How it Works – Surrogacy
The dream of becoming a parent through surrogacy is closer than you think!
Growing Generations delivers a full-service surrogacy program that not only provides guidance through the significant moments of pregnancy, but also helps intended parents and surrogates manage the smaller events with ease and joy. From surrogate screening to pregnancy preparation, we want to be sure that you and your chosen surrogate enjoy the exciting journey of pregnancy. Read these six easy steps to becoming a parent through surrogacy.
1. Book a consult
Get the information you need to make the right decision.
The goal of the consult is to leave you informed, inspired and empowered to take the next step with Growing Generations. The 90-minute consultation is to help you understand the surrogacy process, find out exactly who our surrogates are, and discover what to expect when this process will begin. All our consults are conducted in person and take place either in our office in Los Angeles or New York, in many different locations in Europe, or through our online service. We provide consults in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Catalan.
2. Get Started
The first step can be difficult. Let us make it easy.
Growing Generations wants the beginning of the surrogacy process to be as simple as possible for intended parents. All you must 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. Once this is taken care of, being matched with a surrogate is right around the corner.
Need financing? We do that, too
Finding the right surrogate is what we do.
The best way to match you with the perfect surrogate is to get to know you. You will fill out a short online profile on our Client Support Site. On this site, you will be able to schedule your meeting with our Case Management Team, with whom you will go through the remainder of the process. You also have the chance to speak with our legal team to discuss the legal aspects of Growing Generations’ surrogacy process. This meeting will also give you the opportunity to decide from which states you will work with a surrogate. This is also the stage in the process when we would involve an egg donor if it were necessary. Growing Generations will assist you in finding one.
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4. Meet Your Surrogate
Less than 1% of applicants qualify to become Growing Generations’ surrogate mothers.
Growing Generations is the only surrogacy program that will cover all costs for any surrogate that does not pass screening. This helps reduce the financial and emotional risk for both parties. Our screening process includes an extensive application, a telephone and in-person interview, psychological tests and evaluations, a medical examination by an In Vitro Fertilization specialist, drug, nicotine and infectious disease screening and a criminal background check.
5. The Medical Cycle
Where your dream becomes a reality.
Once you have been matched with a surrogate mother, you will begin funding your Growing Generations expense account for all expenses related to the process. Then you will begin the legal process and wait for your surrogate’s full clearance if she has not already completed it. After you have completed the legal portion of the process, the surrogate is medically prepared for the procedure and a pregnancy is attempted several weeks later. Pregnancy results come back 10 to 12 days later following embryo transfer.
6. The Home Stretch
You are almost done.
After about 8 to 10 weeks of pregnancy, your In Vitro Fertilization specialist will release your surrogate to her personal obstetrician. As the pregnancy enters its 2nd trimester, we will begin arranging the plans for your arrival with the hospital. The long wait is over. The entire surrogacy program often lasts from 15 to 20 months and you are guided by Growing Generations through the entire process. From application to child, we provide you with guidance, expertise and support through every step.