When the issue of surrogacy is dealt with, we cannot help but praise the loving generosity of women in being of help to couples who cannot have children for compensation, which is also a very serious legal and financial arrangement. A woman who carries a child for another individual or a couple cannot really be adequately compensated. This act involves many emotional issues that sometimes the critical elements like the legal, financial, and psychological aspects of it are diminished at the moment.
It is important for a surrogate to make the decision of either pursuing surrogacy arrangements herself with the intended parents or letting an agency handle the arrangements. If you advertise your services online and you find a couple whom you can speak to through the phone and find them nice and easy to talk to, then you can help this couple if you want to. You may not feel that you want to talk about the arrangement itself at the beginning since you will feel like you have known them for a long time and you can easily work out the details of the surrogacy. Sometimes when surrogates find a good couple, they forget talking about the small details that are very important in the arrangement. There are actually many things that could go wrong if you try to do it yourself.
Below are some of the benefits of working with a surrogacy agency rather than doing surrogacy arrangements yourself.
One of the ways joining an agency is beneficial is because they can help you sort through legal issues. The agency can also ensure that all the state requirements are met by evaluating the laws of the states where the surrogate and the intended parents are from. Every state has its own laws and particular requirements. The differences in laws explains why there are contracts that work in a situation and will not work in another.
There are psychological assessments for intended parents so that they can identify major psychological issues which are not always apparent or other issues that may surface before or after the surrogate is pregnant such as issues related to infertility, having a child who is no generically related or who is related to the other parent, feelings toward the surrogate once she is pregnant and many other issues.
An agency can identify important details of a surrogacy arrangement. Identifying and deciding on issues of a surrogacy arrangement may seem unnecessary to work out in detail until one of these issues arise and the parties don’t agree. If there is no careful examination of every aspect of the surrogacy arrangements by the agency, major problems can arise. With the help of an agency, major problems can be solved with their valuable input and guidance on all areas of the surrogacy agreement.
Agencies can also ensure that adequate funds are available, and they are able to manage funds during the entire process. The surrogate then does not have to deal wit late payments or uncomfortable confrontations regarding financial matters.