FAQ’s

Surrogacy is when a woman carries and gives birth to a baby for someone else. This is done through advancements in reproductive technology such as artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization/embryo transfer (IVF/ET) and other Advanced Reproductive Technologies (ART) that allow otherwise infertile couples a chance to have children. Thanks to advances in reproductive technology, couples now have medical means to have children who would not otherwise be able to do so.
A Genetic/Traditional Surrogate is a Surrogate who also donated her egg and thus has a biological link to the child she is carrying for the Intended Parents. This is where the Surrogate is inseminated (usually artificially) with the Intended Father’s sperm.

A Gestational Surrogate, which is the most common, is a Surrogate who is not genetically connected to the child she is carrying for the Intended Parents. The eggs are harvested from the Intended Mother or an Egg Donor, fertilized with the prospective father’s sperm or Sperm Donor, and then transferred to the Surrogate’s uterus. Canadian Fertility Consulting only works with Gestational Surrogates.

You must be a parent yourself who have had an easy pregnancy and birth, between the ages of 21-39, have a healthy BMI, healthy with regular menstrual cycles, non-smoker and no recreational drugs, not currently on Depo-Provera; if you currently have an IUD, it must be removed when you register and willing to undergo a background check (self/spouse).

The surrogacy medical screening process involves several medical tests & procedures to help the IVF physicians determine that you’re in good health and that it’s safe for you to proceed as a Surrogate. Each physician may have a different protocol for screenings, but they perform any number of these tests: blood work for various diseases, vaginal ultrasounds, hysterosalpingogram/HSG, hysteroscopy/HCG, and a gynecological exam. Your spouse or partner may also be required to undergo blood tests to ensure that there are no infectious diseases that could be transmitted to you.
An agency is there to ensure you are supported, cared for, and that reimbursements are available, and held In Trust. Handing the details, while you build a relationship with your intended parents is what we are here to do!
Yes. Canadian Fertility Consulting works with all types of couples and individuals. We do not discriminate against age, ethnic background, marital status or sexual orientation. Our goal is to help our clients find a Fertility Clinic that suits their individual needs – ensuring that they receive patient-centered care throughout their journey.
Yes. We would LOVE to introduce you to some of our clients, as having someone to talk to along the way is such a blessing!
Once you are matched with parents, you’ll see their IVF physician for your medical screening as well as a therapist for your psychological evaluation. After all screenings have been completed and you’ve been ‘cleared’, the contract will be drafted and reviewed by all parties. After legal contracts are completed, the IVF physician can proceed with your medications for your transfer. You cannot start your medications until you have received legal clearance.

Surrogacy is a beautiful gift. Many of our Surrogates tell us that they had great pregnancies, that they want to pay it forward, that they couldn’t imagine their life without Kids. It is a selfless act, that is truly rewarding.

The Relationship you build with the Intended parents will be one built on Trust. watching them go from people to parents will be amazing, and we can’t wait to join you on that journey.

There are many reasons that our clients require the generosity of a Gestational Carrier. Some reasons are as follows:

-It is not medically safe for the Intended Mother to carry a pregnancy
-Medication that the Mother is taking would interfere with her becoming pregnant
-She is a cancer patient
-A male gay couple
-Unexplained infertility
-Endometriosis, or another uterine issue
-Women born without a uterus

Regardless of the specific reason, it is important to note that all of the Intended Parents that we work with have a genuine desire to become parents, and are committed to sharing in this amazing journey with you.

As soon as the screening process is complete, you will be presented with a profile of potential Intended Parents for you to review that is based on the preferences you have shared with us. At the same time, the Intended Parents are able to review your profile , as well as other Surrogates online. Once you have selected the Intended Parents, a match meeting will be set up to finalize the process. The choice to work together is mutual so that you are both comfortable moving forward together.

If you are matched with Intended Parents whose IVF physician is not local, yes. Travel can be one of the most exciting adventures during the surrogacy process and all of your expenses are covered. We make all of your travel arrangements for you to make it easy and enjoyable. This includes airfare, car service, and reservations at wonderful hotels. Please note that you will be reimbursed for lost wages and childcare.

The Relationship you build with your intended parents will be unique, and based on what you are both looking for. Many Surrogates become quite close during the process, and remain in contact after the birth. It is up to you! We are here to help you build a nurturing and supportive relationship with the people you are helping.

Potential Surrogates are booked in for a one hour information call. On this call a Surrogate Specialist will answer all of your questions, and provide you with information on the process, and fill out the application form should you wish to proceed.

The next step is a Counseling assessment to ensure you have all your questions answered, and that Surrogacy would be a good fit for your family.

From there we will ask you to complete a Criminial Record check, that we will keep on file.

The Next step is finding you Intended Parents!