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At Hatch, we safely guide international intended parents through the journey to parenthood. See where we’ve offered our services and created families worldwide.
“As my 1.5-year-old daughter was born through surrogacy and IVF in the US while I was a Swedish citizen living in Europe, I experienced all aspects of being an international intended parent—both positive and challenging.
“I’ve been in your shoes and understand how daunting—but also rewarding—it can be to initiate a surrogacy journey in the United States when living outside of the country.
“That’s why I’m available to share my insights and experiences. Don’t hesitate to contact me with questions related to being an international intended parent, or to book a consultation to learn how Hatch can provide the expertise you need to build your family. I can’t wait to hear from you.”
The United States is one of the safest places to pursue a surrogacy and IVF journey in the world. As of publication, 47 out of 50 states allow commercial surrogacy. International intended parents can feel calm embarking on a journey that is not only safe, but also favorable for their situation.
At Hatch we work with the best attorneys in reproductive and family law to make sure that your journey runs smoothly. For international intended parents crucial aspects are making sure that the process of drafting agreements and establishing parental rights is handled correctly and efficiently.
The day you return home with your child should be precious and stress-free, which is why we partner with front-runners in the field of family law in your home country to ensure that local laws and regulations are being taken into consideration during the entire process. So that you can focus on what is most important - the new addition to your family!
The time you need to spend in the United States after the birth of your baby depends on the legal proceedings in the state where the child was born, but expect anything from 2 to 6 weeks or more. Hatch will be by your side the whole time during the issuing of birth certificates and eventual visa/passports.
Being an International intended parent it can be stressful knowing that your money is being transferred and held in another country. When using Hatch you can rest assured that your funds are being kept safe.
By keeping your funds in a so-called Escrow Account, both you and we know that the funds are being managed by an approved and regulated financial institution, which is safe for both you and us!
Having the right and proper insurance when undertaking a surrogacy journey is a key factor. This includes insurance for both the carrier, the parents and the baby. But navigating insurance options and finding the right plans can be tricky, especially if you are new to the system in the United States. When working with Hatch we bring in experts to ensure the right fit and level of insurance for you as an international intended parent, so that you can feel confident that everyone has the coverage they need.
The agency is only one part of the surrogacy journey, while the IVF clinic is another crucial piece of the puzzle.
Assessing and choosing clinics and doctors in another country can be difficult, especially if the medical system differs a lot from your home country. When working with Hatch as your agency, you also have the opportunity to work with our world-renowned fertility clinic Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles. You can always, however, choose to work with a different clinic of your choice - that decision is entirely up to you!
Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles was founded over 30 years ago, is responsible for over 14,000 births and has assisted international parents in over 75 countries! This means that you can look forward to not only working with an agency who is experienced in assisting international intended parents, but also an in-house clinic with that same expertise. All in one place.
Communicating with your agency and surrogate as an international intended parent can be tricky. Waiting for an answer is even worse! At Hatch we prioritize communication and make sure to facilitate a smooth means of communication between all involved parties. Communication with us should be effortless and we always strive for getting back to you as quickly as possible, wherever you might live. We speak 13 languages and will do our utmost to communicate with you as it fits you best - during times and using means of communication which you prefer.
It is most common for international intended parents to visit the United States 2 or 3 times during their journey. Some visit less often, and others more often! For those using both an egg donor and a surrogate, sometimes, there is only one visit to the USA, to welcome your baby. The first visit often takes place when it is time to visit the IVF clinic for medical screening - unless you choose to have your screening completed in your home country. If using your own eggs, the second visit would be for embryo creation. The final visit would be a couple of weeks before the delivery of the child. Some choose to visit the surrogate after a match, for the embryo transfer, or for the 20 weeks ultrasound.
Hatch recognizes that not all international intended parents have the financial means or the time to undertake several trips to the United States. That is why we offer the possibility to ship necessary tests and collection of certain samples from several countries such as Spain, France, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, and many others.
Upon initial consultation, our specialists will determine your third-party reproduction needs—and explain how your family-building journey can be facilitated from your location.
At this stage, you will meet your entire care team virtually. They will be responsible for following you through the whole journey.
If using your eggs, you will need to visit the US for the egg retrieval procedure. However, sperm can be shipped internationally.
If seeking a surrogate, you’ll work closely with our team to find the best surrogate based on your preferences.
After your surrogate match has been confirmed and medically cleared, you'll receive legal counsel to draft necessary agreements.
Now’s the time for the embryo transfer. Although not all international intended parents will need to visit, those carrying the pregnancy will.
Pregnancy will be confirmed via a blood test at this stage - whether you're using a surrogate, egg donor or both. Congratulations to having made this milestone on your journey!
At this stage, you’re preparing for the final and most exciting stage (and visit!) of your third-party reproductive journey: the delivery of your healthy, happy baby.
As you near the end of your journey, your lawyer and supporting agency must ensure that your legal parental rights are established at this point.
Finally, the time has come to bathe in the joys of having a newborn, and travel back to your home country when you feel ready.
Join thousands of international intended parents who have trusted Hatch to lead their assisted reproduction journey. Whether you’re looking for the top five percent of donor or surrogate candidates, or a due legal process that’s not available in your country, we have the compassionate care and high quality services to give you a 99+% success rate in building your family.