One of the most exciting moments of your surrogacy journey is when you successfully match with a gestational surrogate. Surrogacy is a complex process that involves various steps, from finding the right surrogate to legal agreements and medical procedures. There are a lot of factors that go into making the perfect match.
Making sure that you are matched with the right surrogate is a critical step of the surrogacy process, which is why it is important to connect with an agency that has developed a comprehensive matching process that keeps your most significant needs and considerations in mind.
Read on to learn more about our matching process so you have a better understanding of what to expect.
Making the right match
Talking it out
The first step of the matching process will involve meeting with our team so we can learn more about you and your expectations regarding surrogacy. We will take this opportunity to chat about more than just the details of surrogates who may be a good match. For example, one of the topics discussed during this step may be the intended parents’ preferences regarding using their own eggs or donor eggs.
This step allows you to discuss your ideal surrogacy journey and provide us with valuable information to help us determine the best possible match for you.
Gathering the details
After we get to know you, we can start getting more into the details of what type of person would best fit your needs as a surrogate. This is an essential step because it gives you the opportunity to emphasize exactly what you are looking for in a surrogate.
Some of the key factors that will go into figuring out a match for you may include:
- How much do you want to communicate with your surrogate?
- Where the surrogate lives
- Whether or not you want the surrogate to breastfeed
- Beliefs regarding termination or selective reduction
Deciding on a match
Once we have identified potential matches based on your preferences, we take great care to ensure that these individuals are thoroughly vetted. Our comprehensive pre-screening tool is designed to identify any potential red flags, such as medical or psychological issues, that could impact the success of the surrogacy journey. By carefully evaluating each potential match, we can help ensure that you are matched with a gestational surrogate who is not only a good fit but also meets our high standards for safety and health.
Screening prospective matches
Once you match with a prospective surrogate, that surrogate will complete a medical screening to obtain medical clearance at your chosen clinic. This medical screening will include a uterine ultrasound and a review of the medical records provided during the pre-screening process. Medical clearance will be provided once the prospective surrogate is given a clean bill of health.
Making it official
After receiving medical clearance, one final step must be completed before finalizing the match. Luckily, things start to move much faster here. After your surrogate is medically cleared, your attorney will receive your matching information and develop your Gestational Surrogacy Agreement.
This important legal document outlines all of the crucial legal aspects of your surrogacy journey. So, you should review this document thoroughly with your attorney, making changes as needed. Once all of the parties have agreed to the terms of the Gestational Agreement, you will receive legal clearance, and your match with your surrogate will be made official!
Our goal through the matching process is to find a surrogate who can provide you with unwavering support throughout your family-building journey and create an unforgettable surrogacy experience for you. We want you to have the best possible experience throughout your surrogacy journey, and we are here to help you every step along the way.
Find Your Perfect Match with Fairfax Surrogacy
At Fairfax Surrogacy, we understand that finding the right gestational surrogate is crucial to your surrogacy journey. That’s why we have developed a comprehensive matching process that takes into account all of your needs and preferences. We are committed to helping you find the perfect surrogate for your family-building journey.
If you’re interested in learning more about our surrogacy program and our matching process, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our experienced team is here to answer any questions you may have and help guide you through every step of the surrogacy process. Let us help you find the perfect match for your surrogacy journey.