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 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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:
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
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.