International Surrogacy

Simplifying the Surrogacy Process

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”
– John F. Kennedy

Creating Families Worldwide

Intended ParentsComing to the United States for healthcare treatment is not a new concept. Many people seek therapies that may have waiting lists in their home countries, or come to the United States for fertility treatments and resources such as egg donors, sperm donors and surrogates that they cannot identify in their home countries because of unfavorable legal restrictions.

The term “medical tourism” has certainly gained popularity, but truly traveling across borders involves embarking on an unknown journey when exploring options in foreign countries. Knowing how to identify appropriate resources and engaging unbiased professionals can be risky and sometimes a bit overwhelming and scary. Healthcare decisions and most importantly, the operation of the healthcare system in the United States, is very different than healthcare networks in other continents.

When you work with the fertility consultants at Lotus Blossom Consulting, you will be assisted every step of the way so that you can secure your ideal team of nationwide professionals to finding the surrogate and/or egg donor to maximize your chances of realizing your dream of parenthood. With access to multidisciplinary professionals across the country, Lotus Blossom Consulting consultants work with each case to produce appropriate resources to suit specific criterion, as well as address the emotional, physical and financial needs of each client.

Given the drastic differences in healthcare systems around the world, it is essential to work within the United States healthcare structure to maximize opportunity and minimize financial expenditure. In our experience, the best insurance options are selected after a thorough evaluation is performed by a licensed insurance agent. This enables our clients to make the best possible choices available to mitigate financial risk factors while simultaneously addressing individual risk adversity. Lotus Blossom Consulting consultants work closely with teams of insurance agents to identify a variety of policies and plans that suit all parties in the surrogacy arrangement.

Working with our consultants will help you streamline the process from beginning to birth, and most importantly, help you maximize your chances of success and minimize your financial expenditure.

As an advocate for intended parents in this process, Lotus Blossom consultants weed out agencies that we will and will not work with by requiring them to write special clauses in their contracts exclusive to Lotus Blossom Consulting clients. These clauses specifically state that if a surrogate does not pass medical or psychological screening, or drops out of the program, the recruiting agency agrees to refund all or a significant portion of the agency fees paid by our clients to their clients. In addition, our relationship with recruiting agencies vary. Some agencies discount their fees for our clients and others allow us to negotiate compensation rates with their candidates. Our overall role as advocate enables us to:
• greatly expand the pool of available candidates,
• match close to criteria
• match in a greatly reduced time frame (typically two weeks)
• mitigate financial risk factors often inherent in the agency contracts

Our work is not limited to identifying candidates, but our matching process focuses on identifying candidates with like-minded attitudes for the course of the pregnancy and the surrogacy arrangement. This process involves a thorough understanding of our clients’ desires for handling the pregnancy, invasive testing that may be required, and how the results of tests will be determined, if necessary. We discuss number of embryos to transfer and issues of terminating a pregnancy because of chromosomal abnormalities or selective reduction if necessary. These are the key elements in identifying a like-minded candidate and also the very essence of a future legal contract. This is the groundwork that is so relevant for us to identify a specific candidate that is ideal for the course of the surrogacy arrangement.

Lotus Blossom consultants work closely with attorneys throughout the United States as the laws for parentage are specific to and vary from state to state. We will only share profiles of qualified and available surrogates with you from states where your names will be on the birth certificate at birth or shortly thereafter. Birth certificate(s) and social security number(s) will be processed and passports acquired so that you may return home with your baby(ies) a short time after birth.

But our work does not stop there. Even after the birth, we work closely with teams of immigration attorneys and estate planners to ensure that intended parent(s) are well informed and educated about the advantages and disadvantages of various options. This is critical to the decision making process at birth, as it can greatly affect the ability to legally return to your home country with your child(ren), as well as impact the future lifestyle of your new family unit.

There are many issues to consider with regard to United States and dual citizenships when pursuing international surrogacy arrangements, and Lotus Blossom Consulting provides resources to cover all bases and address the wide range of issues relating to, but not limited to United States citizenship at birth. The consult also includes investigation of other elements that include acquiring a passport, social security number for newborns, and taxation as a United States citizen and possibly renunciation of United States citizenship for tax purposes.

Lotus Blossom Consulting has established relationships for clients across the globe with firms that offer translator services in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, and Spanish. Translators are trained in both medical and legal diction to accurately communicate at a fertility specialist’s and attorney appointments as needed.

 

Making Dreams A Reality

Dearest Mindy,

Thank you for making our dream of parenthood a reality. We were extremely cautious as well as skeptical about exploring treatment abroad. We so appreciate the time you spent to educate us, provide us with unlimited resources, a fabulous surrogate and a beautiful and intelligent egg donor. You gave us a starting point and led us through to the birth of our beautiful twins. Most important to us was the wisdom and compassion you shared to help us to make critical decisions about physician selection, purchase of health insurance as well as other issues that we never would have considered like the quality of the neonatal intensive care unit at he hospital where our surrogate delivered. You didn’t miss a detail, your advise was invaluable, and your access even with the time difference was so responsive. Thank you for all you have afforded us and the care and compassion you gave us through this wonderful journey.

- Hans and Jorge

Frankfurt, Germany, Making the Dream of Parenthood a Reality

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