Why a local agency is better

 Deciding to pursue surrogacy is a big decision! There are a lot of policies and procedures to maneuver throughout the process. Some choose to complete their journey independently (without an agency). While this path may cost less, it comes with its own set of hurdles. 

Using an agency is typically more expensive, but provides an all-inclusive experience. Their job is to ensure you know all the ins and outs of the process. Read below on why using a local agency is ultimately better in the long run!

Legal Rights 

Using reproductive assistance in today’s climate can seem scary and uncertain. Using 

a local agency you will know the legal rights of the state(s) they practice in. They can tell you exactly what is (or is not) legal in your state and can guide you through new laws and regulations.

Recommended Partners

During your journey, you will need to use medical, escrow and insurance professionals, and legal services. A local agency can connect you with recommended partners to make finding these services a breeze. 


Finding the perfect match can be a huge task. Here at Southern Surrogacy, we put our surrogates through an extensive screening process. In addition to passing the screening process from your fertility clinic, our surrogates must also pass a pre-screening including a background check and interview process. We want to ensure our surrogates are doing it for the right reasons. 

Support Services

A local agency wants to make sure everyone in the process feels supported and comfortable. During your entire journey, you will be assigned a case worker and psychologist. If you have questions or need support in any way, we have a team to answer your questions and meet your needs. After birth, we will guide you on “what’s next”. 

Using a local agency is the best way to go because they provide services you may not even know you needed. Whether you are an intended parent or a surrogate, everyone wants a smooth positive experience. A local agency will provide all the support you need and will take away the nervousness of the unknown. 

Ultimately it’s up to you to do your research and choose what is best for you and your family. We are to happy to help and answer any questions you have!