Apply to Become a Surrogate in Massachusetts

Welcome to your surrogacy journey! Massachusetts is a terrific place to become a gestational surrogate. Reproductive Possibilities has worked with surrogates from Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Cambridge, and everywhere else in the Bay State for years. Wherever you’re from, we can connect you with loving, deserving intended parents.

Your Guide to Becoming a Massachusetts Surrogate

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:

  • Surrogacy in Massachusetts
  • Surrogate Requirements in Massachusetts
  • Surrogate Compensation in Massachusetts
  • How Surrogates Match with Parents
  • Benefits of Being a Massachusetts Surrogate
  • How to Become a Surrogate in Massachusetts
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Surrogacy in Massachusetts

Surrogacy in Massachusetts

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.

What is Surrogacy?

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.

How does surrogacy work in Massachusetts?

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.

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Surrogate Requirements in 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:

  • You must have a BMI between 18-33
  • You must be a non-smoker
  • You must be between the ages of 21-44 years old, though exceptions may be made for an experienced surrogate
  • You must have given birth before with zero medical complications and no more than three c-sections

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.

Surrogate Pay in Massachusetts

In a gestational surrogacy contract, surrogates are compensated for the role they play in making someone’s dreams of becoming a parent a reality. The physical, mental, and emotional commitment of becoming a surrogate mother requires a degree of dedication that not everyone is suited for. Because of this, surrogates in Massachusetts can earn up to $55,000 to $60,000, which covers your initial base pay, benefits, and other expenses. Pregnancy with a single fetus can earn a surrogate about $35,000. If multiple fetuses are present, an additional $5,000 is typically provided. It should be noted that experienced surrogates who have already completed a healthy surrogacy cycle are typically provided higher compensation.

How Massachusetts Surrogates and Parents Are Matched

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:

  • Do you have a preferred form of communication?
  • Do you have a preference for the frequency of communication?
  • Is there a willingness to carry multiples? If not, what is the plan moving forward should multiples occur?
  • Do you have an adequate family or friend support system in place?

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.

To learn more, visit our surrogacy process page for surrogate mothers.

Benefits of Becoming a Surrogate in Massachusetts

Surrogacy in Massachusetts comes with many benefits, including competitive compensation. Surrogates in the Bay state also have several great medical clinics and hospitals to choose from, regardless of whether you reside in Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Cambridge, or anywhere in between. Lastly, being a gestational surrogate is an incredibly unique opportunity to change the lives of hopeful intended parents who previously only dreamed of having a child.
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How to Become a Surrogate in Massachusetts

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.

Become a Surrogate in Massachusetts