3 Reasons to Work with a Law-Firm-Owned Surrogacy Agency

Whether you are looking for a surrogacy agency in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama or Georgia, you will have a lot of things to consider. Choosing the right surrogacy agency for your family is not a decision you can make overnight, and intended parents should always think hard about what they want from a professional before they decide which one is right for them.

But, if you are looking at a list of surrogate agencies in the South, we encourage you to consider Southern Surrogacy, too.

At our surrogacy program, our surrogacy professionals will always treat you with respect, regardless of your personal situation. We will guide you through every step of the surrogacy process, including finding the perfect gestational carrier, coordinating with your medical professional, and ensuring all legal steps are followed in your child’s birth. In this way, we offer the same services as other surrogacy programs in the area.

However, there is one unique thing about Southern Surrogacy: We are a law-firm-owned program. Our surrogacy program is owned by Claiborne|Fox|Bradley|Goldman, a local law firm that specializes in family-building options such as adoption and assisted reproduction. Not many gestational carrier agencies in the South can boast the same service, and we are proud of the advantages that our program offers to intended parents and gestational carriers alike.

We know that, with so many surrogacy agencies to choose from, it can be difficult to make this decision for your surrogacy journey. Our surrogacy professionals are always happy to answer your questions about all of our program’s surrogacy services and help you understand why our program may be a good fit for you. To learn more today, please call 855-787-2229.

In the meantime, we’ve listed some of the biggest advantages of working with a law-firm-owned surrogacy program below:

1. Your surrogacy specialists are experienced with the surrogacy laws of your state.

As you may or may not know, surrogacy laws are always subject to change, especially in the few states in the South where specific surrogacy legislation does not yet exist. This changing nature can sometimes worry intended parents pursuing this family-building path but, when you work with a law-firm-owned surrogate mother agency, you can know that your professionals are always up-to-date on the most recent changes in assisted reproduction laws and legal processes.

While some surrogacy centers may focus on the coordination and organization aspects of the surrogacy process, they may solely think about their small part in the surrogacy journey. But, surrogacy is a family-building journey that includes many moving parts, and they all must work in conjunction for the journey to be successful. When you work with a law-firm-owned program, you can know that your non-legal surrogate services will be completed with the knowledge of the legal steps in mind.

2. Your professionals will be able to coordinate more easily.

As mentioned above, having all of your professionals in one place (save for your fertility specialist) will eliminate the extra steps needed to communicate, coordinate and organize your necessary surrogacy services. This will make your journey with your surrogacy agency much easier, allowing you to focus on the important steps of bonding with your gestational carrier and preparing for your new arrival.

Southern Surrogacy is also happy to provide referrals to trusted local professionals for any additional surrogacy services you need. When you use our referrals, we often have an existing relationship with that professional — making the communication and coordination process easier for both parties.

3. You can trust your professional is accredited.

Because surrogacy is still a fairly new family-building process and is not governed by any national laws, today’s surrogacy agencies exist without any degree of accreditation or oversight by a national board. While there are many well-qualified and experienced surrogacy agencies out there, the lack of accountability for these organizations can worry some intended parents.

When you work with a law-firm-owned surrogacy program such as Southern Surrogacy, you can know that your professionals are accredited and can be held accountable to the state bar association. All law firms must meet certain standards to operate and, when a law firm runs a surrogacy program like our organization, they must still meet those same standards — such as being insured, having the proper knowledge of state laws, and more. This can provide a peace of mind for many intended parents.

4. Your costs may be lower than hiring a surrogacy attorney a la carte.

Most intended parents who work with private surrogacy agencies must hire a separate surrogacy attorney for their legal services. This isn’t the case with Southern Surrogacy. When you work with our surrogacy center, you will receive all your necessary legal services included in your overall program cost.

The legal surrogacy services included at Southern Surrogacy are your surrogacy contract, court actions to establish legal parentage and obtaining of separate legal counsel for your gestational carrier. Our legal professionals will work closely with your case manager to ensure all necessary steps are taken care of and that both parties understand the unique circumstances of your surrogacy journey.

While our surrogacy program cost may seem high at first, remember that you will not need to hire an extra legal professional — a step that can sometimes increase intended parents’ costs by a great deal. You can read more about our surrogacy program’s costs here.

5. Your surrogacy attorney will be there to help you every step of the way.

A surrogacy attorney must be involved in every surrogacy journey before it can begin. However, if you choose many other private surrogacy agencies, you will speak with a surrogacy case manager long before you ever talk to a surrogacy attorney. However, with Southern Surrogacy, you will have the ability to speak with a legal expert much earlier in the process — during your first consultation, if you desire.

For some intended parents, this advantage is much appreciated, especially if they are nervous about the legal standing of their surrogacy situation. As mentioned above, it also provides the reassurance that your whole surrogacy team is fully informed about all aspects of your surrogacy process from the very beginning.

Of course, in addition to these advantages of working with a law-firm-owned gestational surrogacy agency, working with Southern Surrogacy provides all the benefits of working with any other full-service surrogacy program. Our case managers and surrogacy professionals are here to help you through every step of your family-building process to make it as easy as possible for you. We strive to provide the constant contact and support you desire during this life-changing process.

For more information about our surrogacy center, please call our team at 855-787-2229 or contact us online today.