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What To Look For In A Surrogacy Specialist

There are many couples in New York looking for a surrogate to carry their child. New York City surrogacy specialists are among the best in the world. If you want to have a child but are physically unable to do so, then surrogacy might be your only choice.

Finding a surrogate specialist or agency is just as difficult as finding a surrogate to carry your child. If you know what you are looking for, it does help tremendously. 

The following is what you should look for in a surrogate specialist:

Transparency

The first thing you should look for in a surrogate specialist is total honesty. When you are dealing with someone who is helping you get a child, nothing could be more important.

It is very difficult to judge how transparent a surrogacy specialist truly is but there is much you can do towards that goal. For example, read about the specialist or agency and find something negative about their history.

Ask them about it and if they respond truthfully, that is a good sign. However, going with your gut is the best you can hope for in this regard.

Range of Services

When looking for a surrogacy specialist, you should definitely ask about the services they offer. Common services include finding surrogates, screening them, matching them to prospective parents, mediation, education on surrogacy, and surrogacy plan development, among others.

They should also provide legal services and have an inhouse surrogacy lawyer if possible. There are many legal issues surrounding surrogacy.

The wider the range of services the better. However, a clinic may have several services which it performs exquisitely, so make sound judgements.

Strict Screening Process

When choosing someone to carry your child for nine months and bring them into this world, you cannot afford to be even a little careless. You should look for a surrogate specialist with as strict a screening process as possible.

They should be able to conduct comprehensive background checks on possible surrogates especially about their medical history. Other checks such as security screenings should also be conducted.

Licensing and Regulation

A surrogate specialist or agency should have a worthy license to run their office. They should come from the foremost regulatory authorities in the state.

Each state in the United States has its own set of surrogacy laws. Though similar, there are significant differences between them. Therefore, you want a surrogacy specialist that is well versed with New York surrogacy laws and procedures. Having a recent license and adequate regulation also ensures that you can take legal action in case of any mistakes.

Affordability

Finally, the issue of price will rear its head even when looking for a surrogate specialist. Having a child is expensive enough so you do not want a surrogate agency that will take you for everything you have got.

The specialist should fit well into your budget and if they don’t, feel free to look elsewhere. The surrogacy process is quite complex and once underway, you do not want any complications including financial ones.