For many people who want to start a family, the dream of having a child is not easily realized. The latest data on infertility available to CDC are from the 2011–2015 National Survey of Family Growth. Almost 7% of married women aged 15–44 years were unable to get pregnant after at least 12 consecutive months of trying to conceive.
Assisted reproductive technology (ART) has been used in the United States since 1981 to help patients become pregnant, most commonly through the transfer of fertilized human eggs into a woman’s uterus.
Who can become intended parents?
Anyone can become an intended parent. However, they are typically heterosexuals with fertility issues, mothers who are unable to carry a child, parents with a health condition that may not want to pass it to the child, and LGBTQIA+ members who want to have a genetic link to the baby.
Can I become an intended parent if I do not struggle with infertility?
Our answer is yes. Many people conceive babies via surrogacy due to their hectic schedules.
Independent journey or agency?
Intended parents who wish to reduce the cost of surrogacy may choose an independent journey. In this case, intended parents are responsible for managing the entire surrogacy journey, from finding a surrogate to coordinating with different medical facilities and attorneys for legal contracts. Attorneys also assist with documents concerning parental rights.
Our knowledgeable and experienced team seeks ideal surrogates and egg donors based on ASRM guidelines while ensuring they meet our strict standards. We coordinate with medical providers, surrogates, egg donors, surrogacy law attorneys, fund managers, and insurance agents. We manage the entire pregnancy and prepare you for the baby's arrival. We ensure our surrogate and medical accounts are in good standing. ACRC provides complete transparency to intended parents throughout the entire process.
The parental journey does not have to be as time-consuming when working with ACRC. An independent effort may appear cost-effective but may be much more expensive if issues arise, such as a failed transfer, miscarriage, or any other complication. An experienced agency can protect intended parents from unexpected financial risks.
Will distance be an issue for international intended parents?
Although distance may be a cause for concern for international intended parents, ACRC's team has deep knowledge and experience to support anyone anywhere. We have a team dedicated to being of assistance 24/7 to close your relationship with your surrogate and keep you updated throughout the journey.
Has COVID-19 affected surrogacies?
The pandemic affected a lot of our daily lives. As a result, many intended parents hesitated to begin their journey. Surrogates are recommended to receive the vaccine to lower the risks of infection. We also prepare legal documents for intended parents to enter the United States to pick up their babies or receive treatment. Furthermore, we also have experience flying babies internationally to help intended parents. (eg. China)