Surrogates for Intended Parents

WHAT IS OUR FIRST STEP?

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Your first step depends on your situation. If surrogacy is your only option (for example, a hysterectomy), then your first step is a consultation with SSA. Your second step is either a consultation with your IVF physician or a meeting with the surrogate with whom you will be working, depending on your preference. If you

CAN WE USE THE SURROGATE’S INSURANCE?

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Insurance companies and their policies vary widely. Many agencies do not look into the surrogate’s insurance thoroughly and just make the recommendation that you use her insurance if she has it. The problem with this approach is that many insurance policies have exclusions (stated or hidden) for surrogate pregnancies. Or, they may have other language

CAN I SELECT THE GENDER OF MY CHILD?

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Gender selection (also known as “family balancing”) is an option for couples desiring to choose the sex of their child. It can also be used to reduce the possibility of transmitting certain genetic diseases by an “at risk” couple to a child, such as cystic fibrosis, Tay Sachs, Huntington’s disease or sickle cell disease. PGT testing provides

WHAT ARE OUR CHANCES OF SUCCESS?

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Since we have never had a surrogate change her mind and fight to keep the baby, SSA has a 100% success rate. We cannot quote pregnancy success rates because we do not provide medical treatment. The relevant success rates for you will depend on many medical factors. For example, the age of the eggs and

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BE MATCHED?

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The length of time is difficult to predict because it will vary widely depending on the circumstances. Some couples are matched as quickly as 2-3 weeks. The matching process should not be rushed and we tell couples to be prepared for up to 6-8 months before a match is completed, with an average match time

WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF WORKING WITH SSA RATHER THAN FINDING A SURROGATE ON YOUR OWN?

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Finding and screening a qualified surrogate on your own is time consuming and usually frustrating. SSA handles all the details of your arrangement, including advertising, screening, background checks by an independent licensed private investigator and fact verification. In an independent arrangement, if your surrogate decides to work with another couple or changes her mind, you

WHY SHOULD WE WORK WITH SSA?

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Experienced Professionals. In business for nearly a quarter century, we are the oldest and most experienced third party reproduction agency in Texas and the southwest, and we are among the oldest agencies in the U.S. We have developed an outstanding reputation over many years and can provide references from top physicians in the field. Unlike many

WHY TEXAS?

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Texas is the best jurisdiction in the U.S. for couples interested in third party assisted reproduction. With the most progressive parentage legislation of any state, court-approved “gestational agreements” between intended parents and their gestational mothers (surrogates) are valid and enforceable as contracts. See Texas Law.