The surrogacy process is outlined below in full for anyone considering becoming a surrogate in Iowa. We recommend that you review our guide before completing an online application to ensure that you are a good candidate for the Reproductive Possibilities program.
Surrogacy contracts are legal in Iowa even though the state does not have any laws pertaining to surrogacy at this time. Because the state currently lacks clearly defined laws that regulate surrogate arrangements, it is always advised that anyone interested in the process connect with an experienced surrogacy agency. This way, the rights and wishes of all parties will be respected via a professionally drafted contract.
Gestational surrogacy refers to when a woman elects to carry and deliver a baby on behalf of another couple or single parent. The gestational surrogate is not related to the baby in any way. The baby’s biological parents are the intended parent(s) or an egg/sperm donor, depending on the family’s situation.
Surrogacy contracts are legal in Iowa, but they are not enforced by state law. In general, surrogates can proceed with their contracts without issue in the state, especially with the help of a surrogacy agency.
To preserve the safety and health of our program’s surrogates as well as the babies they carry, we have a list of requirements in place. Every accepted candidate for surrogacy will need to meet the following conditions:
Once the screening process is complete and you have been accepted into the Reproductive Possibilities surrogacy program, the next step is to match you with intended parents. Our team has years of experience matching surrogates with loving and deserving intended parents from across the country, including in Iowa. We always do our best to match locally when possible and take great care in connecting parties who will work well together.
The matching process consists of two stages:
If everyone agrees on the above points, then our team will consider a match having been made.