Start Your Surrogacy Journey to Parenthood

We’ve been where you are. From failed transfers to feeling discouraged by the limited options for queer intended parents, the Alcea team understands what it means to an intended parent.
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The Alcea team is committed to ensuring families considering surrogacy are made intimately aware of the complex process ahead of them. Our approach to surrogacy is comprehensive and effective with 90% of matches made within the first meeting between the surrogate and their prospective intended parent(s). We discuss the nuances in possible relationships with your chosen surrogate, the complexities of your specific needs, and the emotional, logistical, and financial investments of a surrogacy journey.

The Intended Parent Process

Alcea Surrogates undergo a rigorous and comprehensive screening process.

  • Alcea pre-screens every surrogate before presenting them to you. Our upfront screening process demonstrates Alcea’s commitment to quality matches, even for the most discerning intended parents.
  • Once a surrogate meets your matching criteria, the Alcea team will send you the surrogate’s profile to review. When you choose to move forward with a surrogate, Alcea will schedule an introduction via video chat and if all parties agree to match, the magical process of a third-party reproduction begins!
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Our pre-screening and matching process mitigates the risk in surrogate selection. One of the most comprehensive and meticulous in the industry, leads to 90% of matches within the 1st meeting!
  1. Background check (inclusive of sex offender registry)
  2. Internal medical records review
  3. Maternal Fetal Medicine consult
  4. Psychological evaluation
  5. PAI (personality disorder) diagnostic test
  6. Comprehensive virtual home study of full household
  7. Medical insurance review
  8. Profile exchange with intended parents
  9. IVF clinic pre-approval
  10. When profiles align, we coordinate a video call and advocate for both parties until a decision to match is mutually made.
  11. It’s a match!
  12. It is through this in-depth screening process that we are able to find a perfect match for surrogates and intended families. Once your mental health, medical record, and insurance review are approved and complete, it is time to find your perfect intended parents.
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Alcea will partner with you to open and fund an escrow account, after we have made a gestational carrier match.
  1. No agency fee installment is due until your surrogate is pre-approved by your IVF clinic.
  2. All funds are held in escrow and not within the agency.
  3. Once your escrow company is selected and your surrogate is approved, we are ready to move forward with final medical approval!
  4. Your first escrow deposit confirms your commitment to move forward and covers the costs associated with the medical approval of your gestational carrier.
  5. An escrow agent is responsible for disbursing funds for payments associated with the surrogacy arrangements, including those between you and your surrogate, and between you and Alcea.
  6. Expenses, fees, and bills are paid based upon the terms agreed to in your Gestational Carrier Contract (GSA) or your approval (if not already determined).
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Alcea will coordinate with the intended parent’s legal counsel, proactively providing the agreed-upon terms of a ‘match sheet’ discussed while in the matching phase.
  1. While waiting for clinic clearance, Alcea will coordinate with the intended parent’s legal counsel, proactively providing the agreed-upon terms of a ‘match sheet’ discussed while in the matching phase.
  2. Once the clinic provides clearance of your chosen career, The Gestational Carrier Contract (GSA), which incorporates all agreed-upon terms, will be reviewed with intended parents and surrogate, and their respective, separate counsel.
  3. After the GSA is finalized and signed by all parties, the escrow account will need to be funded with the predetermined amount. Alcea will then coordinate the details of the IVF cycle and embryo transfer.
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Alcea will help coordinate your surrogate’s monitoring and embryo transfers.
  1. Alcea will coordinate with your surrogate, who will have weekly blood work and bi-weekly ultrasound monitoring performed at a local facility for about four weeks prior to the embryo transfer.
  2. The surrogate will then travel to the fertility clinic for final testing to confirm the carrier’s uterus is ready for embryo transfer, after which your surrogate will typically relax in a nearby hotel for a 24-hour bed rest post-transfer.
  3. You can also count on us to thoroughly pamper your surrogate at every stage from gestation to post-partum.
  4. Empathy and personal understanding during this process is just one more way Alcea is decidedly different. Add to that a team of support partners who are always one step ahead, and you have a win-win for all parties involved.
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Once a heartbeat is confirmed, Alcea continues to guide you and your surrogate along the way.
  1. Weekly monitoring will continue at your surrogates monitoring clinic. Once pregnancy is confirmed, fertility doctors will slowly discontinue the surrogate’s medications so the pregnancy can process naturally.
  2. Once the heartbeat has been confirmed via ultrasound, the surrogate will be transferred to the care of their OBGYN, around week 12 of pregnancy. Alcea ensures your newly pregnant surrogate is pampered with the first of nine ‘bump boxes’ – filled with locally sourced and pregnancy-friendly goodies and services. Our social worker will continually check in with everyone.
  3. When the surrogate is between 16- and 20-weeks-pregnant, your legal team will initiate the documents required for the birth order/parentage process.
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  1. Prior to the delivery, Alcea will coordinate with the hospital to ensure they are familiar with the nuances of a surrogate delivery. Alcea will support IP and carrier alike throughout the labor, delivery, and post-partum processes.
  2. The escrow account must remain open for 12 months post-birth in order to collect and pay all medical bills associated with the pregnancy. After the surrogate’s expenses are finalized and all bills paid, the account will be closed. You will be issued a check for any remaining funds.
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Finding Your Surrogate

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Alcea Surrogates undergo a rigorous and comprehensive screening process.

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Matching

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Our pre-screening and matching process mitigates the risk in surrogate selection. One of the most comprehensive and meticulous in the industry leads to 90% of matches within the 1st meeting!

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Payment Schedule & Escrow

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Alcea will partner with you to open and fund an escrow account, after we have made a gestational carrier match.

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Contracts & Escrow Funding

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Alcea will coordinate with the intended parent's legal counsel, proactively providing the agreed-upon terms of a 'match sheet' discussed while in the matching phase.

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Monitoring & Embryo Transfer

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Alcea will coordinate with your surrogate’s monitoring and embryo transfers.

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Pregnancy

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Once a heartbeat is confirmed, Alcea continues to guide you and your surrogate along the way.

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Delivery & Closing Escrow

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Alcea will coordinate with the hospital to ensure they are familiar with the nuances of a surrogate delivery.

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Intended Parent Pricing Sheet

Let's talk! Alcea invites all clients to a complimentary consultation.

Let's talk! Alcea invites all clients to a complimentary consultation.