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Great Beginnings Surrogacy & Egg Donation Services

Surrogacy Services

GBSEDS' Commitment to Surrogates

Our mission is to support you through every step of your journey.
At Great Beginnings Surrogacy & Egg Donation Services, we recognize your amazing contribution and will uphold the following commitments to you:


Keeping you informed in advance of each step while addressing all your questions and concerns.


Prioritizing your physical and emotional needs before, during, and after pregnancy.


Providing integral services for you throughout the surrogacy process.

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Surrogacy General FAQ's

Surrogacy is no different than any pregnancy that you may have had in the past.

No, there are two types of surrogacy, traditional and gestational. Traditional surrogacy involves using your eggs for your surrogacy journey. However, the GBSEDS surrogacy program only offers gestational surrogacy to Intended Parents and Surrogates. Gestational surrogacy means the child you carry will not be genetically related to you. Instead, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is carried out by fertility specialists using a medical process where embryos are created from your Intended Parents’ (IPs’) eggs and sperm  (or from an egg donor/sperm donor ) formed into an embryo which is transferred into your uterus by a surrogacy process called embryo transfer. Since your Intended Parents use eggs from either your Intended Mother or an egg donor and sperm from your Intended Father or a sperm donor, there is no genetic tie to you. Additionally, both the Surrogate and Intended Parents enter into a contract called a Gestational Surrogacy Agreement. This agreement specifically names your Intended Parents as the legal and/or genetic parents of the child. The last step in the surrogacy legal process is a judgment signed by the court naming your Intended Parents as the legal parents of the child which is written on the birth certificate when their child is born.

Typically, yes. Your surrogate profile is provided to couples or individuals who have the same values and beliefs as yourself. GBSEDS believes everyone deserves to build a family and we want everyone to have an equal opportunity to become matched with the right person for them. The matching process is based on finding you an individual or couple with whom you feel one hundred percent confident in traveling this surrogacy journey. This is a huge step in your life, an experience we want you to enjoy and remember fondly for years to come.

Women who choose surrogacy are loving, compassionate and genuinely want to help Intended Parents. Since these women already have their own family, they tell us they are very clear the baby they carry belongs to their Intended Parents. They say they find it easy as they feel the most rewarding part of delivery is  giving the baby(s) back to their parents at birth. Surrogacy is about giving back, helping others experience the same joy in parenthood as you.

How does the surrogacy process work?

Great Beginnings Surrogacy & Egg Donation Services
Well, in a nutshell...

you will be screened with a professional criminal background check. After being matched with your Intended Parents (IPs), you will receive psychological screening by a licensed therapist and then complete the medical screening process. Once you pass the entire screening process, two separate attorneys will assist you and your IPs to write, review and sign your legally binding surrogate contract. When your Intended Parents’ trust account is fully funded, your Intended Parent’s fertility center will draft your Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) calendar and your fertility treatment cycle will begin.

You’ll attend several monitoring appointments for the next several weeks for both ultrasounds and blood work. Note: It is imperative that you take all medications and administer injections exactly as indicated by the fertility specialist. You must attend and be on time for all appointments. When your fertility specialist determines you are ready, your embryo transfer (ET) will be conducted. You will need a companion to take you to and from this procedure as well as be on complete bed rest at a hotel for two to three days. You will continue close monitoring with the fertility doctor at your Intended Parents’ fertility center. Your initial pregnancy tests will be done approximately 10-14 days from the date of your embryo transfer.
Two positive blood tests are your initial confirmation of pregnancy. Approximately four weeks following the date of the embryo transfer, you will have what is called the “heartbeat” ultrasound appointment when the fetal heartbeat can typically be visualized by the fertility specialist. Although not mandatory, many Intended Parents enjoy attending this appointment with you, especially those living a short distance from the fertility center. You will continue injectable medication until approximately 9-12 weeks of pregnancy when the fertility doctor will gradually reduce the amount of your medications. Once the fertility specialist determines you are ready, you will “graduate” from the fertility doctor who will transfer your care to an obstetrician.
As the baby continues to grow healthy and strong, you and your IPs’ attorneys will begin the process of Parental Rights Establishment to insure the court will issue a judgment giving your IPs full rights in time for their baby’s birth. We will make sure everything is arranged both before and after the delivery, Once you deliver your IPs’ baby, you will need some time for rest and recuperation. You will typically receive the remaining balances on your compensation within 10 days of your delivery.