If you are a resident of the state of Arizona and are interested in becoming a surrogate mother, we invite you to review this page, where we have covered every aspect of the surrogacy process.
At the present time, surrogacy contracts are prohibited by the Arizona courts. However, since a revised statute in 1994, gestational surrogacy can still be practiced to some capacity, although surrogate contracts are considered to be unenforceable.
Surrogacy is not currently legal in the state of Arizona. This stands for gestational surrogacy contracts which our team would normally help to fulfill between a surrogate and her intended parents. However, it is possible for a woman to become a surrogate in Arizona if she is matched with intended parents who reside in another state. Reproductive Possibilities will assist any prospective surrogate mother in Arizona to begin this process.
Gestational surrogacy is a form of assisted reproduction in which a woman carries a baby for an individual or couple. Although the surrogate carries and gives birth to the baby, she does not provide any genetic material in the child’s creation. This is accomplished using IVF; an embryo is created by fertilizing the eggs from the intended mother or a donor with sperm provided by the intended father or donor. Once the embryo is ready, it is transferred into the surrogate’s womb. If the embryo is successfully implanted, the surrogate will carry the baby for nine months and give birth to it – just like a traditional pregnancy.
Although surrogacy contracts are currently prohibited in Arizona, there are still ways to pursue surrogacy. This is especially true if you work with intended parents who live outside the state. In general, it’s important that you work with an agency that has extensive experience dealing with Arizona’s specific legalities. Reproductive Possibilities has helped many surrogates in Arizona complete the process and are ready to assist with preparing a surrogacy arrangement.
To be accepted into our surrogacy program, prospective surrogates must fulfill our list of requirements. These requirements are instrumental in making sure that the surrogacy process will be as safe as possible for both surrogate and baby. Please review our list of requirements carefully before completing a surrogate application.
After your application has been accepted and you’ve successfully completed the screening process, it’s time for the matching stage to begin. Matching is when a surrogate is ‘matched’ with the intended parents whose baby she will carry and deliver. Matching is a very important part of the surrogacy process. Reproductive Possibilities is proud to have facilitated countless matches throughout the years.
Our matching process is simple but effective. We interview each surrogate and prospective intended parent separately to ask a series of basic questions that will help us determine everyone’s preferences and expectations. If we feel that a potential match is in progress, we’ll schedule a group discussion between all parties. During this discussion, we will cover some of the most fundamental topics that come up in surrogacy arrangements, including:
If an agreement can be reached on all of the relevant topics during this conference, then you can consider yourself matched. This is a very exciting stage because it signifies the true beginning of the actual surrogacy process.
To learn more, visit our surrogacy process page for surrogate mothers.
If you are interested in becoming an Arizona surrogate, we wish to welcome you to our family-building team. The first step is to complete an application that our team will carefully review. If we determine that you meet our initial requirements, we’ll reach out to you to schedule a series of phone interviews where we’ll ask you details about your medical history, personal life, and criminal background (if applicable).
During this time, if you have any questions for our team, we encourage you to reach out to us and feel comfortable asking. We are here to guide and help you through every step of the surrogacy process.