What is surrogacy, and how does it work in the United States?
Surrogacy in the United States is a well-established yet complex process, varying significantly across different states due to diverse legal landscapes. It's generally divided into two types: traditional surrogacy, where the surrogate is genetically related to the child, and gestational surrogacy, where the surrogate carries a child to whom she has no genetic connection, often using IVF technology. The U.S. is known for its advanced reproductive technology and high-quality medical care, making it a popular destination for intended parents globally. However, the cost of surrogacy in the U.S. can be high, and it includes expenses for the surrogate's compensation, legal fees, medical procedures, and agency fees. Laws regarding surrogacy contracts, parental rights, and compensations vary by state, with some being more surrogacy-friendly than others. This necessitates intended parents and surrogates to navigate the process with careful legal and medical guidance to ensure a clear, ethical, and legally sound arrangement.
What is egg donation, and how does it work?
Egg donation involves using eggs from an Egg Donor to assist Intended Parents in achieving pregnancy. Our agency provides access to a diverse pool of egg donors, ensuring a match that aligns with your preferences.
What is IVF (In Vitro Fertilization), and how does it help with infertility?
IVF is a fertility treatment where an egg and sperm are combined outside the body to create an embryo, which is then transferred into the uterus. It is a highly effective method for overcoming infertility, and our team collaborates with top fertility clinics to achieve the best outcomes.
How can international Intended Parents complete a surrogacy journey with ACRC?
Specializing in supporting international Intended Parents, our agency boasts an expansive third party experts network that offers seamless guidance on medicals, legal prerequisites, and logistics. This includes navigating options like gender selection or genetic screening in accordance with U.S. regulations. ACRC Global has successfully helped thousands of families outside the U.S. achieve their dreams!
As an international Intended Parent, how many times will I need to visit the United States?
If all proceeds as planned, your visits to the United States typically involve two trips. The initial visit focuses on IVF treatment, emphasizing egg retrieval and the creation of healthy embryos. The second visit is for welcoming your newborn child(ren). If Intended Parents are unable to return to the U.S. after the initial IVF treatment, ACRC is able to help facilitate the matching process and notarize legal documents remotely, ensuring convenience. For single gentlemen or gay couples, we offer added convenience by assisting with international sperm transportation and local blood sample collection, minimizing the necessity for multiple visits. Your second trip will be to the United States to joyfully welcome your new family member(s).
How long are international Intended Parents in the U.S. for during and after a surrogacy journey?
For egg retrieval, the entire cycle takes about 2 weeks. Afterward, international Intended Parents usually stay in the U.S. for 3 weeks. For males, it's a one-day appointment for sperm collection and bloodwork. You don't have to stay the entire journey, but attending key medical appointments with your surrogate is encouraged. Our team will coordinate the communications between Intended Parents and hospital to ensure s safe and smooth delivery. We suggest International Intended Parents arrive two weeks prior to the due date. The baby is usually discharged within 24 hours. Legal documentation takes approximately one to two months to complete before you can take your baby home.
Can I choose my Surrogate or Egg Donor based on my preference?
Yes, our agency provides a wide array of surrogates and egg donors, enabling you to select based on your specific preferences to find a match that aligns with your family's needs.
What legal requirements and parental rights do Intended Parents have in the United States after surrogacy or egg donation?
ACRC ensures that all legal aspects are appropriately addressed, facilitating the proper handling of Intended Parents' parental rights within the U.S. legal system. We work in close partnership with our legal network, providing support and assistance throughout the journey.
What medical assessments are performed on Egg Donors and Surrogates to ensure their candidacy?
Our Egg Donors and Surrogates are subject to thorough background, medical, and psychological screenings, ensuring their suitability for the process and protecting the health and well-being of both the Intended Parents and the babies.
What are the success rates of IVF for ACRC Intended Parents?
Our agency partners with leading fertility clinics to maximize success rates, offering Intended Parents the best possible chance for a successful pregnancy. With over 95% of our Intended Parents using PGS-tested embryos, we significantly enhance the likelihood of success.
Will my information remain private and confidential during my surrogacy and/or egg donation journey?
We prioritize your privacy and maintain strict confidentiality at every stage of your journey, ensuring your personal information remains secure.