5 Things You Should Know Before Becoming a Surrogate Mother in Colorado
Are you a surrogate mother or someone looking to become a surrogate mother? Are you trying to best prepare yourself for the journey ahead of you? Do you have some questions that have been tough to find reliable answers for? Then let’s go over some things that could help you answer these questions. The surrogacy process can seem overwhelming to take on alone. By researching things you should know before becoming a gestational surrogate in Colorado, you are better preparing for your journey. By being better informed, you are ensuring your well-being. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado is determined to provide you with reliable information and resources. Here are five things you should know before becoming a surrogate mother in Colorado.
Before Becoming a Surrogate Mother in Colorado
- What Does it Mean to Be a Surrogate?
Technically speaking, a surrogate mother, or gestational surrogate, carries a baby for an individual or couple. With In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), the intended mother’s egg is fertilized in a lab with the intended father’s sperm— the surrogate mother then carries the fertilized egg. Through this process, the baby is not genetically linked to the surrogate mother.Beyond the technical definition of a surrogate mother, she is a caring and selfless individual who needs to help someone grow their family. She sees surrogacy as her way of helping someone through a tough time. She has enjoyed pregnancy in the past and is willing to go through it again so someone else can experience the joys of parenthood. Ultimately, a surrogate mother is strong and determined to help her fellow human being.
- Who are the Intended Parents that Work with Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado?
Our agency helps couples and individuals of all backgrounds grow the families they are hoping for. We help same-sex, heterosexual, and transracial couples who are eager to become loving parents. We believe everyone deserves a chance to start a family. Whether the person seeking out surrogacy is single or a couple, married, unmarried, we aim to help them grow their family.
- Working with a Surrogacy Agency vs. Working Independently?
As someone looking to become a surrogate mother, you might be faced with two options: work with an agency or work independently. The surrogacy process is very delicate and can be overwhelming for one person to navigate. By working with a surrogacy agency that has reliable resources, your journey can go smoothly. Our agency can help you every step of the way. We provide you with health screenings, help match you to your intended parents, and help you schedule your appointments. In addition, you will have access to our team of professionals who can support you mentally and physically. Our agency also gives you access to any resources you will need so your well-being is protected and prioritized.
- What is the Colorado Surrogacy Process?
For surrogate mothers, the surrogacy process starts with filling out our application form and contacting our team. Our agency will then help you find intended parents to match with. Through video and in-person interviews, you will have the chance to connect with your helping people. After you are matched, you and your intended parents will go through health screenings to ensure everyone’s safety. Then you will carry the child to term and help a loving couple grow their family.
- What Health Screenings are Provided for Both the Surrogate Mother and the Intended Parents?
Throughout the surrogacy process, the intended parents and the surrogate mother go through regular health screenings. Why is this important? The health screenings are to ensure your physical safety and the safety of the baby. In addition to physical screenings, you will also go through mental screenings. These are meant to make sure you are ready for your surrogacy journey and make sure your well-being is taken care of.
How to Be Prepared for Your Surrogacy Journey?
The surrogacy process can be overwhelming, but that doesn’t mean you have to face it alone. With Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado can make sure your well-being is taken care of throughout your journey. By relying on us, you can focus on fulfilling your main goal of helping someone grow their family.
Now that you know what to expect on your journey, are you ready to take on the next steps?
If you are interested in learning more about your gestational surrogacy options, contact Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado by email, phone, or text: Email Us, Text us: 720-371-1099, Call us: 303-670-4673 (HOPE). If you are hoping to adopt, please contact us here.
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