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Screening Process

The Surrogate Screening Process

As a surrogate applicant you will take part in a 3-step screening process to ensure you are properly informed about what being a surrogate entails, and that surrogacy is the right fit for you and your family.

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This first step in the screening process happens right after you complete your surrogate application. You will be invited to our surrogate portal to complete additional paperwork that allows us to get to know you better.

 

In Prescreening we will gather the following information about you:

Health and Pregnancy History

Criminal and Financial Background Checks

Insurance Information

Medical Records

If after the Prescreening process you seem like a good fit for surrogacy – and you feel it’s a good fit for your life – you will progress to the second step of the process: the Surrogacy Consultation with a licensed mental health professional.

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Surrogate Prescreening

Your third and final step in the Surrogate Screening Process is the psychological assessment. Each surrogate must complete psychological testing through the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) which is interpreted by a licensed psychologist.

 

This test typically takes around 30-45 minutes, and is used to further screen surrogate candidates to assess their overall psychological function to determine if she’s a suitable candidate for surrogacy. A surrogacy journey can be complex, and we try to determine upfront if you and your family are ready to begin this amazing adventure.

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Psychological Exam

Your surrogacy consultation is done with a licensed mental health professional who is experienced in speaking with and screening surrogate candidates. This social work screening can last approximately 2 hours (but you can split that into two shorter meetings!)

 

During your Surrogacy Consultation, you will answer questions and share information on the following:

Your motivation for wanting to become a surrogate

Your pregnancy history

Your family and interpersonal relationships

Any hobbies, interests and life experiences

Who your support network will be, including identifying your Primary Support Person

Medical Records

During this phase of screening your Primary Support Person will also have a separate screening with a licensed mental health professional to ensure they are ready to take on the very important role of supporting you!

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Your Surrogacy Consultation

What Happens After The Screening Process?

Once you complete the three steps of the screening process and all parties agree that surrogacy is a great fit for you and your family, you will review and sign our Journey Acknowledgement Form and you’ll be ready to match with intended parents!

What Happens After The Screening Process

Once you complete the three steps of the screening process and all parties agree that surrogacy is a great fit for you and your family, you will review and sign our Journey Acknowledgement Form and you’ll be ready to match with intended parents!

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