Surrogacy & IVF Program

Below are the primary steps involved in our IVF/ Surrogacy program:

  1. Gestational surrogate selection. A gestational surrogate may be a family member, friend, or woman chosen through a surrogate agency.

  2. Psychological counseling. All involved parties must participate in psychological counseling. This is an extremely important requirement as it gives everyone an opportunity to discuss a number of vital and sensitive issues. A psychological clearance letter must be on file for each person involved before the cycle can begin.

  3. Legal matters. All necessary contracts must be created by your legal counsel; a legal clearance letter must be sent to our office prior to the start of the cycle.

  4. Consultation with one of our physicians. Both the surrogate and the intended parents must meet with one of the fertility doctors of San Diego Fertility Center. Information concerning specific testing required for all parties will be given at this appointment. To schedule an appointment, call (858) 794-6363 or fill out our online request form.

  5. After our office has received all the appropriate clearance letters and test results, we will make arrangements to begin the medication for the IVF/ surrogate cycle.