Gestational Surrogacy Agency in Chicago

Chicago ConceiveAbilities Surrogacy Agency

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Do you need family building help in the Chicago area? We you hoping to be meet and ultimately be matched with surrogates that live in Chicago or perhaps surrounding areas like Lincolnwood, Cicero, Elmwood Park, Oak Park, Evanston, Harwood Heights, Skokie, River Forest, Berwyn or Forest Park? If so, we are excited to announce that ConceiveAbilities has an office in your area and is helping intended parents with building families and achieving their goals of becoming parents!

For Intended Parents

Chicago Surrogacy: We can help expand your family

Everyone at the ConceiveAbilities agency is honored to serve as your guide in helping you achieve your dream of being a mother or father in the state of Illinois. Our staff is committed to making, what may seem like an overwhelming task of finding a surrogate, as stress-free as possible and will be there with you every step of the way.

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Our Chicago Surrogacy Program

Our surrogacy program in Chicago offers many personalized advantages for both intended parents and surrogates. We want every journey to be as unique as you are. Therefore, we aim for the highest level of attentive care. This includes same sex-couples. We do not discriminate and welcome all!

Chicago Surrogacy Laws

Chicago, Illinois is known as a surrogacy-friendly state. They have a well-documented history of favorable surrogacy law in surrogacy cases. Please click this link to learn more so we can assist.

Surrogacy Costs

Surrogacy costs and health insurance are on the top of the list of concerns when we first meet with intended parents. Questions like, “Do insurance plans cover infertility?” or “What financing options are available?” are very common and we’re here to help guide you through this process.

ConceiveAbilities makes every effort to address these concerns. We secure your finances by holding your funds in a separate insured escrow account. The escrow account protects your funds and is used to pay all your surrogate’s expenses, including agency fees. The account is in your name and you can view it online any time, just like your other bank accounts. This information will be presented along with your surrogate’s profile. Ultimately, your surrogacy contract will itemize and include all anticipated financial responsibilities.

Please remember however that there are many variables to every pregnancy, including where your surrogate is located, if you use donor eggs, and/or if the pregnancy includes multiples. There can be unexpected surrogacy costs along the way and you should factor that into your budget.

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The Process of Surrogacy

The surrogacy process can be complicated. Our years of experience makes each step, from finding a surrogate, to working with fertility clinics, to the legal processes, to assisting with the surrogacy contract and all that is required in between as seamless as possible. The surrogacy process can take time but will be here every step of the way to navigate the complexities.

An average surrogacy journey with ConceiveAbilities is 15 months. We begin with a ConceiveAbilities consultation where you’ll learn about the steps of surrogacy and our proprietary Matching Matters® process. Our process allows us to clearly define what type of surrogacy arrangement best suits you, from communication style, to lifestyle choices. We then get to work on matching you with your ideal surrogate. Once you are matched, you meet your dedicated match manager, who becomes your point person for the remainder of your journey with us. This person guides you through your surrogates medical workup, the legal phase, embryo transfer, and ultimately, throughout pregnancy and delivery. They communicate seamlessly with you, your surrogate and the clinic, are there for support and questions and coordinate all of the details, both big and small, to offer peace of mind during this entire process.

Your journey will begin with a ConceiveAbilities’ Consultation: 1 – 2 Weeks

You’ll learn more about the steps of surrogacy and our proprietary Matching Matters® process.

Matching Matters®: 1-2 Months

This is when we thoroughly vet potential surrogates and we’ll help you clearly define what type of surrogacy arrangement best suits you, from communication style, to legal considerations, to lifestyle choices.

Meeting your Surrogate and Match Manager: 1-2 Months

You will be assigned a dedicated ConceiveAbilities Match Manager who will coordinate your surrogacy team, act as your point person and guide you until delivery and beyond."

A complex process made easier: Medical Next Steps: 3-4 Months

Your surrogate will begin a medical workup at your fertility center for clearance.

Navigating the legal landscape: 3-4 Months

Once we have medical and legal clearance, we help coordinate the logistics surrounding embryo transfer.

The end and the beginning: Approximately 9 plus Months

Once your surrogate becomes pregnant, we continue to work with you, your surrogate and your fertility center for weeks after to ensure a seamless experience even after you bring your baby home.

Getting Started with Surrogacy in Chicago

Our process is intended to be seamless and easy to follow whether you’re a surrogate applicant or an intended parent, and we ensure everything is the highest quality, private and confidential. We encourage you to contact us today, so we can begin to walk you through this journey with ConceiveAbilities.

Want to Learn More?

You can read reviews about us from Illinois surrogates as well as intended parents who have used ConceiveAbilities as their surrogacy agency. If have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us!

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