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Step 5: Get ready for the embryo transfer

Step 5: Get ready for the embryo transfer

Posted: 03/5/20

After all of the medical screening has been done: The surrogate will start medications to thicken the lining of her uterus, and she will be on medications for approximately 4-6 weeks, depending on the protocol of the IVF clinic Once the surrogate’s uterine lining is optimal, the most viable frozen embryo(s) are thawed and transferred […]

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Step 4: Find an attorney

Posted: 03/5/20

Once medical and psychological screening is completed, both parties will need to be represented by an attorney specializing in third-party reproduction to represent them in the contract phase. Agreements should be drafted based on state laws and validated through the judicial system so everything is conducted in a legal manner.

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Step 3: Start the medical process

Posted: 03/5/20

Once the surrogate and intended parents decide to work together, both parties will need to have medical and psychological screening done: Psychological evaluations to anticipate problems that may arise and to identify any psychological reason the gestational carrier should not proceed with surrogacy Medical examinations to screen for infectious diseases and sexually transmitted diseases in […]

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Step 2: Choose a surrogacy agency

Posted: 03/5/20

The couple chooses a large agency or a smaller, more intimate agency. The agency will walk them through the process, which can include: Offering legal, medical, insurance and financial guidance Screening potential surrogates Setting up meetings with potential carriers Guiding the couple through the surrogacy process, from matching with a surrogate to delivery

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Step 1: Choose an IVF clinic

Posted: 03/5/20

Intended parents consult with an IVF physician for medical screening. The intended father’s sperm and/or the intended mother’s eggs will be analyzed to determine if they can be used in the surrogacy. Once complete, the couple contacts a surrogate agency to help them find a gestational carrier.

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