Things to Consider When Choosing a Surrogacy Agency in Nevada
Choosing just the right surrogacy agency in Nevada to meet your needs is not just the first step on your pathway to surrogacy but also the most important. The agency you connect with will strongly impact the kind of surrogacy journey you experience. Your surrogacy agency and, most especially your Case Manager, will be your guide throughout the surrogacy process. At Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada, we have a team that will answer all of your questions, provide support and walk you through each step. Here are some important questions to ask to help determine which Nevada surrogacy agency is a good fit for you.
- Do I have to have a background check or other screening to become a surrogate mother in Nevada?
Yes. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada uses an extensive pre-screening process, including background checks for everyone. These screening procedures are in place to help ensure a safe, healthy, and successful surrogacy journey for all involved. A candidate doesn’t become eligible for matching until the background checks are complete and the screening components are satisfied.
- What happens after a surrogate is matched with a potential parent or parents?
Once a potential match has been found, Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada assigns a Case Manager to act as the designated support person for both the intended parents and the surrogate throughout the rest of the surrogacy journey. The Case Manager helps guide you throughout the pregnancy and the birth. There is an entire team to help with this process, but the Case Manager is the designated point person for that team.
- Do I need a lawyer to participate in surrogacy in Nevada?
Yes. Both intended parents and gestational carriers need to have competent legal representation throughout the surrogacy process. A lawyer who specializes in family law and surrogacy can help protect both the surrogate and the intended parents, making the process as simple as possible. As your full-service Nevada surrogacy agency, Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada, make sure you have expert legal representation for a smooth, stress-free journey.
- What do I do about medical care? Do I, as a surrogate, need to find a doctor, or do the intended parents choose the doctor?
Your assigned Case Manager will help coordinate all of your medical care. We want you to have a medical team that makes you comfortable and keeps both you and the baby safe. We will also help coordinate with the hospital, clinics, and medical professionals working with you on your behalf to minimize stress for you and prevent miscommunication between the surrogate and intended parent or parents during the birth of the child.
- As a gestational surrogate, will I be the baby’s biological mother? Will I be legally responsible for the baby after he or she is born?
No. As a gestational surrogate, the embryo you would carry is first created in a lab, using either genetic material from the intended parents or, in some cases, a donor. You, as the surrogate, will undergo in vitro fertilization to implant the embryo that you will then carry to term. In Nevada, the only legal type of surrogacy is gestational surrogacy. The only legal parents are the intended parents. The surrogate has no legal responsibility for the baby after he or she is born.
- What other surrogacy qualifications are there in Nevada?
One of the professionals at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada will give you more detailed answers about all of the surrogacy qualifications in Nevada. But, as a general guide, a potential surrogate must be a healthy woman, at a safe childbearing age, who has previously had one or more uncomplicated pregnancies. However, having had more than five vaginal births or more than three cesarean sections can also limit the opportunities for surrogacy in Nevada.
- How do I get paid? What compensation could I expect for participating in surrogacy in Nevada?
Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada’s surrogacy teams include people assigned to help manage the compensation for surrogates. You, as the surrogate mother, need to focus on your health and the health of the baby you’re carrying. We will make sure your expenses are covered, and you receive the fair financial compensation previously agreed upon between you and the intended parent or parents. We have systems in place to make compensation between the surrogate and intended parents as simple and stress-free as possible.
- If being a surrogate is more difficult or overwhelming than I expected, am I able to get counseling through Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada?
Yes! Absolutely. Both intended parents and surrogates often benefit from surrogacy support and counseling at some point in the surrogacy journey for various reasons. Our counselors are here to provide guidance, education, and comfort. They may also assist in clarifying and exploring roles, expectations, and potential outcomes for everyone involved. Surrogacy support and counseling can often improve the relationship between intended parents and their surrogates. It benefits the children at the heart of surrogacy and enhances the entire surrogacy experience itself.
Choosing a Surrogacy Agency in Nevada
If you’re a woman who has enjoyed being pregnant in the past and would like to make the dreams of an intended parent or parents come true through surrogacy, Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada can help. As a full-service surrogacy agency, we work to create a seamless, stress-free experience. From the background checks, medical exams, and matching services, to counseling and the facilitation of your compensation, we serve our clients from the beginning of their surrogacy journey until the very end.
Contact Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada today to begin your journey as a surrogate and be a hero to a hopeful parent or parents who desperately want a family of their own.
Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across Nevada since 2012. You can also call us to speak to someone now. Contact Us 24/7: 855-940-4673 (Toll-Free) | 702-474-4673 (Las Vegas) | 775-825-4673 (Reno) | 775-738-4673 (Elko) | 775-884-4673 (Carson City).
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