Shared Conception provides a wealth of information to interested surrogates-to-be on our blog. The process can be daunting, overwhelming, and intimidating. But don’t worry, we are here to provide answers to all of your questions. Don’t know where to start? Not ready for the (no pressure and informative) initial phone call? Here is an excellent place to begin. This blog will inform you about the start of a typical surrogacy pregnancy and what to expect.

First, what to expect: It is essential to learn the difference between a surrogacy pregnancy and your own pregnancy. Click here for more information. It is also important to know that the child you could carry for another couple is not biologically related to you. This is the only legal form of surrogacy in the United States, called gestational surrogacy. The baby does not get any genetics from the surrogate mother. An embryo is created from either the intended parent’s sperm and egg or used with a donated sperm or egg. Then, the embryo is transferred to the surrogate’s uterus and carried to full term. This makes the process far less complicated legally and emotionally.

Decision made? Now, what to expect: Congratulations! At this point, you should have discussed and agreed with your partner about the beautiful journey you will embark upon together. Now, you are ready for that phone call to Shared Conception and have reviewed and completed our short surrogacy inquiry form. We can take you through the application process to make sure you fulfill the initial requirements and answer any questions you may have. Once you are approved, the matching process will begin.

Matchingwhat to expect: We want our surrogates to develop a wonderful relationship with the intended parents and build a beautiful partnership. With our expertise, we can match you with parents that have similar beliefs, expectations, and values making for a comfortable journey ahead. Remember, the surrogate picks the intended parents as much as the intended parents choose the surrogate. You have the option to request other interviews with different intended parent(s) until you feel you have found the right match. You also control the timeline.

Legal stuff, screenings, and evaluations for pregnancy, what to expect: This part is a bit complicated, and that is where we step in. Shared Conception is with you every step of the way! At no cost to you, but with your help, we gather your medical records and give them to the fertility clinic. Then, you (and your partner) are screened depending on the clinic’s guidelines to ensure that you are healthy to carry a surrogate baby. On the legal end, a contract gets drafted by an attorney (at no cost to you) to outline the stipulations of the pregnancy. We also have a list of attorneys for you to choose from if you do not have your own.

Stay tuned for next week’s blog: What to expect during pregnancy.

Now you are ready to begin your journey, but there is plenty more to expect! Are you interested in learning more about surrogacy? Give us a call today at either our Houston 713-622-1144 or Dallas 214-390-4024 office for more information. Also, you can visit to find out more information! We want you to be informed, fulfilled, and satisfied, knowing you contributed to the world in a unique and precious way.