Screening Process for Potential Surrogates
If you’ve been researching becoming a surrogate, you know that the screening process is extensive. This is a review of Pearl Surrogacy’s screening process for potential surrogates, so you know what to expect.
I also want to address why our screening process is so thorough. The safety standards for a surrogate pregnancy are much higher than for your own pregnancy. Every pregnancy is unique and no one can guarantee that your surrogate pregnancy will be without complication. However, the best way we can evaluate whether a surrogate pregnancy is likely to have complications is to review your medical records from your prior pregnancies. Your safety during a surrogate pregnancy is our top priority.
The first step of the screening process is to provide us with some basic information here: https://pearlsurrogacy.com/get-started/. We will review and get back to you within 24 hours. If you might be eligible, we will send you a link to our full application.
The second step is completing the full application. The full application collects a lot of information about you, your family, your general health history and your obstetrical history as well as asking questions about what type of intended parents you envision working with and what type of relationship you hope to have with them. We will review your completed application and get back to you within 48 hours.
The next step is to schedule a call with us to review the process and your application. We will also answer whatever questions you have about the process during the call. At the end of the call, we will review with you what medical records are needed for review.
Then, we will ask you to collect your medical records. We will always need your pre-natal, delivery and post-partum records for each pregnancy. We may need additional records depending on your medical history. We will let you know what we need and provide you with a form you can send to your doctor to request your records.
Pearl Surrogacy will review your medical records as they arrive. If we have any questions about whether a surrogate pregnancy would be safe for you, we may ask a doctor to review your records as well. If you seem to be a good candidate to carry a surrogate pregnancy, the final step is background checks and an insurance review.
We will order a background check on you and any other adult living in your house. We will also order an insurance review to see whether your existing insurance policy would cover a surrogate pregnancy. The results of your insurance review do not affect your eligibility.
Once your background checks and insurance review are completed, we will make your surrogate profile and begin looking for intended parents for you!