Based on your application, counseling session, and interview, your counselor will match you with a surrogate who has the same philosophies/values and compatible personality. Once matched, you will meet the surrogate in a facilitated session at one of the SSA offices or by teleconference. At that time, all issues for the arrangement are discussed and the SSA facilitator makes sure that everyone is in agreement and that it is a good match. To assure that no one feels pressured at the moment, you will be asked to go home and discuss it and call back the next day with your decision as to whether to move forward with the arrangement. Then the surrogate goes to your IVF physician for medical clearance.