Starting A Return Surrogacy

Many surrogates enjoy their journey so much that they come back for a second, third, or even fourth experience. Returning surrogates sometimes will work with previous intended parents to create a sibling for a previous child, or may instead rematch with new intended parents.

The reapplication process looks very similar to the first experience. In most cases someone from Growing Generations will reach out within three to four months of your previous delivery to see how you’re doing and if you’re interested in moving forward with a new journey. If you’re ready to return, or if you previously said no but have changed your mind, feel free to reach out to your previous case specialist on your own. 

Growing Generations staff will review your previous journey to make sure you’re able to move forward. Sometimes changes in residency, medical history, or other life situations can cause a delay or denial of future journeys. You’ll also need to mention any new tattoos or if you’re currently pumping breast milk as these things can delay a future journey.

If you are eligible, we’ll invite you to begin the screening process again. This process will be identical to your first screening process. You will need to fill out an application and insurance paperwork, as well as complete an in person medical and psychological screening. This is true even if you intend to work with your previous intended parents.

Once you receive your psychological and medical clearance, you will be directed to create a new profile, if desired. Many surrogates working with previous IPs do not elect to revisit their profile. This is an opportunity to explore what you’re looking for in a new match and if any of your matching preferences have changed since your first journey.

Once we have your completed profile, insurance information, and updated benefits package, we can move on to the matching phase. If you’re returning with previous intended parents this means a simple video conference call to discuss your new contract. If you’re looking for a new match, then the matching phase will look like it did for your previous journey.

We are so excited to welcome surrogates back for a new journey. If you have additional questions about returning, feel free to reach out to our admissions team or your previous case specialist at any time.

 

Revised 5/15/18

Teo Martinez

Teo Martinez is the CEO of Growing Generations, a surrogacy and egg donation agency headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. Educated at both UCLA and Pepperdine University, and with over 15 years of experience working in assisted reproduction, Teo’s background makes him one of the most experienced and accomplished professionals in the field.