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Surrogacy DNA Testing

DNA Testing is being increasingly used in domestic and international assisted reproduction and surrogacy cases. For In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF), DNA tests are used to verify that the child is the biological offspring of one or both donors. Those involved in surrogacy are also finding DNA Testing valuable, as many states are now requiring parents to adopt a child carried by a gestational surrogate only after verifying their biological relationship to the child. The most common DNA tests used in assisted reproduction cases are paternity and maternity tests.

In the case of international surrogacy cases, the U.S. Embassy or USCIS will request DNA Testing before allowing the newborn to leave the country of origin. Universal Genetics / Advanced Genetics works with U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Immigration Service Centers around the world. We have vast knowledge of the ins and outs of many countries’ processes.

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STEP 1 
FILL OUT ONLINE APPLICATION

Fill out our online application with the information for your case

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STEP 2
WE WILL REVIEW YOUR INFORMATION & SEND YOU A LINK TO MAKE PAYMENT

If everything seems in order, we will send you an email with information you need to make your payment online. Otherwise, we will contact you regarding any missing items in your application.

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STEP 3 
WE SEND YOU YOUR TRACKING INFORMATION

We will arrange for DNA kits to be sent to  the corresponding US Embassy. Also, we will email you all the details for you to monitor your case. Most of these cases start before a case is file, so we request the corresponding US Embassy to keep the DNA kit on hold until the application for the participants involved is filed. We usually recommend to initiate this type of case 2-3 before the baby's due date. 

REQUIREMENTS TO INITIATE YOUR SURROGACY DNA TEST

If this test is initiated in connection to a CRBA application, then we will need the following:

 

A copy of the letter / written request provided by the U.S. Embassy or USCIS Office. This document typically contains:

 

  • Your file / case number

  • The names of the persons that need to be tested

  • The type of relationship that needs to be proved

Sometimes this document is not available. If that is the case, make sure to let us know this is a surrogacy DNA test for CRBA case.

In addition we will need the following from the participants in the U.S. and abroad:

  • Names

  • Dates of Birth

  • Address

  • Phone Numbers

IMPORTANT NOTE:

As mentioned before, it is recommended for the DNA kit to be sent to the U.S. Embassy / Consulate before the CRBA application is filed. Thus, when the application is entered, the DNA kit is waiting for the client and he/she can request an appointment with the U.S. Embassy / Consulate for DNA sample collection right away. However, we recommend that the DNA kit is sent just about 2-3 weeks before the child’s expected date of birth as the kit will remain idle for some time at the U.S. Embassy / Consulate and it can get lost or misplaced if it is sent with too much anticipation.