During the medical & legal phase, there are many mini milestones of your journey. First, your gestational carrier will go to your IVF clinic for her medical screening. From there, she will receive her protocol and begin her medications and monitoring at her local clinic. You will also be working with your lawyer to draft your surrogacy contract, while your carrier works with her own lawyer. When the time is right, your surrogate will go to your IVF clinic for the embryo transfer. Many intended parents attend this milestone in person and spend time with their surrogate. Once she returns home, she will continue to go to the local clinic for her beta tests until there is a (fingers crossed!) confirmation of heartbeat.