Why Social Apps Aren’t Great for Finding Surrogates & Donors
Technology has changed the way we live. You can shop for homes, book travel plans, order dinner, and pay your bills all without leaving home. Then there are the dating sites that make it easy to browse for a mate simply by “swiping right” when someone catches your eye. This phenomenon has now gone beyond the dating world and has found its way into assisted reproduction. While “swiping” is a fun concept, it might not be the right way to find your future egg donor or surrogate.
Growing Generations completely understands why these apps and programs would appeal to intended parents. It’s quick and easy to sign up−and typically free. In a matter of hours, you can go from considering egg donation or surrogacy to staring at hundreds of faces of hopeful women all vying to help you create your family. This approach is fast, simple, non-intrusive, and offers immediate positive reinforcement.
The Benefits of An Agency
The very ease of access that makes these apps appealing is the very reason we do not advocate for their use. When you retain the services of a respected agency, you gain access to a pool of top-notch, screened women. Every one of our approved surrogates and egg donors goes through a strenuous application and an initial screening. This safeguards everyone involved. With this method, we greatly decrease the chances of finding a donor or surrogate that seems perfect at first glance but is ultimately unfit for the job.
Additionally, when using an agency, the surrogates and donors who you’ll be presented with are not just “window shopping.” They’ve talked with us extensively. We’ve looked into their medical history, financial and criminal backgrounds, and motives for wanting to do this. We’ve ensured that everything about them lines up to make them ideal for your journey. We know that they’re serious about helping, and they’re ready to go. When you find your match through an agency, there is less wasted time even if it feels like it takes a bit longer to get matched.
Working with an agency is like hiring a bodyguard to safeguard your emotional and financial interests. When you work with us, you are represented by professionals who have seen it all, done it all, and helped to create thousands of families already. You benefit from their experience and commitment to comply with ethical standards.
Becoming a surrogate or egg donor is a big decision. Women who are serious about this choice are likely to seek out the help of a professional agency. Pairing with these women to create or grow your family is an equally big decision for you. These life-changing choices deserve a team of dedicated professionals to help ensure that the process goes smoothly. It’s worth the time and administrative overhead to do it right.
When you’re ready to take that first step, we’re here and ready to help.