When you wish to become a surrogate mother trust me it is a life changing decision, not just to the intended parents but even for yourself. Surrogacy is generally believed to be one of the best gift that you being a couple can give to another couple. But it is a long and sometimes even a challenging process, as this is something that requires selflessness and commitment. And makes many women wonder if this is a right path for them?? And can they begin with the process?? And how do they become a surrogate mother???
So if you are planning to become a surrogate mother then this guide will help you walk through the screening, medical and the legal requirements that will help you decide if you really wished to begin with the process.
The screening requirements: Once you have contacted the surrogacy professional, the first step that you need to take here is to meet up with the qualifications of the agency and pass in the screening test requirements. The screening process is generally done in order to make sure that they are healthy, and you are physically and mentally prepared for the entire process.
Having a physical examination done: It is important that you should be meeting up with the fertility specialist, in order to have a physical examination done and the other lab work done ensuring that you are healthy and fit enough in terms of surrogacy.
Having an in home assessment: A social worker will come and meet you at your place, in order to talk more about the goals and motivation while pursuing surrogacy. This meeting will help the social workers know you better providing you with an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about it.
Submitting an application: The application is all about some general information that the doctors and the intended parents wish to know about you. Once you have submitted the application you will then be contacted by the specialist who will then gather a detailed information about you.
Social and the medical history of the patient: This is something that could be included with your initial application. And in most of the cases the medical history and the social forms will be provided by the organisation, asking you to fill in the required information in terms of your family, the health history and the last but not the least personality.
Background checks: Before you actually begin with the surrogacy process it is important that you consent to the standard criminal record and background checks.
While the screening process is on, it is important that each and every one of you are involved in it. You can also take the comfort to know that the intended parents will be screened for surrogacy. So are you ready to become a surrogate mother. Or have you already been a surrogate mother. How has the experience turn out to be? Do leave your comments below. We would love to hear from you.