Frequently asked questions about Surrogacy
What is a Gestational Carrier?
A Gestational Carrier is a woman who undergoes an embryo transfer consisting of an embryo produced by another couple with the intention to give the resulting baby back to the genetic parents.Q
Will I have to take shots if I decide to be a Gestational Carrier?
Unfortunately yes. But- they are not bad. Each fertility clinic has different medical protocols and one clinic may require three different shots while another may just require one. After a few weeks of injecting yourself, you will get used to it. Trust me. At approximately 9 weeks pregnant, you will be able to stop taking these medications.Q
What if I do not believe in termination or reduction?
We believe everyone has the right to choose. If you do not feel comfortable terminating then we will match you with a couple that feels the same way. It is not an easy choice to make and if the time comes when one of our Carriers has to go through that procedure it will be checked and double checked to make sure that is the only option.Q
Why you should choose to work with Rocky Mountain Surrogacy?
Owned by not a one-time Gestational carrier but two time GS.
We are a boutique agency and won’t treat you as a profit center and hold you to a strict process during your pregnancy.
We hold monthly support group meetings for our local carriers as well as Eastern Idaho and Utah.
Our surrogates receive unlimited support and gifts throughout their pregnancy to show our appreciation.
We have worked with clinics across the nation and internationally building families.
I am available 24/7 for emergencies.
We have reasonable agency fees.
Our previous Carriers continue to come back and carry with us again!
Do I have to pay anything to become a Gestational Carrier?
For the most part, the answer is no. If you currently have insurance, then you will continue to pay your insurance as normal. You may have to pick up a prescription but will be reimbursed immediately. The intended parents pay for all medical testing, fertility procedures, and out of pocket costs pertaining to the surrogacy pregnancy.Q
How long has Rocky Mountain Surrogacy been in business?
Rocky Mountain Surrogacy opened its doors in 2007 after I (Tess Draper – Owner) completed my first surrogacy pregnancy. Since then, Rocky Mountain Surrogacy has been building families around the world including Spain, Australia, London, Canada, Brazil, and numerous US states.Q
Why choose a Surrogacy agency and why Rocky Mountain Surrogacy?
The surrogacy world can be very intimidating. The medical process, legal rights, discussing terms with all parties, etc. Most people feel that talking about money is the elephant in the room. Trying to place a number on your Surrogate’s worth is hard or placing a price tag on your own worth is difficult. That is why agencies are beneficial. They are designed to support both the Intended Parents and the Gestational Carriers. An agency should mediate and negotiate prices and fees if there is a need. This way, no feelings are hurt and no damage is done to the relationship between the two parties throughout their surrogacy journey.