Becoming a surrogate for another family for compensation is something that depicts one’s loving generosity and a serious legal and financial arrangement. Carrying somebody else’s child as a surrogate mother is a great act that money cannot really pay for. Many important aspects of surrogacy like the legal, financial, and psychological aspects are sometimes cloud by the emotional issues attached to this arrangement.
A surrogate can either pursue surrogacy arrangements herself or use an agency to handle her arrangements. If you advertise your services online and you find a couple whom you can speak to through the phone and find them nice and easy to talk to, then you can help this couple if you want to. If you do it on your own, it is easy to forget many essential things about the arrangement if you find a charming couple seeking your services. You might not be able to handle certain issues if you do it yourself.
You might think that you don’t need an agency to a surrogacy arrangement but there are actually many benefits to working with one including guidance, support, and expertise in different areas.
One of the ways joining an agency is beneficial is because they can help you sort through legal issues. The agency can also ensure that all the state requirements are met by evaluating the laws of the states where the surrogate and the intended parents are from. This is important because there are different laws and requirements for every state. And this is why there are contracts that work in a situation but will not work in another.
There are psychological assessments for intended parents so that they can identify major psychological issues which are not always apparent or other issues that may surface before or after the surrogate is pregnant such as issues related to infertility, having a child who is no generically related or who is related to the other parent, feelings toward the surrogate once she is pregnant and many other issues.
With surrogacy agreements, identifying important details is the job of an agency. It is good to identify and decide on issues of a surrogacy arrangement beforehand so that when they do arrive, there wont be a big discussion on this when parties disagree. There can be major problems during the process if agencies do not thoroughly examine every aspect of a surrogacy arrangement. An agency can provide valuable input and guidance on all areas of the surrogacy arrangement.
IF you work with an agency that you can be sure that there are adequate funds available and that they are able to manage the funds well. So the surrogate will not have any problems with late payments and financial confrontations which are very uncomfortable.