A Gestational Carrier will make a difference that will last beyond the couple's or individual's lifetime.
Parenting a child is one of the special joys of life. However, nearly one out of six couples suffers a painful struggle with infertility and continuous disappointments month after month because of problems beyond the control of the medical profession.
S.E.E.D.S. helps couples and individuals who are not able to achieve parenthood. Having a child with the help of a Gestational Surrogate can be an exciting and fulfilling way to become parents. Unlike some alternative methods of creating a family, in surrogate parenting a child is biologically related to one or both of the Intended Parents. It also gives the couple/individual the opportunity to share the pregnancy and experience its wonder and joy.
Becoming a Gestational Carrier offers a woman the opportunity to share the emotional and joyful journey to achieve parenthood with a couple or individual. A Gestational Carrier’s generosity makes a difference in the lives of a couple or individual.
S.E.E.D.S. provides coordination of all aspects of the surrogacy arrangement. Our goal is to provide care, protection, guidance and support to each person involved in this journey. This includes having a counselor assigned to you during and after your participation in the program, and providing personal support to you.
S.E.E.D.S. is your liaison and coordinator throughout the entire Gestational Surrogacy process from the time of the first meeting with the Intended Parents, through the matching, pregnancy and delivery of the baby or babies and 8 weeks after the delivery of the child/children.
S.E.E.D.S. offers a very personal, supportive approach to you, the Gestational Carrier. Each staff member has a special role in assuring you the best possible experience. Our Coordinators have extensive knowledge in the areas of counseling and fertility treatment.
S.E.E.D.S. will take care of all your financial arrangements. An attorney administrates a trust account held on your behalf. Your expenses, medical costs, and monthly assistance are paid directly from the trust account. This alleviates the need for you to discuss money directly with the couple/individual you are helping. We are always available to answer your questions regarding your trust account.
A Gestational Carrier must be between 21 and 42 years of age with a healthy pregnancy, labor and delivery history. She must complete an extensive application and interview process. She will also have an extensive medical and psychological screening process. All parties must be tested for a number of diseases including HIV. This includes the Gestational Carrier and her partner, the Intended mother and the intended father, Egg Donor and Egg Donor’s partner. Our priority is to minimize any risk to the Gestational Carrier and the unborn child.