How Surrogates and Intended Parents are Matched in Oklahoma
Gestational surrogacy has become a popular way to combat infertility. For many men and women, it is the only way they can have biological children. Before the intended parents can start the surrogacy process, however, they must find a surrogate – the woman who will carry and deliver their child.
Sometimes intended parents have a friend or family member become their surrogate mother. When that’s not possible, they find a surrogate mother through a surrogacy agency like Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma. When intended parents use our surrogacy agency, we connect them to their surrogate through the matching process.
What is the Matching Process for Surrogates and Intended Parents?
The matching process is where our surrogacy agency pairs a surrogate mother with an intended parent (or intended parents). Surrogates and intended parents are matched based on their interests and preferences. If, for example, a woman would like to be an LGBT couple’s surrogate, that can be arranged.
Our surrogacy agency will ask both the surrogate and the intended parent(s) to create profiles of themselves. These profiles are designed to help the parties learn about each other before the surrogacy process begins.
The Screening Process for Surrogates and Intended Parents
Before the matching process begins, the surrogate and the intended parents undergo extensive interviews and evaluations. This is to ensure that everyone is physically, emotionally and mentally prepared to participate in the surrogacy experience.
The surrogate’s health is especially important because it will determine the outcome of the surrogacy. We want the best possible outcome for the intended parents, so we make sure to match them with women who are young and fertile.
The evaluations are also in place to ensure that everyone is here for the right reasons. We want to make sure no one is forcing anyone to become a surrogate. Background checks are also performed.
How Surrogates and Intended Parents are Matched in OK
For the intended parent(s), finding and meeting a surrogate mother is the most important part of the surrogacy journey. The surrogate is the one who makes gestational surrogacy possible. The matching process is important because it connects the intended parents to women who are healthy enough to commit to the process. The matching process also helps intended parents find women who are committed to making their dreams come true.
If you’re an intended parent preparing to take the first step in their surrogacy journey – or if you’re a potential surrogate searching for intended parents – be sure to contact Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma.
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.
Toll-free: 800-898-6028 | OKC Local: 405-755-1999 | Tulsa Local: 918-447-7777 | Text: 405-310-8790 | Email
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