Having a baby with the help of a surrogate is accepted now. The latest bill about the process has been endorsed by the parliament and refined to include a number of advantages for both the prospective parents as well as the surrogate mother.
Yet, there always remains a flicker of doubt in the minds of the couple willing to go through the process in order to become proud parents eventually. There are legal regulations to take note of as well as huge expenses involved.
Such expenses are usually not covered by health insurance and you would need to part with your hard-earned money to take the baby born out of surrogacy home.
It is therefore advisable to check out the facts associated with surrogacy and opt for a reputable agency that checks all the boxes.
Remember that both IVF and surrogacy happen to be lucrative business opportunities for many individuals who may not even possess an iota of medical knowledge or be aware about the risks of the procedure.
There are numerous agencies that claim themselves to be the best in the city but such a tall claim needs to be verified before you agree to go with them.
Some of the things that are absolutely essential for you to consider include the following:-
Extent of Experience in dealing with Surrogacy
Yes! You need to inquire about the total number of years a particular agency has been operational. The number may not mean too much initially but you will get to understand the total number of patients that the agency has handled as well the end to end process that they follow for each couple.
Moreover, finding the right surrogates who are willing to carry the fetus and screening them for the patients is all important too. Matching the patient and the surrogate is also an important step that the agency needs to take care of.
Moreover, being informed about the success rate as well as the number of satisfied patients will help you to arrive at a decision regarding surrogacy.
That is certainly not all! Ask for permission to look around the facility and watch the agency’s staff in action. You may want to speak with a few members of the staff and note the presence of medical professionals as well as social workers and a legal team well versed with the surrogacy rules.
You would be able to be content once you find out that the financial aspects are handled by experienced professionals as well. From billing to accounting as well as notifying all concerned parties.
Last but not the least; you need ask about the successes as well as failures. Remember that no journey can be totally smooth without a few bumps in the way. A surrogacy agency will also have ts share of hiccups.
That is not a negative though. Make sure to learn about the entire procedure from deciding to opt for surrogacy to taking the baby home. The experiences shared by the staff are sure to give you an insight into the amazing procedure that can help you to achieve your dream.
Procedure & Associated Regulations
A surrogacy agency must take note of its success and failures and learn from the experience. You are welcome to discuss you difficulties with a fertility doctor and then opt for surrogacy when advised by the professional. The agency does not function with one or two doctors though.
Instead, it operates with an entire team consisting of various people who handle different tasks with the common objective of being successful in delivering a healthy baby via surrogacy. Apart from the fertility doctors and embryologists, the agency deals with two major tasks right at the beginning of the process. These include the following:-
Screening of Surrogates– It is vital to have each surrogate screened properly before bringing them face t face with the prospective parents. Almost all agencies that you interview will inform you about the procedure that involves testing the surrogate for infectious disease and chronic conditions as well as chromosomal defects. Psychological tests are also conducted to gauge the emotional quotient of the surrogate. The personality is also assessed by a professional psychologist associated with the agency. Moreover, a discrete background check is also done to ensure that the surrogate does not have any criminal record.
Matching the Surrogate– Most couples are eager to go in for gestational surrogacy at present in order to have a child possessing the genes of the parents. While the sperm and egg are retrieved from the parents during this process, it is the surrogate mother who will carry it successfully. Matching the surrogate with the parents is considered to be important as an emotional bond and good relationship may develop during the long process. Failing which the procedure may result in stress and negativity! Proper matching is therefore considered to be must-do step during surrogacy.
Success Rate of a surrogacy agency
Individuals, especially couples who are unable to become parents for some reason or the other may become desperate to have a baby at any cost. It is the responsibility of the fertility doctor to explain the process of surrogacy to them in simple terms so that they can make the decision on their own.
All surrogacy agencies try to improve their success rates every year but you will find no agency with 100% success. Try to check multiple agencies and discuss the possibility of success with your doctor before deciding to go with it.
You may find KIC, Bengaluru to be an idea facility for achieving you surrogacy goals. Check out the services offered along with the rates by visiting https://kicbengaluru.com/surrogacy-services-and-costs/
You are welcome to book an appointment with Dr.Samit Sekhar, the visiting consultant at KIC, Bengaluru to learn about the best method for you to overcome the fertility challenges.
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