Intended parents should acquire an attorney to review the Gestational Carriers insurance, draft the contract, administer escrow, and obtain the court order allowing the intended/biological parents to be placed on the birth certificate of the child(ren) resulting from the IVF/Embryo Transfer. The gestational carrier will be required to obtain a psychological and medical evaluation, which consists of a physical exam, STD screening, and a sonohysterogram, at the clinic.
The carrier may receive separate legal representation to protect her interests. Independent counsel is necessary to ensure all parties are comfortable with the arrangement. The contract is signed, the carrier’s fee is put into the escrow account and the medical process commences.
The gestational carrier’s uterus development is synchronized with the development of the eggs so that implantation will occur at the appropriate time. This process takes approximately three weeks.