Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I work with Southern Surrogacy?
You get to select the Intended Parents! You will not be “assigned” a couple. Instead, you will be presented with individuals or couples who match your preferences. Our primary focus is to assist in matching Parties who reside in the same region so that the Intended Parents may actively participate in the pregnancy. The families will typically be local, as will the fertility center.
Will I be genetically related to the child?
No. Our Program is focused on “gestational surrogacy”. In a gestational surrogacy arrangement, the embryos being transferred into your uterus will be created through in vitro fertilization. Typically the embryos are composed of the Intended Mother’s eggs, fertilized with the Intended Father’s sperm (although, at times, donor egg and/or donor sperm may be used). As a result, you will not be genetically related to the child.
What type of contact will I have with the Intended Parents?
This truly varies from case to case in our surrogate program. However, as part of the matching process, we will discuss the individual contact preferences with both you and the Intended Parents. When matching, we want to make sure that the Parties have similar expectations regarding the Intended Parents’ involvement during the pregnancy, as well as the amount and type of postpartum contact (if any) that each Party desires. This will also be discussed at length with the mental health professional during the group meeting. However, we like to remind everyone that this can change throughout the process as your relationship with the Intended Parents further develops.