOW TO FIND A SURROGATE MOTHER WITH OR WITHOUT AN AGENCY

     
    If you’re deciding between finding a surrogate mother with an agency or on your own, you should seriously consider the pros and cons of each.

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    HOW ARE SURROGATE MOTHERS SCREENED?

     
    The screening process depends on the agency with whom intended parents choose to work. Surrogacy agencies often develop their own processes and requirements.

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    HOW TO CREATE AN INTENDED PARENT PROFILE

     
    This intended parent profile combines text and pictures to introduce your family, your home and your surrogacy goals to prospective surrogates.

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    IDENTIFIED SURROGACY: WORKING WITH A SURROGATE YOU KNOW

     
    Do you have a friend or family member who wants to be your surrogate? There are some things to consider before moving forward.

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    GETTING TO KNOW YOUR SURROGATE

     
    It’s important that you find the perfect surrogate before moving forward with your surrogacy process — which is why you’ll need to take the extra time to really get to know her.