A match meeting is a meeting that takes place between the intended parents and the surrogate mother, with the goal of getting to know each other better and determining whether they are a good match for the surrogacy journey.
The match meeting is usually held in person or via video conference, depending on the location of both parties. The meeting allows both the intended parents and the surrogate mother to ask questions, share their stories, and get to know each other better. The meeting is also an opportunity for both parties to discuss expectations, boundaries, and any concerns or fears they may have.
What to Expect at a Match Meeting?
The match meeting is a crucial step in the surrogacy journey, and it is important to come prepared and open-minded. Here are a few things you can expect at a match meeting:
1. Get to know each other: The match meeting is an opportunity for both the intended parents and the surrogate mother to get to know each other better. This means sharing your stories, your hopes, and your concerns. Be prepared to talk about your personal experiences, your reasons for pursuing surrogacy, and any expectations you may have.
2. Discuss expectations and boundaries: The match meeting is also an opportunity to discuss expectations and boundaries. This includes discussing the level of involvement the intended parents will have in the surrogacy journey, how communication will be maintained, and any financial arrangements that need to be made.
3. Discuss concerns or fears: Surrogacy is a deeply personal experience, and it’s not uncommon for both parties to have concerns or fears. The match meeting is an opportunity to discuss these concerns openly and honestly. This can help build trust and ensure that everyone is on the same page.
4. Medical and legal considerations: The match meeting is also an opportunity to discuss any medical or legal considerations that need to be taken into account. This includes discussing the fertility process, any medical risks involved, and the legal agreements that need to be put in place.