To be a Surrogate…
Thank you for wanting to become a Surrogate. It takes a very unique and heart felt person to want to be able to help someone ins such as noble way.
Women decide to become a surrogate for many different reasons. Nation Wide Egg Donation & Surrogacy is here to guide and help protect you along every step of the way from beginning to end. Lets begin this amazing journey together!
GET IN TOUCH WITH NWED
Your future family begins today. Contact us to see how easy it is to begin viewing donor and surrogate profiles!
To be a surrogate you need to live in a “surrogate friendly state” these states are listed below: These states are considered more surrogacy-friendly.
The pink states below are the most surrogate-friendly:
Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Rhode Island, & Washington
To be a surrogate you must meet the following requirements:
Be between 21-37 years old
Have delivered a child of your own with no complications (gestational diebetes etc.)
c-section is ok
Have had no more than 6 pregnancies (births)
Have a BMI (body mass index) less than 30
Have been a non-smoker for at least a year (will be nicotine and drug tested)
Must not be on any government assistance programs or will need to request termination of assistance
Must not have traveled to a area where Zika virus has been detected in the last 6 months
You (and your spouse, if applicable) must not have any prior felonies (will be subject to a background check)
Must not currently be on medications for mental illness (anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders, etc.)
Must not have history of bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety, personality disorders, etc.
Must not be on the Depo-Provera shots, if have an IUD may be requested to take it out
Note: Having health insurance already in place that is surrogate friendly is a plus! If not you can apply for it in open enrollment
The Surrogate Experience
When you become a surrogate mother, it is a personal and private choice that you make; one that you know will be both emotional and rewarding. For the couple seeking a child through surrogacy, there is hope, anticipation, and anxiety.
People come to a surrogate agency because both the surrogate mother and the couple are treated with care, respect, and consideration throughout the entire process, from contract to delivery of a new baby. Though many people have a strong desire to become either a surrogate mother or to become parents by surrogacy, not everyone is accepted into the surrogacy program. Each couple and prospective surrogate mother must undergo both physical and psychological evaluations to ensure they want to participate in the program for the right reasons.
The ultimate goal of each couple is to have a happy and healthy baby to bring home at the end of the pregnancy. For each surrogate mother, surrogate agencies want to make sure the experience is filled with positive memories and a sense of satisfaction that they have helped a childless couple become parents. Both the couple and the surrogate mother have a vital role and responsibility during the surrogacy contract period. The surrogate mother has the task of making sure she remains healthy and takes care of herself to give the baby she is carrying the best possible chances of being healthy at birth. The couple doesn't just sit back and wait nine months for their baby to be born. They must support the surrogate mother through the process as well so that her experience can be the most rewarding it can be. Bringing this child into the world requires a group effort.
There are four distinct steps that are part of the Surrogate experience:
- The Application Process
You'll fill out an application and have your initial consultation with NWED.
- Making the Match
You'll go through a screening process during which you are matched with an ideal parent or couple that would like to work with you. During this part of the process all contracts will be finalized.
- Medical Procedures
You'll undergo the necessary procedures, which can include artificial insemination, or in vitro fertilization.
- Pregnancy and Birth
With the support of NWED, you will continue through your pregnancy and the experience of childbirth.
Please Contact Us to learn more about each of these steps. We will be happy to take you through the details and answer all of your questions!
How Does Compensation Work?
A standard base compensation is paid to the surrogate
In some cases, a request is made for additional compensation
Existing health-care provided surrogacy insurance can impact compensation
Experienced, previously successful surrogates are eligible to receive higher compensation
Surrogates should expect a standard base compensation, but can request higher amounts. Typically, $28,000 to $40,000 is expected for first-time surrogates with approved insurance.
Surrogates without approved insurance are typically compensated $5,000 less to allow intended parents to purchase insurance for them.
Experienced surrogates often receive an additional $5,000 over their previous base fee (assuming their insurance status hasn't changed since their last surrogacy journey).
APPLY TO BECOME A SURROGATE
If you would like to apply to become a surrogate or have questions about the process, please get in touch via one of the methods on our contact page or simply click the button below to email us now.