INTENDED PARENTS FAQ
HOW DOES NEWLIFE CONCEPTUAL LIMITED (NCL) FIND QUALIFIED SURROGATES AND/OR EGG DONORS?
Many potential surrogate mothers and egg donors are referred to us by current or former surrogates or donors who have had positive experiences in working with our agency. We also receive contacts via our website, online forums, social media and other outreach efforts. We are vigilant about monitoring and responding to all contacts we receive to determine their eligibility to become surrogates or egg donors to ensure a robust pool of prescreened, qualified candidates.
WHAT QUALITIES DOES NCL LOOK FOR IN SURROGATE AND/OR EGG DONOR CANDIDATES?
To begin with, qualified surrogates or egg donors must be mentally and physically healthy. A surrogates must have already have given birth to at least one child of her own with no major complications during pregnancy and delivery. In order to qualify, surrogates and egg donors may not use illegal drugs or tobacco and must meet a number of health and emotional wellness standards. Qualified candidates also are asked to confirm their commitment to the surrogacy or egg donation process, expressing responsibility for their decision to participate and confirming they have met our requirement
DO NCL BELONG TO ANY ASSOCIATION
We are a member of Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health (AFRH),Clinical Embryologists Association of Nigeria (CEAN), American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)
HOW MUCH CONTACT SHOULD INTENDED PARENTS HAVE WITH NCL SURROGACY?
The NCL team are reachable 24 hours a day to respond to emergencies and to provide emotional support and guidance for you and your surrogate. During the early stages of your journey to parenthood, your interaction with us will be frequent, as we proceed through screening of surrogate and/or egg donor, finalizing legal agreements and the pregnancy attempt. Once a pregnancy is achieved, our staff stays in close contact with the surrogate in order to foster good mental health, ensure proper medical care, and monitor the legal process to ensure all requirements are met prior to the birth. Our intended parents are welcome and encouraged to contact us, via phone, email or Skype, with questions or concerns as we accompany you at every stage of this incredible journey.
IF OUR SURROGATE BECOMES PREGNANT WITH TWINS OR TRIPLETS, WILL WE BE REQUIRED TO PAY HER MORE MONEY?
Yes, similar to other agencies NCL does require all intended parents to compensate their surrogate mother an additional amount for each additional fetus she carries. In a multiple pregnancy, added strain will be placed on your surrogate’s body, many more medical appointments will be required, and her pregnancy will be more uncomfortable. A multiple pregnancy also adds risk. NCL surrogates receive an additional N100000 (per additional fetus carried).
WE SUCCESSFULLY WORKED WITH NCL IN THE PAST AND WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH YOUR AGENCY AND THE SAME SURROGATE AGAIN TO ATTEMPT ANOTHER PREGNANCY. WHAT DO WE DO?
First, we will contact your surrogate to confirm she is willing to carry another child for you. Once we speak with her and she has agreed, we will email you a discounted retainer agreement for a sibling arrangement. We will speak with your surrogate and negotiate her fees prior to you signing the retainer agreement. NOTE: As a “proven” surrogate, she may increase some of the associated fees. Remember, you do not have to communicate directly with your surrogate about financial arrangements; we provide that service for you as a way of ensuring your relationship with your surrogate is as positive and stress-free as possible. We represent both you and your surrogate fairly and honestly, providing our experienced opinion on the reasonableness and validity of any proposed fee increases. Our goal is for both you and your surrogate to have as positive an experience as you did the first time around.
The best way to ensure your and your surrogate’s experience during your next pregnancy will be as enjoyable and memorable as your last is to include the same professional team. Same Love Surrogacy advocates for all clients, surrogates and egg donors equally. However, if for any reason your previous surrogate is unable to fulfill that role for you again, NCL will work to match you with an equally qualified surrogate, also provided under our discounted agency fee, which is available to all returning clients for a sibling arrangement.
CAN THE INTENDED MOTHER INDUCE LACTATION TO PROVIDE BREAST MILK TO HER BABY AFTER THE SURROGATE GIVES BIRTH?
Yes, it is possible for the intended mother to induce lactation and provide breast milk to her baby. We will be happy to provide you with information and resources from previous clients who have succeeded in sharing this bonding and nurturing experience with their baby born through surrogacy.
WHY DO THE INTENDED PARENTS HAVE TO OBTAIN A NOTARIZED LEGAL CONTRACT WITH THE SURROGATE?
The Legal Documentation include the requirement of a notarized legal contract between the parties. Therefore, the intended parent or parents, surrogate and surrogate’s husband all must sign the surrogacy agreement and have their signatures legally notarized. The notarization is performed by a notary public, a person legally empowered to witness and certify the validity of documents and personal identity. In this case, the notary public will certify that you are in fact the individuals signing the signature page of the surrogacy agreement. A valid, current photo identification card or passport will be required of all parties signing the agreement. The State of California implemented this change in order to ensure legal and parental rights to the child were provided to the proper individuals.
WHAT OTHER SERVICES DO YOU OFFER
- Fertility Referral
- Surrogate Management
WILL I HAVE CONTACT WITH MY DONOR OR GESTATIONAL SURROGATE
We offer both anonymous and known egg donor and surrogate , so it depend on the plan you choose.