Becoming a surrogate for another family for compensation is something that depicts one’s loving generosity and a serious legal and financial arrangement. Money cannot really compensate for the act of a woman to carry a child for another individual or for a couple. This act involves many emotional issues that sometimes the critical elements like the legal, financial, and psychological aspects of it are diminished at the moment.
It is important for a surrogate to make the decision of either pursuing surrogacy arrangements herself with the intended parents or letting an agency handle the arrangements. Doing it yourself would means putting up advertisements of your services and interviewing couples that are interested in having a child through you. 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.
Below are some of the benefits of working with a surrogacy agency rather than doing surrogacy arrangements yourself.
An agency will be able to help you if legal issues will come up. 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. Every state has its own laws and particular requirements. The differences in laws explains why there are contracts that work in a situation and 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.
An agency can identify important details of a surrogacy arrangement. You might think that it is not important to identify and decide on issues of a surrogacy arrangement but you will realize its importance when issues do arise and parties disagree. There can be major problems during the process if agencies do not thoroughly examine every aspect of a surrogacy arrangement. With the help of an agency, major problems can be solved with their valuable input and guidance on all areas of the surrogacy agreement.
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. In an agency, surrogates will not have to deal with late payments or with uncomfortable confraontations about financial matters.