Surrogacy can be a boon for couples who are not able to conceive or have a child due to various medical reasons. But before opting for surrogacy, you should be aware of various precautions pertaining to legal, medical and other physical and emotional aspects. This will save you a lot of time and harassment later-
Consult with a doctor
Make sure that you are consulting with a doctor and a counselor to ensure that the entire process of surrogacy is right for you. A doctor will ensure that surrogacy is viable depending on your physical and medical conditions and whether or not there are some other alternatives available. You don’t want to hear wish I knew about this later on. Counseling also helps you get the mental strength needed to cope with the fact that someone else is bearing your child for you. In this reference, you can also ensure that the surrogate mother undertakes needed medical tests to ensure fitness levels for this pregnancy.
Workout financial aspects
Starting right from the doctor to the agency (if you are hiring from one) or paying someone for the same. The financial aspect is not only restricted to just these two. You have to also work out later costs including hospital charges, etc. Working out the financial implications now will save you the trouble of sudden financial burdens in the later part of the pregnancy. You would also want to workout vitro fertilization and embryo transfer costs in advance.
Do make sure that your legal issues and contracts are sorted at an earlier stage. Often, there are surrogacy programs where signing a contract is suggested to avoid later problems. Make sure that you get clarity and legal appropriateness from the surrogate along with an egg donor (if applicable). Ensure that skilled attorneys who draft these agreements.
Having these paperwork’s and issues sorted will help you sail into the journey of parenthood.