Surrogacy Process

Generally, upon receiving an email or Parent Application Form or a Phone call, with the help of our Clinic we start by discussing the various options that could be made available to suit your specific needs. Depending on your requirement (individual need*) we will then co-ordinate your case with the clinic, surrogates, egg donors, and other major players.

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* We must mention here that every case and every situation is treated as special and there could be many avenues that might be made available to you especially. Please use this site only as a guideline and to get a better understanding of the process involved in this journey write to us and let us know your individual requirement.

Initial Contact

  • First free no-obligation Medical opinion through our partner IVF clinic. (We will respond to your query within 48 hours.).
  • If you decide that Become Parents can help you further, we will then start the IVF, egg donation, or surrogacy process of locating & screening an Egg donor and a surrogate that suits your needs.
  • While all this is happening, Become Parents would be working in the background getting Contracts ready and signed by all concerned parties, establishing Escrow accounts, arranging Insurance for the Surrogate, etc.
  • We will then establish Communication between IPs, Surrogates, Egg donors, and the clinic to come up with a plan to coordinate your visit, Surrogate, and ED cycles.
  • Become Parents will arrange for an English-speaking driver/guide to be with IPs during your entire stay. You will also have a vehicle at your disposal and should you wish to go on for some sightseeing and explore the country, our Travel agent will help you plan your itinerary, and reservations and take care of other minor details.
  • At this point, IPs will more than likely arrive in the country. Become Parents will arrange for airport pick-up and look after you during your entire stay.
  • After the IVF procedure is carried out and upon successful pregnancy, the IVF clinic will house the Surrogate in a purpose-built Hostel ensuring she stays in a clean, stress-free environment. This hostel has domestic help and a cook available throughout her stay.
  • At the start of the 2nd trimester, second installments of the surrogate compensation would have to be released. This is followed by the final payment at the beginning of the 3rd trimester.
  • Most importantly providing support, continual news & guidance to both the IPs and the Surrogate mother. Coordination with the clinic, Immigration authorities in arranging a passport or a VISA for the newborn.
  • Even after IPs leave the country, Become Parents who would continue to look after the surrogate. We have a range of options that allow parents to ‘return’ the favor and ensure that the surrogate is not simply used as a means of delivering a baby.
  • We have tie-ups with some local Non Governmental organizations to deliver suitable aid to the surrogate rather than give her a ‘lump sum’ as surrogate compensation. (Please take note that these ‘arrangements’ are over and above the surrogate Compensation that will be made after the confirmation of pregnancy).

Legal Aspects

1) For a smooth, legal, and hassle-free process we would obviously need to take care of certain legal aspects. These include the following documents:

  • Completed Intended Parent application form,
  • Mutual Contract between Parents &‘Become Parents’ Agency,
  • Surrogacy Contract between Parents& the Surrogate / Egg Donor (If required)

2) All these contracts arranged are notarized in our local Mumbai courts.

* Please note that a letter of support from a family friend, ( an email would be fine, please ensure that this email needs to be a company email not a web-based email like Gmail, Hotmail, or yahoo. ( We need this letter for our insurance purpose).

Money Matters

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  • After all Money Matters, plus we need to ensure that you are in safe hands. All the services listed below are covered under the retainer that you pay us.
  • We will arrange for a psychological assessment of the surrogate. -approx value $400
  • Cost for searching the surrogate in India by advertising in local newspapers. Place the advert in the newspaper or magazines. – approx value $700 ( if required).
  • After the initial medical assessment, if you decide to continue with ‘Become Parents’, you will be required to submit a Formal Request to our Agency. We will then open your Escrow account with HSBC India.

You will be required to pay a deposit of US$2,500 which covers the following services-

  • Unlimited consultations/opinions through our partner clinic.
  • Arranging for the surrogate’s insurance. – approx value $400.
  • Arranging your bookings in Indian hotels /airlines, rail, or air travel.
  • Airport pickup. – approx value $200
  • Cost of drafting all surrogacy contracts through lawyers. – approx value $1,500
  • Attend all important medical appointments.
  • IPs will be briefed about the status of the IVF procedure as well as the health of the surrogate on a regular basis.

Safety and Security of your Money

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  • We will open an Escrow account with HSBC, India, this way you can be sure that your money is in safe hands (Kindly check with ‘Become Parents’ about the services that are not covered under Escrow). Generally, Surrogate Compensation, IVF procedures, surrogate advertisement, and travel and accommodation expenses need to be paid in advance. We believe in transparency through this process. We take care of people who are willing to trust us.
  • Our partner IVF clinic has one of the highest rates of success achieved among any ART clinic around the world. Please contact us to see a copy of their results.
  • “We are proud to call ourselves ‘an ethical surrogacy agency’ because we look after the welfare of the surrogate even after the delivery of the baby and offer her a range of compensation options to choose from”