Before starting treatment, the couple and the surrogate have to go to the fertility center to establish the medical justification of the intended mother and the psychological situation of everyone. After these examinations, the prior request is sent to the CNPMA, which consults the opinion of the Medical Association before giving its consent.
Both the couple and the surrogate have the support of a multidisciplinary team of social workers, psychologists and jurists to ensure that the decision has been taken with full awareness of its risks and consequences. The contract is only drawn up after this step.
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