How Embryos are Handled in Surrogacy and IVF

In IVF and surrogacy, life is created from embryos created outside of the body. Learn more about how these embryos are handled.

Surrogacy is becoming an increasingly popular way to start and grow families, and IVF is an important part of the process.

Read on to learn the details of how IVF in surrogacy works, and how embryos are handled during and after the surrogacy IVF process, or click here to get help from a surrogacy professional now.

Surrogacy IVF Process

While you can use IVF without a surrogate, IVF and surrogacy go hand in hand—surrogacy in the United States almost always uses IVF. Once you have chosen surrogacy and gotten matched with a surrogate, the medical process of surrogacy can begin.

In this medical process, your surrogate will have a final screening and begin pre-pregnancy medications, then your surrogacy medical team will help you complete the following steps:

Retrieve Gametes

To create an embryo, you will need sperm and eggs, otherwise known as gametes. Your medical team will help you retrieve these and preserve them until they are used, or you can use gametes that have been saved previously. You may be able to use your gametes, or you can use donor sperm or eggs.

Create an Embryo or Embryos

Next, your medical team will combine the gametes to form an embryo or embryos.

Embryo Transfer in Surrogacy

The surrogacy embryo transfer process comes next. During surrogacy embryo transfer, the embryo or embryos are placed in the surrogate’s uterus by a medical professional using assisted reproductive technology.

Confirm Pregnancy

After embryo transfer, your medical team will confirm pregnancy, and the rest of the exciting process can begin.

Do you Use All Gametes and Embryos in Surrogacy?

In both IVF and surrogacy, there is a possibility of having unused gametes or embryos at the end of the process.

Some families choose to freeze gametes or embryos for future use as a couple. Some others may choose to discard unused gametes and embryos. Others still may choose to donate unused gametes or embryos to another couple that is struggling with infertility.

How Do You End Up with Unused Embryos or Gametes?

It is not uncommon to have 15 or more eggs and many (possibly millions) more sperm after gamete retrieval.

As your medical team combines gametes to form an embryo, you may lose some embryos or sperm—not all gametes can become a healthy embryo.

In some cases, you may end up with only a single healthy embryo, or with no healthy embryos. In some cases, you can end up with multiple healthy embryos without using all of the gametes that were retrieved.

Can I Use All of My Embryos?

If you have multiple embryos, you may have the option to transfer all embryos at the same time, but in some cases, this may not be possible because it can result in an unsafe pregnancy of multiple embryos.

If you choose to transfer a smaller number of embryos, a healthy pregnancy may happen, resulting in unused embryos. In some cases, though, the pregnancy can be unsuccessful.

In cases of an unsuccessful pregnancy, having more embryos ready and waiting can mean you have another chance at conception with another embryo transfer.

What Happens to Unused Gametes and Embryos in Surrogacy?

Each medical provider has their own procedures for handling gametes and embryos, and some medical providers may already ask each patient what their preferences are for unused embryos or gametes and give you options.

These are some of the common options:

Discard gametes and/or embryos: Choosing to discard gametes or embryos means that they will be handled as medical waste. Processes for this option may vary among medical providers.

Freeze gametes and/or embryos: Freezing gametes or embryos can mean you have the option to have another child by IVF or surrogacy in the future.

Donate gametes and/or embryos: If you know that you will not have another cycle of IVF or another surrogate pregnancy, but you don’t want your embryos or gametes to be discarded, you can choose to donate the gametes or embryos to other individuals or couples who may want or need gametes or embryos.

This may mean that you will have another genetically related person in the world in the future, which deserves consideration.

I am Against Having Unused Embryos. Can I Still Do Surrogacy?

Some people see embryos as simply tissue, or a few cells that have divided, while others believe that life begins at conception—when the gametes meet and form an embryo—and that each embryo is a life. If this is an ethical or moral concern, both IVF and surrogacy may still be possible.

One option for those who are against having unused embryos is to do IVF or surrogacy with a donor embryo. When other couples complete IVF or surrogacy, they may freeze unused embryos and offer their embryos to other couples who are struggling with infertility. If you do this, you will help others use embryos that have already been created, and you will not create any embryos that you do not use.

Another possibility is to find a medical provider who can handle your gametes and embryos in a way that you find ethical. Each medical practice may have slightly different processes for gamete and embryo storage and usage, and you can find a medical provider who shares your concerns or is able to work with you to find a solution.

What Should I Do If I’m Concerned about Having Unused Embryos in Surrogacy?

Ultimately, this decision is yours and comes down to your personal ethical and moral convictions.

The good news is that you can always talk through this part of the process with a surrogate professional and your medical team to find a solution if you have concerns about the use of embryos in surrogacy. Get help now here.

What is Gestational Surrogacy?

Understanding the gestational surrogacy process can be impactful whether you are interested yourself or you know someone who might be.

Gestational surrogacy is a remarkable family-building method that allows individuals or couples struggling with infertility to achieve their dreams of parenthood by partnering with a surrogate who carries and delivers the baby on their behalf.

Unlike traditional surrogacy, gestational surrogacy ensures that the surrogate is not genetically related to the child she carries. In this article, we will delve into the step-by-step gestational surrogacy process and shed light on how a surrogate remains biologically unrelated to the baby.

To get more information about gestational surrogacy, fill out our easy form or text 913-204-0224.

What is Gestational Surrogacy?

One of the distinguishing features of gestational surrogacy is that the surrogate is not genetically related to the baby she carries. In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate’s own eggs are used, making her genetically related to the child.

However, in gestational surrogacy, the embryo implanted in the surrogate’s uterus is created using the eggs of the intended mother or an egg donor, eliminating any genetic connection between the surrogate and the baby.

How Does Gestational Surrogacy Work? [5 Steps]

Step 1: Initial Consultation

The gestational surrogacy process begins with an initial consultation, where you will reach out to us to discuss your interest in surrogacy. During this phase, you will go over your application with your surrogacy specialist and discuss your surrogacy preferences and goals. If you meet our requirements for surrogacy, you’ll be able to move forward with the process.

Step 2: The Screening Process

You will undergo an extensive screening process that includes medical and social history, background checks, a home visit for surrogates and psychological evaluations.  Our screening process ensures that everyone is fully prepared for the journey ahead.

Step 3: Finding a Perfect Match

Following the initial screening process, we will carefully assess the compatibility between you and your surrogacy match. This step involves considering factors such as lifestyle preferences, communication styles and shared expectations for the surrogacy journey. Open and transparent communication between you and your surrogate or the intended parents is encouraged to ensure that both parties feel comfortable and supported throughout the process.

Step 4: Creating a Contract

Once a compatible match is found, you will draft a surrogacy contract with an attorney who specializes in surrogacy laws in your state. These legal agreements are drafted to outline the rights and responsibilities of all parties involved. Your contract will cover issues such as compensation, medical decisions and parental rights. Legal professionals ensure that all parties fully understand and agree to the terms before moving forward.

Step 5: Becoming Pregnant

With legalities in place, the medical process begins. The surrogate will undergo a medical evaluation to ensure she is physically capable of sustaining a healthy pregnancy. Eggs are retrieved from the intended mother or an egg donor, and sperm is collected from the intended father or a sperm donor.

The resulting embryos are created through in vitro fertilization (IVF). One or more healthy embryos are then transferred to the surrogate’s uterus after she has completed a regimen of fertility medications.

Step 6: Pregnancy Monitoring and Support

Once pregnancy is confirmed, the surrogate receives regular medical check-ups and support from a team of healthcare professionals. The intended parents may also be involved in the process, attending doctor’s appointments and forming a supportive relationship with the surrogate.

Why Do People Choose the Gestational Surrogacy Process?

People choose surrogacy for a variety of reasons. In some cases, individuals haven’t found the right partner and surrogacy allows the opportunity to have a child as an individual. In other cases, couples may have infertility or may be in a same-sex relationship where neither partner can carry a pregnancy.

As examples, people in the following scenarios may benefit from surrogacy:

A woman who had cancer in her 20s and had to have her uterus removed, but froze her eggs before undergoing cancer treatment may be able to have biological children with a partner or on her own later in life.

A couple who has unexplained fertility and has tried IVF with no success may be able to have a successful pregnancy with the help of a surrogate.

A couple who has one child already, but who had complications during labor or delivery that make a second pregnancy dangerous.

You can see a surrogacy story here.

Get Started Today

The gestational surrogacy process brings the joy of parenthood to individuals and couples facing fertility challenges. By carefully following the outlined steps, intended parents and surrogates can navigate this journey with confidence.

To get more information or begin your surrogacy journey today, contact us.

How Does a Surrogate Get Pregnant?

Have questions about how a surrogate gets pregnant? We explain how the surrogacy process enables you to be genetically linked to your child.

Many people have questions about how a surrogate gets pregnant and the biology associated between the surrogate mother and the child. We are here to dispute any concerns you may have about the process and explain how you will share DNA with your child.

If you have specific questions, contact us today. We know the process of having a baby is an important and heartfelt journey. Your own path to becoming a parent is deeply personal and our surrogacy specialists are ready to help.

Common Myths About Surrogacy And DNA

Myth #1: The child will share DNA with the surrogate.

No, your child will not share DNA with the surrogate mother. The surrogate mother is solely carrying the embryo to term. The embryo will be created through IVF at a fertility clinic before being implanted in the surrogate.

Myth #2: Surrogacy involves intercourse.

No. Surrogacy will never involve intercourse. The father of the child and the surrogate will not have intercourse to become pregnant. The whole process of pregnancy is achieved through IVF, which will be conducted at a trusted fertility clinic.

Myth #3: The gestational surrogate will grow attached and want to keep the baby.

Your surrogate will fully understand the scope of surrogacy. While surrogacy is an emotional process, the legal process helps protect everyone’s rights throughout the surrogacy. You will not have to worry about your legal right to your child.

Surrogacy and the IVF Process

The IVF process involves taking an egg from the intended mother or egg donor, and fertilizing it with the sperm from the intended father or sperm donor. You will decide whether you are using our own egg and sperm, or whether it will be more beneficial to use a donor’s. This will be something you determine in your surrogacy plan with your surrogacy specialist.

The whole IVF process is done in three steps.

Step 1: Egg Donation – A few eggs are extracted from the intended mother or an egg donor.

Step 2: Fertilization – The eggs are then fertilized with the intended father’s sperm or a donor’s in a lab to create the embryos.

Step 3: Embryo Transfer – Leading up to the step, the surrogate will take fertility drugs to prepare her body for the embryo transfer. Once an embryo has been created, it is then transferred to the surrogate’s uterus through a simple procedure at a fertility clinic.

Whether you are using your own egg and sperm or a donor’s will determine whether you are biologically related to your child. No matter which route you choose, your gestational surrogate will never share DNA with your child. Many people choose to go through surrogacy over other options like adoption because it means they will have a biological connection to their child. This is another topic to discuss with you surrogacy specialist as you are creating your plan.

Begin Your Journey to Parenthood

The journey to parenthood can be hard, and if you have come to surrogacy, we know you have likely been down a long road. We are ready to help you begin the surrogacy process today.

Contact a surrogacy specialist today.

Surrogacy for LGBT Couples

Surrogacy has become a popular family-building option for those who can’t conceive a child on their own. One of the biggest demographics of couples pursuing surrogacy are LGBT couples wanting to have a family of their own.

Our goal is to help you understand gay surrogacy and address any concerns or confusion that you may have on the process. You don’t deserve to wait any longer to become a parent and with our help you can experience the best version of the surrogacy process in the shortest amount of time.

If you’re ready to achieve your dreams of starting your family, then contact us online now or text us at 913-204-0224 to connect with us today.

If you want to become a surrogate for a gay couple, reach out to us today.

Is it Possible to Pursue Surrogacy for Gay Couples?

Contrary to popular belief, surrogacy is not exclusive to heterosexual couples. Gay surrogacy is one of the few ways that LGBT couples are able to start their families. It’s also one of the only ways to establish a biological connection with their child. Through gestational surrogacy, you can experience the joys of parenthood knowing that you share a genetic connection with your child.

Surrogacy gave us an opportunity to complete our family. We looked at adoption and at the time there was a two-year waiting process. So, we thought why don’t we go through surrogacy and have someone that is part of me and our family, which was something we also really wanted.” – said Viet, one of our intended parents. More on Michael and Viet’s story here.

Can I Become a Surrogate for a Gay Couple?

Becoming a surrogate for gay couples is a compassionate and rewarding journey that involves helping individuals achieve their dream of parenthood.

If you want to become a surrogate for an LGBT couple, you can discuss this with your surrogacy specialist and they will help you find a same-sex couple who matches your preferences.

Choosing to become a surrogate for a gay couple allows you to play a vital role in expanding diverse families, fostering love and creating lasting connections.

How Does Gay Surrogacy Work?

Surrogacy for LGBT couples involves using in vitro fertilization to create an embryo outside the womb with IVF technology. This embryo is then transferred to the surrogate’s uterus. At American Surrogacy, we only complete gestational surrogacies meaning that your surrogate will not be related to the baby she carries.

For many LGBT couples, gay surrogacy can be the ideal opportunity to not only start your family, but also have a child that shares your genetics. We know that you’ve always dreamed of having a child that looks like you. Through surrogacy, this dream can become a reality.

“The birth of our son was amazing. I just couldn’t believe after all the years and everything we went through that he was finally here. I was holding my little boy in my arms and he was perfect.” – said Viet, one of our intended parents.

Our Commitment to You

We know that there are many professionals out there that can help you begin your gay surrogacy journey. Finding the right professional is one of the most important parts of your surrogacy journey. You want to find someone who will not only be you advocate throughout the process, but who will also make sure you’re protected every step of the way. American Surrogacy can be that agency.

When you work with us, we will be there every step of the way, helping you develop a surrogacy plan that works for you. We’ll also make sure you understand every aspect of the process, providing transparency throughout every step. With over 40 years of experience building families through surrogacy and adoption, we know what it takes to make sure you feel safe and secure throughout the gay surrogacy process.

You’ve waited long enough on your path to parenthood. Let us help you experience the joy of holding your baby in your arms as soon as possible.

To start building your family through LGBT surrogacy, contact us online now or text us at 913-204-0224 to fulfill your dreams today.

How Long Does It Take to Find a Surrogate?

Wondering how long it takes to find a surrogate? We can help you find the perfect surrogate.

When you’re on your way to finally becoming parents, you want to get started immediately. One of the most important parts of this process is finding the right surrogate. But how long does this actually take? We have taken our time over the years to perfect our system of matching parents with their perfect surrogate.

We’re breaking down the timeline of surrogacy and how long it takes to find a surrogate. Ready to get started? Contact us today.

Timeline of Surrogacy Process

The surrogacy process is roughly a 12-18 month commitment. From connecting with a surrogacy agency to matching to holding your baby in your arms, it takes time. However, surrogacy can oftentimes move quicker than other options such as adoption. Different aspects of the surrogacy process can take different amounts of time, but we’ve worked on creating an efficient process so you don’t have to wait.

The Matching Process

We pride ourselves on our ability to match parents to the perfect surrogate in an average of 3-6 months. Once you get to this point of the process, everything begins to feel real. When you begin your surrogacy process, you’ll work with your surrogacy specialist to create your goals for the process. This can include how much your budget it, the type of person you want as a surrogate and more. This will all be included in a profile that is shared with prospective surrogates.

We know it’s important to find your perfect surrogate. That’s why we’ve created a trusted system to find that person for you. After this, you’re able to start the legal process and ultimately begin the medical process that will result in your future child.

Steps to Finding a Surrogate

  1. Work with American Surrogacy
    We have been working in the family building business for decades. We have built a team of outstanding surrogacy specialists who can ensure you are receiving the best care through the process.
  2. Create a Family Profile
    You will work with your surrogacy specialist to create an Intended Parent Profile. This will help you find a surrogate who shares your surrogacy goals. Your profile will include pictures, video and other information about your family and home to present to surrogates.
  3. Connect with a Surrogate
    Once you match with a surrogate, your surrogacy specialist will coordinate a meeting through phone, video or in person to meet the person who will potentially carry your child. From here you will all decide if this is the right match for you and begin the next steps of the surrogacy process. You’ll be one step closer to bringing your baby home!

Find Your Perfect Surrogate

We have made it our mission to create a quality and efficient matching process between parents and surrogates. Your surrogacy specialist will work with you to create a profile that stands out and details the information that is important to you. We want you to feel strong about your decision to pursue surrogacy, and the best way to do that is to find the best surrogate partner for you.

Find your perfect surrogate today!

Is Surrogacy Exploitative?

Concerns about exploitation in surrogacy are often prompted by lack of information. Learn about the systems that protect and empower surrogates in the United States.

In the U.S., surrogacy is designed to protect the well-being of the surrogate, intended parents and the new life they bring into the world together.

As the popularity of this family-building method has risen, so have questions about the prevalence of exploitation in surrogacy throughout the world.

Our agency takes every precaution to protect, empower and advocate for the surrogates that want to help others experience the joy of parenthood. To learn more about surrogacy and how our process works, reach out to us today.

Is Surrogacy Exploitative for Surrogates?

While there are documented cases of exploitation in surrogacy, they are primarily in countries that don’t have the systems in place to protect their surrogates that United States does. Surrogacy in the U.S. is regulated at the state, medical and professional level.

Each state has their own laws pertaining to surrogacy contracts and establishing parentage. Surrogacy professionals in the U.S. regulate their surrogacy processes through carefully curated practices that are designed to protect the surrogate and the child she carries.

What Does the Exploitation of Surrogate Mothers Look Like in Other Countries?

In countries where surrogates aren’t protected, surrogacy exploitation can look like:

  • Being forced or coerced into the process of surrogacy
  • Not being given legal representation during the surrogacy process
  • Being unsure of the surrogacy process or who have not been properly informed about surrogacy
  • Not being compensated for surrogacy or paying for expenses out-of-pocket
  • Feeling surrogacy is their only hope for income if they are in dire financial circumstances
  • Taking advantage of individuals in dire financial circumstances
  • Being asked to be a surrogate by or for an authority figure abusing their power

How We Protect the Surrogates We Work With

We take steps to prepare, screen and support surrogates during each portion of their surrogacy journey. You can read more below about how surrogacy is empowering with our agency or click here to hear from surrogates who have partner with our agency.

Preparing and Educating Prospective Surrogates

By providing prospective surrogates with information and educational resources, we empower them to make informed decisions and pursue what they want with confidence.

  • Any woman who is interested in surrogacy can request free information from us with no obligation to begin the process
  • We have staff available to answer any questions about surrogacy
  • We continuously strive to provide free articles about surrogacy to the public

Screening and Requirements

We have requirements and thorough screening processes in place that are designed to protect the safety of the surrogate and the child they will carry.

  • All surrogates must meet surrogacy requirements based on standards set by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
  • Once she meets all surrogate requirements, she must successfully complete a screening process that consists of a social and medical history form, an in-home assessment and background check, psychological evaluation.
  • All surrogates undergo a medical screening to ensure she is physically healthy enough to safely carry a pregnancy to term.

Learn more about our surrogate screening process.

Protecting a Surrogate’s Autonomy

Surrogates control their surrogacy journey. In addition to having a surrogacy specialist who will advocate for them every step of the way, the surrogacy process is designed to promote autonomy throughout the process by ensuring surrogates:

  • Go at their own pace throughout their surrogacy journey
  • Are represented by a legal professional who will help them draft a surrogacy contract in accordance with their state’s surrogacy laws
  • Are matched with families that align with their surrogacy goals
  • Never have to do anything they’re uncomfortable with

Comprehensive Surrogate Compensation

Surrogates are compensated for the time and effort they contribute to the amazing service they’re providing. In addition to receiving base pay, our surrogate compensation package covers:

  • Medical expenses
  • Legal fees
  • Travel and lodging
  • Lost wages
  • Maternity clothes
  • Prenatal vitamins
  • And more

Learn more about surrogate compensation.

Becoming a surrogate is a choice and one that is made out of generosity and kindness. You can learn more about our surrogacy practices and how we protect our surrogates by speaking with our surrogacy specialists. Contact us today.

Why Are Surrogates Paid?

Learn about paid surrogacy and why we offer the highest compensation possible for our surrogates.

Surrogacy is often surrounded by misconceptions, especially when it comes to paid surrogacy. We’re dedicated to demystifying these misconceptions to provide you with a clear understanding on what it means to receive surrogate compensation.   

Our goal is to address the common points of confusion, explaining why surrogate compensation exists and how we protect you throughout the entire process.  

To see how much you can be getting paid for surrogacy, contact us online now or text us at 913-204-0224 

Why Should Surrogate Mothers Be Paid? 

Paid surrogacy acknowledges the commitment surrogates make when they agree to carry a child for intended parents. Carrying a child for intended parents is a big responsibility and paid surrogacy ensures that you earn meaningful income for your family for the commitment you invest in the process.   

Throughout the surrogacy process, surrogates incur various expenses, including medical bills, childcare, travel costs and more. Paid surrogacy helps alleviate the financial burden associated with the process. This ensures that you can focus on the well-being of the child you’re carrying without having to worry about financial stressors. 

The compensation I received from being a surrogate helped me to alleviate day-to-day stressors. If I needed to take off time from work I wasn’t as stressed about it.” – said Jade, one of our surrogate mothers.  

How Do Surrogates Get Paid? 

When you choose paid surrogacy, you’ll receive your surrogate compensation through a combination of base payments, expense reimbursements and potential additional payments. Your surrogate compensation can be anywhere from $50,000-$110,000 depending on factors such as you experience with surrogacy, income, and location.  

Your base payment compensates you for carrying the pregnancy and typically covers a portion of the overall compensation. Expense reimbursements cover costs associated with pregnancy, such as medical bills, maternity clothing, travel fees, legal fees and more.  

Our Commitment to Fair Practices 

Our program follows the standards set by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). This commitment ensures that our practices meet the highest ethics for paid surrogacy, safeguarding the well-being of everyone involved. Our dedication to fair compensation and adherence to ASRM guidelines protects surrogates from exploitation often observed in other parts of the world.  

By prioritizing ethical practices, we create a safe and empowering environment where surrogates can earn meaningful income without having to worry.  

“Not only was I able to do some renovations in my home but I was able to set up my sons college and that’s something that we set aside. This journey was for the experience and the financial compensation was definitely a plus for the future.” – said Allisandra, one of our surrogate mothers.  

Surrogate compensation opens doors to life-changing opportunities, like buying your dream home, paying off debts and starting a college fund for your kids. Through our ASRM standards and commitment to advocating for paid surrogacy, we ensure a supportive environment that prioritizes the safety and well-being of everyone involved.  

To start receiving meaningful income for your family, contact us online now or text us at 913-204-0224 to see how much you qualify for.  

Is Surrogacy Ethical?

Modern surrogacy prioritizes, safeguards and advocates for surrogates. Explore the ethics of surrogacy with our agency.

Recent conversations around surrogacy have raised questions about the ethicality of this family-building option. We recognize the gravity of these concerns and prioritize the well-being of our surrogates through a comprehensive framework of safeguards.

We’ll delve into the ethical landscape of surrogacy today, shedding light on the measures in place at the state, agency and medical levels to protect surrogates. To learn more about how surrogates are protected, reach out to us today to speak with a specialist.

The Evolving Ethics of Surrogacy

Surrogacy in the U.S. has come a long way, and contemporary practices prioritize ethical considerations more than ever. We believe that transparency, empathy and advocacy are fundamental components of surrogacy ethics. Our commitment is not just to facilitate the surrogacy journey but to empower surrogates with information, support and a reinforced sense of self.

How Surrogacy and Ethics Go Hand-in-Hand

1. Requirements and A Screening Process

We have a set of requirements that all of our surrogates must meet to ensure they are physically and mentally capable of safely carrying a pregnancy to term:

  • Age 21-40
  • BMI 19-32
  • At least one successful prior pregnancy
  • No more than five vaginal births and three C-sections
  • Must be currently raising a child
  • No smoking or illicit drug use

These requirements are based off of standards set by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and exist to protect the well-being of the surrogate and the child she may carry.

Our surrogacy program ensures that each surrogate undergoes a thorough screening process to guarantee physical and emotional well-being of all parties involved. This step is crucial not only for the surrogate’s health but also for the overall success of the surrogacy journey. This will consist of:

  1. Completing social and medical history forms and obtaining a surrogacy recommendation from their OB/GYN
  2. Collect medical records of previous pregnancies and deliveries to confirm that surrogacy is safe for the prospective surrogate.
  3. An in-home visit to ensure that you have a safe and stable home-life where you can safely carry out a healthy pregnancy. During this visit they will also be asked about their motivation for becoming a surrogate, any concerns they have, their partner’s involvement in their surrogacy, etc.
  4. A psychological evaluation for the surrogate and their partner to ensure they’re both mentally and emotionally prepared for the surrogacy journey. They’ll be asked about why they want to be a surrogate, their emotions regarding the journey ahead and their family’s support of your decision.
  5. An insurance review to determine whether or not their policy covers surrogate pregnancy or if we need to find a family that has a surrogacy-friendly policy.

2.cOMPEnsation for their time and effort

We provide all of our surrogates with fair surrogate compensation for the time, physical and emotional commitment involved. This compensation consists of:

  • Base pay: This is money that is paid directly to the surrogate that they can use to enhance their life and their family’s lives in any way they choose.
  • Additional expenses: Our surrogacy compensation package covers all pregnancy and surrogacy-related expenses so that surrogates don’t have to worry about finances or using their own surrogate pay.

You can’t put a price on the miracle of bringing new life into the world, nor would we want to. Providing surrogate compensation is our way of acknowledging the generosity and dedication of surrogates to helping others experience the joy and love of parenthood.

3. Legal Protections and Contracts

In the U.S., every state has its own set of surrogacy laws. These laws ensure the ethical conduct of surrogacy arrangements. We prioritize connecting our surrogates with surrogacy attorneys who specialize in their state’s surrogacy laws.

These legal professionals help our surrogates create agreements that address potential challenges, protect their rights, establish expectations and responsibilities and more, offering surrogates a sense of security throughout the process.

How We Advocate for Surrogates

We go beyond being experts in the field – we are advocates. Our goal is to make every surrogate feel confident, valued and in control of their journey, ensuring a positive and fulfilling experience.

We understand that the surrogacy journey is not just a transaction but a life-altering experience. Our specialists have the surrogate’s best interests at heart, serving as compassionate guides throughout the process. Advocacy, in our context, means unwavering support, a commitment to surrogates’ well-being and a dedication to ensuring a positive and empowering journey.

With the right professionals and advocacy, surrogacy can be an ethical, empowering and deeply meaningful journey. We are not just a surrogacy agency; we are partners in the surrogacy journey. You can learn more about our surrogacy practices by reaching out to a specialist now.

Benefits of Being a Surrogate

Discover the top five benefits of being a surrogate with our complete guide. We’re ready to help you become a hero in someone else’s story.

In a world filled with misconceptions and societal stigmas, the path to becoming a surrogate is often misunderstood. Beyond the stereotypes lies a reality where becoming a surrogate can be a rewarding, life-changing experience.

To help you understand how gratifying surrogacy is, let’s take a closer look at what being a surrogate really means.

If you want to learn more about the benefits of being a surrogate mother, then contact us online now or text us at 913-204-0224 to connect with us today. You can also watch a surrogate journey to get a better grasp on what to expect.

Top 5 Benefits of Being a Surrogate

1. The Surrogate Journey Moves at Your Own Pace

One of the benefits of being a surrogate is that you have a unique sense of control over the process, allowing you to navigate your journey at your own pace. The process will align with your personal needs and preferences, letting you pave the way for how you want your experience to go.

This sense of empowerment emphasizes how positive and rewarding the surrogate journey can be. You can move through each stage of the journey with confidence knowing that you’re in control.

“Because of surrogacy, I now feel more empowered than I’ve ever felt and I can carry that feeling of empowerment into every aspect of my life. It’s been such a huge gift.”– Jade, one of our surrogate mothers.

2. You Get to Earn Meaningful Income for Your Family

Surrogates play not only a vital role in creating families but can also earn meaningful income for their families. One of the benefits of being a surrogate includes receiving compensation for the time and energy you commit to the process. You can use this compensation to significantly improve your finances while also making parenthood possible for a deserving family.

You can earn $50,000-$110,000 in surrogate compensation to help you with life-changing expenses such as paying off debts, establishing a college fund for your kids, or buying your dream car. Whatever it may be, this benefit of being a surrogate will help you cover all aspects of the surrogacy journey, relieving you of any financial burden.

“I was able to be more present with my kids and that was to me the biggest thing. I was able to go on vacations with them and if I needed to take time off from work I wasn’t as stressed about it. Carrying a human is a job so it’s okay to be rewarded for that job.” –Jade, one of our surrogate mothers.

3. You Become a Hero in Someone Else’s Story

Being a surrogate means becoming a hero in the eyes of intended parents. Your contribution to bringing a new life into the world can have a lasting impact on the lives of those who have dreamed of becoming parents. Knowing that you have the power to bring the joy of parenthood to a deserving couple can be an incredibly rewarding feeling.

One of the benefits of being a surrogate mother is that you get to play a pivotal role in creating a family and bringing happiness to intended parents.

“I chose to be a surrogate because I wanted to have a bigger purpose. I wanted to help someone in a way that not many can and really impact their lives and my life too. There are people who desire to have this one thing that they just can’t have and I couldn’t imagine someone who wants that and not being able to experience it. “– Jade, one of our surrogate mothers.

4. The Modern Surrogacy Process is Guided by Qualified Professionals

One of the more recent benefits of being a surrogate is that the modern process prioritizes the well-being of all parties involved. When you become a surrogate, you can find comfort in knowing that the process is medically safe and guided by experienced professionals.

Our surrogate screening process ensures that you’re ready for the journey ahead. You’ll be provided with personalized medical consultations, screenings and tests that will verify your physical health for the surrogacy journey. With the guidance of dedicated fertility specialists and healthcare professionals, you can count on quality care throughout every step of the process.

“I wanted to have an experienced team behind me someone delegated to helping your find a match. Their support was so strong that I felt confident to take on anything that was coming. American Surrogacy really helped every step of the way it was so beautiful.”- Jade, one of our surrogate mothers.

5. Form Bonds That Will Last a Lifetime

One of the amazing benefits of being a surrogate is that you have the opportunity to form a deep bond with the intended parents. The relationship that you develop can evolve into a connection built on trust, mutual respect and a shared sense of fulfillment.

This bond goes beyond the birth of the child, ensuring a connection that will last a lifetime. Because we offer such a thorough screening process, you can find peace of mind knowing that you’ll be matched with qualified intended parents.

“The best part for me is having that long relationship with them (the intended parents) now. Seeing the experiences that they have and the fun kid that he’s growing to be is powerful to say that I helped do that. Because I was a surrogate I feel like I’m a superhero.” – Allisandra, one of our surrogate mothers.

Although there are many misconceptions out there about surrogacy, the benefit of being a surrogate is that you not only give the gift of parenthood to others but also experience a journey filled with self-reflection, emotional maturity and heroism.

If you’re ready to change lives today, then contact us online now or text us at 913-204-0224 to connect with us.

What is a Career Surrogate?

What is a career surrogate? We break down the benefits to becoming an experience surrogate mother.

Have you heard of a career surrogate? If you’ve been looking into surrogacy, you’ve likely come across this term. In the world of surrogacy, we love to work with career surrogates. Today, we break down what it means to become a career surrogate, the benefits and how you can get started.

Ready to begin your surrogacy journey? Contact a surrogacy specialist to get started.

What is a Career Surrogate?

A career surrogate is essentially an experienced surrogate. For many women, this experience is enjoyable and something they want to repeat as they are able to. There are a number of surrogate requirements you have to meet to continue as a surrogate, but once you’ve met them once and gone through the process, you will likely continue to meet these standards. This allows for a smoother process each time you go through the surrogate process.

Surrogacy can be a calling for many women who want to help others. This can create a positive and quality experience for everyone involved. If you find you want to continue being a surrogate and continue meeting the requirements, you can be a surrogate.

Benefits of Becoming a Career Surrogate

One of the main benefits of becoming a career surrogate is the experienced surrogate pay you receive. This can be a life-changing amount for many women and their families. Our experienced surrogate pay ranges from $60,000-$110,000. Where you live and how many times you’ve been a surrogate factor into this amount. For those career surrogates who are on their third or even fourth experience as a surrogate, this can be on the higher end. Surrogate pay often helps with:

  • Paying off debt
  • Purchasing a car
  • Purchasing a home
  • Paying for college
  • Putting money away for kids
  • Creating once-in-a-lifetime memories

Another benefit to being a career surrogate is your ability to understand the process. Because you have been through the entire surrogacy journey before, you understand the physical and emotional demands of the process. This goes a long way when working with parents who want a trusted surrogate to carry their baby. There’s nothing better to many parents than having a trusted individual to carry their child.

Get Started as a Surrogate

When you start your journey as a career surrogate you are not only helping to build families, but you are helping to sustain your own. Through continued experience as a surrogate your service can be beneficial to everyone. With the compensation, you earn as a surrogate, you can do so much for yourself and your family. We acknowledge that what you do as a career surrogate is offering incredible and insurmountable change for others.

We love working with experienced surrogates and would love to work with you. Whether you’re looking to start your first or third surrogacy journey, our surrogacy specialists are ready to assist you. We will walk you through the process from beginning to end, offering a competitive surrogate compensation package to help you feel financially secure

Contact us to get started today!