Families may decide that they would prefer to add to their family through fertility options or surrogacy, rather than adoption. That is why we opened the Family Journeys Consultants program to assist you. We have over 45 years of experience in arranging international travel, lodging, transportation, legal contracts, understanding country laws and regulations, and are now able to help you with our wonderful fertility and surrogacy consulting program.
About CHI's Family Journeys Program
Children’s House began back in 1975 bringing children and families together through international adoption. We are a non-profit agency based in the United States. Our staff is dedicated to providing you with the best services so your dream of a child can become a reality.
With decades of experience, we are here to help you overcome the multitude of hurdles that you are certain to experience. We are experts at international adoption and surrogacy, and are here to help you. You don’t have to go through this alone!
What We Do
CHI Family Journeys is a fertility and surrogacy consulting program. We work in countries where the laws and costs are in your favor.
Benefits of CHI Family Journeys Consultants Program
What if I just need fertility treatment and not surrogacy?
Your needs will be discussed during your consultation and your plan will be designed to meet your needs. The countries we work in provide preliminary testing, preliminary treatment, IVF, and ISCI Micromanipulation.
What type of surrogacy fits our needs?
There are two types of surrogacies to consider:
- Traditional – You will select an egg or sperm donor. The egg is fertilized using intrauterine or in-vitro insemination. At CHI we believe it is best for your egg donor to not be your surrogate.
- Gestational – The embryo is created using an egg from the biological mother and sperm from the biological father using in-vitro fertilization. Once the embryo is created in the clinic, it is transferred to the surrogate.
How is our surrogate and egg/sperm donor compensated?
Your surrogate and egg/sperm donor are compensated appropriately, and the amounts will be listed in your contract provided by the clinic you choose.
May we be present for the birth?
Hopefully yes, but babies arrive in this world when they want to. There can also be something unexpected that could prevent you from being there.
How long does this process take?
This depends on how long it takes for your surrogate to become pregnant. On average, your surrogacy program will take 12-18 months.
Do we have to be US Citizens to use surrogacy?
Most couples do not need US Citizenship. Your baby must be biologically related to one or both IPs. However, if you are not a citizen you must consult with an immigration attorney in your home country and the USA regarding immigration. Your baby will become a citizen of your country and not the USA if you are not US citizens.
What does surrogacy cost?
Surrogacy programs abroad are on average 40% less expensive than in the USA. Remember that your package will be individually tailored to your specific needs.