How Long Does it Take to Become a Surrogate in Oklahoma?
Are you interested in becoming a gestational surrogate in Oklahoma? Do you want to help a couple, or an individual, start a family through gestational surrogacy? If so, you’re probably doing a lot of research and have a lot of questions. What does it take to become a surrogate? How long does it take to become a surrogate?
Surrogacy is a long, time-consuming process. The entire surrogacy process lasts about a year, maybe longer. It takes a while to prepare for the actual surrogacy. A lot of stuff needs to happen before in vitro fertilization (IVF) and the embryo transfer.
It takes time to become a surrogate, and for a good reason. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma doesn’t want to make the application process too easy; we want to make sure the women who become surrogates are a hundred percent prepared for the job.
The Application Process
If you’re interested in becoming a surrogate mother, the first thing you need to do is find a surrogacy agency in Oklahoma. Surrogacy agencies, like Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma can introduce you to the intended parents and guide you through the surrogacy process. After you find a surrogacy agency, you need to apply for the surrogate role. Before applying, you should review the requirements for becoming a surrogate mother.
You should be between the ages of 21 and 39. You’re more likely to be selected if you have given birth before. You must live in the United States if you want to become a surrogate at our agency. If you are a smoker, you should stop smoking months before applying.
After you finish reviewing the requirements, you can fill out and submit your application.
Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma performs background checks on all its applicants. If you apply, we’ll want to see if you have a criminal history. We’ll also want to make sure you are self-reliant and have a healthy home environment.
The Screening Process
After we review your application, we’ll contact you so we can perform medical screenings and psychological examinations. We want to make sure you’re in good health, and we want to make sure you understand the process.
The surrogacy process puts a lot of strain on the mind and body. Before you apply, you should ask yourself if this is something you really want to do. Are you mentally and emotionally prepared for this? Can you accept the fact that you won’t be able to take the baby home with you? If you can confidently respond “Yes” to both questions, then there’s a good chance you’ll pass the mental examination.
The Matching Process
The matching process is the process in which our agency pairs the surrogate mother with the intended parent/s. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma usually does this based on everyone’s desires. For example, if a potential surrogate expresses an interest in LGBT intended parents, we can match her with a gay or lesbian couple.
If you’re selected to become a surrogate, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the intended parents in person and discuss the plans and details. Once we receive an “okay” from everyone involved, both the intended parents and the surrogate mother, we can start preparing for the IVF and embryo transfer.
Becoming a Surrogate Mother in Oklahoma
Becoming a surrogate mother is a huge commitment that requires a lot of time and patience. A lot needs to happen before surrogacy can officially begin. Can you commit to the surrogacy process knowing all this? Are you willing to go through the lengthy recruitment process? Do you have what it takes to become a surrogate? If so, now’s the time to get started.
If you have any additional questions, be sure to contact us. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma is prepared to answer all your questions. If you’re ready to start your surrogacy journey, apply today. We look forward to meeting you, and we look forward to setting everything in motion.
Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma is a surrogacy and adoption agency, licensed by the state of Oklahoma and 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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