14 Oct Oregon Surrogacy: Is It Right for Me?
Considering Oregon surrogacy is an intensely personal decision.
For those who have researched the process, you are probably starting to understand why the process is called a, “surrogacy journey.” In short, it takes time and commitment to travel from one stage to the next.
At Same Love Surrogacy, we recognize that your family-building decisions to date have also been a true journey on their own, filled with questions, difficult scenarios, hopeful alternatives, and uncertainty that has led you to ask, “How will I know if Oregon surrogacy is right for me?”
We would love to take credit for delivering surrogacy solutions for all, but the truth is, surrogacy may not be for everyone.
Here are a few things to consider, so you know how the decision-making process may affect you, your partner, and your existing family, including:
- Exploring your motivation for seeking surrogacy
- Questions you should ask yourself while researching your surrogacy options in Oregon
- Tips for coping with the physical and emotional stress surrogacy may induce
- Partnering with a quality Oregon surrogacy team who curates your journey
What is My Motivation for Seeking Surrogacy in Oregon?
Oregon surrogacy provides single people, married couples, and partners of all beautiful traits a safe alternative in Oregon for pursuing their dreams of becoming parents.
At Same Love Surrogacy, we understand the overwhelming motivation for seeking surrogacy in Oregon is to start or build a family.
But what is your personal motivation?
The surrogacy journey can be quite grueling for those who answer that they simply want a baby.
The latter is a given. But why this way?
Intended parents — those seeking Oregon surrogacy solutions — are often grappling with real-time hindrances that preclude them from becoming pregnant naturally, which may include:
- Failed IVF attempts
- Medical difficulties
- Same-sex relationships
- Single parents
At Same Love Surrogacy, we realize pursuing surrogacy in Oregon is a personal decision, and we believe everyone has the right to build families in a way that supports their personal choices.
Learning exactly what your motivation is for choosing surrogacy will allow you to build a meaningful connection with potential surrogates and will help you prepare for the requirements necessary to complete the journey.
Are You Ready to Answer Important Questions Throughout Your Oregon Surrogacy Journey?
Question one: Are you ready?
Are you ready to outline your — and your partner or spouse, when applicable — medical, criminal, financial, and psychological makeup for review during the surrogacy matching process?
This question is not meant to scare or deter you from pursuing surrogacy options in Oregon, it is simply to prepare you for the stringent screening process that is required for all parties involved.
Question two: Who will be genetically related to the child?
There are different types of surrogacy, including:
- Gestational Surrogacy: Where the surrogate and egg donor will be different
- Traditional Surrogacy: Where the donor and surrogate are the same, which means the carrier will be biologically related to the child
- Straight Surrogacy: Where the genetic material from both parents is used to create the embryo
This is an important decision to make, and one that should be weighed heavily before answering.
When determining whose DNA will be used, intended parents must also understand that advancements in DNA testing have rendered the concept of anonymous egg and sperm donation obsolete. Simply put, an online search or mail-in DNA testing kit could identify your potential child’s biological connection later. You must decide what degree of openness you are comfortable with when making this decision.
Question three: Would you like to talk to an experienced surrogate mother or a former intended parent to help in your decision-making process?
Talking with other intended parents or experienced surrogates in Oregon may help you formulate a plan for your personal journey.
The reality is, the process is more complex than choosing a woman to carry your baby. Intended parents must have the capacity to endure the physical and emotional requirements of being fully involved in the Oregon surrogacy process.
That means something different for everyone, which is why it is important to explore the process through a free consultation.
Tips for Coping With the Physical and Emotional Pressures Surrogacy May Induce
Deciding to have a baby is not a decision anyone should take lightly. Especially when considering surrogacy solutions in Oregon.
Our first tip for countering feelings of being overwhelmed is to believe in the process.
Remember the comprehensive health, criminal, financial, and psychological screenings we mentioned before? They are analyzed for a reason.
We want to match you with a surrogate who is committed to building a true connection to accompany you on this journey.
The process is lengthy, even before the pregnancy is official. We want you to share it with someone you believe in while maintaining an active role throughout your Oregon surrogacy journey.
Tip two: Manage the schedule and timeline with your Oregon surrogacy agency’s help.
There are advantages to using a known surrogate and foregoing the involvement of an agency.
However, no agency means sacrificing the benefit of the agency’s experience, and their comprehensive approach to managing all the schedules and timelines, including the medical, legal, and personal expectations from all involved parties.
Partnering With A Quality Oregon Surrogacy Team Who Curates Your Journey
Becoming parents — or growing your family — through surrogacy is a deeply personal decision.
And one many cannot accomplish on their own.
It takes a team of professionals to successfully traverse the Oregon surrogacy journey.
Partnering with an experienced surrogacy team in Oregon will allow you to understand the end-to-end journey to parenthood via surrogacy, so you can plan your experience with confidence.
Contact Same Love Surrogacy in Oregon to learn more about whether surrogacy is right for you, and how to get started with a free consultation with our professionals today.