30 Tips for a stress-free surrogacy journey

For all intended parents looking into fertility treatment using surrogacy

1. Choose a country that has the best legislation for a surrogacy journey, where your rights as parents are well-protected.

2. Choose an agency that is stricter in legal requirements, it means you will be more legally protected during your surrogacy program.

3. When you start choosing an agency for surrogacy assistance, make sure to have a video meeting to make your own impression on the specialists.

4. Choose an agency where you don't feel like a number.

5. Find out more about the doctor that will do the fertilization procedure.

6. Find out more about the maternity house and the pregnancy support period.

7. Find out if your agency supports communication between you and the surrogate mother and if you take part in surrogate mother approval.

8. Make a plan, give yourself time to investigate the reviews and talk with real parents with successful experience.

9. Check the social media of the agency, they have to be active and contain pictures of the results, activities, surrogacy programs process, current news and reviews of parents. If the social media of an agency contain only pictures from the internet and general information on fertility, there were no updates for a long time, please be careful as this is not a good sign.

10.Do not use open forums on the internet to get actual information on surrogacy and reviews on clinics and agencies as information in such open forums is not quite reliable and it will only confuse you.

11.The good sources of information on the surrogacy process and reviews on the clinics and agencies are surrogacy communities with a good reputation, like Growing Families, conferences, webinars, seminars, and closed groups for surrogacy support on Facebook where you can be sure that most of the reviews are reliable and information can be really helpful.

12.Don’t spend too much time browsing the internet for surrogacy information, as there is so much to take in that you might get exhausted. Learn the basics to understand what to expect and trust the professionals.

13.In order to save your energy for your actual surrogacy journey, obtain information only from reliable sources and directly from the surrogacy providers with high reputation.

14.Compare the prices of agencies very carefully, especially with package propositions. Some surrogacy agencies put a low