Match Meeting Jitters?
The Match Meeting
Meeting for the first time is exciting and also a little scary! It’s completely normal to feel nervous.
Think of your match meeting as a coffee date. You will spend a little time getting to know each other, asking questions, and getting an overall feel for each other.
The match meeting is usually held virtually through zoom. It lasts about 30-60 minutes, is hosted by a Case Manager and is attended by the intended parents, the surrogate, and her spouse/partner. It’s ok if the surrogate’s children pop in to say hello too, though it’s helpful to have someone to keep them entertained if they get .
It’s a good idea to have a list of questions and topics you want to discuss at the Match Meeting. You may feel a little nervous and it’s good to have something to remind you what you wanted to ask.
It’s ok to talk about the things that are important to you in your match! You can ask about the number of embryos to transfer, the type of contact you all want to have, views on termination, and other topics. In most match meetings, these topics come up naturally, but if one of the important topics gets missed your Case Manager will make sure to ask about it!
After the meeting, you and your Case Manager will touch base to talk about how the meeting went!
If you want to match: Yay! We will let you know as soon as we hear from the other party.
If you don’t want to match: No worries! Tell your Case Manager and we will show you new profiles.