Counseling Requirements for Surrogacy
The requirement of counseling for all the parties involved in surrogacy is an utmost need.
Counseling helps them to be confident about their decision and also build trust between each other which is very important to become comfortable with the situations.
Counseling gives the strength to withstand the upcoming consequences that occur during surrogacy processing.
The counselor discusses many issues with both the intended parents and selected surrogate and subsequently, they can also clarify their doubts if any with the counselor during the counseling.
Following are certain common discussions that must be covered during counseling for surrogacy.
For the intended parents
- Available all the reproductive fertility treatment options.
- Providing an understanding of the significance of in-depth counseling.
- The practical problems associated with the whole procedure.
- Financial expenditure involves.
- The psychological stress involved in surrogacy.
- Potential psychological issues to the born child.
- The possibility of multiple pregnancies in case more than one embryo is transferred.
- The risk of a possible congenital birth anomaly with a born child.
- Surrogacy is associated with legal complexity.
- The requirement of obtaining legal advice.
- Discussing child adaptation advice or living life without a child.
- The complete implications and suggestions for undergoing IVF treatment followed with surrogacy.
- The legal and financial aspects of surrogacy.
- The chances of multiple pregnancies.
- Social connotation associated with surrogacy practice.
- The pregnancy-associated medical risks.
- Surrogacy-associated psychological risks.
- The possibility of a sense of grief while relinquishing the newborn to intended parents.
The official declaration by drafting a legal contract is the foremost work needed do once a surrogate and intended parent decide to proceed together for surrogacy treatment.
Both parties can recruit their legal representative for ensuring their legal interests are properly represented and protected.
Each lawyer can get the chance to review and approve the agreed terms if everyone agrees to the proposed terms and conditions of the contract.
After legal approval of the contract, intended parents and surrogates have to sign the contract for the commencement of further medical processing.
Documents required from the intended parents (couple/ single)
Identity cards and address proof of the parents, which include passport, voter id card, aadhaar card, and marriage certificate for married couples are required.
Identity cards and address proof are the only requirements for single parents.
Documents required from the surrogate
Identity card and address proof of the parents, which include passport, voter id card, aadhaar card. school leaving certificate, birth certificate for age verification required for age verification.
A marriage certificate for a married surrogate, divorce certificate for a divorcee, and death certificate of the spouse require for widows.
Ravi Sharma is a self-motivated, successful entrepreneur and has a solid experience in the fertility segment. and he is the director at ARTbaby Global (ARThealthcare). He is a pharmacy graduate with post-graduation in business administration and has 14 years of rich experience in the field of infertility segment. He loves to write about IVF, Surrogacy, and other ART (assisted reproductive technology) news, issues, and updates. He is a Pharmacy graduate (B. Pharm) and M.B.A (marketing).
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