How Long Does it Take to Become a Surrogate in Oklahoma?
Being a surrogate mother is a unique opportunity for women to provide for another family in an incredibly meaningful way. However, if you are interested in becoming a surrogate mother, you may be wondering how long it will take. The process may seem overwhelming when it is explained, but it’s important that Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma ensures that their surrogate mothers are well prepared to carry a baby safely. Here are all the steps you will have to go through to become a surrogate mother.
Application to Become a Surrogate
Your first step in the surrogacy process will be to complete an application. In order to fill out the application, you need to make sure you fit all the requirements to be a surrogate mother. Some of the qualifications include being between the ages of 21-39, having prior experience with at least one healthy pregnancy, and actively parenting a child at the time of your OK surrogacy. In addition, being a surrogate at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma requires you to be a citizen of the United States and live in the country during your surrogacy. Once you fill out your application, you will need to complete a background check if you fulfill the initial qualifications. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma carries out these background checks to ensure that our potential surrogate mothers do not have any history of crime. Additionally, we want to make sure your living situation is suitable for pregnant women.
Health Screening for Surrogates
After you complete the application, you will complete a health screening if you are approved. These screenings are necessary because they ensure that Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma only accepts women who are physically capable of carrying a child with little to no complications. The couples that approach our agency to have a child through a surrogate mother have often had difficulties getting pregnant themselves, and past miscarriages or other traumatic experiences make it essential for our surrogate mothers to sustain a pregnancy. In addition to a physical health screening, we will also screen you for any mental health issues. We understand that having mental health problems is normal and are experienced by many people, but since we need to provide surrogate mothers in top shape for our clients, having serious mental health issues will disqualify you from becoming a surrogate mother.
Matching a Surrogate Mother with the Intended Parents
You will have to take the final step before becoming an official surrogate mother completes the matching process. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma will match you with a set of parents. Your desires matter in this process, and you can express an opinion on what type of parents you would like to be matched with. Once we find the best fit, you will have a chance to meet the parents and discuss the details of the surrogacy. In some cases, the intended parents will have a specific diet or certain lifestyle changes they will want you to comply with. If you don’t want to carry out those requirements, that is totally ok, and you can wait to be matched with another couple. However, once Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma receives the approval of both the surrogacy mother and the intended parents, you will begin the surrogacy process and prepare for the embryo transfer.
So How Long Does the Surrogacy Process Take?
The process, as a whole, can take a year or even longer, which may seem overwhelming, but the steps you have to take are essential to ensuring a smooth pregnancy and well-equipped surrogate mothers. The process to become a surrogate mother may take a few months, but for those who desire to join our agency, these steps are well worth it in the long run. If you have any questions regarding the Oklahoma surrogacy process or would like to apply to be a surrogate mother, don’t hesitate to contact Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma, where our staff will be ready to assist you in any way they can.
Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma is a surrogacy and adoption agency, licensed by the state of Oklahoma and a leader in the community. We assist both intended parents and gestational carriers (surrogates). Our staff members are committed to providing an ethical, empowering, and personalized experience to all involved in the surrogacy process.
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