Surrogacy is a complicated and sensitive process that is very difficult to accomplish successfully without expert help. At NAFG, we expend considerable resources to find excellent carrier candidates, and have them screened medically (based on previous pregnancy and delivery records, as well as overall health), psychologically, criminally, and financially. They are interviewed and evaluated at length by our legal and medical advisors.
NAFG will match you with a qualified and mature gestational carrier, guide you through the complex legal, medical, and psychological components, and provide total support and counseling throughout the engagement.
The laws on surrogacy vary from state to state, and require experienced navigation. Our president is an experienced assisted reproduction lawyer who can assemble the appropriate legal structure for you, with the participation of other recommended legal counsel. Medical procedures take place at a qualified IVF facility of your choosing and/or on our recommendation. If it is necessary to include donor egg and/or donor sperm in your plan, our coordinator will guide you.
A number of professionals work with the intended parents and carrier to create a successful outcome. Social workers, psychologists, physicians, and lawyers evaluate the carrier for suitability and make appropriate match recommendations with intended parents. Specialized clinicians are required for obtaining the eggs and sperm, creating and testing the embryos, transferring the embryo(s), monitoring the health of the pregnancy and delivering the baby. Lawyers are required to draft egg donation and surrogacy agreements and prepare other legal documents beginning from before conception and extending until after the birth (if any post-birth procedures are necessary). Please see About NAFG to learn about our expert team.