Exceptional Stork aims to make Surrogacy widely available by matching parents with "Angel" surrogates mothers.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Women Health News
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Sensible Surrogacy, the well-known consultancy, has announced the launch of Exceptional Stork. The new service will recruit Surrogate Mothers for the consultancy's new Independent Surrogacy consulting service, which hopes to lower the barrier to surrogacy for thousands of childless families.

LAS VEGAS, May 23, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A typical surrogacy program, managed by a professional agent, includes

administrative and agency fees between $20,000 and $30,000 USD, according to Sensible Surrogacy. And while a reputable agent certainly has valuable experience, for many families those fees may be an unnecessary luxury.

Sensible Surrogacy, a leading online consultancy, has adopted a new solution. Rather than paying exorbitant fees to a professional surrogacy agent, the Consultancy is advising parents to take an agency-free approach to surrogacy. That is, surrogacy programs without a commercial agent. The new approach cuts 30% to 50% from a typical surrogacy budget.

Independent Surrogacy is when the Intended Parents manage their own surrogacy journey without the help of a commercial agent, explains Bill Houghton, founder of the new service. Independent Surrogacy is significantly less expensive than typical agent programs because they forgo professional services and avoid exorbitant agency fees.

"Experience has taught us: the best surrogacy program is between a kind-hearted surrogate mother and a loving family," says Houghton. "We call our surrogate mothers 'Angels', because they deliver miracles to childless families."

Key to the success of any surrogacy program is the Surrogate Mother herself. A surrogate mother is the hero of the surrogacy process. She will carry the baby on behalf of the Intended Parents, which itself is challenging. When the baby is born, she gives full parental rights to the biological parents. Women willing to perform such a service are "Angels" in the opinion of the Exceptional Stork team.

Dozens of families take the Independent Surrogacy option in the United States every year. But that's still just a small fraction of all programs – most still use a commercial agent. But according to Sensible Surrogacy, about 90% of couples abandon their surrogacy hopes because they can't afford the agency's fees and they lack the knowledge to perform the agent's tasks themselves.

Exceptional Stork was launched in May 2018 to help parents find qualified surrogate mothers specifically for Independent Surrogacy programs. Their mission is to make surrogacy available to hundreds of childless families by making the total program costs more affordable. The first step – avoid professional agents and eliminate steep agency fees. The total price of an Independent Surrogacy journey, guided by Sensible Surrogacy, will be about $70,000 USD.

The Exceptional Stork team consists of former Surrogates and Intended Parents. "We understand the critical value of the service our surrogates provide, because we've experienced it personally," says Houghton. "Exceptional Stork is our way of 'paying that favor forward!', he says."

Exceptional Stork is a partnership with the Sensible Surrogacy consultancy. The former is tasked with helping parents find qualified surrogate mothers. The latter shepherds the parents through the overall surrogacy journey, including helping them with legal, medical and commercial tasks. For example, Sensible Surrogacy has announced special pricing at some U.S. fertility clinics, available only for its Independent Surrogacy parents.

Sensible Surrogacy is an ethical IVF & surrogacy consultancy and publisher of the Sensible Surrogacy Guide. The Guide is the definitive source about what surrogacy is and how it works. Since 2012 they have advocated for affordable, complete and ethical surrogacy services through their overseas consultants and a network of medical and legal service providers.


SOURCE Exceptional Stork LLC

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