24/7 Surrogacy Support
From the moment you contact Family Source Consultants, your journey will be guided by empathetic women who are not only experts in third party reproduction, but have experienced the journey first-hand.
We understand and respect that each Surrogate has individual needs, and while some may enjoy regular ongoing contact with our Coordinators, others have little need or desire for this type of support. We’ll be there as often (or as little) as you’re comfortable with.
For those who prefer the support of a group versus an individual relationship with our Coordinators, we offer a very active online surrogacy support group comprised of surrogates in all stages of their journey.
Once your Gestational Surrogate application has been reviewed to ensure that you meet the requirements to become a surrogate, our Intake Coordinator will schedule an interview in person, or online via Skype, to discuss all that the surrogacy process entails.
The initial intake process may take one to three months and includes:
- Review of application
- Review of compensation
- Discussion of matching process
- Completion of all documents
- Background check completed on surrogate and spouse
- Psychological testing /evaluation
- Obtain all prenatal and delivery records
- Obtain OB clearance forms
- Obtain recent PAP results (not older than a year)
- Obtain insurance cards and explanation of benefits booklet (EOB)
The Matching Process
As a Surrogate with Family Source Consultants, what you are looking for in your Intended Parents is one of the most important things we take into account.
Some things that you’ll want to consider at the start of the matching process are:
- Would you like to match with a couple who is located in the United States or abroad?
- Are you interested in working with a same sex couple?
- What is your stance on selective reduction?
- Are you willing to transfer multiple embryos?
Once your profile is completed, we’ll provide that information to prospective parents who fit your criteria.
We want to be certain that you are 100% comfortable with your match and that you have an amazing journey!
You will be working closely with one of our experienced Intake Managers who will fully explain the Surrogacy process in detail and be available to answer all questions that you might have. Your Intake Manager will assist you in obtaining your previous medical and delivery records, scheduling of the Psychological evaluation, etc. to complete your file and begin the matching process with Intended Parents.
Family Source Consultants has many awaiting Intended Parents to choose from and we are confident that you will find the perfect match for you and your family! We will provide you with profiles of Intended Parents meeting your specific criteria for you to review. When you’d like to learn more about a specific Intended Parent profile, our team will facilitate a “match meeting” via Skype or in-person depending on parties locations.
Upon officially matching with your Intended Parents, you’ll be in the veteran hands of one of our Program Coordinators (PC), who are are able to offer in-depth knowledge of what the IVF process entails, as well as helpful tips to make the process go smoothly.
Your “PC” will assist in scheduling you with your Intended Parents fertility center for the initial medical screening appointment to determine that you are healthy and able to carry a pregnancy safely. Please plan for your spouse/partner to accompany you as they will also be required to complete the necessary labs. If you should need to travel for your medical screening, your “PC” will assist with any travel accommodations as well.
In addition, our Surrogacy Support Coordinator, Denise Conner, will be in contact with you and your Program Coordinator regularly to ensure that any concerns you may have are addressed.
Cleared for Transfer
Upon medical clearance (approximately 7-10 days from initial medical screening), your TeamFSC Program Coordinator will inform both your attorney and your Intended Parents’ attorney to begin the legal process in preparation of the finalization of the Direct Agreement. Please note that the Direct Agreement must be signed by all parties in order for you to begin any injectable medications to prepare for the embryo transfer.
Everyone at TeamFSC will be cheering you and your Intended Parents on for a SUCCESSFUL embryo transfer!
TeamFSC has a wonderful support system in place that offers two monthly, in-person support meetings with groups of amazing surrogates such as yourself! These meetings are not mandatory, though we are confident that you will find them to be extremely resourceful, positive and enjoyable.
For Surrogates who are not local to our meetings, we also offer a private online support group that is only accessible to TeamFSC Surrogates.
Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond
Once you’re a member of the FSC Family, you’re always a member of the FSC Family. Should any concerns arise at any time during your journey, or even after your journey ends, we’re here to help. Our Coordinators can easily be reached by phone, email, text message, facebook messenger or through live chat on our website. We also welcome you to continue attending our monthly in-person support dinners, as well as participating in our online support group. After all, the best support is provided by people who’ve experienced the journey themselves!
Thanks to the giving spirit of women such as yourself, there are many joyful parents around the world whose hearts and lives have been fulfilled by the children they so wanted. TeamFSC looks forward to welcoming you into our Family and guiding you through this amazing and miraculous process!