Surrogacy With A Partner
The husbands, partners, and significant others of our surrogates are extraordinary people. From the emotional support they provide to helping with medication administration, childcare, household chores, and so many other things, these partners play a vital role in the surrogacy journey.
We believe that spousal support is so important to the surrogacy process that we require it. As a partnered woman your significant other will need to consent to your surrogacy in order for you to move forward through the screening process.
Your significant other will also need to attend screening, be medically cleared, listed on your contract as your primary support person, and attend the match meeting.
For partnered couples, surrogacy means promising to keep all sexual relations inside the confines of your relationship during the course of the surrogacy agreement. You’ll also have to consent to other doctors’ orders, including abstaining from sex during parts of the process. These requirements are true for surrogates who are married, living together or living apart but are sexually active.
Apart from contractual agreements, you may find it useful to talk with your significant other about other elements of the surrogacy and how they’ll impact your relationship. Things like household chore delegation, child care situations and time management can be useful to talk about prior to becoming pregnant. It is also useful to talk about your compensation and how you plan to use or save it as a team. This can help avoid conflict or tension later on.
We find that most significant others are open minded and have a desire to help with the process. From helping administer medications to managing your paperwork, there are plenty of areas for your significant other to play a role in your journey. They will also need to undergo a background check as part of the screening process.
Your case specialist or psychologist Dr. Kim Bergman are always available to help you through any situations that may arise in your relationship through the course of the surrogacy.
Revised on 4/17/18