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What is the role of the Agency?
An agency is a group of people that work together with the Intended Parent(s), fertility clinic, surrogate, and/or donor, to organize all aspects of treatment. More specifically, we assist in matching Intended Parents with their preferred surrogate and/or donor.
Unfortunately our staff is not qualified to give any medical advice. If you have any specific medical questions or concerns please contact a trained medical professional.
How long does the entire process take?
This varies greatly on what donor and/or surrogate you choose to work with. Common delays are typically subject to personal schedules, fertility clinic requirements, and legal contracts.
It is vital that all parties work together to complete all requirements in a timely manner. In most cases, pregnancy may take place within 3-6 months after finalizing your surrogate and/or donor choice.
How much does the entire process cost?
For most donor cases, the cost is approximately $10,000-$30,000, depending on donor compensation amount and travel expenses.
For most surrogate cases, the cost is approximately $80,000-$120,000, depending on surrogate reimbursement amount, travel expenses, pregnancy complications, and insurance coverage.
These approximate costs do not include clinic fees, pharmacy fees, monitoring fees, or any other outside expenses.
What is important when selecting an S.O.A. Surrogate?
It is vital that you consider traits that are most important to you when choosing a surrogate. Some intended parents choose a surrogate based on talent, education, physical traits, or an unexplained connection.
Am I able to meet my surrogate?
Once match agreements are signed, we are happy to share contact information with all parties.
What is important when selecting an S.O.A. Donor?
It is vital that you consider traits that are most important to you when choosing a donor. Some intended parents choose a donor based on talent, education, physical traits, or an unexplained connection.
Are we required to work with a specific fertility clinic?
S.O.A. is willing to work with most all licensed fertility clinics in the US. However, some surrogates and/or donors have travel restrictions. Therefore, you will want to ensure that your preferred surrogate and/or donor is willing to travel if need be.
If you are not yet working with a specific clinic, we are happy to refer you to some of the top clinics in the U.S.
Can my surrogate be my egg donor as well?
This is known as traditional surrogacy and is illegal in some states.
Does the agency assist in helping obtain all required documentation needed to return home with our child(ren)?
Our staff members have a great deal of knowledge regarding the post-birth process, and can provide some assistance. However, it is vitally important for parents to consult with their attorneys regarding this matter. International clients will need to consult with an attorney in their home country as well. Parents must also remain proactive to ensure that all legal requirements are satisfied in a timely manner.