No, being a surrogate does not cost you money. In fact, most surrogates make from $35,000-$65,000 over expenses.
All medical, legal, travel and supply expenses are covered. Extra expenses, such as maternity clothes, are covered. Loss of work is also covered.
For a full list of surrogate's compensation, visit here.
Nope! Gestational carriers are not genetically related to the babies they carry.
Embryos are created using the mother’s eggs, and the father’s sperm. Or in some cases donor eggs or sperm. But never your or your husband’s egg or sperm!
These babies are created with love by their parents, and you get to be the loving woman who carries them for 9 months and helps them arrive safely into the arms of their parents.
YES! Different surrogacy agencies have different priorities. At Supportive Conceptions Surrogacy, our priority is building relationships with the intended parents and with the surrogates.
Every surrogate is in direct contact with the owner, Kim, during the entire process. She helps make sure the process goes smoothly and is there to answer any questions you may have.
The six key milestones of the surrogacy process are:
Step 1: Prescreening (1-2 weeks)
The first step is to fill out a surrogate application. If your application passes the first set of surrogate requirements, you'll be connected with a Surrogate Prescreening Coordinator. Medical records review and evaluation and background checks also happen during this step.
Step 2: Surrogacy Consultation (1-2 weeks)
During this step you'll have a video call with social worker, and your primary support person/spouse will have a call with the social worker as well.
Step 3: Matching (1 week to 2 months)
This is an exciting step: matching with your intended parents! When a good match is identified, there will be a profile exchange with intended parents, then a video call. If all parties agree, you will officially be matched! Circle Surrogacy has intended parents waiting for the right surrogate match – you could be matched immediately!
Step 4: Medical Screening & Legal Contracts (2-3 months)
You'll attend your Medical screening at the IVF clinic (overnight trip), and you'll start and finalize contract negotiations with your attorney.
Step 5: Monitoring Appointments & Embryo Transfer (3-4 weeks)
Once approved medically, you'll begin