Before being connected with a surrogate, you will need to go through a series of background checks and interviews with the surrogacy assistance program. After being matched, a gestational carrier will be subjected to medical screening, which may involve the following:
A thorough evaluation of her (and perhaps her partner’s) medical and sexual history
- A physical examination that includes a saline infusion sonohysterography, which is an ultrasound of her uterus
- Blood and urine tests
The prospective parents and their surrogate must go through psychiatric screening separately and then jointly during this phase. This evaluation will ensure that all parties are on the same page on their surrogacy expectations, perspectives on tough medical decisions, and expected contact between the parties, among other things. Only after medical and psychological screening is finished and both parties have been certified, a formal surrogacy contract may be signed — and both parties can move on with the surrogacy procedure.