San Francisco ConceiveAbilities Surrogacy Agency
Are you looking for a gestational carrier to help in your family building goals in California? Do you live in San Francisco or the surrounding areas of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma? If so, we are excited to announce that ConceiveAbilities is in your area and we’re ready to serve any intended parents ready to begin their surrogacy journey. Our team excels at supporting and guiding others at building families. We will work closely with you as we thoroughly meet and vet our selection of surrogates to ensure you find the ideal match for your, your partner and the goals you have in mind. Please read below to learn more!
We are so excited to begin this journey with you and help you achieve your goal of parenthood in the state of California! Our staff is committed to finding you a surrogate and making the process as stress-free as possible. Our entire agency will be there with you every step of the way!
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Our surrogacy program in San Francisco aims to be provide advantages for both intended parents and surrogates. Same-sex couples, single parents, married, gay, straight, heterosexual couples: We want every journey to be as unique as you are. Therefore, we aim for the highest level of attentive care and personalize our care to each person who contacts us.
San Francisco, California is known as one of the most surrogacy-friendly states. They allow both compensated and uncompensated surrogacy agreements and have a well-documented history of favorable rulings, and a statute, that mandates favorable outcomes in surrogacy cases.
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. The total cost of an average surrogacy journey: $131,500.
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.
You’ll learn more about the steps of surrogacy and our proprietary Matching Matters® process.
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.
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."
Your surrogate will begin a medical workup at your fertility center for clearance.
Once we have medical and legal clearance, we help coordinate the logistics surrounding embryo transfer.
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.
Our process is intended to be straightforward and uncomplicated whether you’re a surrogate applicant or an intended parent. We ensure everything is the highest quality, private and confidential. Please contact us today, so we can begin to walk you through this journey with ConceiveAbilities.
Please feel free to read our reviews from California 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!
Finding a path to parenthood by working with a gestational carrier continues to grow in its appeal. In 2019, an estimated 7,000 births took place by surrogate in the United States, as the market is steadily growing at 15% per year based on data from the Centers for Disease Control. And, in 2017, we know that 4.2% of all In Vitro Fertilization transfers occurred with a gestational carrier, which grew from just over 1% ten years prior.
The decision to become a surrogate means entering into a unique partnership with the intended parents. Think about it: you’re taking on an incredibly powerful responsibility, and it’s often for someone you’ve never met. One of the most important decisions you’ll make during your surrogacy journey is the people you’ll enter into this partnership with. What should you consider when being matched with intended parents? From working with a surrogacy agency to communication and beyond, we’ll explore how to make the very most of your match.