Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
How is an egg donor selected?
- The intended parents can have complete information on egg donors to be able to select one who meets all their specifications. The intended parents give us preliminary their specifications to the phenotype of an egg donor they want and we offer them different candidates’ profiles with their medical and genetic background, criminal background check, phenotype, psychological profile, civil status, profession, formation, hobby and pictures of their children.
How is a surrogate mother selected?
As for the selection of a surrogate is concerned, the intended parents can see several profiles. They can approve or reject a candidate. In this case the woman’s phenotype is not important, as the surrogate doesn’t give her genetic material for the conception of a baby. She only bears it.
A surrogate’s profile contains information on her phenotype, habits, profession, children, and her recent pictures and etc. All candidates have to undergo a number of medical and psychological tests preliminary to evaluate their both physical and mental health.
To make the selection process easier for the clients, there is an opportunity to meet a surrogate in person.
How long does a surrogacy program takes and what are the steps of the program?
In general, a surrogacy program takes around 12-18 months. The intended parents sign a surrogacy contract and then select an egg donor (if they need one) and a surrogate mother. Once they are selected, the stimulation of the egg donor, and the synchronization of the egg donor and the surrogate’s cycles start, an egg collection, embryo culture and a transfer of embryos into the surrogate’s uterus are performed. Usually, pregnancy is achieved with the first attempt. Sometimes more than one embryo transfer is necessary to achieve the positive result.
If the future parents want to use their own biological material (eggs and sperm), they have to visit a fertility specialists two times. In the course of the first visit the fertility specialists do medical checks, a fertility evaluation of the parents and prescribe a list of medicines for stimulation. In the second visit an egg retrieval and in-vitro fertilization are performed. Embryos created in the process are transferred into the surrogate’s uterus.
Two weeks after the embryo transfer a pregnancy test is done. Pregnancy is confirmed. Pregnancy starts evolving. Regular medical checks are done on the surrogate and the baby.
Then it comes to the birth of the baby. The baby is handed over to the clients. The baby is registered and a birth certificate is issued. The paperwork to make it possible for the baby to leave the country and travel with its parents to the country of their residence.
Do you keep us informed on the program?
One of our responsibilities before the client is to assign a coordinator for a personalized coordination of the client’s case, giving the client excellent informative support in person, by phone or virtually for 24 hours.
We keep a direct contact with the IVF clinic, which enables us to receive updates on the process in real time. We inform our clients with weekly reports on the surrogate and the baby’s health state.
Will we be able to register our baby in Spain without problem? Will our baby have Spanish nationality?
- We can guarantee that your baby has Spanish nationality after the program has been implemented. When your baby is born, you obtain the birth certificate which states that you are the legal parents of the baby. Our lawyers deal with all paperwork and coordinate all necessary steps in order to guarantee that babies born through surrogacy can have Spanish nationality.