The words “screening” and “testing” can sound intimidating or daunting, especially when no explanation is offered. When looking into becoming a gestational surrogate, you will probably see words like this often and though they may SOUND overwhelming, we’re here to settle your nerves! Let us tell you more about the different types of screenings a surrogate can expect. We hope that by offering more detail, they don’t seem as scary.
While surrogacy costs can be expensive, celebrities are not the only people to build or create their family(ies) this way. At Reproductive Possibilities, the majority of our Intended Parents are everyday people, with normal jobs and normal lives. We’ve worked with teachers, nurses, stay at home moms, small business owners, fitness instructors, insurance agents, event planners... the list goes on!
“Why does weight matter?” “Not all heavy women are unhealthy!” Almost daily, we’re asked why does weight or BMI matter so much? In order to become a gestational surrogate, you must meet certain qualifications and must pass certain screenings such as physical and psychological examinations. One requirement to becoming a gestational surrogate, is to have a healthy BMI. The BMI requirements for a surrogate mother can .... read more
Have you made the decision to become a surrogate but are not sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place! Learn more about the early stages of the surrogacy process and how to get started with these 5 easy steps: .... read more
Every October 31st, people across the world dress in costumes that range from spooky zombies and creepy crawlies to pretty princesses and smiley sailors. Pregnant women can have a “spooktacular” time dressing up too! This year, we encourage you Mummies to get even more creative and imaginative. Incorporate your pregnancy into your costume and use that bump to your advantage! read more
Our surrogates were recently featured in a video. read more
This might just be THE most asked question that any agency will get from Intended Parents. As you proceed, please don’t expect a definitive answer to this question, but guidance towards managing your expectations and goals. read more
Who can be a surrogate? Do I qualify? Am I too old? These are some of the most common asked questions by women considering surrogacy. We’re here to set the record straight! At Reproductive Possibilities, women must meet certain requirements in order to be considered as a surrogate mother. We refer to... read more
While no parent would choose for their baby to placed in a NICU’s care, it is sometimes necessary so babies can get the medical support and help that they need. In September, we thank and honor all those who have been touched by a NICU, in one way or another. read more
No matter how you’ve come to surrogacy, making the decision to become a surrogate mother is not one to be taken lightly. Researching surrogacy, the surrogacy process and surrogacy agencies are helpful ways to ensure you understand exactly what surrogacy is, how it works, and what it means to carry a baby for someone. Before filling out an application to embark on a surrogate pregnancy, here are 5 important things for you to ask yourself... read more
Our GC (gestational carrier) “MM” shared her postpartum thoughts with us and we’d like to share with all of you:“This is real life postpartum. Adult diaper on, still looking pregnant, nursing pads floating around, taking care of stitches in unmentionable places...I’ve had so many people ask…how do you feel now? You bonded with the baby and now she’s not there, that must be hard. It’s not hard, it’s beautiful. "... read more
One of the most-asked questions from women who are interested in becoming surrogate mothers is, “How much does a surrogate make?” Typically, a first-time surrogate will be paid a base fee, usually between $25,000 to $35,000. At Reproductive Possibilities, our base fee starts at $35,000. Your contract can and may have additional surrogacy costs, expenses and/or reimbursements listed that you may be entitled to, such as: ...