How to Choose a Surrogacy Agency: A Step-by-Step Guide

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How to Choose a Surrogacy Agency: A Step-by-Step Guide

Are you considering becoming a surrogate or are you needing surrogacy to expand your family? Our entire team at Stronger Together Surrogacy understands this is a huge decision and finding the right surrogacy agency is key to your journey being successful! With so many options out there, how do you know which agency is the best fit for you?

There are crucial steps you should take during your research process. Once you’ve covered all the bases, you’ll feel confident knowing you did all you could to choose the right agency to partner with as you become a surrogate or grow your family.

10 Steps to Selecting a Surrogacy Agency

Step 1: Start with Research

When diving into the sea of surrogacy agencies, take some time to do your homework. Start by researching different agencies online and reading reviews from both surrogates and intended parents. (Psst: Since you’re reading this blog, we’re guessing you already started this step.)

Look for agencies with a proven track record of success and positive testimonials from past clients, and Stronger Together Surrogacy has a long list of testimonials!

Step 2: Remember Your Needs

Every surrogacy journey is unique, so keep your specific needs and preferences at the forefront when narrowing down your list of contenders. For example, are you looking for a large agency with a wide network of surrogates, or do you prefer a smaller, more personalized approach? Think about what matters most to you, whether it’s communication, support, or cost, and choose an agency that aligns with your priorities.

This may be the time you choose to do an initial outreach to the Agency to ask the questions you have when beginning the process. Stronger Together Surrogacy is transparent in your timeline to be matched, the Surrogates Benefits Package, and our Agency Fees to Intended Parents. We pride ourselves on our personalized matching process and walking alongside you as a partner with you throughout your journey.

Step 3: Evaluate the Services Offered

Once you’ve narrowed down your favorites, take a closer look at the services offered by each agency. A reputable surrogacy agency should provide comprehensive support throughout the entire process, from matching you with a surrogate to handling all legal and medical aspects. Make sure the agency offers the services you need and that they’re transparent about their fees and any additional costs.

Step 4: Consider Additional Support Services

Does the agency offer any additional support services that could enhance your experience? This could include counseling services for surrogates and intended parents, support groups, or educational resources about surrogacy and reproductive health. While they might not seem like necessities or deal-breakers, these extra services can provide invaluable support and guidance. At Stronger Together Surrogacy, we offer all of this and more to our Surrogates and Intended Parents.

Step 5: Meet with the Agency

Before making a final decision, schedule an additional consultation with the surrogacy agency. This is your opportunity to ask additional questions, discuss your concerns, and get that feel for the agency’s vibe before signing on. Pay attention to how they communicate and whether they listen to your needs and preferences. Trust your instincts — our goal at Stronger Together Surrogacy is to make you feel comfortable and confident, we stride to surpass your expectations as your Agency.

Step 6: Check Credentials and Accreditation

When choosing a surrogacy agency, it’s important to verify that they’re reputable and trustworthy. Check if the agency is accredited by organizations such as the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) or the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART). At Stronger Together Surrogacy, we adhere to strict ethical and professional standards in the field of surrogacy under these organizations.

Step 7: Review Contracts Carefully

Before signing anything, make sure to review everything carefully. Pay attention to the terms and conditions, including fees, payment schedules, and any potential risks or liabilities. If you have any questions or concerns, please ask the agency for clarification. At Stronger Together Surrogacy, we keep your benefits package as a Surrogate as clear as possible and easy to understand, as well as for Intended Parents. We want you to feel comfortable and confident that we are your best partner in your journey!

Step 8: Trust Your Instincts

Selecting your surrogacy agency is a life-changing decision, so trust your instincts! When it feels right, you will know. Remember, this is your journey as a Surrogate or future family we’re talking about as Intended Parents, and you deserve to work with an agency that respects and supports your needs and goals. We hope you feel confident and comfortable with Stronger Together Surrogacy!

Step 9: Think About Communication and Accessibility

Regular communication is a must-have throughout the surrogacy process, so consider how the agency communicates with clients. Find out:

  • How accessible are they?
  • Are they responsive to your questions and concerns?
  • Will they provide regular updates on the surrogacy process?

Clear and open communication will help ensure a positive and successful experience for everyone involved.

Step 10: Have Faith in the Process

Once you decide, trust in the surrogacy process and the agency you choose to guide you through it. Surrogacy can be a long, complex, and emotional journey, but with the right support and guidance, it’s also incredibly rewarding. Have faith in your surrogacy agency that meets your needs and believes in the power of surrogacy to create families.

Choosing a surrogacy agency to grow a family as a Surrogate or grow your family as an Intended Parent is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make (no pressure!) But by following these steps and doing your research, you will find an agency that meets your needs and provides the support and guidance you need. Trust yourself, trust the process, and trust the agency that feels right for you.


Building Families with Stronger Together Surrogacy

At Stronger Together Surrogacy, we’re committed to supporting Surrogates, individuals, and couples on their journey to parenthood through surrogacy. Our experienced team provides personalized care and comprehensive services, including matching, navigating the legal process, and the medical aspects of your journey. If you’re ready to take the next step toward building your family, contact us to learn more!

We Are Stronger Together!!