It’s no secret: Surrogacy can be confusing. With the lack of surrogacy specific statutes in South Carolina and the many moving parts involved in a gestational surrogacy journey, it’s no wonder that many intended parents and surrogates are overwhelmed when they first get started.
Having the right professionals by your side can make all the difference. And there are plenty of Rock Hill surrogacy professionals to choose from, no matter what your personal goals and preferences may be.
Here at Thompson Dove Law Group, we are dedicated to helping intended parents and surrogates create successful surrogacy journeys. We know that starts with having the most accurate information possible, which is why we’ve created this guide to surrogacy in Rock Hill. Below, you can find everything you need to know about the required professionals and how to choose the right one for your family.
Want more immediate information? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team anytime online or by calling 864-573-5533, selecting option 2.
Looking for a Surrogacy Agency in Rock Hill? Let Us Help
For many intended parents and surrogates, the first professional they choose is a surrogacy agency or program. This kind of professional will guide you through every step of the surrogacy process and offer most (if not all) of the practical services you need to complete your journey. Essentially, a surrogacy agency is a “one-stop shop” for clients looking for a full-service surrogacy guide.
If you are considering a surrogacy in Rock Hill, there are full-service programs and surrogacy agencies in Rock Hill and across South Carolina who can help you reach your goals. Thompson Dove Law Group, although not an agency, can provide many of these same services through our full-service Gestational Carrier program, including:
- Pre-screening to ensure your eligibility for surrogacy
- Matching services to find the intended parents or gestational carrier who 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
What makes our surrogacy program different? Unlike other surrogacy agencies in Rock Hill, our program is tailored to you. If you want a full-service surrogacy program, we will be happy to offer you all of our services. Want something a little more pared-down and are entering an independent surrogacy arrangement? We will work with you to create a surrogacy plan that meets your needs — and we won’t charge you extra for unwanted services.
Learn more about our Rock Hill surrogacy program and start creating your personal surrogacy plan when you schedule an initial consult with our team. Our Rock Hill office is conveniently located for your in-person surrogacy consultation at:
125 Hampton St, Suite 200
Rock Hill, SC 29731
How Jim Thompson Can Be Your Rock Hill Surrogacy Attorney
Whether you decide to work with an agency or not, you will always need a South Carolina surrogacy attorney to represent your rights and interests. As you likely know, there are currently no surrogacy specific statutes in South Carolina — which means your Rock Hill surrogacy journey will proceed based on established case law and local legal procedures.
Our Rock Hill surrogacy attorney Jim Thompson can guide you through every step. His decades of experience in family-building law means he has assisted many surrogates and intended parents through this very process — and he can do the same for you.
When you choose Jim Thompson as your Rock Hill surrogacy attorney, he will ensure you have a safe and legal surrogacy process by:
- Evaluating your surrogacy plan for legal issues and complications
- Drafting 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
Our legal team stands ready to help surrogates and intended parents from all over South Carolina. For more information about our legal services, please schedule a consult today.
Surrogacy Clinics in Rock Hill (and Nearby)
Another crucial part of any surrogacy journey is the medical process. It takes a lot for a successful pregnancy to occur during a gestational surrogacy, which means you want the best medical professional on your side from day one.
If you are an intended parent, you likely already have a surrogacy clinic in Rock Hill or a local area in mind. You may have previously used this clinic for other infertility treatments, and your unused embryos may be in storage there. You are usually welcome to use this clinic for your upcoming Rock Hill surrogacy journey; you will simply need to cover your surrogate’s travel and medical costs during this step.
Haven’t spoken with a surrogacy clinic yet? We encourage you to reach out to one of these local programs for more information before you contact us about starting the surrogacy process:
- Carolinas Fertility Institute
- Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte (REACH)
- Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Hospitals in Rock Hill
Once a reproductive endocrinologist has completed the embryo transfer process and a surrogate’s pregnancy has been confirmed, she will typically be able to receive the rest of her prenatal care from her local obstetrician. All of her medical costs will be covered by her intended parents, as will any additional costs she incurs from missing work for appointments and eventual delivery.
Speaking of delivery, the intended parents who work with our surrogacy program are frequently present for the birth of their children. Because we typically match intended parents and surrogates within the South Carolina area, our surrogacy clients can work together to create a hospital plan with the assistance of the law firm social worker, and both will actively participate in the childbirth process.
The delivery plan will include the hospital at which a surrogate will deliver. Here are a few local options to consider:
We know that choosing a professional for your Rock Hill surrogacy can be overwhelming. That’s why our team is always happy to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have about this process before you get started. Give us a call at 864-573-5533, selecting option 2 to learn more today.
While this article presents many great options for Rock Hill surrogacy professionals, it is by no means extensive. Please contact our team for a full list of local resources.