Apply to Become a Surrogate in Connecticut

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

There are many details to consider if you’re thinking about becoming a surrogate in Connecticut. We want all potential surrogates to feel comfortable and confident in moving forward with their decision, so we’ve put together all the information that you need to know about the surrogacy process in the Constitution State. Learn more:

  • 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

Connecticut is one of the country’s most surrogacy-friendly states. In Connecticut, LGBTQ+ 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.

Asian surrogate mother with child

Surrogate Requirements in Connecticut

As with any pregnancy, surrogate pregnancies come with risks for both gestational carrier and child. However, these risks can be significantly reduced if the surrogate is in good health. While being healthy means something different to every person, there are a few key characteristics that potential surrogates must have in order to be accepted into the Reproductive Possibilities surrogacy program. For surrogates in Connecticut and everywhere else, we require that surrogates:

  • Have given birth in the past without any medical complications
  • Have had less than three c-section procedures
  • Not smoke or consume any nicotine products
  • Be at least 21 but no older than 44 (in some cases, older surrogates are accepted, as long as they have experience as a surrogate in the past)
  • Maintain a body-weight ratio between 18 and 33 on the BMI scale

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 compensated for their time and effort. Once we have welcomed you into our program, the Reproductive Possibilities team will be happy to guide you through all aspects of surrogate compensation. 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). If you choose to carry a single fetus, your base pay will consist of $35,000. However, in the event of multiples, you can receive an additional $5,000 as part of your base fee. 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 Reproductive Possibilities team will ask you questions about how you would like to proceed. Example of these questions and topics covered include:

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

We also discuss these matters with our intended parents. Reproductive Possibilities has extensive experience working 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 we believe that there’s a potential match, our staff will schedule 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 Reproductive Possibilities 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 range of $55,000 - $60,000, 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.

If you have further questions about surrogacy in Connecticut, Reproductive Possibilities is here to help. Connect with us today to learn more.