How to choose a surrogacy agency?
April 25 2024

How to choose a surrogacy agency


Since surrogacy offers a pathway to fulfilling the dream of intended parents, choosing a surrogacy agency is a significant decision for intended parents because a surrogacy agency is the passport to fulfilling this dream of building a family. Here, we explore key factors to consider when choosing a surrogacy agency as a way of empowering intended parents to  make informed decisions as they go through surrogacy. 


How to choose a surrogacy agency: Understanding surrogacy agencies

To choose a surrogacy agency is to understand first what they do. Surrogacy agencies play a vital role in facilitating the journey of intended parents who wish to have a child through surrogacy. They provide comprehensive services and support to intended parents and surrogates throughout the surrogacy process. In other words, they act as a bridge between the two parties, ensuring a smooth and ethical journey.

Surrogacy agencies often offer services such as matching, legal assistance, medical coordination, financial management, emotional support, and other necessary services.

  • Matching: Surrogacy agencies carefully match intended parents with suitable surrogates based on their preferences, medical history, and other factors.

  • Legal Assistance: Surrogacy is steeped in complex legal dynamics. This is why surrogacy agencies provide guidance to intended parents in drafting and reviewing surrogacy contracts and ensuring compliance with local laws.

  • Medical Coordination: This is a core responsibility of surrogacy agencies. It is important for them to partner with reputable fertility clinics for medical procedures such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer.

  • Financial Management: They manage financial aspects of the process such as surrogate compensation, medical expenses, and legal fees.

  • Emotional Support: Surrogacy comes with a huge emotional cost that is often overlooked by the average person. But surrogacy agencies understand this and address their emotional needs throughout the process by offering counseling and support to intended parents and surrogates.

World Center of Baby (WCOB) provides these five services and more—this is why we stand out and are highly sought after. 


Benefits of choosing a surrogacy agency like WCOB

Despite the presence of surrogacy agencies, many intended parents decide to go through surrogacy themselves. They feel it is more affordable and confidential that way. While these reasons may be logical, these parents have ended up falling into legal and emotional pits because they did not seek proper guidance. So if you’re thinking of going through surrogacy without using an agency, then here are reasons why you should choose a surrogacy agency. 

  1. Expertise and Experience: Surrogacy agencies like WCOB boast a wealth of expertise and experience in navigating the legal and medical landscapes of surrogacy. Our extensive knowledge and deep understanding of the complex processes involved, we serve as an invaluable guide for intended parents. 

  2. Screening: One of the fundamental roles of surrogacy agencies is to meticulously screen potential surrogates. This screening process encompasses medical, psychological, and legal evaluations. By conducting thorough screenings, we identify suitable candidates and facilitate optimal matches between intended parents and surrogates.

  3. Legal Protection: We collaborate with experienced legal professionals to draft comprehensive contracts that outline the rights and responsibilities of the intended parents, surrogate, and any other relevant parties, such as egg or sperm donors. By ensuring that all legal matters are addressed and documented, we help mitigate the risk of disputes or complications. Surrogacy is already an emotionally charged process, we do not want to add to it. 

  4. Coordination and Communication: Effective coordination and communication are essential for a successful surrogacy journey, therefore, we serve as intermediaries between intended parents and surrogates to ensure that all parties are kept informed and supported throughout the journey. At WCOB, we facilitate open and transparent communication, providing a platform for intended parents and surrogates to discuss their expectations, concerns, and preferences. 


How to choose a surrogacy agency: What to look out for 

If going through a surrogacy agency is the perfect option for intended parents, then there must be qualities to look out for. At WCOB, we have five qualities that distinguish us. These qualities follow the acronym, TRACK: Transparency, Reputation, Accreditation, Communication, and Keenness. So when it comes to surrogacy, we are always on TRACK in WCOB. 

  • Transparency: As an agency, we provide clear and transparent information about our fees, services, and policies. 

  • Reputation: Our success stories are a testament to our reputation and success rates. 

  • Accreditation: We are accredited by reputable organizations such as the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

  • Communication: We have an efficient and effective communication style and are very responsive to inquiries.

  • Keenness:: WCOB  shows genuine enthusiasm and commitment to helping intended parents achieve their dreams of parenthood. We go the extra mile to understand your needs and preferences, actively engage in the matching process, and provide ongoing support and advocacy. 


How to choose a surrogacy clinic/agency: An extra key point

When embarking on the journey of surrogacy, the diversity of intended parents' backgrounds and circumstances can present challenges in finding the right agency. Some agencies specialize in serving specific demographics, such as LGBT individuals or single parents, while others offer more inclusive services. It's essential to choose a surrogacy clinic or agency with a multisided approach that welcomes all intended parents regardless of their gender or marital status.

For example, the World Center of Baby recognizes the uniqueness of each intended parent's story and tailors its services accordingly, regardless of the legal framework in a particular country. This inclusive approach allows the agency to assist heterosexual couples, same-sex couples, and single intended parents alike in realizing their dream of starting a family.

By selecting an agency like WCOB that embraces diversity, intended parents can feel confident that their individual needs and preferences will be respected and accommodated throughout the surrogacy journey.


Ready to choose a surrogacy agency? 

As you consider embarking on the surrogacy journey, remember that choosing the right agency is a deeply personal decision. It's crucial to select an agency that you trust and feel comfortable working with. Take your time, ask questions, and gather all the necessary information to make an informed decision that will support you every step of the way.

If you're seeking an inclusive and supportive surrogacy agency, we invite you to consider partnering with the World Center of Baby (WCOB). With our commitment to personalized care and unwavering dedication to helping intended parents achieve their dreams, WCOB stands ready to support you on your surrogacy journey. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you in building the family you've always desired.

Meet Gerry and Joanna, a wonderful couple who embarked on a life-changing journey with World Center of Baby in Cyprus. In this video, they share their heartfelt testimonial, detailing their experience with the program and introducing their adorable newborn, Evie. Join them as they express their gratitude and joy in becoming parents with the help of this remarkable team.


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