Want to become a surrogate in Durham, NC? Or want to add to your family via surrogacy in Durham?
You’ve come to the right place.
Knowing how to start a surrogacy journey is tricky. What services do you need? Which professionals should you work with? And how do you create the surrogacy plan that’s right for you?
Southern Surrogacy is here to answer all those questions and more. We know how confusing a Durham surrogacy journey can be, especially if you’re new to the process. That’s why we’ve created this guide — to help you better understand the path ahead of you.
Keep reading to learn more about surrogacy in Durham, NC. Want to speak to a professional now? Give us a call at 855-787-2229 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our staff of trained surrogacy professionals.
We’ll be happy to get you started, whenever you’re ready.
Looking for a Surrogacy Agency in Durham, NC? You’ve Found One
If you’ve come to this article, you may be considering working with a surrogacy agency in Durham. Good choice — a surrogacy agency or full-service program will make your journey so much easier. This professional will be by your side from start to finish, guiding you with an expert hand and making sure you proceed in a legal, safe and ethical manner.
When it comes to surrogacy agencies in Durham, there’s no better choice than Southern Surrogacy. Our team has decades of experience in North Carolina surrogacy, and we’ve helped many intended parents and gestational carriers through this journey. We can help you, too.
But, why work with Southern Surrogacy?
We’re a local, law-firm-owned surrogacy program in Durham. That means we can provide in-person support and guidance that other national agencies cannot. We’ve honed our skills in the North Carolina region and know local laws and regulations like nobody else. When you work with us, you’re more than just a number — you’re a member of our family.
Southern Surrogacy can offer you invaluable services, including:
- Pre-screening to ensure you are prepared for the physical and mental challenges of the surrogacy process
- Assistance creating a surrogacy profile for matching purposes
- Matching services to help you find a surrogate or intended parent who shares your goals and preferences
- References to and coordination with other professionals for your surrogacy journey
- Support and case management services from start to finish
- And more
If you are considering surrogacy in Durham, NC, we are always happy to discuss your options and how the process will work with our program. You can call us anytime for a free phone consultation or, if you’d prefer to meet in person, we can hold a consultation at our Charlotte office. You’ll find us at:
417 East Blvd. Suite 101
Charlotte, N.C. 28203
Wherever you’re at in your process, we’d be happy to chat with you.
Looking for a Durham Surrogacy Attorney?
While a surrogacy program is optional for your journey (but highly recommended), another professional is not.
A surrogacy attorney plays the important role of ensuring your gestational surrogacy meets North Carolina laws and regulations. Without an attorney, you not only put yourself at risk — but also the baby at the center of the surrogacy process.
Fortunately, when you work with Southern Surrogacy, you’ll receive access to experienced legal counsel from the moment you start. As a law-firm-owned program, we have a special connection to Claiborne|Fox|Bradley|Goldman — they serve as our in-house attorneys. This means our intended parents receive legal guidance from start to finish, and they won’t have to hire an additional professional a la carte.
Your Durham surrogacy attorney will be responsible for a few key steps, including:
- Making sure your gestational surrogacy adheres to state laws
- Drafting and finalizing a contract protecting your rights and interests
- Establishing intended parents’ rights with any necessary parentage orders
- And, of course, providing legal counsel for your particular circumstances
We will also help all gestational carriers obtain independent legal counsel, to avoid conflict of interest and further protect their rights and interests.
Our in-house attorneys are an advantage you won’t find at other local or national surrogacy agencies. Don’t work with another professional that requires you to outsource your legal services; work with Southern Surrogacy, where all of your important professionals will be working together under one roof.
Looking for a Durham Surrogacy Clinic?
In addition to a surrogacy program and a surrogacy attorney, you’ll need to work with a surrogacy clinic (otherwise known as a fertility clinic).
This medical professional completes the important pre-surrogacy medical steps: confirming a surrogate is medically ready for this process, prescribing fertility medications and monitoring her cycle and then completing the embryo transfer.
Most intended parents have a clinic in mind when they start their Durham surrogacy process. If you don’t, please reach out to one as soon as possible. They will discuss your infertility options and determine if gestational surrogacy is right for you.
Here are a few regional surrogacy clinics available:
- Atlantic Reproductive Medicine Specialists
- Duke Fertility Center
- Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte (REACH)
- UNC Fertility
This is not an extensive list of North Carolina surrogacy clinics, so please do thorough research or reach out to our program for more recommendations before choosing the right one for you.
If you’re a prospective surrogate in Durham, you will work with your intended parents’ fertility clinic of choice (if it is not located nearby, they will cover your travel costs). You will then receive prenatal care from your local obstetrician once your pregnancy is confirmed.
While this article hopefully answered many of your questions about surrogacy in Durham, NC, we know it may have raised some, too. We’re always happy to answer them, whether you’re a prospective surrogate or intended parent. Learn more about Durham surrogacy with our program by calling us at 855-787-2229 or contact us online now. We’ll be happy to hear from you.