How to Become Intended Parents

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Interested in Becoming
Intended Parents in Nevada?

We help intended parents start or grow their families, steering them through safe ethical surrogacy in Nevada and across the world. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada works with singles, couples, and families who need the help of a surrogate – gestational carrier – to create their family. We accept clients regardless of their age, race, religion, gender, marital status, or sexual preference! You will be able to choose the professionals -IVF clinic, health provider, or fertility specialist- you want to be involved with your gestational surrogacy process. We will act as a liaison between you, the gestational carrier, and these professionals. Coupled with our vast surrogacy network and experience, we will help coordinate and manage these relationships through your surrogacy journey.

Surrogacy Services for Intended Parents

If you meet Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada’s requirements to become a gestational carrier (surrogate), you can proceed with the screening process which may include the following elements:

Matching

We maintain a database of potential gestational carriers and egg donors who meet our specific minimum standards. Those qualifications are compiled into an extensive list. The gestational carriers are asked to submit a comprehensive profile of themselves with photos. Their identity will remain anonymous until a match has been made. If you, as the intended parent, have any specific requirements for your gestational carrier, we will do our best to locate an appropriate match for you.

Screening

Our agency recommends that all gestational carriers go through a full physical, psychological, and social screening, along with a criminal background and credit check. These screening procedures ensure that the overall surrogacy journey will be safe, healthy, and successful to all involved parties.

Home Visit(s)

When feasible, Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno conducts a home study on a gestational carrier. Our highly-trained staff glean as much information as is necessary to better get to know the gestational carrier herself. We believe everything learned is invaluable to the surrogacy process.

Escrow Management

Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada will set up an account with a third-party company to hold and distribute funds throughout the life of the surrogacy contract. As an intended parent, you will be asked to place funds into the trust account to cover any and all costs including, but not limited to, screenings and the legal fees needed to retain an attorney for the gestational carrier. The exact balance due will be determined by the legal contract between you and the gestational carrier.

Legal Representation

To ensure the utmost safety and protection for all parties involved, it is vital that you and your gestational carrier have competent legal representation to come to an agreement throughout the surrogacy process. As an agency, we will make sure you have expert representation for a smooth and stable journey.

Medical Coordination

We will coordinate with the hospital, clinics and medical professionals working with you and the gestational carrier on your behalf to minimize the risk of stress and miscommunication during the birth of the child.

Insurance Coverage

To ensure the utmost safety and protection for all parties involved, it is vital that you and your gestational carrier have competent legal representation to come to an agreement throughout the surrogacy process. As an agency, we will make sure you have expert representation for a smooth and stable journey.

Frequently Asked Surrogacy Questions for Intended Parents:

Surrogacy helps those who are unable to have children become parents. Gestational surrogacy is a method of assisted reproduction where intended parents work with a gestational surrogate who will carry and care for their baby(ies) until birth. Intended parents use surrogacy to start or grow their families when they can’t do so on their own. It’s a process that requires medical and legal expertise, as well as a strong support process throughout the journey.

While it’s relatively simple to understand ‘What is Surrogacy?”, understanding the process is a bit more involved. The surrogacy process can be complex, and working with an experienced agency like Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada helps navigate the milestones and provides support when you need it most.

A general overview of the surrogacy process looks like this:

• Apply as an intended parent (or surrogate)
• Complete initial consultation (intended parents) and meet all requirements (surrogates)
• Parent and Surrogate Matching
• Medical screenings, surrogate medications, and embryo transfer
• Confirmation of pregnancy
• Delivery day and beyond

Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada is a relationship-based agency, meaning we encourage strong relationships between intended parents and surrogates!

As a surrogate, when you embark on a journey with us, we promise to be next to you every step of the way. We promise to educate, lead, and guide you through your surrogacy journey. We will work tirelessly to support you as you help make a family’s dream come true. 

Our two-way matching process focuses on finding the best fit for you and your intended parents. We offer extensive support to our surrogates from the moment you start researching through the pregnancy and delivery, and beyond. We have the highest level of dedication to our surrogates than any other surrogacy agency in Nevada. 

The monetary benefits of becoming a surrogate mother are significant, but the indescribable sense of fulfillment our surrogates get from helping intended families bring a child into the world cannot be found doing anything else.

Surrogate pay depends on a few factors: where the surrogate lives, whether or not she has insurance, and if she’s an experienced gestational carrier.

Surrogates can earn up to $60k in pay and benefits.

Surrogacy allows couples and individuals from a variety of backgrounds, ages, and sexual orientations to build their families.

Intended parents who use surrogacy include:

  • Heterosexual couples who have struggled with infertility
  • Intended mothers who are unable to carry a child
  • Intended parents who have a genetic defect or health condition they don’t want to pass onto the child
  • Same sex intended parents who want to have a genetic link to their baby

Each surrogacy journey is unique!

Surrogate mother pay depends on a few factors: where she lives, if she has insurance, and whether or not she’s a first time carrier. On average, surrogate mothers are paid a base fee of $30k-$40k, plus additional compensation and benefits.

If you live in the U.S. you can estimate surrogacy costs around $108K-$156K for a journey, exclusive of IVF costs. The actual journey costs depend on the services intended parents need, your insurance and the details of your specific journey. Each journey is unique – there is no “one cost fits all”.

The monetary benefits of becoming a surrogate mother are significant, but the indescribable sense of fulfillment our surrogates get from helping intended families bring a child into the world cannot be found doing anything else.

Surrogate pay depends on a few factors: where the surrogate lives, whether or not she has insurance, and if she’s an experienced gestational carrier.

Surrogates can earn up to $60k in pay and benefits.

The length of the process depends on several factors. We typically tell intended parents that they should plan on a year and a half from the time they sign on with our agency until they have a child, although it can be quicker or longer depending on the legal requirements involved and the course of the IVF treatment.

What Are My Next Steps
To Surrogacy?

From your first contact with Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada, we’re here to help you with the application process, screening, matching, coordination of services and all steps in between!

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