VERONICA STAND-OUT SURROGATE

On April 24, 2017, Veronica succeeded in passing our multi-level screening protocols to emerge as a Stand-Out-Surrogate. She lives in Illinois with her daughter. This is Veronica's second journey as a gestational carrier.

ABOUT VERONICA

Surrogate Number 71214
  • Veronica was born in 1978 and lives in Cicero, Illinois with her daughter.
  • She is a building inspector and in her free time she enjoys gardening.
  • She enjoys reading the "Harry Potter" series with her daughter. They watch the movie after they finish each book.
  • Veronica enjoys all kinds of music. She enjoys dancing to merengue, salsa, bachata and reggaeton.

IN HER OWN WORDS

Share your reasons & motivations for pursuing surrogacy:

I believe everyone should have a family. I feel blessed that I can help a deserving couple or person have a child of their own. My first journey was a wonderful experience and I look forward to this one being one as well.

We believe that everyone deserves a family, tell us about yours:

My little family consists of me and my daughter. She is 9 years old and she is my everything. My father and step mother have been a great source of support in my life. I do not know what I would do without them. I'm am the oldest of my siblings, I have 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

Who will be your greatest source of support through this journey?

My father, step mother and sister.

How will the financial compensation for being a surrogate help you and your family?

I am a single mother and take care of all of our financial needs. I get no support from her father. Being a surrogate helps me by helping to pay for my daughter's education, she is in Catholic school. It will also help with home major repairs that are needed. I plan on having the roof replaced on our house and replace the fence.

Please share your expectations of the surrogacy process:

I expect everything to go smoothly. I never had any complications with either of my pregnancies. I have faith that everything will turn out great.

HEALTH

Veronica is in good health. She reports her diet as healthy with no dietary restrictions. She currently takes Levothyroxine.

PREVIOUS PREGNANCIES

Liliana and Veronica

FEBRUARY 2008

First Child: Baby Girl, Liliana weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces.

Veronica carried her full term (41 weeks) and had a vaginal delivery.

DECEMBER 2016

Surrogate Pregnancy: Baby Girl weighed 8 pounds 9 ounces.

Veronica carried her full term (38 weeks, 4 days) and had a vaginal delivery.

TERMINATION AND REDUCTION CONSIDERATION

Veronica has indicated she is willing to terminate or reduce a pregnancy in the case of abnormalities of the fetus or in the case of a high-risk pregnancy, upon consultation with the intended parents and attending physician.

LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS

The legal procedures involved in third party collaborative reproduction vary from state to state and country to country. ConceiveAbilities' legal team will explain to you exactly when and what documents will be filed to ensure that you establish your parental rights to your child. ConceiveAbilities is dedicated to educating you about the legal process, including the specific state laws that will impact your journey. From a legal perspective, your personal strategy will account for multiple considerations, all of which aim to minimize your risk and to protect you in an ever-changing legal landscape. Remember, the state where your surrogate resides and gives birth governs your parentage procedures.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE STATE WHERE THE SURROGATE RESIDES:

ILLINOIS: LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS

SHE'S HERE TO ANSWER YOUR LEGAL QUESTIONS
"The legal landscape is constantly changing and I work with my clients to provide them with the best possible legal outcomes. I can help you navigate through the laws surrounding family building so that you can have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your family has legal security."

After your surrogate match is secured, Meg and your dedicated Match Manager will provide guidance on the legal steps ahead. This includes the drafting and negotiation of the Direct Agreement and subsequent parentage documents specific to your surrogate's state.

INSURANCE

An independent review of Veronica's current plan with Blue Cross Blue Shield resulted in a professional opinion that she will be able to use her policy for expenses related to surrogacy. However, this should not be seen as a guarantee of coverage.

Once you are closer to an embryo transfer, a consult with Art Risk will provide you with an updated analysis and opinion of coverage options, and also discuss possibilities which may arise that can impact the level of benefits obtained. Insurance plans can and often do change midway through pregnancy. When considering whether to procure a secondary policy for your GC it is important to keep these possibilities in mind. Please keep in mind that the below letter is not a guarantee of coverage. The analysis is intended only as a tool to be considered as you develop your plan for securing health insurance for your surrogate's journey.

"The truth is that maternity coverage for surrogacy is often a luxury. So I do everything possible to educate and prepare my clients in the matching matters process" —Alicia Denefe, ConceiveAbilities

With over 15 years of experience in the business of insurance, our insurance experts at Art Risk offer the knowledge and understanding to help protect your interests and guide you through the insurance world.

FINANCIAL

Below is an outline of costs specific to your surrogate match. Please note that during legal negotiations there may be slight changes to the below costs.

*Average ranges between 5-10 days during the journey. Final cap determined in contract phase.

As our financial partner, Chicago Trust offers the undivided attention of knowledgeable, dedicated, and caring professionals for the safety and security of your escrow account.

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