I venture to say that there is nothing more important in this world than the value of human life. No amount of money, material possessions, jobs, or anything is more important the value of one single human life. Couples who are unable to have children of their own would surely agree. Some close friends of mine have been trying to have children for well over a year, and the prospect of ever having a child of their own is looking more and more bleak. For people like this, surrogates exist. Surrogates are women who will carry a child for a couple, and then hand the child over to the couple once he/she is born. It is fair to say that you would not want just anyone carrying around your future child. You would want to make sure that you trust the person, know what they are putting into their bodies, know their lifestyle, and so much more. For this reason, deciding on a surrogate agency to trust with choosing a surrogate for you and your loved one is an incredibly difficult decision. Here is a short list of a few things you should be sure to look for when deciding on a surrogate agency for you and your loved one.
1. Experience. Before ever deciding on the surrogate agency for you and your loved one, you want to be sure they have provided surrogates to couples before and that those surrogates have been successful. Find a surrogate agency that has been around for a long time, that only chooses the best surrogates that are available, and that has had successful surrogates. One such agency is Surrogate Mothers, Inc. They have been around since 1984 and they have had 437 babies born. These are the types of numbers that will help you to make the best decision that is available.
2. No discrimination. As I was saying before, there is nothing more important than the life of another person. With this being said, a close second is the love that two people can share. You want to make sure that you find a surrogate agency that does not discriminate against people for the way they love. If you are two homosexual men or women that are looking to have a child of your own, you should be allowed to. If you are an infertile man, or if you are an infertile woman, it shouldn’t matter as to whether or not you can raise children of your own. For this reason, be sure to find a surrogate agency that allows both egg donation and artificial insemination, as well as all of the other surrogacy options that are available. This will show their wide area of expertise, their willingness to help you and your loved one no matter your situation, and their understanding of the various reasons for choosing surrogacy.
3. A wide variety of options. There are several different approaches and types of surrogacy, and it is important to find a surrogate agency that specializes in all of them so you can be sure to get the type of surrogacy you are looking for.