One of the first things prospective surrogates from Kentucky need to do is learn about the Reproductive Possibilities surrogacy program and the overall process you can expect. We have created a comprehensive guide for you below, with detailed information on how to become a Kentucky surrogate, what you can expect during matching, and all of the benefits surrogates enjoy.
At this time, Kentucky does not have any laws in place pertaining to gestational surrogacy arrangements. However, these arrangements are considered to be legal in the state. Because there are no laws in place, it is recommended that both potential surrogate candidates and aspiring intended parents connect with a third-party reproduction agency, such as Reproductive Possibilities. In addition to providing support and guidance, surrogacy agencies help ensure a safe, straightforward path to a successful surrogacy arrangement.
When you are accepted into a surrogacy program, you are agreeing to carry a child on behalf of someone else. Gestational surrogates are not the biological mother of the child they carry. The baby’s biological parents will be the intended parents and/or any donor they choose to work with.
Gestational surrogacy is legal in the state of Kentucky. However, because there are no laws in place to support or clarify what the surrogacy arrangement entails, it is strongly encouraged that those interested in becoming a surrogate or working with one work with an established surrogacy agency. National surrogacy agencies like Reproductive Possibilities are very knowledgeable about the legalities involved in drafting a surrogacy contract in Kentucky.
Surrogacy is a physical and emotional process. Because of this, requirements are put in place within our surrogate program that must be met before anyone is accepted. We maintain that every surrogate and child she carries has their health and safety put first, so requirements within our program are firm. A few of our requirements include:
*Please note, per our age requirement, an exception may be made if you are an experienced surrogate.
Our team carefully reviews potential intended parents to ensure the best possible fit for you as a surrogate. Whenever possible, we do our best to match surrogates with local intended parents, or as close as possible. The Reproductive Possibilities team has years of experience working with growing families across the country, including all over Iowa.
The first step in the matching process is to conduct separate meetings with our surrogate and the potential intended parents. During these meetings, we ask a series of questions that help us understand everyone’s expectations and wishes for a surrogacy arrangement. If we feel that we have found a good match, we’ll schedule a group session to determine if all parties can come to an agreement on the following areas:
If the surrogate and intended parents can agree on the above points as well as anything else that is discussed during the group session, then it is considered to be a successful match.