How to Find a Surrogate in New York

Parenthood could be something you’ve dreamt about for years. Take control and save time by working with us. We’re the quickest path to parenthood.

No matter what reason you have for not being able to be a parent, surrogacy gives you the opportunity to experience parenthood. We understand you’ve been waiting, maybe years, to be a parent. You don’t have to wait any longer.

Our short wait times mean you can find a surrogate match quickly and get one step closer to being a parent.

Talk to a specialist today and learn more about how to find the perfect surrogate.

How to Find a Surrogate in New York

If you don’t know where to find a surrogate in New York, we can help. 

Although the average time to find a surrogate through other agencies can be as high as 2.5-4 years, we strive to provide the lowest wait times possible. You can take control and live out your dream of becoming a parent sooner. Why wait longer than you have to?

Find Your Surrogate Match

Intended parents share their confidence in our surrogacy screening.

No two surrogacy journeys are exactly alike but here are three steps that can outline what the process might look like for you:

  • Step 1: Find a carrier with our surrogate outreach program.
  • Step 2: Get to know your surrogate through a conference call.
  • Step 3: Sign a surrogacy contract to make it official.

Get to Know Your Surrogate

How Long Does it Take to Find a Surrogate in New York?

You can find a surrogate in New York in an average of just 30-90 days. We know you can’t wait to create memories with your child and experience the joys of being a parent which is why we prioritize keeping our wait times low.

No matter how long you’ve been looking to grow your family, you deserve the opportunity to live it out yourself as soon as possible. We’re committed to providing you with a surrogate match in New York so quickly.

A short wait time to find a surrogate can be the difference between creating those memories with your child or waiting years to have that opportunity.

When it comes to finding a surrogate, here’s how we quickly find you the perfect match:

Balanced List

Our 1:1 intended parents-to-surrogate ratio helps us successfully manage our intended parent list. This is one of the many ways we put your needs first so we can help you find a surrogate match. 


The internet has evolved into a tool that surrogates find agencies. Our network of websites reaches tens of thousands of people every month to help increase the chances of finding a surrogate in New York. 


When you work with us, you’ll know that the surrogate profiles you see have been extensively vetted so you know you’ll be working with the highest quality surrogates. 

How Much Does it Cost to Find a Surrogate Mother in New York?

How to Have Financial Clarity

Intended parents explain how American Surrogacy saved them money.

Finding a surrogate with us costs $149,900.

We have a fixed-fee structure to help give you financial clarity as to what you’re paying for with our surrogate matching service and how that will lead to starting life with your child sooner.

This cost covers everything you need to find a surrogate in New York and will be paid in two installments. The first is due at activation and the second is due when you find the perfect match.

The first installment is used for:

  • Marketing and Advertising

    It’s as simple as this, the more marketing you have, the better chance you have of finding a surrogate. Higher marketing means shorter wait times while lower marketing means longer wait times. 

  • Surrogate Screening

    Our quick and efficient screening process to find the best surrogates includes social and medical history forms, in-home assessments and background checks, medical and psychological evaluations and insurance reviews. 

How We Protect Your Investment

Creating your family through surrogacy is the investment of a lifetime. Our flat fee is there to give you peace of mind and confidence with knowing how our surrogate matching service uses those fees to end your wait and start you on the quickest path to parenthood. 

Another way that we protect your investment is with our Parent Protection Fee, something other agencies don’t offer. The Parent Protection Fee refunds a large part of your investment in the event that the surrogacy is unsuccessful.

It also covers unlimited matching for as long as you have embryos. Protecting your budget and the investment you’re making is as important to you as it is to us. We’re here for every step of your journey.

Get the Support You Deserve

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How Do I Find a Surrogate Near Me?

If finding a surrogate near you in New York is important to you, we have plenty of surrogate profiles we can show you.

But keep in mind that your preferences can directly impact how long you’ll wait to find a surrogate match. Being open to changing preferences, like being open to out-of-state surrogates, can lead to faster times to find the perfect match.

Fill out our form to learn more about the steps to finding a surrogate. 

View Surrogate Profiles

Surrogate profiles are your first glimpse into the life of the woman who can help you become a parent. And you can start looking for the perfect surrogate match right now. Here’s a look at our active surrogates:

Next Steps After Finding a Surrogate

If you have embryos created with a fertility clinic already, then you’re ready to take the next step. Contact us to become that much closer to parenthood.

Once you find a surrogate in New York that you think could be the one, then your specialist will send their information to your fertility clinic. Once the clinic confirms she is able to be a surrogate, they’ll send your intended parent profile to her.

If she wants to know more about you, we’ll set up a zoom call for you both to get to know each other better. You don’t have to make a decision during this call but you can both ask each other questions you have about them or their profile. If you both come away from that call ready to move forward, you can make the match official.

If you do not have embryos created or a fertility clinic that you’ve partnered with, you need to do so before you can move on.

Fertility Clinics           

  • New Hope Fertility Center (New York City): New Hope Fertility Center offers a complete range of fertility and in vitro treatment services so that your journey to parenthood is streamlined, low-stress and as minimally disruptive to your life as possible.
  • The New York Fertility Center (Flushing, New York City): As one of the first IVF centers established in Queens, New York, The New York Fertility Center has a reputation for successfully handling difficult cases and more common obstacles. They are the first IVF laboratory in Queens and completed the first “Band-aid” myomectomy in Queens, the first donor egg pregnancy in Queens and the first oocyte cryopreservation and successful pregnancy in Queens
  • Genesis Fertility & Reproductive Medicine (Brooklyn, Forest Hills, Staten Island, Hewlett): The nationally renowned board-certified reproductive endocrinologists at Genesis Fertility & Reproductive have been listed among Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors, New York Magazine’s list of Best Doctors and the New York Times SuperDocs.

Other Things to Know About Surrogacy in New York

The Child Parent Security Act legalized gestational surrogacy when it went into effect on Feb. 15, 2021.

It laid out protections and a path to parental rights for parents who used assisted reproductive technology (ART) to have children.

Surrogacy contracts, which had been void and unenforceable, were legalized so long as both parties met specific requirements. As an intended parent, you must:

  • Have independent legal counsel
  • Both be parties to the agreement (if you’re in a couple relationship)

As legal representation is a required part of the process when it comes to surrogacy contracts, here are some attorneys in New York you can reach out to:

  • Talmud Law (Williamsville): Both parties in a surrogacy work with attorneys to draft, review, revise and sign surrogacy agreements before any related medical procedures begin. Talmud Law helps people looking to expand their families through gestational surrogacy.
  • Law Office of Brian Esser PLLC (Brooklyn): As an adoptive father himself, Attorney and Owner Brian Esser can help you at every step of the way including drafting a gestational carrier agreement and obtaining legal parentage for the intended parents.
  • Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP (Lake Succes, New York City): The attorneys at Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP are knowledgeable in the different laws and statutes of jurisdictions across New York State, as well as the different courts in which your proceedings may be handled, including Family Court, Surrogate’s Court and Supreme Court.
  • Rumbold & Seidelman, LLP (Nyack): Rumbold & Seidelman is one of the leading New Jersey and New York firms with expertise in the highly specialized field of assisted reproduction law, especially gestational surrogacy.

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FAQ About Finding a Surrogate

Is New York a Surrogacy-Friendly State?

New York is a surrogacy-friendly state thanks to the Child Parent Security Act that was passed in 2020. It provided protections for surrogates while laying out a straightforward path to establish parentage for parents who rely on surrogacy to have children.

Is it Hard to Find a Surrogate in New York?

No, it’s not hard to find a surrogate in New York. Our marketing reach, carefully managed lists and screening process mean you’ll find a surrogate match in an average of just 30-90 days.

Can I Find a Surrogate Online?

Yes, you can find a surrogate online but it comes with risk. You don’t know if the surrogate is being upfront about their situation and there’s even the potential of fraud, all of which can result in longer wait times to become a parent.

Not only do we make the process to find a surrogate faster than any other agency, we find the highest quality surrogates to work with thanks to our screening process.

Is Surrogacy Covered by Insurance in New York?

Yes, surrogacy is covered by insurance in New York. Insurance protections, and rights, for surrogate and intended parents, were also a result of the Child Parent Security Act. Insurance for intended parents covers financial losses if there’s a disruption to the process.

What is the Best Place to Find a Surrogate?

The best place to find a surrogate is with us. As a full-service, national surrogacy agency, not only do we work with surrogates across the country, we have all the services you need to complete your journey under one roof.

How Do I Find a Surrogate Mother for Free?

Although you can find your own surrogate for free by searching online or networking with family or friends, be careful. Without the support of a professional, your journey could become harder, riskier and slower.

Our all-encompassing screening process and short wait times offer you the quickest path to parenthood.

Can I Find a Surrogate Mother for a Gay Couple?

Yes, you can find a surrogate for a gay couple. We work with plenty of surrogates that would be happy to carry for you and can find the perfect match to meet your preferences.