Do All Agencies Require Psychological Evaluations of the Couples and the Surrogate Mothers?
Actually, they don’t, that I know of. We are the first surrogate program, Building Families, that actually developed the psychological component. I spent 12 years developing this state of the art, psychological evaluation that is effective and promotes excellent care for intended parents and the surrogate as well.
Actually, I don’t think other agencies do it, maybe they do it at this point, but there is absolutely no mandate to do it. At Building Families, it is mandatory.
No one gets into the program until they have been psychologically evaluated, and we understand that they are ready to start the process.
Dr. Vesna Radojevic