One of the biggest factors in a successful surrogacy process in Pennsylvania is the match between intended parents and their surrogate. When you’re considering becoming a surrogate, know that you will have a say in finding intended parents with whom you pursue the surrogacy journey.
Working with the surrogacy professionals at Bierly & Rabuck to find intended parents offers many benefits to prospective surrogates and is often instrumental in creating a successful match. Our professionals understand the importance of finding the perfect partner for the surrogacy process, and they will work closely with you to find the perfect intended parents for your surrogacy goals.
To learn more about how to find intended parents in Pennsylvania with our program, please contact the professionals at Bierly & Rabuck today.
Steps to Finding Intended Parents in PA
Every woman who works with Bierly & Rabuck as a surrogate looking for intended parents in Pennsylvania will receive professional guidance in finding the right match for her surrogacy goals and preferences. Our professionals can provide all of the services and support any surrogate mother looking for intended parents needs, offering a sense of security not typically found in matches created independently by the parties.
There are several steps to finding intended parents with our program:
Determine your preferences for intended parents.
Just as intended parents can choose the characteristics of a surrogate, a prospective surrogate has the right to express her own preferences for intended parents. One surrogate may wish to carry for a heterosexual couple, while another may wish to carry for a same-sex couple or single parent. All prospective surrogates will work with their surrogacy specialist to determine which intended parent characteristics they’re comfortable with before moving forward.
Complete pre-match screening.
All prospective surrogates must pass certain background screening before they can be matched with intended parents through Bierly & Rabuck’s surrogacy program. After you first contact us, our specialists will get to know you and your surrogacy goals in more detail and help you complete initial screening. These initial steps help determine if a woman is physically and mentally ready for the challenges of surrogacy (additional screening will occur later, as well).
Find a match with Bierly & Rabuck.
Once you are ready to find intended parents, our surrogacy professionals will either match you with waiting intended parents in our program or employ advertising techniques to help find the perfect match for you. While our focus is finding intended parents in Pennsylvania, we also work with intended parents throughout the country, as well.
Complete a conference call.
When your surrogacy specialist finds a prospective match for you, they will set up a conference call with the intended parents. Your specialist will mediate this call, which is a great opportunity to get to know the intended parents a little better and determine if they may be a good match for your surrogacy goals.
Meet in person to solidify the match.
If the initial phone call goes well, your surrogacy specialist will set up an in-person meeting between you and the intended parents. Like with the conference call, your specialist will be present during this meeting. We believe this meeting is an important part of finding intended parents; a surrogate can best determine whether she is comfortable with this match during this time. She can ask any remaining questions she has and better judge whether she can create a solid partnership with these parents for the surrogacy journey. If both parties are in agreement about a match after this meeting, your surrogacy specialist will start your legal contract process.
Because we understand the importance of finding intended parents in Pennsylvania that fit your expectations, our surrogacy professionals will always work with you to find the perfect match. Our professional support offers you the safety of pre-screened matches, as well as mediation throughout your surrogacy process. Ultimately, your final decision as a surrogate looking for intended parents will always be up to you.
Questions to Ask Intended Parents
Determining which intended parents are a good match can be a complicated decision. Often, prospective surrogates ask, “What questions should I ask intended parents?”
Our surrogacy specialists will prepare you for both your initial phone call and any in-person meeting that is conducted by providing information about the intended parents and suggestions for questions to ask them during these conversations. The questions that you ask should focus on what is important to you in a surrogacy partnership and may include:
- How did you decide that surrogacy was right for you?
- What are your values? What is important to you?
- What is your family like? How do you plan on raising your child?
- What kind of relationship do you want with me before, during and after the baby is born?
- What will you ask of me during my pregnancy? How involved would you like to be?
- What are your thoughts on pregnancy termination and selective reduction?
- What are you going to tell your child about their birth via surrogacy?
Remember, you have a say in the process of finding intended parents in Pennsylvania, and this opportunity to ask questions with the guidance of a surrogacy professional can be incredibly helpful. These conversations are often the reassurance both surrogates and intended parents need to commit to a surrogacy match and start moving forward with their surrogacy journey.
A Note About Finding Intended Parents Independently
There are many surrogacy support groups online today, and many prospective surrogates and intended parents turn to these resources to find a match for their surrogacy process. While there are solid matches that can be made in this manner, it’s encouraged that prospective surrogates — especially first-timers — work with a surrogacy professional like Bierly & Rabuck to safely find a pre-screened match.
The process of how to find intended parents in Pennsylvania can be complicated, and doing so on your own may open you up to risks and delays in your surrogacy process when matches do not work out. For example, intended parents may not meet the requirements of a surrogacy professional, and committing to working with them may add time to your surrogacy journey. A surrogacy professional is always a responsible first step to finding the right intended parents, and professional matching services will always be free to prospective surrogates.
To learn more about the surrogacy process in Pennsylvania or to start finding intended parents today, please contact Bierly & Rabuck at 814-237-7900.