Discover the Joy of Becoming a Surrogate Mother

Deciding to become a surrogate is incredibly kind and courageous. Your selflessness allows others to fulfill their dream of becoming a parent.

What is a Surrogate Mother?

A surrogate — also known as a gestational carrier — is an incredibly special woman who chooses to carry a child for those wanting to start or build a family, but are unable to do so themselves. These women are courageous and selfless, investing emotionally, mentally and physically in making parenthood a reality for deserving intended parents. Reproductive Possibilities works with gestational carriers who are women not biologically related to the baby they would carry.

Using IVF, intended parents can establish a biological relation to the child by using their own eggs and/or sperm, or they may use an egg and/or sperm donor. The eggs are fertilized in an IVF facility outside of the surrogate’s body and then that embryo (or embryos) is transferred to her uterus.

What to Expect as a Surrogate Mother

As a surrogate mother, you can expect a fulfilling journey as you help others become the parents they've always dreamed of.

Women who wish to be surrogates should expect to work with many professionals throughout their journey – the surrogacy agency, lawyers, medical professionals – and will be asked to be open and honest about their desire to become a surrogate, and personal details about their medical histories and personal lives.

Surrogates can also expect to be part of something amazing and life-changing. Our surrogates describe their surrogacy experience as "the best thing they ever did" and "inspiring and empowering".

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Surrogate Mother Qualifications

Each surrogate application is considered on a case-by-case basis, but basic qualifications include:

  • Must have given birth before (with no medical complications and no more than three c-sections)
  • Non-smoker
  • Between the ages of 21 and 44 years old (exceptions may be made for experienced surrogates)
  • Have a BMI of 18-35
  • Live in the US (we do not currently work with women from NY, HI, LA, MI or AK)
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How to Apply to Become a Surrogate

Have you made the decision to become a surrogate? To begin your journey, review our surrogate qualifications to see if you might qualify. If you meet the criteria, the next step is to fill out our detailed application. When filling out the application, you'll be asked to answer questions about yourself, your medical and pregnancy history, your family and support system.

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Common Surrogate Questions

What are the benefits of being a surrogate?

The biggest benefit of being a surrogate mother is providing those unable to conceive the opportunity to become parents. Seeing the joy that you can bring to another is the most rewarding part of this experience.

Is it hard to give the baby up?

A surrogate goes into this journey knowing that the baby she is carrying is not related to her, therefore, she is not giving the baby up, she is simply giving the baby back to his/her parents.

How much will I make for being a surrogate?

Surrogates earn a base pay, on average, between $35,000 to $50,000, plus additional expenses. Your compensation will be based upon your prior experience as a gestational carrier (first-time surrogate vs. third-time surrogate) and the number of babies you deliver.

I've been wanting to help another couple by becoming a Gestational Carrier for 8 years before deciding to apply after having my first child. Reproductive Possibilities was the one that still stuck out to me the most. Their application was very specific and the health screenings were easy and painless. RP is very thorough which is great considering how many lives will be affected by this process. It was an amazing journey and the whole process was exciting and fun. Seeing the IP’s smiling while holding their newborn made all of those sleepless nights, out of breath days and nausea all worth it!! I would highly recommend RP to those looking to become a surrogate as well as an Intended Parent. RP is very wonderful, helpful and knowledgeable in every aspect!

Melissa Stalker

I just finished my first surrogacy journey through reproductive possibilities, from day one they were very helpful in answering any questions and letting you know they were there if you needed anything! I had an amazing experience thanks to them!

Kayla Clinger

I recently completed my first journey as a gestational carrier with Reproductive Possibilities and am so thankful for having such a smooth and enjoyable journey. My coordinator, Patricia, always reached out to me to make sure I was feeling okay and was helpful as could be. I never felt like just another person to them. Thank you RP for helping me help complete a family. I will forever be grateful for this experience.

Brianna Rodriguez Valero

Questions About Becoming a Surrogate?

Now is a great time to apply to be a surrogate!

Reproductive Possibilities fully supports surrogates at every step of their journey. Surrogates who apply now will have a smooth prescreening process and have the ability to be matched quickly with intended parents. Fill out our surrogate application today to see if you qualify!

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