Intended Parents FAQ
HOW DOES NEWLIFE CONCEPTUAL LIMITED (NCL) FIND QUALIFIED SURROGATES
We have a wide network of experienced surrogates, that helps in sourcing for potential surrogate mothers this to allow for proper contact tracing of our surrogates.
We also receive contacts via website, online forums, social media and other outreach,in less than 5%. 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
- qualified surrogates must be mentally and physically healthy.
- She must have already have given birth to at least one child and not more than 3 of her own with no complications during pregnancy and delivery.
- surrogates must not use illegal drugs or tobacco
- must meet a number of health and emotional wellness standards.
- She must be between 26years and 34year
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, 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.
We will arrange 2 physical pregnancy scan appointment for you to have a physical look at your baby or babies with the surrogate meeting you physically.
You can be as involved as you’d like to be throughout the entire process–from choosing your surrogate to being at the hospital when your baby is delivered. NEWLIFE CONCEPTUAL will be with you every step of the way
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 with an additional amount for each additional foetus she carries. In a multiple pregnancy, added strain will be placed on her body, many more medical appointments will be required, and her pregnancy will be more uncomfortable. A multiple pregnancy also adds risk.
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 if 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.
However, if for any reason your previous surrogate is unable to fulfil that role for you again, we 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?
There is presently no surrogacy law in Nigeria, but the supervising body in charge of fertility in Nigeria AFRH has release some guidelines which involve a proper legal documentation as an important component of any Surrogacy agreement.
And treatment must be done only in IVF certified hospitals
Therefore, the intended parent or parents, surrogate and surrogate’s husband if married, must sign the surrogacy agreement and have their signatures legally notarized