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How can a surrogacy agency help me to find a surrogate mother?

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Most people use one to arrange a gestational surrogate. There are about 100 agencies now operating in the U.S. They act as go-betweens.

An agency helps you find a surrogate and make arrangements. It also collects any fees that get passed between you and the surrogate, such as paying for their medical expenses.

SOURCES:

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: "Third Party Reproduction."

The Ethics Committee. Fertility and Sterility, November 2003.

The National Infertility Association: "Surrogacy," "Myths about Surrogates."

Sreenivas, K. and Campo-Engelstein, L. Cancer Treatment and Research, 2010.

Saul, S. The New York Times, Dec. 13, 2009.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "ACOG Committee Opinion, February 2008: 'Surrogate Motherhood.'"

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 6, 2019

SOURCES:

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: "Third Party Reproduction."

The Ethics Committee. Fertility and Sterility, November 2003.

The National Infertility Association: "Surrogacy," "Myths about Surrogates."

Sreenivas, K. and Campo-Engelstein, L. Cancer Treatment and Research, 2010.

Saul, S. The New York Times, Dec. 13, 2009.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "ACOG Committee Opinion, February 2008: 'Surrogate Motherhood.'"

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 6, 2019

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