Here are some things to consider when preparing for your meeting with the psychologist.
Why have you chosen to pursue surrogate parenting? Have you told anyone of your plans to work with a surrogate, and if so what were their reactions? Do you need help in explaining surrogacy to a family member or friend? What qualities do you want your surrogate to have? What type of contact do you want to have with your surrogate during the pregnancy and after birth? Will you request your surrogate undergoes an amniocentesis, and if so what will you do with the results? Will you elect to terminate a pregnancy if there is a diagnosis for Downs syndrome, or only for something more severe? Will you choose selective reduction in the case of a triplet pregnancy? What changes will occur in your life after you have a child? What do you plan to tell your child about his/her unique origins? How has the struggle of infertility affected your marriage/relationship? How would you describe yourselves to a potential surrogate mother? How can we help make this a good experience for you?