Once you have decided to become a surrogate mother and have chosen your intended parents, there are a number of tests that you will go through, administered by the fertility clinic that your intended parents are working with.
Everyone involved in the surrogacy: both intended parents, the surrogate mother and her husband, as well as the ovum donor ( if one is involved) will go through testing as part of the IVF screening.
In order to become a Gestational Surrogate, there are many criteria that must be met by all parties.
It is most important to be upfront and honest, both with the CFC and the fertility clinic.
We want to ensure that you all of our surrogates pass their medical screening and that nobody is turned away due to an omission of critical information, such as the following:
-Pregnancy health information
-Number of c-sections and/or miscarriages
Once you are at the Fertility clinic, you will meet with the Fertility Dr, his nurse, as well as a social worker to have an assessment done. Aside from testing yourself and your partner, the clinic will also be there to answer all of your questions about the surrogacy process, including timelines, medications, risks involved with the process, as well as what to expect during the cycle.
What Tests To Expect During Your Initial Appointment
-Medical exam with the fertility doctor, including a pap smear, breast exam, and a full medical history review
-Blood work- STD’s/Hormone levels
-Psychosocial assessment by the social worker
Please let one CFC know if you would like one of us to accompany you to your appointment- distance permitting. We want to ensure that you are comfortable with the team of professionals that we put in place for your journey. Please let us know if at any time you are having difficulty communicating with the clinic staff or legal professionals. We will be more than happy to advocate for you in any situation. Your comfort throughout your journey is our number one concern.