If you have questions about becoming a surrogate in Indiana, then we have answers! The Reproductive Possibilities team has outlined a comprehensive guide for prospective surrogates to review prior to completing an application for our program. On this page, you’ll find all the information you need to get started with the surrogacy process in Indiana.
While surrogacy in and of itself is not explicitly illegal in Indiana, surrogacy contracts are not legally enforceable or recognized by the state’s courts. To ensure a smooth journey, prospective surrogates in Indiana are encouraged to connect with a reputable surrogacy agency, such as Reproductive Possibilities, who has experience handling the various legal processes that come up when coordinating a surrogacy agreement.
Gestational surrogacy is a process in which a woman carries a pregnancy and delivers a baby for someone else. The term “gestational” refers to the fact that, while the surrogate will gestate the baby in her womb, she will not be the baby’s biological mother and will not impart her genetics onto the baby. Babies born via surrogacy are first created in a lab via in vitro fertilization (IVF) using gametes (eggs and sperm) that have been provided by the intended parents. In some cases, gametes from egg and/or sperm donors may be used. Once the embryo has been created, it is transferred to the surrogate’s uterus.
As noted above, surrogacy contracts are not currently recognized or enforceable in Indiana. Because the legal side of surrogacy in this state can be complex, we always encourage anyone considering becoming an Indiana surrogate mother to work with an agency like Reproductive Possibilities. Experienced agencies can successfully navigate legal areas to ensure a smooth surrogacy journey.
Surrogacy is an amazing experience, but it is also a physically demanding process that inherently comes with some risks, even in the most ideal of circumstances. To increase the chances of having a healthy and safe journey while minimizing risks to both surrogates and babies, prospective surrogates must fulfill certain requirements in order to be considered for our program. Reproductive Possibilities requires that their surrogates…
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One of the most exciting phases of the surrogacy journey is the matching process. Reproductive Possibilities has extensive experience making excellent matches between surrogates and intended parents in Indiana, the US, and beyond. We devote a lot of time and focus towards this part of the process to make sure each surrogacy arrangement is agreeable to all parties.
To accomplish this, we begin by having in-depth discussions with both surrogates and prospective intended parents. The point of these discussions is to get an understanding of everyone’s expectations and preferences. We then use this information to identify who would make a great match with whom.
If we feel that the two parties are a good fit for one another, we’ll move forward and schedule a group conference. In the group conference, we’ll discuss the following topics relating to the surrogacy process:
If both the intended parents and surrogate are on the same page about these topics, then you can consider yourself successfully matched! From here on out, the Reproductive Possibilities team will continue to facilitate contact and coordinate between you and the 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 Indiana? Visit our Intended Parents page to get started.
We want to sincerely thank you for your interest in becoming a surrogate in Indiana. To get started, we invite you to fill out our surrogate application. The application is a thorough questionnaire that asks for information about your medical history as well as personal details (including criminal background, if existing). If our team accepts your application, we’ll reach out directly to discuss your application in more detail. You will also have an opportunity to ask us any questions about the surrogacy process.