During your consult with Katrina Cassidy, Ms. Cassidy will assess the requirements and preferences for the right Gestational Carrier candidate for you based on:
- decision making requirements
- and other important factors.
Once a good match is available, the written profile and photos of the Gestational Carrier candidate are sent to the Intended Parents for review. Assuming there is a mutual interest, the parties will meet at lunch or dinner and decide whether they would like to be matched so as to move to the next step-screening.
After Matching Intended Parents and the Gestational Carrier
Once a gestational carrier is matched with Intended Parents or Parent, she will then go to psychological screening and then medical screening. If the Gestational Carrier is approved by both professionals, then they will proceed to legal. The next steps are:
- The Gestational Surrogacy Agreement is drawn up with the fee structure already agreed upon and the Intended Parents’ counsel and the Gestational Carrier’s counsel will review the agreement with their clients and negotiate it.
- Once all parties are in agreement, the document is signed and sent to the clinic.
- Once the clinic has the Agreement, the parties can proceed to the actual in vitro cycle and embryo transfer.
- Once the gestational carrier becomes pregnant, the clinic will keep the gestational carrier as a patient for usually 10-12 weeks into the pregnancy. At that point the carrier is discharged to her regular Obstetrician of her choice.
- At this point, the pregnancy proceeds as a typical pregnancy with the gestational carrier seeing the Obstetrician for the duration of the pregnancy.
If you’re an Intended Parent in Texas, nationwide or internationally based who wants to learn more about Gestational Surrogacy, schedule a free, 30 minute initial consultation today!