Apply to Become a Surrogate in Arkansas

Your interest in becoming a surrogate in Arkansas is admirable, and we, along with those intended parents so deserving of a child, thank you for your consideration. Regardless of whether you reside in Little Rock, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, or elsewhere, Reproductive Possibilities can connect you with loving intended parents.

Your Guide to Becoming an Arkansas Surrogate

Welcome to the surrogacy process! Below you will find a comprehensive guide on everything you need to know about becoming a surrogate in Arkansas.

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

Surrogacy arrangements are legal in the state of Arkansas, with all parties (surrogates and intended parents) able to proceed in the process without issue. Laws in the state have progressed significantly in the last decade, with favorable changes that allow for straightforward contracts where everyone’s rights are respected.

What is Surrogacy?

Surrogacy, also known as gestational surrogacy, refers to the process of a woman carrying and delivering a baby for another couple or individual. The child is not genetically related to the surrogate and the two will not share a biological connection. The child’s biological mother will be the female intended parent or an egg donor. The child’s biological father will be the male intended parent or a sperm donor.

How does surrogacy work in Arkansas?

Arkansas law allows for gestational surrogacy contracts to proceed without issue. Because surrogacy laws can be complex, even when favorable, it is still recommended for anyone interested in becoming a surrogate or working with one to connect directly with an experienced, trustworthy agency to help complete the process.

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Surrogate Requirements in Arkansas

Surrogate requirements are held within every surrogacy program as a matter of safety. If you believe you meet the requirements within our program below, we hope you will consider completing an application.

To be accepted into the Reproductive Possibilities surrogacy program, you must:

  • Have already given birth previously with no medical complications or more than three c-sections
  • Be between the age of 21 and 44 years old, though an exception may be made for an experienced surrogate mother
  • Be a non-smoker
  • Have a BMI between 18 and 33

Once submitted, we review every application to determine whether our program’s requirements are met and then proceed with a series of interviews. If you are accepted into the program, congratulations! You are now well on your way to becoming a surrogate.

Learn more about surrogate requirements.

Surrogate Pay in Arkansas

Gestational surrogacy arrangements are paid contracts, meaning that the surrogate receives compensation for carrying and giving birth to the baby. In Arkansas, surrogates can earn between the range of $55,000 and $60,000 for a cycle. This package also includes benefits and expenses as a surrogate. Experienced surrogates can request a higher compensation package.

Upon acceptance into our surrogacy program, our team will be happy to provide clarification on any questions you have regarding compensation, benefits, and pay.

How Arkansas Surrogates and Parents Are Matched

Becoming a surrogate includes completing an online application as well as a screening process prior to program acceptance. After this stage, it is time to be matched with intended parents. Reproductive Possibilities has a long history of identifying great matches that lead to exceptional surrogacy experiences. We have created matches across the country, including all around the state of Arkansas.

To begin, we hold separate discussions with the surrogate and potential intended parents. We ask both parties a list of questions to investigate their respective preferences and expectations for the surrogacy experience. If we feel that a match is possible, we will schedule a group conference which our team will host.

During the group conference, the following will be discussed:
  • Communication preferences
  • Social support systems
  • The possibility of multiple fetuses
  • Pregnancy reduction and termination

If there is an agreement to move forward with the match, the surrogacy process can begin in earnest. This very exciting part of your surrogacy journey means that you can begin working with our team, the intended parents, and your medical team to try for a pregnancy.

To learn more, visit our surrogacy process page for surrogate mothers.

Benefits of Becoming a Surrogate in Arkansas

In addition to compelling compensation packages, which feature base pay, expenses, and benefits, there are numerous advantages to becoming a surrogate. In our program, surrogates are provided with access to the state’s leading medical clinics and hospitals, whether you live in Little Rock, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, or anywhere else in the Natural State. Your health and safety, as well as that of the baby you’ll carry, is always a top priority. Because our team works with intended parents across Arkansas, we are often able to connect surrogates with intended parents who live as locally as possible. If not, we are able to work out many forms of communication and/or visitation.
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How to Become a Surrogate in Arkansas

Today could be the very first step in your path toward surrogacy. To begin, you’ll need to complete an application, which our team will review carefully. If we determine that you have met all of our requirements, then we’ll reach out to schedule interviews with you directly. You’ll be asked for details per your personal histories, including medical and criminal if applicable.

If you are then accepted into our program, we will be happy to answer any question you have regarding becoming a surrogate and review next steps.

Become a Surrogate in Arkansas