Is It SafeTo Become A Surrogate Right Now?
Updated: Jan 27, 2021
After the crazy year we just had, you might be wondering if 2021 is going to be any better for surrogacy. You’ve done all the research; you know that you meet the qualifications for surrogacy, and you are one hundred percent want to be part of this journey. Deciding when the right time is to start the surrogacy application and the process is not an easy decision during normal living conditions but with the COVID-19 pandemic – there is a lot of uncertainty.
Is it Safe To Submit A Surrogate Application Right Now?
We want to assure you that Genesis Rising in Nevada is taking every precaution to make sure that intended parents and surrogate applicants are safe and protected during the pandemic.
But, yes, the Coronavirus pandemic has not made it risky to apply to become a surrogate. (Filling out the application doesn’t jump-start the process – but lets us know who you are and starts the conversation and communication).
You are in control of the process from the beginning. If you apply and are approved, you can ask to be put on hold until you feel it is an appropriate time to move forward. Pregnancy doesn’t often come earlier than 6 months after the application process, but every situation is unique, and your comfort and safety is our priority.
I Have A Lot Of Questions.
That’s ok! The more answers you get, the more comfortable you will feel. We get a ton of questions from Nevada women who are worried about different aspects of surrogacy while COVID-19 is a high risk:
I want to be a surrogate, but I don’t want to travel. Will I be obligated to if I start the process.
What happens if bans happen for travelers from my state?
I’m afraid that I will be at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 if I am pregnant – is that something I should be worried about?
More and more doctors are scheduling telehealth appointments as much as possible, does that mean that routine doctor appointments will not be available?
Are surrogates being restricted from having support people in the delivery room due to the pandemic?
If I am at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19, am I less likely to be approved to be a surrogate?
All of these questions can and should be asked. You should know what to expect and what the processes will be to move forward given the uncertainty of how the pandemic will play out during 2021. Just remember, the pregnancy doesn’t happen immediately after you apply.
We will need time to match you with intended parents that have similar visions of how the surrogacy relationship will work and plan out the details of the journey. There is time to apply and put your application on hold if you feel your concerns growing about taking the step forward right now.
Genesis Rising in Nevada is working with surrogates and intended parents through this pandemic with high caution and extra compassion and care. We want you to know that your safety is our primary concern, and we will do everything we can to help you feel safe and protected during your journey with us.