Because each surrogacy arrangement is unique, there may be some variances and this will be discussed in much greater detail as the process moves forward. If you have any further questions or would like more information about becoming a surrogate, firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 888-350-1759.
While it can vary depending on many circumstances, anticipate between months. Because there are many variables in a gestational surrogacy arrangement, it is difficult to specify!
No. It is difficult to consent to being a surrogate without having a child yourself. must have given birth to and be raising at least one child. We need to see proven fertility through OB/GYN records.
Long distance travel is not required, but it can expedite the process if you are to travel for a medical work up, initial doctor consult, and embryo transfer. Additionally, it’s important to understand local travel to various appointments is a requirement.
Surrogates in our program range from $20,000 to $40,000 with an additional $5,000 for each subsequent surrogate pregnancy. Surrogates are compensated a monthly allowance plus maternity clothing allowance. On average, the compensation amounts to $40,000. For more information, see the compensation page.
All expenses are paid via insurance or the intended parents. While there may be few out of pocket expenses throughout the process, you will be reimbursed from your escrow in a timely manner.
No. You will not be genetically related to the child in any way.
While most of the physicians we work with are conservative, this decision is mutually between you and the intended parents. On average, 1-2 embryos are transferred.
Typically, intended parents commit to up to 3 attempts. Because we work with physicians, most surrogates do eventually become pregnant.
Under most circumstances, yes. It will be mutually decided upon with the parents, and it will also depend on the insurance being utilized.
It varies from one match to the next. Some matches are with international parents where communication is somewhat limited, while other matches are more proximate. Some relationships can be business-like compared to matches where the participants speak and/or meet on a more regular basis. The kind of relationship you are interested in can be explored before and during a potential match with intended parents.
In most situations, we work with states where a Birth Order is issued within the system of the county of birth. This relinquishes all rights and responsibilities to the intended parents prior to the birth.
It is most often related to the state you reside in and the legalities surrogacy there. Aside from that, the OB/delivery records from a surrogate’s previous pregnancy must be free of any serious medical and psychological complications. A history of healthy, full-term deliveries is an absolute requirement for acceptance into the program.