Surrogacy Center of Philadelphia

OUR SERVICES FOR INTENDED PARENTS

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From finding the perfect surrogate to reviewing insurance claims, we are a full-service agency. We offer more than simply matching intended parents with a healthy gestational carrier.

WE CAN HELP YOU TO BECOME INTENDED PARENTS!

Although creating your family through surrogacy is exciting, it can also be overwhelming. That’s why we help our intended parents every step of the way.
What does comprehensive service at a great value look like? It is more than matching you with a healthy gestational carrier. We provide all the following agency services for you, at no added cost:

READY TO START YOUR JOURNEY?

We would be honored to help you. We know that your story has had heartbreak, but we’re here to take the next steps by your side.

A SURROGACY JOURNEY WITH US IN 10 STEPS:

The surrogacy process can be divided into ten steps. On average, the process takes twelve to fifteen months.
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#1 CONSULTATION

The surrogacy process begins with a comprehensive consultation either in person, over the phone or by online conferencing. We will discuss the surrogacy process with you in detail and answer any questions that you might have.
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#2 APPLICATION

We will have you fill out our intake forms and complete a matching profile to find out what type of gestational carrier you are looking for (ex. first time vs experienced carrier, views on abortion/selective reduction, amount of contact).
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#3 SURROGATE MATCHING

You will be sent gestational carrier profiles for review based on your stated preferences. If you would like to get to know a candidate further, we will facilitate a meeting with all parties so you can get to know your prospective surrogate better.

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#4 AGENCY AGREEMENT

Once you have met with your surrogate and everyone expresses mutual interest in matching, we will make it official by sending you our agency agreement. 

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#5 CONTRACT

You will enter into a contract with your gestational carrier. The contract clearly outlines expectations of each party throughout this process, as well as financial obligations. We will arrange for attorneys to work with you and your gestational carrier to review the terms of the contract. Attorney fees are wrapped into our agency fees.

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#6 ESCROW ACCOUNT

When your contract is signed, you must deposit a certain amount of your gestational carrier’s compensation into an escrow account. We work closely with an independent, licensed and insured escrow agency to make sure that your money is well-protected and your gestational carrier receives her compensation on time.
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#7 MEDICAL PROTOCOL

All gestational carriers in our program have already undergone medical records approval and psychological evaluations. Your clinic will now schedule additional medical evaluations to prepare for the transfer, including, but not limited to: FDA testing, saline ultrasounds, hysteroscopies, and/or a mock cycle. The clinic will then give the gestational carrier a embryo transfer cycle protocol to follow. The cycle will be monitored via blood work and ultrasounds. Embryo transfers usually occur between 4-6 weeks after starting medications.

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#8 PREGNANCY

Hopefully the first embryo transfer will result in a successful pregnancy! The clinic will perform at least two two blood tests to confirm your pregnancy. At six weeks gestation, a fetal heart rate is confirmed via ultrasound.

We will coordinate transferring care from the fertility clinic to the obstetrician who will be managing the pregnancy.

We will help manage your insurance needs throughout the pregnancy. From maternity claims to putting specialty term life insurance policies or bedrest insurance in place, we will complete applications at the right times and provide all documentation to underwriting for approval.

 
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#9 PARENTAL RIGHTS

During the fifth month of your pregnancy, an attorney will work with you to complete the necessary paperwork to obtain parental rights. The attorney will file the paperwork with the family court to have a pre-birth order issued. After the baby is born, the birth certificate will show your names on your child’s birth certificate.
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#10 BIRTH

We will help you create a birth plan that clearly outlines expectations for all parties involved in the delivery. We will also work with your delivery hospital and provide any legal documentation, insurance and financial information that they require. 

We will also conduct follow up visits with your gestational carrier and you in the weeks following birth.  We can even facilitate transportation of expressed breast milk. We will make sure insurance properly pays for claims and return your funds to you in a timely manner from the escrow account (typically 90 days after delivery).

FIND A SURROGATE AND BUILD YOUR FAMILY

Please note that our waitlist for matching is currently closed. However, we would be happy to send you information and provide a comprehensive consultation explaining the entire surrogacy process in great detail. Whether you decide to join our program at a later date or would like to gain confidence about taking the next steps in your family building journey, please fill out the form below so we can connect with you.