During your research or your initial inquiries, you may have heard some unfamiliar terms used by the ConceiveAbilities’ staff. IPs, GCs, Match Managers- what do these all mean?
In this post, we will explain what these acronyms and phrases mean, so that the next time you’re at ConceiveAbilities you’ll feel comfortable knowing what you’re talking about.
1.The woman carrying someone else’s baby, fertilized using the intended mother’s or a donor’s egg, and the intended father’s or a donor’s sperm. Also referred to as a GC or a surrogate. The surrogate is not genetically linked to the baby in any way, as the baby is conceived via in-vitro fertilization.
E.g. At ConceiveAbilities, we only accept the best, brightest women to become a gestational carrier and carry another family’s baby.
E.g. Our business revolves around helping intended parents create their families through surrogacy.
E.g. Our Matching Matters™ methodology results in the right match on nearly the first try, with 95% of our matches accepting.
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E.g. The Matching Matters Consult will help ensure our mental health professionals have a good understanding of the IP’s character, needs and wants.
E.g. Our match team is a group of elite, capable, and helpful professionals tasked with creating the best matches between the intended parents and the gestational carriers.
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E.g. The MSS is where our Match Team decide which GC and IPs to match for the best results.
E.g. “Our Match Meeting went very well. My husband and I really liked our proposed IPs and we hope they liked us.”
E.g. There’s a short quiet period after the match, but it’s because the surrogate is still being cleared and legal documentation is being completed.
E.g. I can’t wait until my surro-baby is born!
Still confused about certain words or phrases? Fill out our contact form and get in touch with someone from the ConceiveAbilities team. The surrogacy industry is full of terminology that can be confusing to someone new. We’re here to make sure that you understand the process and that all your surrogacy questions are answered.
Want to learn about the importance of an agency? Read our reasons why you should use an agency.
Want to learn more about the screening process? Read our post explaining surrogacy screenings.
Want to hear the story of a real-life surrogate? Read our interview with GC Leslie Mattern.
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