How Does a CSP Build Families?

Infertility affects millions of couples across the nation. It is a challenge of enormous proportions that takes an unimaginable emotional and mental toll, and can decimate a bank account. If you have been struggling to conceive and have tried what seems like every treatment available, it may be worth your time to consider surrogacy. Of all the options available to infertile couples, this is probably the most controversial, but it shouldn’t be. If surrogacy is something you’re interested in learning about, a good place to start is with the Center for Surrogate Parenting, or CSP.

What Is It?

In its most generic form, surrogate parenting is when a couple decides to have a third party carry their child. The three most common ways to do this are in vitro fertilization/gestational surrogacy, in vitro fertilization and egg donation, or artificial insemination/traditional surrogacy. The specifics of each of these programs are best discussed with medical professionals, but suffice it to say that they are all different ways to create and carry children for couples struggling with infertility.

Where Do We Start?

When you decide to explore the surrogacy option, the first thing you will do is set up an appointment to talk to someone at a surrogacy center. These conversations usually take several hours as the center’s representative explains the process to you. Usually these orientations also include meeting with an attorney and a psychologist, both of whom are available to help you decide if surrogacy is the right answer for you.

Choosing a Surrogate

If you make the decision to go ahead with surrogate parenting, you will create a profile that the center will show to potential surrogates. When a surrogate says she is interested in working with you, you will receive her profile (along with several others) and have the option to choose which woman you would like to do business with. Just as you had to undergo an evaluation before being allowed to participate in the program, so do all the potential surrogates.

For more information on how to get involved in surrogate parenting, contact a CSP to set up an appointment and start your journey to having a family of your own.