Choosing an alternative path to parenthood is never an easy decision to make. With the option of surrogacy, thousands of couples and individuals are now able to achieve their dreams of starting a family. Surrogacy can be arranged either through a full-service agency or through independent surrogacy.
What is Independent Surrogacy?
Independent surrogacy, sometimes referred to as private surrogacy, is a surrogacy arrangement in which the surrogate mother and the intended parents do not use a professional surrogacy agency. Finding a surrogate mother without the help of an agency can be quite challenging. In typical independent surrogacy arrangements, the intended parents already know their surrogate and work directly with a lawyer to complete the surrogacy process.
Common Problems, Which May Arise In Independent Surrogacy
What many individuals fail to take into the consideration when pursuing independent surrogacy is the additional support that is only provided to through surrogacy agencies.
Higher Legal Fees
While the only professional needed in this process is an attorney, they often charge high hourly fees, which can lead to even enormous legal costs.
Independent surrogacy can be difficult to coordinate, especially for first-timers who are unfamiliar with the surrogacy process. This can lead to many complications.
Since most parties involved in an independent surrogacy arrangement already know each other, this could affect the prior relationship that the surrogate and the intended parents had. Disagreements are likely to emerge which can lead to a stressful environment during the pregnancy.
Lack of Emotional Support
Without the presence of a surrogacy agency, surrogates and intended parents miss out on the contact and counselling services. This limits both parties from obtaining the emotional support they need.
Why You Should Use A Surrogacy Agency
Simple Surrogacy is a full service agency. At our clinic, we’ll help safely and efficiently guide you through the surrogacy process. Take a look at how:
At an agency, you can guarantee you’ll gain support and guidance throughout the entire process. From legal work to social support, if any issues arise, you can ensure a team of trusted professionals will help.
Surrogacy and reproductive laws differ depending on the state you and the surrogate reside in and are constantly changing. With an agency, you can ensure that you will have trusted representation of your case to avoid any illegal mishaps from occurring.
Through the extensive screening process offered at a surrogacy agency, you’ll learn about the personal, medical, and criminal backgrounds of both the intended parents and the surrogate. This is to ensure the safety and future of the child.
If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding your path to parenthood, do not hesitate to contact us today!