At the start, surrogacy in Mount Pleasant, S.C., can be confusing. But we’re here to help.
Every gestational carrier and intended parent contemplating a Mount Pleasant surrogacy needs to think hard about the kind of professionals they will work with along the way. Surrogacy without professional guidance can be complicated and dangerous — putting both parties at risk for legal and medical consequences.
To aid you in that decision, Thompson Dove Law Group has created this guide to local Mount Pleasant surrogacy resources. Below, learn a bit more about each of the services you’ll need in your surrogacy journey and exactly where you can find them in your area. If you have any questions or want to learn more about what’s involved in a surrogacy in South Carolina, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team anytime at 864-573-5533, selecting option 2 or online.
Looking for a Surrogacy Agency in Mount Pleasant?
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the surrogacy process, you might consider a full-service program like ours at Thompson Dove Law Group or a Mount Pleasant surrogacy agency as a solution to your problems.
It’s no secret that there are a lot of moving parts involved in a successful gestational surrogacy. A surrogacy agency or program helps relieve those stressors by assigning you a case worker who guides you through every step of the process. In a way, a surrogacy program is like a “one-stop shop” — offering most (if not all) of the services you need to navigate your Mount Pleasant surrogacy journey.
Here at Thompson Dove Law Group, we’ve developed our own surrogacy program that offers the same advantages. Our professionals will work with you to create a surrogacy plan that meets your goals and expectations — and that means tailoring our services to fit what works best for you.
We are proud to offer the following as part of our Mount Pleasant surrogacy program:
- Pre-screening to ensure your eligibility for surrogacy
- Matching services to find the intended parents or gestational carrier that meet your criteria
- References to trusted additional professionals (more on that below)
- Emotional and practical support through every step of your surrogacy
- Communication and coordination with additional surrogacy professionals
- And more
Whatever your needs, Thompson Dove Law Group are here to help. Start your surrogacy journey by scheduling a consult with our team today.
How Jim Thompson Can Be Your Mount Pleasant Surrogacy Attorney
Whether or not you choose to work with one of the surrogacy agencies in Mount Pleasant and throughout South Carolina, intended parents and gestational carriers will always need to work with separate legal counsel to safely and legally complete your journey. If the gestational carrier or indented parent resides in or near the Mount Pleasant area, they may benefit from having a Mount Pleasant surrogacy attorney represent them.
This is where Thompson Dove Law Group are different from other surrogacy programs in the area. Unlike surrogacy agencies in Mount Pleasant, our program retains experienced legal staff — led by attorney Jim Thompson. As an intended parent, you won’t need to seek out an additional legal professional if you work with our program; your legal requirements will be covered from the very beginning. As a gestational carrier using our program, you will be provided referral information for separate legal representation, at no cost to you.
Even if you choose to complete an independent surrogacy, our Mount Pleasant surrogacy attorney Jim Thompson can provide all of the legal assistance you need, including:
- Evaluating your surrogacy plan for legal issues and complications
- Drafting or reviewing and finalizing your surrogacy contract
- Establishing intended parents’ parental rights and terminating the gestational carrier’s presumed parental rights
- And providing other legal counsel throughout your surrogacy journey
Remember: You will always need a South Carolina attorney for your Mount Pleasant surrogacy journey, if the child will be born in South Carolina. Call our law offices today at 864-573-5533, selecting option 2 for more information on our legal services for intended parents and gestational carriers.
Surrogacy Clinics in Mount Pleasant
One of the more complicated aspects of any Mount Pleasant surrogacy journey is the medical process involved. You probably know that conceiving through gestational surrogacy involves a lot more than conceiving in the “traditional” way, which is why an expert medical professional has to guide you through these steps.
If you’re an intended parent, you probably already have an existing relationship with a fertility clinic in the area. In most cases, you can use that clinic for your Mount Pleasant surrogacy. You will simply need to be prepared to cover your surrogate’s travel costs back and forth to your clinic for the early stages of the medical process.
Don’t have a surrogacy clinic in Mount Pleasant in mind? Here are a few local and regional options to consider:
Hospitals in Mount Pleasant
Finally, a gestational carrier will need to choose a local obstetrician and hospital at which to receive medical care during her pregnancy. While she will undergo her fertility medical protocol and the embryo transfer procedure at her intended parents’ fertility clinic, for convenience and ease, she will typically receive all of her prenatal care from a local medical professional.
If you are a gestational carrier pursuing surrogacy in Mount Pleasant with our program, you will typically work with intended parents who also live in South Carolina. This means they will be close enough to be a part of your childbirth experience and to see their child be brought into the world. Late in your pregnancy, you will create a hospital plan with them and a law firm social worker detailing what this experience will be like, including the hospital you plan to deliver in.
Don’t have a hospital in mind? Here are some local choices to think about:
Want to learn more about surrogacy in Mount Pleasant? Ready to start your surrogacy journey today? Give our team a call at 864-573-5533, selecting option 2 or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation.
While this article presents many great options for Mount Pleasant surrogacy professionals, it is by no means extensive. Please contact our team for a full list of local resources for your surrogacy journey.