10 Step Surrogacy Process
Creating a family through surrogacy with Heart to Hands, step-by-step
1. Contact us and let us know you are ready to begin!
Heart to Hands provides you with piles of documents designed to give us all the information we need to get to know you. After you return the documents to us, we schedule a time to go through them all together. We run background checks, order medical records and take a little time to get comfortable with each other.
2. Telling your story
We create a gorgeous profile that tells your story about what brought you to surrogacy. This is what we use to introduce you to your possible matches and to create that perfect first impression. We only show your profile if we think you might be a match.
3. Meeting your match
When we think we have a good match, we will introduce you. This is the time to get over those ‘first date jitters’, talk, visit and think about whether you want to spend the next year of your life together making dreams come true. A great match is built on communication, trust and connection.
4. Evaluations and preparedness
Once you know you have a fantastic match, we send you off to meet with a qualified mental health care practitioner to discuss everyone’s needs and expectations, and how best to create a successful journey. Then you will meet with the Intended Parents’ Medical team for the medical screening, blood work and initial exam.
5. Meet with your attorney and other support partners
You will meet with your attorney to review your legal and other necessary third-party professionals to make sure all your details are handled. Don’t let those details stress you out! Heart to Hands will walk you through every step of the agreement, and make any changes.
6. Begin Medications
This is when things get exciting! You will receive your calendar and your medications, and begin preparing your body for the embryo transfer. You or your chosen support person will be expected to give your injections. Don’t worry, we’ll train you on how to do it.
7. Embryo Transfer
The embryo transfer is a quick and painless procedure where they transfer one or more embryos into your uterus. You usually get a short and sweet 24-48 hour rest period and then return to your normal day-to-day.
8. Grow a Happy Healthy Baby
When we see that sweet little heartbeat at about 7 weeks of pregnancy, we know the transfer worked! You’ll spend the rest of the pregnancy enjoying feeling that sweet baby grow and sharing the experience with the intended parents! You’ll start receiving compensation monthly after the heartbeat ultrasound.
9. Have a Baby
You’ll deliver that precious baby to the Intended Parents, and you’ll see the love and joy in their eyes. This is a special moment.
Enjoy a good night’s sleep, a glass of champagne, and the knowledge that you did something wonderful. (And think about doing it again!)
Heart to Hands will be there for YOU, through cycling, transfer, pregnancy, and to the very end when everyone celebrates a dream come true!