Apply to Become a Surrogate in Delaware

Welcome to the Reproductive Possibilities surrogacy program and thank you for your interest in becoming a surrogate in the great state of Delaware! Surrogacy can make an incredible difference in the lives of couples and individuals dreaming of parenthood. Whether you’re from Wilmington, Dover, Newark, Middletown, or elsewhere in Delaware, the Reproductive Possibilities team is ready to welcome you to the surrogacy process.

Your Guide to Becoming a Delaware Surrogate

If you reside in Delaware and are interested in surrogacy, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve outlined everything a potential surrogate would need to know below. This includes an overview of how surrogate compensation works as well as how surrogates are matched with intended parents.

  • Surrogacy in Delaware
  • Surrogate Requirements in Delaware
  • Surrogate Compensation in Delaware
  • How Surrogates Match with Parents
  • Benefits of Being a Delaware Surrogate
  • How to Become a Surrogate in Delaware
Pregnant surrogate shows baby bump

Surrogacy in Delaware

Surrogacy is legal in the state of Delaware, with clear laws that regulate surrogacy contracts and ensure that the rights of all parties are carefully protected. The Gestational Carrier Agreement Act, which was established in 2013, outlines how surrogate arrangements must proceed.

What is surrogacy?

When a woman agrees to carry a baby for another couple or individual, it is known as gestational surrogacy. In gestational surrogacy, the surrogate is not the baby’s biological mother because she and the child do not share a genetic link. The embryo that is implanted into the surrogate’s uterus is created using eggs and sperm retrieved from the intended parent(s) or donor(s).

How does surrogacy work in Delaware?

As stated above, surrogacy is well-regulated and legal in Delaware. Surrogates and intended parents alike are encouraged to work with experienced surrogacy agencies, such as Reproductive Possibilities, in order to avoid any legal complications that can arise from an inexperienced surrogacy arrangement.

Surrogate Requirements in Delaware

Prospective surrogates must meet our program’s list of requirements before being accepted into our program. These requirements are put in place to ensure the health and safety of both the surrogate and the baby she will carry. Please review the below list before completing an application.

  • You must have given birth previously with no medical complications and under four total c-sections
  • You must be between age 21 and 44, though exceptions can be made for a more experienced surrogate mother
  • You must have a healthy BMI, between 18 and 33
  • You must not use tobacco products

Each application is reviewed on its own merit. If our team is confident that a potential surrogate meets all of our criteria, then she will be accepted into the program. After this, it’s time to be matched with the intended parents. Learn more about surrogate requirements.

Surrogate Pay in Delaware

A paid surrogacy contract ensures that a surrogate is appropriately compensated for her role in carrying and delivering a child. In Delaware, a surrogate will typically earn between $55,000 – $60,000; this amount includes base pay, benefits, and expenses. Experienced surrogates who have already completed a successful surrogacy journey generally earn higher total compensation. A surrogate can earn a base pay of $35,000 for a single fetus; if there are multiple fetuses, the surrogate can earn an additional $5,000.

How Surrogates and Parents Are Matched

After being accepted into our surrogacy program having already submitted an online application and completed the screening process, it’s time to be matched! Our team works with surrogates and intended parents across the country and beyond, and we’ve successfully arranged countless surrogacy journeys.

To kick off this stage, we’ll connect directly with the surrogate and potential intended parents to gain a deeper understanding of what both parties hope to achieve during the process. For example, surrogates will be asked if they have a preference on what type of intended parent they’d like to work with. Once we get a solid feel for a good match, we’ll initiate a conference between all parties.

During this conference, the Reproductive Possibilities team will want to establish if an agreement can be reached across the following points of consideration:

  • Is there a preferred form of communication?
  • Do all parties have reliable familial / friend support systems in place?
  • Is there an agreed plan in the event of multiples?
  • What is your stance on pregnancy reduction or termination?

If there is agreement across the above points, then a match is considered to be in place. Now, the surrogacy process can begin in earnest.

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

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

Benefits of Becoming a Surrogate in Delaware

Becoming a surrogate in Delaware holds many benefits! Not only do Delaware surrogates receive considerable compensation, but they also have access to the state’s top-rated and highest-quality hospitals and clinics. Whether you’re from Wilmington, Dover, Newark, Middletown, or elsewhere in the state, our team is ready to ensure you receive the best possible support and care. Lastly, there is genuinely nothing quite like the knowledge that you were the difference between a couple or individual striving and hoping for parenthood and making that dream a reality.
Child sitting with pregnant surrogate mother

How to Become a Surrogate in Delaware

Completing a surrogate application is the first step toward your surrogacy journey. Within the application, you’ll be asked for details about your personal and medical histories. The Reproductive Possibilities team assesses each application very carefully to determine who is the best fit for our program and whether requirements are met. If you are accepted, we will reach out to have a series of interviews with you where we’ll ask more in-depth questions about your background.

These interviews are also an opportunity for you to ask our team any questions you may have so you’re comfortable with becoming a surrogate.

Become a Surrogate in Delaware