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A surrogate's Primary Support Person (PSP) is the person who mostly closely shares the surrogacy journey with the surrogate. The PSP provides the surrogate support at every step of the process. Being a Primary Support Person to a surrogate is an important job in the surrogacy process. We often refer to them as the unsung heroes in the surrogacy journey!
The primary support person will have responsibilities throughout the surrogacy journey, starting during the surrogate screening process.
Here is what a primary support personal can expect during a surrogacy journey:
A Primary Support Person should expect the below responsibilities in their role:
We are able to plan for many things in a surrogacy journey, however there may be things that pop up unexpectedly for a Primary Support Person.
Not only is being a surrogate a big job, but being a surrogate's primary support person is a big responsibility, too. When a woman becomes a surrogate, her whole family is involved. That's why it's important for a PSP to ask all the questions and be 100% comfortable!
Yes! Both you and the surrogate will be paid lost wages. See all payments and benefits here.
Yes! Circle ensures that every surrogate has proper insurance in place, both health and life insurance. Both policies are paid for by the intended parents.
If you plan to attend the medical screening, you will likely need to only take 1-2 days. For the embryo transfer, you may need to take 4-7 days. However, every journey is different, and the doctor will be able to tell you exactly how much time is needed.
100% yes! You can email Circle at applicatio[email protected] and ask to speak with an experienced PSP.