As you already know, there’s a lot to consider when making the decision to partner with a gestational surrogate to grow your family. And, once your decision has been made, it’s natural to want the process to move quickly, so you can get ready to meet your new baby! While it can be tempting to rush the process, it’s absolutely essential to take the time to choose the best surrogacy agency for your needs—and that may mean needing to be a little bit patient.
Remember, your agency plays an integral role in ensuring your journey is as smooth and positive as humanly possible, and a reputable surrogacy agency should prioritize quality and service over speed.
The Best Surrogate Agency is Worth the Wait
At Surrogate Parenting Services, we’ve worked hard to develop our reputation for being one of the best surrogacy agencies in the country. When intended parents ask us why we have a waitlist (which is often the case), we’re proud to explain that we’re committed to ensuring our clients—surrogates and intended parents—have exceptional experiences. And that means prioritizing quality matches (not high-volume turnover).
Here are three of the top reasons a surrogacy journey with SPS is worth the wait:
The Screening Process for Surrogates
From the initial inquiry to being matched with intended parents, each surrogate in the SPS family has gone through extensive screening. Of course, our process looks at her physical and emotional wellbeing, but it goes beyond that to include her lifestyle, family support system, financial circumstances, and much more.
Before matching a surrogate with intended parents, we’ve been to her home, met her spouse, and spoken with the doctors and mental health professionals who assessed whether she’s healthy and stable enough to be a surrogate. We do this because we believe it’s essential for making successful (and safe) matches.
The Screening Process for Intended Parents
While the screening process for intended parents isn’t as extensive, we also take great care in getting to know you—because, realistically, we can’t match you with the ideal surrogate if we don’t understand who you are and what you value.
Unlike many other agencies, we believe it’s important that both surrogates and intended parents meet with a mental health professional who specializes in this very unique experience. Over the past 30 years, we’ve learned that this essential step actually helps both parties feel more comfortable with the match and fosters an atmosphere of trust.
A Personal Matching Process
Some surrogacy agencies will give you a database of prospective surrogates to scroll through—but that’s not how we approach our matching process. This is the woman who is going to look after your baby for the next nine months, so we believe the matching process should be approached with personal care and extensive experience.
At SPS, our founder, Cristie Montgomery, personally guides the matching process—and this is one of the main reasons we have such a long history of success. There’s an art to matching you with the absolute ideal surrogate partner, and it shouldn’t be left up to an algorithm to decide.
To sum it all up, choosing to work with the best surrogacy agency may mean that the process will take a few more months than it would with a less-reputable competitor—but we believe every child we help to create deserves the healthiest and least stressful in-utero experience. And, ultimately, that’s why we put so much care into the process.
About Surrogate Parenting Services
Founded in 1990, Surrogate Parenting Services (SPS) is a full-service surrogacy program that offers both parties an exceptionally supportive environment throughout the surrogacy relationship. We’re passionate about creating ideal matches between surrogates and intended parents, so the journey is fulfilling for both sides and the future child is brought into this world in the best possible circumstances.
Learn more about our Surrogacy Program online or by calling (949) 363-9525.