Apply to Become a Surrogate in Arizona

Surrogacy in the state of Arizona is unique when compared to the majority of other states in the US, but becoming an Arizona surrogate is still very much a possibility. If you live in Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Chandler, or anywhere else in the Grand Canyon State, and are interested in becoming a gestational surrogate, we encourage you to connect with Reproductive Possibilities. Our team is ready to assist you as best as we can.

Your Guide to Becoming an Arizona Surrogate

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.

  • Surrogacy in Arizona
  • Surrogate Requirements in Arizona
  • Surrogate Compensation in Arizona
  • How Surrogates Match with Parents
  • Benefits of Being an Arizona Surrogate
  • How to Become a Surrogate in Arizona
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Surrogacy in Arizona

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.

What is Surrogacy?

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.

How does surrogacy work in Arizona?

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.

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Surrogate Requirements in Arizona

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.

  • You must have given birth previously to at least one child
  • Your reproductive history must be free of complications and should have no more than three c-sections
  • You must be a non-smoker
  • You must have a BMI between 18 and 33
  • You must be between 21 and 44 years old (older surrogates are sometimes accepted if they have already completed a successful surrogacy pregnancy in the past)

Your application will be closely reviewed by our team, and if we feel you are a good fit for the program based on our requirements then you will proceed with the remainder of the screening process. We always want to thank anyone for their interest in becoming a surrogate and look forward to viewing your application. Learn more about surrogate requirements.

Surrogate Pay in Arizona

In compensated surrogacy arrangements, surrogates are paid for the time and dedication they put into the process. First-time surrogates carrying a single fetus typically earn a base fee of $35,000. In the event of a pregnancy consisting of multiple fetuses, the surrogate will receive an additional $5,000. On top of the base fee, surrogates are also paid for expenses and other benefits associated with the surrogacy process. In Arizona, a surrogate can receive up to $60,000 per journey. If you’ve already been a surrogate in the past, then you can expect to receive higher compensation.

How Arizona Surrogates and Parents Are Matched

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:

  • What support systems everyone has in place
  • How often will you communicate with each other
  • How will you communicate with each other
  • What are your stances on carrying multiple fetuses, pregnancy reduction, and pregnancy termination

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.

Benefits of Becoming a Surrogate in Arizona

Even though surrogacy contracts are currently not allowed in the state of Arizona, there are still benefits to becoming a surrogate. Surrogates, with the help of an established agency, can work with intended parents who reside in another state, so they are still provided with competitive compensation for their family-building role. Our team will help ensure that every surrogate is provided with access to her area’s leading medical clinics and hospitals, whether she lives in Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Chandler, or elsewhere. Of course, there is nothing that matches the deep, lifelong satisfaction of knowing that you made the difference between a couple dreaming of becoming parents and actually being parents.
Child sitting with pregnant surrogate mother

How to Become a Surrogate in Arizona

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.

Become a Surrogate in Arizona