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0 A GUIDE TO INDEPENDENT SURROGACY SURROGACY
TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction .............................................................................................................. 6 My Story ................................................................................................................ 6 How I settled choose Surrogacy ............................................................................ 8 What is Surrogacy? ................................................................................................. 11 Types of Surrogacy ................................................................................................. 12 How Gestational Surrogacy Works ...................................................................... 12 Options and Necessities ...................................................................................... 12 Agency or Independent ....................................................................................... 13 Agency .............................................................................................................. 13 Independent ..................................................................................................... 13 Legal Representation .......................................................................................... 15 Escrow Management ........................................................................................... 15 Reproductive Endocrinologist ............................................................................. 16 Surrogacy Process- Step by Step ........................................................................... 17 Is Surrogacy Legal in Your State ............................................................................ 18 Surrogacy Lawyers .............................................................................................. 18 Understand Your Contract ................................................................................... 18 Birth Place ........................................................................................................... 19 Surrogacy Laws of Different States .................................................................... 19 Overview of Surrogacy Laws in New York .......................................................... 20 Choosing an Attorney ............................................................................................. 21 Questions to Ask ............................................................................................... 21 Fee Structure .......................................................................................................... 22 Choose Your Clinic .................................................................................................. 22 1
Line Up your Budget ............................................................................................... 23 Cost Estimations for the Process ......................................................................... 23 Surrogate Mother Compensation ........................................................................... 25 Legal Concerns ................................................................................................. 25 Tips for Saving Money ......................................................................................... 27 Insurance and Parental/Birth Cost ...................................................................... 28 Timeline of Surrogacy Process ............................................................................... 29 Independent vs. Agency Surrogacy ........................................................................ 32 The Cost ............................................................................................................... 32 The Flexibility ...................................................................................................... 32 Timeline ............................................................................................................... 33 Individual Choice ................................................................................................. 33 Benefits of Surrogacy ............................................................................................. 33 Benefits for Intended Parents .............................................................................. 33 Benefits for Surrogate Mother ............................................................................ 34 Benefits of Independent Surrogacy ........................................................................ 35 Your Ideal Surrogate- How to Find a Match Independently ................................... 36 Build Your Surrogacy Plan ...................................................................................... 37 ............................................................................................................................. 38 Find a Potential Surrogate .................................................................................. 38 Talk to your clinic ................................................................................................ 39 Social Media ........................................................................................................ 39 Consider Creating a Website ............................................................................... 39 Post on Articles .................................................................................................... 40 Create a Facebook Page ...................................................................................... 40 Surrogacy Forums ............................................................................................... 40 2
Beware of Surrogacy Scams ................................................................................... 40 How I Found the Right Surrogate ....................................................................... 42 Tips for Avoiding Scams ...................................................................................... 43 Screen Out the Prospective Surrogate ................................................................... 44 Motivations for Being a Surrogate ...................................................................... 45 Other Pregnancies ............................................................................................... 45 Participation in Medical Appointments ............................................................... 45 Money Matters and Other Expenses ................................................................... 46 Legal Requirements ............................................................................................ 46 Review Insurance ................................................................................................ 47 Married or Not .................................................................................................... 47 Discuss All Specifics ............................................................................................ 48 Research her Background ................................................................................... 49 Psychological Assessment and Counselling ............................................................ 50 Psychological Screening and Counselling at Our Clinic ..................................... 51 Testing and Assessment ...................................................................................... 53 Make Your Agreement Legal .................................................................................. 53 What to Look For In a Surrogacy Agreement ...................................................... 54 FDA Rules and Guidelines ...................................................................................... 54 In Vitro Fertilization- Step by Step ......................................................................... 56 About IVF ............................................................................................................. 57 1. Preparing Ovaries for Stimulation ................................................................. 57 2. Ovarian Stimulation ....................................................................................... 58 Monitoring the process .................................................................................... 58 3. Egg Retrieval ................................................................................................. 58 Follicle Size ...................................................................................................... 59 3
Estrogen Levels ................................................................................................ 59 4. Fertilization .................................................................................................... 60 5. Embryo Transfer ............................................................................................ 60 Pregnancy Test and Follow Up ............................................................................ 60 Preparation for Birth ........................................................................................... 61 Preparing for Your Surrogate Baby (Months out) ............................................... 62 Preparing for Your Surrogate Baby (Weeks Our) ................................................ 63 Relationship between Surrogate and Intended Parents ......................................... 64 Close Relationships ............................................................................................. 65 Business Relationships ........................................................................................ 66 Delivery and Post-Partum ....................................................................................... 67 Complications during Pregnancy ........................................................................ 67 Bleeding ............................................................................................................ 68 Subchronic Hematoma ..................................................................................... 68 Subchronic Hemorrhage .................................................................................. 68 Miscarriage ...................................................................................................... 68 Blighted Ovum .................................................................................................. 69 Failed Transfer ................................................................................................ 69 Allergic Reactions to Medication ..................................................................... 69 Bed rest ............................................................................................................ 69 Multiple Births in Surrogacy .................................................................................. 70 Delivery of Surrogacy Baby .................................................................................... 71 Welcome the baby ................................................................................................... 73 Surrogate Mother and Post-Partum Depression ..................................................... 73 Final Thoughts ........................................................................................................ 76 Join my Website ...................................................................................................... 77 4
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SURROGACY A GUIDE TO INDEPENDENT SURROGACY INTRODUCTION My name is Sandy Dennis and I am the founder and owner of surrogate360.com. The reason why I got into this is related to my own personal life. My husband and I used a

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