If you are thinking about how to become a surrogate mother, or are looking to find intended parents, and are not interested in working with an agency, independent surrogacy could be the right option for you.
Intended parents and surrogate mothers thinking about how to become a surrogate mother might decide to pursue independent surrogacy rather than working with an agency due to the higher costs.
Consider independent surrogacy if you:
In the following post we will show you how to overcome these surrogacy issues and learn how to find your right match without a surrogacy agency.
Family or Friend Matching
Some independent surrogacy journeys are based on a prior relationship between the surrogate and IPs, like a relative or a friend. Finding a surrogate match can be as easy as sisters helping brothers, aunts helping nephews or friends helping friends. This type of match allow to reduce some surrogacy problems.
Word of Mouth Matching
If you want to become a surrogate mother but you don’t know anyone to help, you can share with your family, friends and colleagues your desire to become a surrogate mother and find intended parents.
Word-of-mouth can make you find some prospective intended parents in the oddest places. Don’t forget that also you can find a match by chatting with former surrogates or intended parents in your city.
Perhaps one of the most common way to find intended parents is placing an ad on an online surrogacy Classifieds board. Also, if you want to become surrogate mother you can join a surrogacy related Facebook group.
Lawyers and Fertility Match
Some surrogates get matched in through their family lawyer. Some surrogacy lawyers have a group of intended parents that they work with and wish to find a gestational carrier.
Find a local surrogacy lawyer and ask them if they have anyone that is in need of a match.
Many gestational carriers and intended parents will match using a surrogacy agency for their first journey however probably they will chose to do a sibling sibling project without a surrogacy agency since they already know how surrogacy works.
If you are considering to become a surrogate mother you need to know that like any medical process, there are some side effects and challenges associated with the surrogacy process. It’s recommended that before you move ahead you will be informed and understand all of the possible physical and psychological risks of being a surrogate mother.