Step 1: Qualifying
If you are interested in becoming a surrogate and meet certain requirements, you then apply online by answering 12 simple questions. This questionnaire is the beginning of the qualifying process. The end of this step is that your surrogate profile is completed. This profile includes medical information, a background check, and a description of what you look for in a surrogacy experience.
Step 2: Matching
As a Gestational Surrogate, you will be carrying a baby for a couple who cannot, for whatever reason, have a child of their own. Who will this couple be? This is what the matching step accomplishes. Omega Family Global will present profiles to Intended Parents (IPs) to see who they connect with. If your profile is chosen, you meet the family and decide whether you would like to work with them. If a match is made, legal and medical processes begin.
Step 3: Getting Pregnant
Once the legal process is completed, you will take medication to stimulate your body to accept pregnancy. The highlight of this step is called the embryo transfer. During this procedure, the IPs’ embryo will be inserted into the surrogate’s uterus in hopes of a successful pregnancy. The implanting of the embryo is, of course, the experience most different from a normal pregnancy.
Step 4: Pregnancy
The pregnancy officially begins once the embryo attaches to the uterus and a fetal heartbeat is heard. Omega provides medical insurance for all surrogates throughout their journey. You will begin your pregnancy care with the invitro fertilization (IVF) doctor’s clinic and then move to an OB/GYN. You must choose an OB/GYN within the insurance network that Omega has enrolled you in. You should update the Intended Parents on how your pregnancy develops. Omega Family Global has a variety of options to choose from to communicate consistently and effectively.
Step 5: Delivery
Along with the confirmation of pregnancy, the baby’s arrival is a pivotal moment within the journey. As a surrogate you are able to fulfill your purpose and the parents now have extended their own family. It is time for you to return home feeling empowered and grateful for what you have done.
You return home and are able to sleep soundly, with no crying baby needing your care. You may have to pump breast milk if part of the agreement; but you will not have to breast feed every few hours! Omega continues to care for you through activities such as surrogate dinners or online events. If you would like, Omega will provide you with support after the baby is born.