Frequently Asked Questions

Q.   Why should I work with Family Creations?

Family Creations is a name that is trusted by physicians all over the country. With more and more agencies opening their doors every year (some with little or no experience), it is important to place your trust in an agency with experience and a solid reputation.

We have developed an in-depth and stringent application and interview process for Surrogates that is unmatched by any other agency.We are one of the only agencies that require a home visit by our staff prior to approving the Surrogate. We feel that a Surrogate's living environment tells a lot about her lifestyle and helps us determine if she is the type of Surrogate we want to accept into our program.

Not only are our standards high for our Surrogates, but also for the professionals with whom we work and to whom we refer our clients. Our years of experience have enabled us to cultivate relationships with the most reputable professionals that you will encounter through the surrogacy process, and that means that with Family Creations, you will only be working with the best.

Q.   What is the process of finding a Surrogate I am comfortable with?

The Intended Parent(s) will have the opportunity to learn about each of our available Surrogate candidates by reviewing their online profiles. Once a possible candidate is identified, a retainer agreement and fee will be due before a meeting takes place with the Surrogate candidate. The Surrogate will be placed "on hold" for 2 weeks while a meeting is arranged. Family Creations will facilitate the meeting with both parties.

This meeting is a nice opportunity for everyone to get to know each other and make sure it is the right "fit" or "match". We ask that the Surrogate's significant other also attend these meetings. If both the Intended Parent(s) and Surrogate are comfortable moving forward after this meeting, then it is considered a match!

Q.   Once I find my Surrogate, about how long until the embryo transfer?

Generally, it takes about three months. This timeframe is dependent upon many different factors and can vary greatly.

Q.   How much contact will I have with my Surrogate during the pregnancy and after?

Many parents enjoy a very open relationship with their Surrogate throughout the pregnancy. Some have family dinners, days at the park, and so forth. Some prefer a more private relationship, sharing only visits to the doctor and the like. The level of contact you desire will be one of the topics discussed with Family Creations before you are introduced to potential Surrogates. We will only introduce you to Surrogates that desire the same level of contact.

After the pregnancy, the level of contact you have with your Surrogate is completely up to you. Some parents will get together on birthdays and family gatherings, while many parents prefer only sending yearly pictures. Some parents are more comfortable with no contact after the birth of the child(ren).