If you live in Massachusetts and have questions about becoming a surrogate, we are here to help. Below, you’ll find answers to the most common things that potential surrogates have questions about, including:
While there are currently no specific laws regarding surrogacy arrangements in the state of Massachusetts, it is still considered to be a favorable place to pursue surrogacy. Gestational surrogacy is fully legal, with state legal guidance largely relying on precedent.
Gestational surrogacy is a type of assisted reproduction that helps intended parents who are unable to conceive, sustain a pregnancy, or give birth. This is often due to issues with fertility or other medical problems, but also includes same-sex male couples as well as single men who want to become fathers. In gestational surrogacy, egg and sperm are retrieved from the intended parents and/or donors and combined through in vitro fertilization to create an embryo. The embryo is then transferred into the surrogate’s uterus. Although the surrogate will gestate the fetus, bring the baby to term, and deliver the baby, she has no genetic connection to the child and is not considered the biological mother.
As noted above, Massachusetts does not currently have laws specific to surrogacy. However, the process is still completely legal and regulated because the state relies on legal precedent. It is strongly recommended that those interested in surrogacy seek experienced, knowledgeable guidance through a surrogacy agency familiar with Massachusetts.
Surrogate programs have requirements in place to help ensure the well-being and safety of every surrogate and baby born through surrogacy. In order to be accepted into our Massachusetts surrogate program, every prospective surrogate must meet the following criteria:
Each application is evaluated individually. If we agree that you are a good fit for the program, you will be accepted into the surrogate program. At this point, it is time for the matching process to begin, where you will be matched with the best possible intended parents per your preferences.Learn more about surrogate requirements.
After you’ve completed all of the pre-acceptance, including the online application and the full screening process, it’s time to be matched! The Reproductive Possibilities team has matched countless surrogates with intended parents across the state of Massachusetts, the country, and beyond.
To kick things off, your Reproductive Possibilities coordinator will connect directly with you to discuss your preferences and expectations. During this conversation, you will have the opportunity to indicate any specifications you have in regards to the type of intended parents you’d like to work with. We also have a similar conversation with our intended parents.
When a potential match has been established, our team will organize a conference between you and the intended parents to run through core decisions within the surrogacy process. These will include your opinion on the following:
Should there be an agreement on the above points, then we will consider the match successfully made. The surrogacy process can continue to move forward, with your Reproductive Possibilities coordinator assisting with communication between all parties.
The first step toward becoming a surrogate in Massachusetts is to complete an online application. The application will ask you to detail your personal and medical histories. Our team will assess your application line-by-line and determine whether our program’s criteria are met. If you are accepted into our surrogacy program, we will reach out directly to schedule a series of interviews where we’ll have an in-depth discussion about your history – medical, personal, and criminal (if applicable).
At this stage, should you have any questions about becoming a surrogate, the surrogacy process, being matched, etc. our team will be happy to provide the information needed so that you can feel confident moving forward.
Now is a great time to begin your surrogacy journey!
Reproductive Possibilities fully supports surrogates and intended parents at every step of their journey. We are here to answer any of your questions and aid you in the application process. Fill out an application today and begin the journey of a lifetime.