The psychological team provides the comprehensive initial evaluation of the Surrogate Mother, her husband/partner and the Intended Parents. Building Families, Inc. believes that the psychological component of the Program is as essential as the medical component. The Psychologist, through oral and written examination, determines if each party has the coping skills and ability to manage through a Surrogacy Arrangement.
The initial psychological evaluation includes administering a personality inventory and a clinical interview performed by Dr. Radojevic or one of her staff. Dr. Rad’s training and seasoned experience in the field of psychology and mind-body connection make her an expert in diagnostic evaluations and enables her to detect certain appropriate characteristics that will be illuminated through the psychological test and the clinical interview process.
Group counseling is also provided to all Surrogate Mothers on a monthly basis. In addition, Dr. Rad maintains regular contact via phone with the Surrogate Mothers and the Intended Parents when necessary or requested. By being continuously involved, Dr. Rad and her team are able to assist not only in the current needs of the Surrogate Mother and her Couple, but also to recognize and defuse any potential future problem.
Dr. Radojevic believes that the surrogacy process affects not only the Surrogate Mother, but her husband/partner and children; as well as naturally having an anxiety building effect on the Intended Parents. Due to this belief, she offers support and counseling for every party involved.