Why Do Intended Parents Need an Agency?

Author: GSHC Surrogacy


Why Do Intended Parents Need an Agency

When beginning your research about the surrogacy process it’s perfectly natural to be curious about the benefits of using a surrogacy agency. Naturally, there are additional costs associated with hiring a professional agency to manage the entirety of your journey.

Below, we’ve outlined the benefits and services provided by an agency. This information may help you decide whether or not going through a surrogacy agency is right for you:

Trust the Professionals

The surrogacy process is a marathon, not a sprint. It’s entirely realistic that this process will last longer than a year and possibly closer to two. Naturally, there are a lot of moving parts along the way and obstacles that can arise at any moment. The professional staff at a surrogacy agency experiences these challenges on a day-to-day basis and they know how to manage them. You will be assigned a Case Manager to monitor the pregnancy, coordinate appointments, and update you and your Surrogate every step of the way.

GSHC Surrogacy Agency’s Case Managers are all past or current Surrogates themselves. They know the journey first-hand and can offer invaluable insight and support to you and your Surrogate all along the way.

Let Us Work About Bumps in the Road

Let’s face it, no pregnancy is perfect. Unexpected situations, big and small, tend to pop up at any moment. With a surrogacy agency in your corner, you can rest assured that you’ll have someone to handle any situation. What may seem catastrophic from an Intended Parent’s perspective may be a common issue that is easily managed by an agency.

At GSHC Surrogacy Agency, we have smoothed out almost every bump there is. Our experienced staff and expert legal partners can guide you to the finish line.

No Need to Study the Law

Depending on where the Intended Parents and the Surrogate are located, they have certain benefits or restrictions to their surrogacy case. The laws governing gestational surrogacy vary state-by-state and it can be difficult to know how to navigate the court system to obtain the necessary documents to grant parentage.

GSHC Surrogacy Agency has legal partners in states all around the country who specialize in family and/or surrogacy law. We will refer you to a legal expert you can trust.

Details Details Details

Managing a surrogacy journey is a full-time job. In addition to managing the case after pregnancy, there are significant steps that need to take place before an embryo transfer can even occur. These include, but are not limited to:

Screening and Matching

Surrogacy agencies screen potential Surrogates and disqualify many candidates before Intended Parents even review them. A thorough understanding of each Surrogates’ medical and birth history allows agencies like GSHC to make informed, healthy matches.

Communication with Medical Professionals

There will be many, many emails and phone correspondence between hospitals, clinics, legal representation, local monitoring, and more, all requiring scheduling, payment, and follow-ups. GSHC Surrogacy Agency handles all communication to keep the process moving forward.


Health insurance for the medical costs of surrogacy is crucial. GSHC Surrogacy Agency has a thorough understanding of current insurance providers and the advantage or disadvantages to each as they pertain to surrogacy. Our staff routinely researches and implements the optimal policy to cover costs.

Detailed Financial Tracking

GSHC Surrogacy Agency provides Intended Parents with monthly reports on all expenses and reimbursements accrued to date. The IPs’ funds are managed through an escrow account established during the legal phase and all approved transactions are accompanied by detailed receipts.


While hiring a surrogacy agency has additional costs associated, those costs are well worth the peace of mind knowing that every aspect of your surrogacy journey is being handled by experienced professionals who know the ins and outs of the process first-hand.


If you are interested in becoming an Intended Parent with GSHC Surrogacy Agency, please complete our Intended parent Intake Form, contact us at [email protected], or call us at (310) 953-0173.