Our Surrogacy Program
Follow These Steps to Become a Parent
Couples and individuals who are unable to have a baby on their own either biologically or through intention can still build and grow a family thanks to surrogacy. Growing Generations is a full-service surrogacy agency that offers intended parents the guidance they desire through every significant moment of the exciting pregnancy journey.
From surrogate screenings and pregnancy preparation to the actual birth of your child, we will be with you every step of the way. The entire surrogacy program often lasts from 15 to 20 months, so watch our video and read about how you can get started now:
1. Book a Consult
We’ll share the information you need to make the right decision.
Your 60-minute consultation will inform, inspire and empower. You’ll learn more about our surrogacy program and surrogates so you’ll know what to expect when you take the next step with Growing Generations. All of our consults are conducted either in person in our Los Angeles office or by online video. Consultations can be done in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Catalan.
2. Get Started
We’ll make it easy to take the first step.
Growing Generations wants the beginning of the surrogacy process to be as simple as possible for you. All we require you to do is sign and return our retainer agreement with a small initial payment. Accepted payments include U.S. bank check, domestic or international bank wire or credit card. We can help with financing, too.
We’ll get to know you.
The best way to match you with a surrogate is to get to know you, so we’ll have you complete a short online profile. You also will be able to schedule a meeting with a case specialist who will go through the remainder of the process. Our legal team will work with you to discuss the legal aspects of surrogacy and in which states the process is legal. If you need an egg donor, we can help you at this stage of the process.
4. Meet Your Surrogate
We are committed to finding surrogates who are physically, emotionally and financially prepared for this process.
Our screening process includes an extensive application, interviews, psychological evaluations, a medical examination by an in vitro fertilization specialist, a criminal background check and a drug, nicotine and infectious disease screening. Less than 1% of applicants qualify to become a Growing Generations surrogate. We are the only surrogacy program that will cover all costs for any surrogate who does not pass this screening to reduce the financial and emotional risk for intended parents.
After being matched with a surrogate through our highly personalized process, you’ll have a “match meeting” in person or via video.
5. The Medical Cycle
We’ll get your surrogate medically prepared.
This is when you’ll begin funding your Growing Generations expense account. The legal process also begins as you wait for your surrogate’s full clearance if she has not already completed it. After you have finished the legal portion of the process, your surrogate is medically prepared for an embryo transfer. Pregnancy results come back 10 to 12 days following this procedure. Once your surrogate is pregnant, you can track your baby’s growth week by week.
6. The Home Stretch
We’ll be with you at delivery and beyond.
After about 10 to 12 weeks of pregnancy, your surrogate’s in vitro fertilization specialist will release her to her personal obstetrician. During this time, take advantage of your case specialist and our surrogacy resource center with all of your questions. As the pregnancy enters its second trimester, we will begin arranging plans for your arrival with the hospital. While the long wait is over, we will continue to provide support as needed for weeks after the delivery.