Why should I use a Surrogacy Agency?
Gay surrogacy is a good way to build a family but it is also rather challenging. The job of a good Surrogacy Agency is to eliminate as much stress as possible for both the Intended Parents and the Surrogate. With surrogate motherhood for gay male couples there are many issues to consider, for example:
1. Selecting the Surrogate and Egg Donor.
2. Checking her background and the background of her partner.
3. Evaluating her psychological health.
4. Ensuring that her home is an appropriate place for a healthy pregnancy.
5. Choosing an IVF clinic and Reproductive Endocrinologist.
6. Medical evaluation of the surrogate.
7. Ensuring that the Intended Parents retain all parental rights to the baby or babies.
8. Handling the financial aspects of the surrogacy.
9. Handling all legal issues.
At BioDads we understand all aspects of the surrogacy process and can help Intended Parents to cope with everything that can be on the road towards their dream.
Can I choose the Egg Donor at BioDads?
All egg donors are matched according to your phenotype to maximize the chances your baby looks like you.
How long does it take to be matched with a Surrogate?
The time of matching depends on what specific criteria you request in a Surrogate. If you are willing to be flexible on location, race, etc., the time frame will usually be shorter. If you are very specific in your requirements the time frame will likely be longer.
How can I be sure the Surrogate is trustworthy and medically fit for surrogacy?
Here at BioDads we do everything to check the overall health of future surrogate mother. You can be sure that she is reliable and healthy and fully understands her role. All surrogates undergo two kinds of screening: medical and psychological.
How do you screen your surrogates?
At first, a potential surrogate is interviewed by the phone. If she meets initial criteria she then completes an extensive application and undergo two kinds of screening. All surrogate mothers should have at least one healthy baby and we review her medical records from previous pregnancies. We do a city, county and statewide criminal background investigation on the surrogate candidate and her spouse, as well as a quasi criminal history search that includes domestic violence writs, juvenile in need of supervision and personal restraining orders filed. All surrogates also undergo full medical and psychological screening.
How can we be assured the surrogate will “give up” the baby?
This is probably one of the biggest misconceptions of gestational surrogacy. The gestational carrier participates in the surrogacy program knowing that the baby she will carry is that of the intended parents, and will have no biological connection to her. Surrogates already have a family and children of their own. Generally it is the result of the surrogate’s love for her children that compels her to become a surrogate, allowing her to provide another couple with the same opportunity to experience parenthood.
Why do women want to be surrogates?
Many women who become surrogate mothers do so to contribute the unique and valuable gift of parenthood to another person or couple. Surrogates, by nature, are loving and generous women who have found joy and purpose in their own experience as a mother.
How can I be sure that I/we will have all legal parental rights to the fetus/baby?
Surrogacy becomes more and more popular each day but family law is governed state by state, so some states allow surrogacy, some allow surrogacy only for heterosexual couples, and some consider surrogacy illegal altogether. BioDads handles only Gestational Surrogacy, a surrogacy in which the fetus has no genetic relationship to the Surrogate, which helps protect the rights of the Intended Parents. Also we have a huge team of lawyers the aim of which is to protect all rights of gay intended parents and their biological kids.
Will my name appear on the birth certificate?
Of course, the name of biological father will appear on the birth certificate.
Does BioDads work with international clients?
Yes. We work with all gay couples and individuals all over the world. We try to satisfy all needs and preferences. Our multilingual staff will help you in any situation so there is no need to worry about trifles.