Frequently Asked Questions

What is gestational surrogacy?
By using the process called IVF (in-vitro fertilization) eggs are retrieved from the egg donor or intended mother's ovaries and then fertilized with sperm of the intended father or sperm donor. The embryo is then transferred to the gestational surrogate mother's uterus where she will carry the fetus term and deliver a baby for the intended parents.

Why choose a gestational surrogacy?
Adoption or childlessness was the only options in the past for infertility. Now we have other alternatives. Many couples choose this option so that they can have a baby that is genetically related to one or both of them.

What is your application process?
First you will be required to fill out our online application. Once completed, you will then be contacted for a telephone consultation with our Facility Coordinator. If you are preliminarily approved, you will be requested to complete some additional paperwork agreeing to allow Prime Genetics to market your services.

Before serving in the role of a surrogate, you will be required to furnish various medical records and undergo various blood tests to insure that you are a viable candidate to serve as a surrogate.

If the intended Father's sperm is being used then he must consent to a STD testing and provide a statement of health from your physician. Testing included Hepatitis B and C. A semen analysis and urine drug screen will also be conducted.

If the intended Mother's eggs will be used , she will be tested for STD's and a urine drug screen will be done as well as a statement from her physician of good health.

Last, the treating physician will review your medical records to determine whether there will be any additional test required.

Why does a woman want to be a surrogate carrier?
Some women choose to be surrogate carriers for many reasons. One may have had someone close to her that has experienced infertility and wants to give a couple the opportunity to experience the joys of having a child. Most of the time these women have great pregnancies and enjoy being pregnant, knows the importance of having children and has the opportunity to help another family receive the same blessings of their own children.