Surrogacy Basics

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What is surrogacy? Surrogacy is a family creation option in which a woman (surrogate) allows an embryo to be implanted into her uterus, and she carries the baby to full term. When the baby is born, the baby is handed over to its parents, allowing a couple to have a son or daughter who is not genetically related to the surrogate.

Family Creation Options

How can a couple have a baby? Family creation options include natural pregnancy, adoption, in-vitro fertilization, and surrogacy. There are parents who decide to use two of these methods, such as the natural way and adoption. They are inclusive family creation choices; they can be used together. The Logic Behind Family Creation Option

The Importance of an Agency

No matter how the idea of becoming a surrogate came into your mind, it is always best to work with an agency because it takes care of all the details involved in the surrogacy process. For example, let the staff take care of all the legal and medical arrangements with Intended Parents, while you concentrate on becoming the solution for a family that cannot have children on their own.

Do your Research

What should you look for? Our top five tips are listed below. If you would like more detailed information, read our blog: How Do I Choose the Right Surrogacy Agency For Me?

  1. Check each agency’s Frequently Asked Questions section. Do these questions resonate with you?
  2. Find out if the Surrogacy Agency you are looking into works in a state where Compensated Gestational Surrogacy is authorized.
  3. When you find an agency that you feel comfortable with, prepare a list of questions that you would like the staff to answer.
  4. Make sure you understand their policies and procedures.
  5. Do you feel comfortable with the answers provided and how you are treated?

Compensation and Benefits of Becoming a Surrogate

MONETARY COMPENSATION

Compensated Gestational Surrogacy is when a woman decides to give birth to a baby that is not genetically related to her and receive payment for it. The compensation begins with a base pay that increases as do the number of Surrogacy Journeys a woman has. The surrogate may recieve additional fees or allowances durning her journey; there are circumstances such as multiple births or mock cycle fees that can increase the amount a surrogate is paid. Omega Family Surrogates’ Compensation Plan

EMOTIONAL COMPENSATION

Surrogacy is a loving thing to do, because pregnancy does take a toll on your life and your body. This toll is a small price to pay when you consider that you are bringing a life into this world that will become part of a family that has been wanting a child for so long. If you become an Omega Family Surrogate, you join a group of amazing women who, as yourself, have decided to become surrogates. The friendships and lifelong bonds that remain close to you thanks to surrogacy play a big role in the emotional compensation of becoming a surrogate.

Omega Surrogate Requirements

Requirements for Surrogacy
  • Mothers with at least one uncomplicated pregnancy.
  • Age 21 – 36
  • BMI equal to or under 30
  • Lives in CA, NV, TX

The Omega Way

Omega Family Global understands how special and how compassionate women who consider surrogacy are. It takes someone with a big heart and a lot of understanding to put her body through another pregnancy for someone else. This is why Omega provides all the information up front, and is very clear about how everything works.

There is a very small percentage of women who qualify to become Omega Surrogates. Omega ensures that those who become surrogates are doing so for all the right reasons. Although compensation is a plus and is a differentiating part of Compensated Gestational Surrogacy from Traditional Surrogacy, it is not the main reason why these women become surrogates; the main reason is to provide a family with children of their own bloodline to continue their family traditions.

Learn about the Surrogacy Process