How to Compare Colorado Surrogacy Agencies
Selecting a surrogacy agency can be difficult because there are so many reputable agencies to choose from. It can be helpful to search each agency’s website and blog to learn about their services before you speak with a surrogacy specialist who can answer your remaining questions. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado provides support for surrogates and intended parents throughout the surrogacy journey. Browse our website to see an example of what to expect from an agency. Below are the things you should look for when comparing Colorado surrogacy agencies.
What Should I be Looking For When Researching Different Colorado Surrogacy Agencies?
One of the first things you should look into when researching a Colorado surrogacy agency is its history. How long has the agency been in business? How many successful surrogacies has the agency had? The answers to these questions will help you uncover the experience that the agency has with supporting surrogates and intended parents through the surrogacy process.
The longer the agency has been around, the more likely its surrogacy specialists will have the experience to be able to assist you with whatever situation falls in your lap.
Who Covers The Bill During Surrogacy?
An important component to think about when comparing surrogacy agencies is how the agency ensures that the surrogates get paid. Generally, surrogates are reimbursed for the costs of their medical bills, travel to and from medical appointments, and maternity clothes. With compensated surrogacy, the intended parents agree to pay the surrogate a base compensation in addition to these expenses.
Surrogates should be able to rely on their surrogacy agency to support them financially in the event the intended parents’ budget falls through. A surrogate should never have to worry about paying the medical bills related to her pregnancy.
Some agencies provide financial backing within a certain range of compensation and reimbursement. These agencies promise to cover your expenses up to a set limit if the intended parents fail to cover your charges. When researching surrogacy agencies, ask how they make sure their surrogates are taken care of financially. You may need to speak with a surrogacy specialist if the website does not provide these details.
How Do Colorado Surrogacy Agencies Match Surrogate Mothers with Intended Parents?
Matching services are one of the core services provided by Colorado surrogacy agencies.
Look for a time estimate for when you would be matched with intended parents or a surrogate. Depending on the demand in your area, the preferences stated in your profile, and your expectations for the surrogacy process, you will be matched with intended parents or a surrogate who meets your requirements and would be compatible as a match. Remember that surrogacy is a time commitment, and you will be forming a relationship with your match.
Some agencies give a range of one to three months, while others provide a longer range. A larger agency will have more surrogates available, but this does not mean they would all be a good match for you. Ask a surrogacy specialist how the matching process works and why the agency’s matching process takes as long as it does.
Are there Any Surrogate Support Systems in Place?
An agency’s surrogates are its most valuable resource. How does the agency take care of its surrogates? What services do they provide the surrogates throughout the surrogacy process? Who provides support to the surrogates throughout this journey?
Colorado surrogacy agencies’ services include:
- Mediation and counseling.
- Matching services.
- Assistance with legal representation.
- Finding suitable fertility clinics.
- Advocating for financial assistance for surrogates.
Surrogacy specialists serve as the point of contact for intended parents and support each party’s needs throughout the process. They can help surrogates find adequate legal representation with the help of vetted surrogacy lawyers. The specialists also have knowledge of the region’s fertility clinics and can provide recommendations suited to both parties.
What are the Available Resources for me as a Surrogate Mother?
A sign of a good surrogacy agency is transparency and demonstrated knowledge. You probably have a lot of questions about the surrogacy process and want to be fully prepared before you start the process. Agencies should provide information about all of the steps of the surrogacy process and the answers to frequently asked questions. You should be able to find answers to your burning questions, including those about the costs.
Look for resources on the agency’s website. Search through their blog to see how informative the information they put out is. You should feel comfortable and informed before you speak with a surrogacy specialist so you know what questions you still have and can feel fully prepared before you start the surrogacy process.
A successful surrogacy agency should have heaps of happy clients. See if you can read or view testimonials from satisfied surrogates and intended parents who have worked with the agency. These reviews will give you a better indication that the agency knows what it’s doing and can adequately support you throughout the process.
Choosing Between Colorado Surrogacy Agencies
The surrogacy specialists at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado are ready to answer all of your questions about the surrogacy process and the services we provide to both surrogates and intended parents. Contact us today for more information.
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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