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 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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.