Intended Parents

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Welcome Intended Parents!

At Delivering Hope, our service is designed to support you and your surrogate through each step of the process, guiding and facilitating every detail to make this experience as stress free and enjoyable as possible. We provide support and guidance throughout the surrogacy process from your first consultation until you bring home your baby.

“We are very grateful to have found Delivering Hope because they were so helpful and dedicated from start to finish, guiding us through the many steps and going above and beyond what one would normally expect from a surrogacy agency. Before we found Delivering Hope we had already been through an unsuccessful IVF journey and were definitely at a difficult point in time. With our beautiful son now in our lives we give thanks to Delivering Hope who was so critical to this newfound happiness.”

— Dave, Intended Father

"Great things happen to those who don't stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful." - Roy T. Bennett

Surrogate Screening

We understand that trusting a stranger to carry your baby is one of the hardest decisions you will ever have to make. That is why we take so much care and consideration in the screening our surrogates. Only 1-2% of our applicants make it through our screening process. It may be hard to understand why someone would want to do this and many people assume it must be for the compensation. While compensation does play a role, we find that most of our surrogates don’t even ask about it during our first interview. Some of our surrogates are nurses, teachers, school counselors and stay at home moms who love being pregnant but don’t want any more children of their own and find themselves wanting to make a difference in someone else’s life.

Our Surrogate Screening Process

  • Thorough Application Review
  • Medical History Check
  • Background Check (surrogate, spouse & anyone else living in the home)
  • Home Visit
  • Spouse Interview
  • Initial Insurance Review
  • Pregnancy Related Medical Records Review
  • Reference Checks
  • OBGYN Visit & Doctor Sign Off

What To Expect?

Consultation

We know you have a lot of questions. During our first call we will get to know you, learn of your desires and needs for this journey, take the time to explain the process, and answer all of your questions. Our promise to you is to always keep you well informed and educated, every step of the way.

Apply

You will complete an application outlining your preferences and expectations as well as a profile that will be used to match you with a surrogate.

Matching

We match surrogates and intended parents on many factors including communication styles & preferences, termination stance, personality, and criteria unique to each party. Once we have a potential match, we will share surrogate and intended parent profiles. If you are interested, we will conduct a video chat meeting. If everyone agrees to move forward, we have a match! The 1st agency payment is due and contact information is exchanged.

Surrogate Medical Screening

Your surrogate and her spouse will undergo additional medical screenings. Your, your surrogate, and your spouses will have a psychological evaluation individually, then as a group. Once complete, you are ready to start contracts.

Contracts & Escrow

Delivering Hope will help you find an attorney licensed and experienced in surrogacy contracts in the appropriate state. They will draft the first contract. Delivering Hope will assist your surrogate in finding a separate attorney to discuss and make any revisions to the contract. Around 20 weeks, your attorney will also start the parentage process so everything is ready for the birth. 

Medication

Once contracts are signed, your surrogate will be ready to start the medication cycle. She will receive a calendar from your IVF clinic outlining all of the upcoming medications and appointments. She will begin medications to prepare her body for the embryo transfer. She will have several ultrasounds and lab test so monitor her uterine lining and hormone levels. We will help facilitate any travel arrangements for the transfer appointment.

Embryo Transfer

The fertility clinic will schedule the embryo transfer. If the surrogate is out of town, she will travel in the day before. Many intended parents attend this event in person and spend time with their surrogate. Your doctor may require 48 hrs of bedrest before your surrogate can travel home.

Pregnancy

About 10 days post-transfer, pregnancy will be confirmed via a blood test. Your surrogate will have several appointments to monitor the rise of her hormone levels. An ultrasound will be scheduled for 6-8 weeks to confirm a heartbeat and base compensation payments will begin. Around 8-10 weeks of pregnancy your surrogate will be transferred to an obstetrician in her area for the duration of the pregnancy.

Watch Your Baby Grow

Delivering Hope will continue to support you and your surrogate in any way we can throughout the entire pregnancy. We encourage you to attend or video conference in to appointments. Send your surrogate belly buds with your voices recorded for the baby to listen to, get your nursery ready, and get lots of sleep because pretty soon you may not get much!

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Anticipated Costs

Base Fee:

Surrogate base compensation starts at $45,000 but can vary slightly by surrogate. Delivering Hope will provide a copy of a potential surrogate’s compensation package upon presentation of a profile. 

Agency Fee

Surrogate Compensation

The Total Agency Fee is $22,000:

  • $11,000 Is Due Upon Matching With Your Surrogate
  • $11,000 Is Due Upon Final Signing Of Contracts
  • $300 Monthly Allowance (starts upon completion of legal contracts through 6 weeks post partum)
  • $1,500 After medical & Psychological clearance
  • $1,000 Medication Start Fee
  • $2,500 Transfer Fee
  • $750,000 Life Insurance Policy

Travel & Medical

  • $100 Monthly for Wellness (Chiropractic, Massage, etc)
  • All Medical Expenses Paid
  • Health Insurance(if needed)
  • Including but not limited to: parking, airfare, luggage fees, mileage reimbursement, transportation, parking fees, hotel and meals for surrogate plus 1 travel companion for embryo transfer and any subsequent appointments over 40 miles from GC’s home. Meal Reimbursement for the surrogate = $75 & $75 per day for companion.

Additional Expenses

Other Stuff

  • $6700-$9000 Legal Fees
  • $1,000-$1500 Escrow Account Management
  • $1,500-$2200 Psychological Evaluation Fees
  • $450 Surrogate’s Personal Insurance Policy Review/Proof of Coverage (required if using surrogate’s policy, to verify no surrogacy exclusions)
  • 3 Hours Weekly Housekeeping – Starting At 30 Weeks
  • $750 Maternity Clothing Allowance
  • $500 Post Birth Gift (customized)
  • $7,500 Multiples Fee
  • $500 Invasive Procedures Fee
  • $500 Mock Cycle Fee
  • $2,500 C-Section Fee
  • $1,000 Termination/Selective Reduction
  • $7500 partial / $10,000 full hysterectomy
  • Doctor ordered bed rest $250/week at home
  • Doctor ordered bed rest $500/ week at hospital
  • Lost wages for transfer & post partum

Anticipated Costs

1st Time Surrogate: $45,000 w/ surrogate friendly insurance/$40,000 without

Proven Surrogate: $50,000 with surrogate friendly insurance/$45,000 without

Agency Fee

The Total Agency Fee is $18,500:

  • $9,250 Is Due Upon Matching With Your Surrogate
  • $9,250 Is Due Upon Final Signing Of Contracts

Surrogate Compensation

  • $200-$300 Monthly Allowance (starts at medical clearance through 6 weeks postpartum)
  • $500 Upon Matching
  • $500 Medication Start Fee
  • $1,000 Transfer Fee
  • $750,000 Life Insurance Policy

Travel & Medical

  • $100 Monthly for Wellness (Chiropractic, Massage, etc)
  • All Medical Expenses Paid
  • Health Insurance(if needed)
  • Including but not limited to: parking, airfare, luggage fees, mileage reimbursement, transportation, parking fees, hotel and meals for surrogate plus 1 travel companion for embryo transfer and any subsequent appointments over 40 miles from GC’s home. Meal Reimbursement for the surrogate = $75 & $75 per day for companion.

Additional Expenses

  • $6700-$9000 Legal Fees
  • $1,000-$1500 Escrow Account Management
  • $1,500-$2200 Psychological Evaluation Fees
  • $450 Surrogate’s Personal Insurance Policy Review/Proof of Coverage (required if using surrogate’s policy, to verify no surrogacy exclusions)
  • 3 Hours Weekly Housekeeping – Starting At 30 Weeks
  • $750 Maternity Clothing Allowance
  • $500 Post Birth Gift(customized)
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Other Stuff

  • $7,500 Multiples Fee
  • $500 Invasive Procedures Fee
  • $500 Mock Cycle Fee
  • $2,500 C-Section Fee
  • $1,000 Termination/Selective Reduction
  • $7500 partial / $10,000 full hysterectomy
  • Doctor ordered bed rest $250/week at home
  • Doctor ordered bed rest $500/ week at hospital
  • Lost wages for transfer & post partum

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