Choosing your Gestational Surrogate
Your choice of a gestational surrogate may be a family friend, relative, or someone selected through an agency. Regardless of the source, as with the egg donor, this person will be screened extensively to rule out possible complications to your fertility journey. Screenings include infectious disease testing according to FDA guidelines, a questionnaire on past gynecologic history, and a fertility workup to evaluate the potential for surrogacy.
We want to make sure that everyone involved in your fertility journey is thoroughly prepared for any and all outcomes. Counseling and emotional preparation for the egg donor, gestational surrogate, and for you, the intended parents are highly recommended! Counseling is not only for our LGBT families but for any of our patients using an egg donor and/or a gestational surrogate. There are phases in this process that can become very emotional and Neway wants to make sure everyone is fully ready and excited to begin this journey with you!