TOP 10 Things You Must Not Do When Planning a Surrogacy Arrangement
Surrogacy could be the ideal way to have a child with blood relations. Surrogacy can well be the answer for those seeking an option for renting a womb that can well fit within their budgets. As a matter of fact, surrogacy can be a great gift for infertile and childless couple in order to fulfill their desire to become parents. However, there are certain things that you must not do when planning a surrogacy arrangement.
NEVER AVOID LEGAL ISSUES
A surrogacy arrangement usually needs legal information as the laws related to assisted reproduction might differ from one state to another and country to country. It is significant that every party involved in such an arrangement includes a clear understanding of all the risks involved with such arrangements. You must not avoid seeking legal advices. If you are in doubt about anything related to the process then you consider seeking independent legal advice.
NEVER DISRESPECT EMOTIONAL ISSUES
Psychological counseling is a must. It’s a right step to discuss whether surrogacy is right for you and if you can actually do surrogacy. It is a difficult decision to allow a child for you. There are women you require a surrogate mother, however they will try to control each and every aspect of the life of a surrogate and this is what causes the conflicts between them. You must seriously consider all these factors and discuss the options with your counselor.
NEVER TRY TO CONTROL A SURROGATE’S LIFE
It’s a common issue and most women who require a surrogate mother often try to control the life of a surrogate in every respect. This is what causes major conflicts between the two. You must consider child free living seriously and go for a consultation with your counselor.
NEVER AVOID GENERAL GUIDANCE
If you are considering international surrogacy then you must know that international surrogacy is somewhat a complex area. The method and process involved for getting the child back to your country can be complicated and long and might take several months to complete the whole procedure. If you are considering surrogacy in India, you must get to know the documents that are set out based on the procedures and requirements.
BE OPEN FOR SUGGESTIONS. NEVER COMPROMISE ON SURROGACY ARRANGEMENTS
While there are specific clinics and hospitals that deal with surrogacy, the office of the high commission in the foreign country can offer a general list of clinics and hospitals in different regions. So, you must be open for suggestions.
NEVER AVOID PARENTAL RIGHTS
In some cases, the Home office needs a parental order to register the child as the citizen of the country. It is parental order which transfers the legal rights to you as the intended parents. You must be open to such general guidance and further information. You must refer any queries about the parental orders to your home office.
NEVER AVOID THE CONTRACT
It is the contract which is considered as the very first commitment that you might make. It is a wordy and long contract which you can expect. However, it is significant that you read out the details and understand what you are actually committing to.
NEVER AVOID COMMUNICATING OTHERS
Speak up and talk to others who have already been through surrogacy and never hesitate to contact your lawyer or surrogacy agent if you have any queries.
NEVER AVOID INSURANCE AGREEMENTS
There are many other agreements as well as contracts that you will need to sign during the procedure. There can be agreements in relation to insurance. All of these are especially important.
Finding the surrogacy match can be the emotional and exciting time for the intended parents. Hence, meeting the surrogate for very first time provides an opportunity to get to know one another and ultimately agree to work with one another. Finding out a surrogate might take anywhere between one month to eight months time. The match meeting is convened to screen the surrogate for the intended parents.
The author RAVI SHARMA is a Director of ARTbaby and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com www.artbaby.in