NWSC is committed to helping families achieve their dream of parenthood through surrogacy while also prioritizing everyone’s healthy and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand families and surrogates may have waited years to start this process, and we have adapted to the new normal and are ready to help you with your journey. Check out our frequently asked questions about surrogacy with NWSC during this unique time.
Are NWSC offices open?
Yes, we have remained fully operational during COVID-19. All NWSC employees are working remotely, and all meetings are being held over Zoom. We continue to be available during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM PST.
Can I still start my surrogacy journey as an intended family?
Yes, clinics have re-opened, and we never stopped screening and matching surrogates during COVID-19. Match time estimates have remained steady, because potential surrogates have continued contacting us and can complete the screening process virtually. If you are interested in finding out more, the first step is to schedule a free, initial consultation over Zoom here. When you are ready to get started, the NWSC fee agreement can be emailed and signed electronically.
Can I still apply to become a surrogate during COVID-19?
Yes, we are excited that so many wonderful women are contacting us to start their surrogacy journey and help a deserving intended family have a baby. We are completing the screening process over email, phone, and Zoom. If you are ready to find out more, please complete our online intake form.
Can I be matched?
Yes, we have many loving families and generous surrogates ready to be matched. Surrogates are able to undergo all the screening steps virtually, and we are matching them as soon as they complete that process. Match meetings are held over Zoom, and surrogates and families are also working on their legal contracts as they normally would after a successful match meeting.
Are clinics open?
Yes, however, each clinic is handling their re-opening process differently. Clinics are closely monitoring local orders and have implemented social distancing procedures. So the process make look a little different than before COVID-19, but medical screenings and embryo transfers are taking place.
Will my process be delayed by COVID-19?
While intended families and current surrogates who are ready for treatment may still experience a delay as clinics adjust to the new safety guidelines, this is not likely to affect families or surrogates who are in the early stages of the process.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out any time, and you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you are healthy and safe.
The NWSC Team
Learn more about best practices and recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html
A lack of surrogacy-friendly medical insurance does not impact surrogate compensation.