Becoming A Surrogate with West Coast Surrogacy
Think of the best gift you’ve ever received. Do you remember what it looked like? The packaging? The shape? The feel of it? The face of the giver? The feeling it gave you?
Now, picture the best gift you’ve given to someone. Do you remember the reaction of the receiver affirming the gift you chose was darn near flawless? I’m sure you do. Give yourself a pat on the back. Toot your own horn. Giving someone the perfect gift is priceless! Not to mention, it’s a lot of work; the planning, saving, timing, energy. It all matters. It all sets a scene which will [hopefully] impact someone forever. You never forget a gift that feels like a part of you.
Being a surrogate is like being the ultimate gift-giver. The heart of a surrogate knows the calling to do and be something greater. To reach beyond themselves to impact someone’s life on a grander scale. Cinderella had a fairy godmother, but her gift expired at midnight. A surrogate’s gift is bippity-boppity-everlasting!
Here at West Coast Surrogacy, it’s not a numbers game. We are a VIP agency that takes the time and care to really make sure our surrogates, and intended parents, feel heard, appreciated for the sacrifice they are making, and the hardships they’ve walked through to get to this point.
So, just how does it all work with West Coast Surrogacy?
Let’s take a brief look at the process from the beginning.
I’m sure you’re already ahead of the game, and have viewed the basic list of requirements to apply to become a surrogate. If you haven’t, don’t worry- you can view them here.
Once the initial application has been completed and approved, you’ll be contacted by WCS to schedule a phone screening. Think of it like a phone interview- but more personable and personal. And, I mean very personal. While the questions may be a bit uncomfortable, we like to get to know our surrogates- it’s a long process! But fear not, it’s all kept confidential: HIPPA style.
As soon as your screening has been approved by our director, things begin to move along. Now, I won’t bore you with the “please sign and date here” legalities of it all, but I’m sure you expected paperwork, and if you didn’t- surprise! Consents, forms, and releases …
That’s where the work really begins- on our end of course! Background checks, psychological screening reports, and hundreds of pages of medical records are starting to file in. And, believe me, when I say HUNDREDS of pages. But, don’t cry for us- we love what we do!
After this point, your profile is being shared, and before you know, it’s time to meet intended parents! This is your time to get to know the potential parent(s) you may carry for- it begins to feel real. You are getting to know how your life will be ever intertwined with theirs. From there, it’s onto medical screenings, legal contract, and finally beginning the IVF process!
How long is a surrogacy journey?
A common question we receive is about time frame. While it may seem long, it moves quite quickly. From the application process to the embryo transfer, and without any hiccups, it’s between 3 - 5 months. And of course, plus nine more!
Like I said: long haul, girl!
One more thing before you go.
I’m sure we all love the notion of being sacrificial and doing something in the name of helping our fellow human, but let’s not forget every good deed deserves a reward. Afterall, you are providing an extraordinary service! So, I’ll let you view our base fees here.
While compensation is an enticing factor, being a surrogate is much more than that. Our intended parents have been through quite a bit- miscarriages, infertility, the loss of children. I could go on and on. The completion of a family has no price tag.
And, that’s a wrap!
Here at West Coast Surrogacy, we take pride in our work in helping families find their missing puzzle piece. Just like every story is unique and special, so is every surrogate. We enjoy the journey in finding the perfect surrogates for our intended parents!
WCS would love to get to know YOU.
Why would you love to become a surrogate? Leave a comment below!
About West Coast Surrogacy, Inc and
West Coast Egg Donation, Inc:
West Coast Surrogacy, Inc [WCS] and West Coast Egg Donation, Inc. [WCED] is an all inclusive surrogacy and egg donation agency based in Southern California, with satellite offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside and Sacramento. Working with Intended Parents domestic and International, together with gestational surrogates and egg donors nationwide, WCA and WCED uses a team-oriented approach that encompasses the highest level of integrity, support, compassion and affirming care. Committed to compliance with all the regulations and standards set forth by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine [ASRM], it is our pledge to guide you through every step of this life-changing process, acting as both a resource for information and an unparalleled support system.