Apply to Become a Surrogate in Connecticut

Thank you for your interest in becoming a surrogate! Gestational surrogacy is an amazing gift that makes the dream of parenthood a reality for loving, growing families. Connecticut is one of the most surrogacy-friendly states in the country, so whether you’re from Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Hartford, or elsewhere, Reproductive Possibilities is ready to help start your surrogacy journey.

Your Guide to Becoming a Connecticut Surrogate

If you are interested in becoming a surrogate and live in Connecticut, welcome! Below, you’ll find information about everything you need to know to get started:

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

If you’re interested in learning more about the surrogacy process as an intended parent, click here. We work with intended parents from across the U.S. and all over the world.

Surrogacy in Connecticut

As stated, Connecticut is one of the country’s most surrogacy-friendly states. In Connecticut, LGBT couples have the same rights and generally experience the same legal process during a surrogacy arrangement as heterosexual couples.

What is surrogacy?

When a surrogate is matched with intended parents with whom she agrees to carry and deliver their child, it is known as a surrogacy agreement. There are two types of surrogacy agreements that can take place: gestational or traditional. In a gestational surrogacy agreement, the surrogate is not the biological mother of the child -- the eggs and sperm used are from either the intended parents, a donor, or a combination of both. In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate is the child’s biological mother because her eggs are used as part of the process. Both types are legal in the state of Connecticut, though gestational surrogacy is generally considered the less risky, more popular route.

How does surrogacy work in Connecticut?

Due to the additional legal and emotional risks that traditional surrogacy can carry, Reproductive Possibilities works exclusively with those pursuing gestational surrogacy in Connecticut. To clarify this point, gestational surrogacy laws, including the rights of intended parents, are clearly defined in Connecticut.

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Surrogate Requirements in Connecticut

To ensure the health and safety of the surrogate and the baby she will carry, surrogates must meet our program’s requirements. At Reproductive Possibilities, our requirements for Connecticut surrogate mothers are that you must:

  • Have given birth before (with no more than three c-sections and zero medical complications across pregnancies)
  • Be a non-smoker
  • Be between the ages of 21 and 45 years old
  • Exceptions may be made for experienced surrogates
  • Have a BMI between 18-35

Each application we receive is closely reviewed on an individual basis to determine eligibility. If you are accepted into our program, then you are ready to be matched with intended parents who are just as thrilled to begin this journey.

Surrogate Pay in Connecticut

For the emotional, mental, and physical demands that surrogacy entails, surrogate mothers are well-compensated for their time and effort. Once you’re accepted into our surrogacy program, our team will be happy to guide you through the compensation process to ensure any questions you may have are answered. For example, many first-time surrogates wish to know how much they could potentially earn -- which is normally between $55,000 - $60,000 (includes base pay, expenses, and benefits). In the event of multiples, surrogates can be compensated an additional $5,000 per fetus; a single fetus can earn a surrogate $35,000. If you’re an experienced surrogate mother, you are likely to receive higher compensation.

How Connecticut Surrogates and Parents Are Matched

After you have been accepted into our surrogacy program, the matching process can begin. To help ensure an optimal match, the RP team will ask our surrogates and intended parents questions about how you would like to proceed. Example of these questions and topics covered include:

  • What are your preferred forms of communication?
    • I.e. How often and how
  • What are your family and other support systems like?
  • Are you willing to carry multiples?
    • And if no, how would you like to proceed?

Reproductive Possibilities works with intended parents across the country and around the world. We’ve made countless matches between surrogates and intended parents that have led to very happy arrangements. Once a potential match is in progress, our staff will organize a conference between all parties to further discuss key details, and, if all are in agreement and satisfied, we’ll proceed with the match.

At this stage, the surrogacy process can begin in earnest! Your RP coordinator will reach out to keep communication lines open between you and your intended parents.

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

Are you an intended parent looking to get matched with a surrogate in Connecticut? Visit our Intended Parents page to get started.

Benefits of Becoming a Surrogate in Connecticut

Because Connecticut is such a surrogacy-friendly state, there are many benefits to becoming a surrogate. Whether you reside in Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Hartford, or elsewhere, Connecticut surrogates have access to the state’s top-rated hospitals and clinics. You’ll receive competitive compensation within the $55,000 - $60,000 range, and this amount increases for experienced surrogate mothers or those carrying multiples. Additionally, our staff works with Connecticut surrogates and intended parents frequently, which can help ensure a smooth, stress-free process for those interested in surrogacy.

Child sitting with pregnant surrogate mother

How to Become a Surrogate in Connecticut

Your surrogacy journey can begin with a single step once you’re ready to take it! Potential surrogates are kindly asked to complete an application so our team can review whether you best meet our surrogate requirements. The application will ask you to detail your personal history, including medical and familial information. If we find that you fit within our requirements, we will connect with you directly to have a more in-depth assessment of the details provided in the application.

Reproductive Possibilities will also be available to answer all of your questions about becoming a surrogate in Connecticut and will discuss the next steps in the process.

Now is a great time to begin your surrogacy journey!

Reproductive Possibilities fully supports surrogates and intended parents at every step of their journey. We are here to answer any of your questions and aid you in the application process. Fill out an application today and begin the journey of a lifetime.

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