Becoming a Surrogate Mother: Green Flags in Surrogacy
So, you’ve decided to become a surrogate mother in Colorado. Congrats! This is an exciting time and a life-changing experience you are about to embark on. If you’ve researched the surrogacy process and feel like you know the ins and outs of gestational surrogacy, then you’re ready to take the following steps.
You’re officially ready to start your surrogacy journey if you’ve met all the requirements! However, you may be feeling overwhelmed or unsure about where to go from here or what you should expect. What if it’s all too good to be true? What are some green flags to keep in mind so you know you’re in the right place?
Don’t worry! At Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado, we have a list of some of the green flags to keep in mind when you start this journey. Knowing how you deserve to be treated, whether it’s by your surrogacy agency or by intended parents, is essential in having a safe and successful surrogacy pregnancy.
Green Flags in Surrogacy Agencies
When you’ve decided to become a surrogate mother, the first thing you want to do is contact a surrogacy agency, like Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado. Having a surrogacy agency can help make the process a lot smoother for you.
We expect our surrogate mothers to fulfill specific surrogate requirements to ensure you are physically and emotionally ready. If the surrogacy agency you work with is upfront and fully discloses the requirements, you need to fulfill without anything shady, that is a green flag.
Feeling Taken Care Of
You deserve to be taken care of on every level. That means legal, medical, and matching services as well as referrals, counseling, and so much more.
At Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado, we are here to make sure you are safe, healthy, and protected throughout the whole process. We are committed to creating a welcoming environment for you where you feel comfortable and excited to embark on the surrogacy process.
Upfront and Transparent
When you choose a surrogacy agency, it’s essential that they are upfront and transparent with you throughout the whole process. That means being clear about your surrogate compensation, your surrogacy requirements, and the steps you need to take throughout this journey.
At Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado, we prioritize transparency. This means communicating with you openly and honestly about your role as a surrogate.
Green Flags in Intended Parents
It’s essential to match with intended parents who respect you and your time and mesh well together. That means some of your values and beliefs do line up, so you can avoid a personality clash.
Since you and your intended parents will be together for at least nine months, it’s important to make sure everyone gets along.
Respectful of Your Time
As a surrogate mother, you are making an important decision to help others. You are giving up your time to help a couple or individual in need. That is a lot to ask from someone.
If the parents you are matched with knowledge and respect your time, and are grateful for your decision to become a surrogate mother, then that is a green flag. You deserve to be treated with respect during this process and your time.
Willing to Have Open Conversations
When you decide to join the surrogacy process, everyone is expected to have open and honest conversations. That means really reflecting on beliefs, values, desires, and needs from the surrogacy process.
Being open and honest during conversations is crucial because it will make the matching process more accessible. For example, suppose the intended parents can have open discussions with each other and with you. In that case, that means they are emotionally mature enough to be able to have hard conversations.
If the intended parents you are matched with can communicate with you well and don’t leave you in the dark for days on end, that is a green flag. When you enter the surrogacy agreement, everyone has to be on the same page when it comes to communication.
That means being there for necessary appointments on time and submitting paperwork when needed. Those are all signs of intended parents that are ready to be parents.
Trusting Your Gut
At Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado, we are transparent with you and provide numerous services to help make sure your surrogacy process is easy, safe, and successful. Trusting your gut is the most important thing.
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.