Service Providers Needed During Your Journey
Although an agency is not required to complete a surrogacy journey, a lawyer is.
A lawyer who specializes in assisted reproductive technology (ART) is required to represent IPs and another ART lawyer to represent the surrogate.
IPs pay for the surrogate’s legal fees. This site provides a list of ART lawyers in the USA.
IP lawyer may suggest a lawyer for surrogate or surrogate might have one of her own.
A third-party escrow agency is an independent group that holds the funds used for payment (compensation, expenses) during surrogacy.
The agent in charge of the escrow account pays out funds from the intended parents to the surrogate according to the contract.
Using an escrow company may or may not be mandatory in your state