The Process of Connecting Surrogates with Intended Parents in Colorado
If you’re considering becoming a surrogate in Colorado, you likely have a lot of questions about how surrogacy works. You may not know how to become a surrogate or even what it means to be a gestational surrogate. That’s okay! We can help. Often, a woman considering becoming a surrogate mother wonders how she will be matched with the right intended parents in Colorado. Here is how we at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado work to help you find your perfect surrogacy match.
Are you Qualified to Become a Surrogate?
Not every woman is able to be a surrogate mother. Several factors must be considered in advance of matching a potential surrogate with hopeful parents. There are three basic categories of screenings or evaluations a potential surrogate must undergo.
- Physical. Are you physically able to carry a healthy baby to term and deliver the baby safely? With any pregnancy, unknown or unforeseen factors can occur. But to minimize those factors, we begin by making sure our surrogates are good candidates for a smooth pregnancy. You would undergo a physical exam to make sure there aren’t hidden health risks for you to carry a pregnancy. We’re looking for a woman who has had at least one complication-free pregnancy in her past. Even though any pregnancy has uncomfortable moments for any pregnant woman, the ideal candidate would describe pregnancy as an overall happy, joyful experience. Physically, she needs to be within a healthy weight range, as indicated by a BMI of between 19 and 33. (Although this is a guideline.) She also needs to be drug and smoke-free and of safe childbearing age. Again, this is a guideline, but the childbearing age is roughly 21-40 years old.
- Legally. Gestational surrogacy in Colorado does have a number of legal requirements for the surrogate. These include submitting to a background check and verifying that you are a legal resident of the United States. Additionally, if you’re considering becoming a surrogate, you cannot be receiving government financial assistance at the time of your potential surrogacy. There are a few other details that the legal representatives at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado will gladly go over with you.
- Psychologically. We want to make sure you’re mentally and emotionally prepared for a gestational surrogacy journey. To help prepare you, you will undergo a psychological screening as well. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado also encourages our surrogates to have a solid support system in place to help you through your pregnancy and encourage your surrogacy goals. We will be a big part of that support system, for sure. But it helps if your family and friends support you, as well.
Matching a Surrogate Mother with the Ideal Intended Parents
After all of that screening, we move on to the fun part — matching! By the time we get to the matching stage, the hopeful parents have undergone many of the same screenings as the potential surrogate. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado then considers a few other factors that might help us make a good match.
- Location. It’s helpful for both the surrogate and the intended parents to be geographically close together — especially when it’s time for the delivery!
- Family Values. When working together to build a family, everyone involved is most comfortable if they share similar family values.
- Personality. The surrogate and the intended parents often form a lifelong bond that benefits everyone — most especially the child. This type of relationship is more likely to happen when the parents’ personalities and the surrogate’s personalities mesh together well.
- Expectations. Learning what each party hopes to get out of the surrogacy journey and matching people with compatible expectations is one of our goals.
After considering all of the above factors and screenings, you will receive a number of profiles created by Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado with potential matches for you, as the surrogate, with intended parents. Then, we facilitate meetings between the potential surrogate and hopeful parents to see if it’s a good fit. Once both parties agree, we move on to the legal contract phase, taken care of by our in-house legal team. After that, it’s just a short leap to growing a family!
Does the Money Factor Interfere with the Surrogate-Intended Parent Relationship?
We put a lot of work into connecting just the right gestational surrogate with perfectly matched intended parents in Colorado to make sure the surrogacy process is a joyful, positive experience for everyone involved. Most surrogates choose to become surrogate mothers to help build families for people who need help. While the surrogate mother fees aren’t their primary motivation, many of our surrogates do appreciate that Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado is a high-paying surrogacy agency. It’s comforting to know your needs will be met, and your health cared for while you are carrying a child for someone else.
Growing a human is a big job! Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado makes sure you’re compensated for that and takes care of the details so you can focus on the pregnancy and your relationship with the intended parents.
If you’re a woman considering surrogacy, contact Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado today and talk with one of our surrogacy professionals. We can answer all of your questions about becoming a gestational surrogate in Colorado.
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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