This links to articles below detailing the entire surrogate process, from initial screening to matching with intended parents, to medical testing, fertility treatment, pregnancy & delivery.
Thank you for considering IARC. To get started, please complete our online initial screening form. Once you fill this out, it will be submitted directly to our Surrogate Recruiters, who are experienced surrogates. They will be in contact with you to set up an initial phone call. This initial call will be informational and will go over all aspects of what it means to be a surrogate with our agency. We will be able to answer any questions you have about our agency and the surrogacy process during this call.
Once you complete your initial phone call, you will be sent an application packet. The application packet must be filled out and returned to us along with several documents that will be used in our screening process; this includes photos of you, your family background and medical history.
The two things that we will need in order to begin your screening process are your obstetric records from your most recent pregnancy and your completed application packet.
Unlike most agencies, we pre-screen all of our surrogates. We recognize the time, energy, and emotion that goes into the matching process, so we want you and the intended parents to feel confident that you are qualified to be a surrogate before a match is made. Our surrogate screening process includes:
- Medical approval
- Conversation with a psychologist
- Insurance review
- Criminal background check
At IARC®, we recognize that your intended parent match is the most important part of this journey. Our matching process is designed so that both you and the intended parents will feel 100 percent comfortable with the match.
We currently have many more intended parents than qualified surrogates, so you will likely be matched immediately upon qualification.
Once we establish a match, we will immediately proceed with the contract phase.
The contract between you and the intended parents is very detailed and extensive and discusses all aspects of your program so that everyone will have clear expectations moving forward.
You will be required to complete an independent review of the contract with a separate attorney representing only your interests. Any attorney’s fees associated with this review will be paid for by the intended parents. The Matching Coordinator will provide you with a list of attorneys in your state who are experienced at reviewing surrogacy contracts, and you will be able to select an attorney to work with based on this list.
Once the finalized draft of contract is signed by all parties, we will proceed with the medical portions of your program.
Medical screening will either be done in your local area or at the fertility clinic. This depends on the fertility clinic’s requirements. If you must travel for screening, it is a one-day trip. Your IARC® Program Coordinator will guide you through each step of this process.
When your medical testing requirements are completed, we will coordinate with you and the intended parents’ clinic to prepare for the medical procedure. More information about Surrogate Fertility Treatment.
Pregnancy and Delivery
All of your prenatal appointment will happen in your local area, so the only travel required will be for the actual insemination/embryo transfer. Even after a pregnancy is achieved, your IARC® Program Coordinate will stay in regular contact with you to make sure that everything is going smoothly with your program, that you are being reimbursed for program-related expenses, and that contact between you and intended parents is going well. You will likely communicate directly with the intended parents regarding your prenatal appointments and how the pregnancy is progressing.
IARC® will assist in coordinating all legal requirements. We are here to make sure that as many administrative responsibilities as possible are taken off of your shoulders so you and the intended parents can enjoy the pregnancy and the relationship that will develop between you!
If the intended parents are not local, they will typically plan on arriving a number of days prior to the due date. This will be an incredible experience for everyone, and we truly appreciate your willingness to give this amazing gift to another family; it is truly remarkable!
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