5 Steps to plan before starting your surrogacy journey internationally

5 Steps to plan before starting your surrogacy journey internationally

Many people ask “what is surrogacy?” So, let’s start today’s topic from the definition of surrogacy:

When intended parents hire a surrogate mother to give birth to the intended parents’ baby, it is called surrogacy. Royal Surrogacy only occupies the field of gestational surrogacy when the embryo is not genetically related to a surrogate. And, when the intended parents go abroad for it is called International surrogacy. Mostly, parents need to do this because in their countries surrogacy is illegal or it is more affordable in other countries.

Finding surrogates overseas is a big decision and one that takes careful thought. However, it would help if you considered some essential factors before making this commitment. Here are some key things to consider.

Is surrogacy legalized in the country I chose?

Surrogacy is unlawful in many destinations, or there are legal restrictions on pursuing surrogacy there. For instance, some countries allow surrogacy for married heterosexual couples, but not for unmarried heterosexual couples or gay couples (married or not). Therefore, learning whether you can pursue surrogacy at all is going to be the first step.

Royal Surrogacy offers surrogacy services for heterosexual married and non-married couples in Georgia while single intended parents and gay couples can benefit from our services in Argentina. These are one of the affordable countries for surrogacy.

Will I meet my surrogate?

Many organizations actively encourage you to meet and spend time with your surrogate and her family. However, most of the interactions will happen over the internet, phone calls, messages, or emails, and both of you will have to work hard to make sure that everyone’s needs are being served.

At Royal Surrogacy communicating with a surrogate is often encouraged by any means of communication platforms. However, we ensure that a coordinator is involved in the process to make overcoming the language barrier easier. We make sure that none of the parties use google translate to avoid miscommunication.

Surrogacy cost and timeframes.

It isn’t easy to indicate how long the surrogacy process will take and the cost of international surrogacy precisely, as numerous variables will influence this. The variables combine the destination you choose, the costs linked with the organizations helping you, how long it takes to match a surrogate, the number of embryo transfers required to accomplish a pregnancy, and so on.

Usually, it takes intended parents 12-14 months from starting a program to have a baby.

An experienced surrogacy organization should indicate the costs you can expect and timescales at the starting. In addition, it should be able to update you about notable modifications as you move forward through your journey, which may influence the overall price and timeframes.

Will I have to spend time in the country of destination?

Yes. You may need to travel to provide your sperm or eggs, and you should be there for the birth of your baby. But it depends on the program – there is also an option of shipping biological materials or embryos by special IVF courier companies. So, it is quite possible for patients to not visit the country of destination. You may also want to get to know your surrogate and her close ones. It will be reasonable to explore where you will be staying and local amenities. How much time you spend after the child’s birth depends on the time it will take for you to get a passport for your baby to return to your country and if your baby is healthy and able to travel. In any case, this is also depended on the preferences of a patient. However, you must travel post-birth to get a birth certificate and a passport for a baby.

Is it guaranteed that my surrogate is ok?

If you don’t know how well prepared surrogates are or the kind of assistance they will receive, make sure you ask the questions below:

  1. Does the organization have qualifying criteria for its surrogates?
  2. Where will she live during pregnancy?
  3. Where will the surrogate give birth?
  4. What aftercare will the organization provide for her?
  5. Are their surrogates offered counseling throughout the whole process?
  6. How does the organization ensure that their surrogates are aware of the risks to them and their family?

Bonus: What are the Surrogacy Laws by Country?

In many countries, surrogacy is a controversial practice — especially where it is not well regulated. Therefore, it’s essential that you only consider countries where surrogacy is legal.

International surrogacy laws vary widely – what’s legal in one country may not be permitted in another. The international surrogacy agency should be knowledgeable in the laws of your destination, and you should also search for a counselor there who regularly completes surrogacies. Remember: If you don’t speak the language of this country, you’ll also need to hire a certified translator and your agency should provide it if needed.

We at Royal Surrogacy assist you through the whole surrogacy process and take care of all the aspects of surrogacy that we talked about above. therefore, if you want to be a parent and are Heterosexual, married or Non-married, single, or gay couple. do not hesitate to reach out to us. We believe that everyone deserves to make their dreams come true.

By Dina Jaoshvili