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City of Norwalk, CA
Norwalk earned its name as being a place where passengers could rest and walk around during their trip on the train. Before it became a passenger stop, it was occupied by the native tribe known as the Shoshonean. Like most native tribes, they were eventually forced out by Spanish ranchers.
Those Spanish ranchers then became Mexican when the country became independent of Spain. Following the Mexican-American war, California was sold or given to the United States. American settlers made their way to California where the land was relatively cheap.
It was the Sproul brothers who were responsible for buying up the initial land that would make up Norwalk. They gave a few acres to the railroad company so long as they made a passenger stop there. This ‘North-walk’ would eventually become Norwalk.
More than anything, Norwalk is known for its dairy. A cheese factory was one of the first major industries to get started in Norwalk. While it has other crops as well, the dairy industry is one of its most successful.
Norwalk has an estimated population of 150,120 people.
For those who are looking for a new and meaningful way to make extra money without having to alter your lifestyle much, then you may want to become a surrogate. Norwalk is a surrogate-friendly city. To find out more about surrogacy in Norwalk, California, read on!
What is Surrogacy?
You’ve likely heard about surrogacy before but never got into the details of what it exactly entails. Surrogacy in California describes the process in which a woman carries the baby of another couple. She carries the baby to term and then gives birth to it- this is called gestational surrogacy. The baby is then given to its biological parents, and the surrogate is able to return to her normal life.
The process of surrogacy is done through IVF and an embryo transfer. During IVF, the intended parents receive fertility treatments to help boost their fertility. Due to various reasons, their fertility may not be as healthy as it needs to be in order for fertilization to occur normally.
Sometimes this is because a man’s sperm isn’t healthy enough to move. The sperm cells may be weak or too slow to reach the egg. Sometimes, he may just have too small of a count. For women, there are various physical problems that could be making fertility difficult. Obstructions in the fallopian tube or the uterus could even make it impossible to have a baby. There are many ways that couples can become infertile, or ways that they experience infertility. By becoming a surrogate in Norwalk, you can help these couples experience the joy that you do from being a parent!
Because of the physical problems, IVF is used to take samples of the egg and sperm cells. They’re then placed in a petri dish where they can easily unite. The sperm cells don’t have to travel far and there isn’t anything blocking them from reaching the egg.
Once they have united, an embryo is formed. This embryo is allowed to grow for a few days to ensure that it is healthy enough to be transferred. The surrogate during this entire process has also been receiving fertility treatments.
Her treatments are designed to help make her body believe that it’s pregnant. If it does not believe that it’s pregnant, then the hormones and other chemicals that it sends out could kill the embryo. The body will recognize it as a foreign invader rather than as a baby.
Once the fertility specialists deem that the surrogate is ready for embryo transfer, the embryo will be inserted inside of her. A few days must pass in order for the specialists to determine whether or not the body has accepted the embryo. If it has, then the surrogate is on their way towards a healthy pregnancy.
What follows is the standard nine months of pregnancy. The baby will grow and develop inside of the surrogate until it’s time for the birth. The details of the birth are discussed prior with the surrogate’s intended parents and a surrogate attorney.
After birth, however, surrogates are able to recover and return home to their families.
This is the process of surrogacy in a nutshell. If you’re interested in how to become a surrogate in Norwalk, then here are a few other aspects that you should know.
Surrogates can earn anywhere around $50,000 with the right kind of surrogate agency. Our surrogate agency, for example, offers a competitive rate with additional opportunities to earn extra money. Each agency offers different benefits and packages but not all do so with the surrogate in mind. We want to make the experience as smooth, stress-free, and profitable for our surrogates as possible.
Here’s a general overview of some of the expenses that you can have paid:
- Base compensation: $40,000
- Twins/multiples: $5,000
- Monthly allowance: $250
- Experienced Surrogate bonus: $5,000
- Maternity Clothes: $1,000
- Housekeeping: $2,000
As you can see there are two ways to earn extra money. The first is to be an experienced surrogate. This describes a surrogate who has had a surrogate baby before. They understand the process and been through it all before.
The second way is when intended parents want twins or multiple children.
We even offer money for your spouse in the event that they have to miss work. Our surrogacy agency in California can pay up to 10 days’ worth of work pay.
Besides monetary compensation, many surrogates find the work to be meaningful. At traditional jobs, you’re not typically changing people’s lives. When you become a surrogate, you’re able to give parents the one thing they’ve been wanting for a long time.
Many surrogates find that the birth of the child is the single most rewarding moment of their lives. They’re able to see the joy and wonder on the faces of their intended parents after they hold their baby for the first time. They were the ones responsible for giving them that joy.
Every surrogacy agency in California has surrogacy qualifications that need to be met before you can join their agency. All of them vary, but some of the qualifications that you can expect from our agency are as follows.
We ask that our surrogates are legal residents of the United States or legal immigrants.
We like to emphasize a healthy pregnancy when at all possible which is why we ask that our surrogates are between the ages of 23 and 38. It’s also important that their BMI is between 19 and 30. Most importantly, however, is that they are nonsmokers, non-alcoholics, and do not partake in drugs.
Another indicator that you can have a healthy pregnancy is if you have had a successful birth before. That’s why we ask that our prospective surrogates have at least one prior birth before joining us that was successful.
You must also be financially secure.
Finally, you must complete a physical and mental evaluation.
How to Become a Surrogate in Norwalk
If you meet those qualifications and are interested in how to become a surrogate in Norwalk, then you can follow the next few steps to become one with our agency.
First, you’ll need to complete the online intake form that we have on our website.
After that has been approved, you’ll be able to fill out the official surrogate application form.
While you’re filling this out, you’ll need to put some paperwork together for us. We require photos of yourself and your family. We also require medical records that detail your pregnancy and the birth of your child. Finally, you must contact your OBGYN in order to send us a clearance letter.
One last step that you’ll need to take is to have a PAP smear performed within a year of applying with us.
For beginners, you may wonder why it’s so important to be part of an agency in Norwalk. There are actually numerous benefits to belonging to an agency.
The first is that it just makes the entire process a lot easier and stress-free. With so many requirements and steps in the process, it can be easy to become overwhelmed. You need to keep track of your appointments and dates on top of everything else going on in your life.
We also make matching you with intended parents a lot easier. When you sign on with us, we take care of that for you. You’re able to sit back and wait for your match to come to you.
We also provide other services like finding you a surrogate attorney and finding you the perfect surrogate health insurance policy.