Apply to Become a Surrogate in Nevada

Being a surrogate is life-changing. As a surrogate, you have the opportunity to fulfill someone’s dream of having a baby. Surrogacy is welcomed and common in Nevada, making it a great place to start your surrogacy journey. If you’re from Nevada, we invite you to learn more about our surrogacy program! We are excited to work with surrogates from Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City, and everywhere in between.

Your Guide to Becoming a Nevada Surrogate

If you live in Nevada and are interested in becoming a surrogate, we can provide all the information you’ll need. Below, you’ll find everything you should know:

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

The Silver State has some of the most progressive surrogacy laws in the country, including an insurance law that prohibits insurance providers that offer maternity care from denying coverage for gestational carriers. Because of these favorable legal conditions, surrogacy in Nevada is typically a clear, straightforward process for everyone involved.

What is Surrogacy?

When a woman carries a child for someone unable to conceive on their own, it is known as gestational surrogacy. Using eggs and sperm from the intended parents or selected donors, embryos are created via in vitro fertilization and transferred into the surrogate’s uterus with the hope that implantation will occur. If successful, the surrogate will carry the baby in her womb and eventually deliver the baby.

How does surrogacy work in Nevada?

Nevada has some of the most detailed surrogacy laws in the country – this regulation makes surrogacy a fairly painless process. The state allows intended single parents as well as LGBTQ+ and straight couples to establish parental rights in arrangements that work to everyone’s benefit. Nevada state legislation is structured to support the rights of all parties – the path to parenthood is not as complex as less surrogacy-friendly states, which means the chances of post-birth legal proceedings are low.

Surrogate Requirements in Nevada

The gestational surrogacy laws for the state of Nevada outline specifications for how the process should be completed, as well as eligibility details for prospective surrogates. For those intending to become a surrogate, Reproductive Possibilities requires that a stringent set of qualifications be met. To ensure the health and safety of both the surrogate and baby, we require the following from our surrogates:

  • Must have given birth before
  • Have had no more than five vaginal births or three c-sections
  • Be drug-free and smoke-free (including secondhand smoke)
  • Be between the ages of 21 and 44 years old (exceptions may be made for experienced surrogates)
  • Have a BMI between 18-33
Medical requirements are an important part of the criteria at Reproductive Possibilities, but we also consider other factors such as location and COVID-19 safety protocol. Each application is reviewed individually. Once accepted as a surrogate in Nevada, we will start the process of matching you with intended parents to start their transformative journey of expanding a family. Learn more about surrogate requirements.

Surrogate Pay in Nevada

Surrogates in Nevada are paid for delivering another person’s baby, and their compensation includes medical costs as well as the emotional and mental commitment they made. Between base pay, benefits, and expenses, surrogates can earn between $50,000-$60,000. Pay varies depending on where the surrogate mother lives, whether she has insurance, and her level of surrogacy experience. First-time surrogates earn a base pay of at least $35,000 for a single fetus; experienced gestational carriers are typically compensated more. Here at Reproductive Possibilities, we would be happy to provide more insight into compensation as well as what to expect with surrogacy.

How Nevada Surrogates and Parents Are Matched

The initial screening is complete and you are fully committed to the surrogacy program at Reproductive Possibilities – what’s next? Now is the time you are matched with your intended parents! We work with intended parents from all walks of life and all across the nation. Each partnership is unique, and Nevada law strongly supports gestational agreements between parents and surrogates to protect the rights and interests of both parties.

The matching process allows both our surrogates and intended parents to provide their preferences and expectations, helping us to make a great match. For surrogates, you can get specific about the kind of parents you work best with. We have many amazing intended parents that would be more than happy to match with a surrogate anywhere in the state; travel is often considered for possible matches!

Once a potential match has been made, the team at Reproductive Possibilities will organize a time for all involved to discuss important factors such as:

  • How you and your intended parents will primarily communicate
  • How often you and your intended parents will communicate
  • Your stances on carrying multiples, pregnancy reduction, pregnancy termination, etc.
  • Family and support systems

If it feels like a good fit and both parties agree to move forward, then a match has officially been made! Your coordinator at Reproductive Possibilities will start the next steps for you and your intended parents, and the surrogacy process will begin with a genuine goal of bringing a treasured addition to an expected family.

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

Benefits of Becoming a Surrogate in Nevada

Nevada is a surrogacy-friendly state, offering many benefits to this form of assisted reproduction. In addition to financial compensation, surrogates have access to the highest quality medical care with top-rated doctors nearly everywhere in the state; from Las Vegas to Reno to Carson City and beyond, your health is in the hands of the best. There is also the benefit of finding a match with intended parents living in or near the Silver State – we often work with Nevada residents that prefer a match that’s closer to home.
Child sitting with pregnant surrogate mother

How to Become a Surrogate in Nevada

Though the road to surrogacy can be complex, it is incredibly rewarding. The first step down this road for surrogates is to simply fill out an application. Our team at Reproductive Possibilities will assess if your application meets the requirements; if accepted, we’ll contact you to get a little more information. We’ll ask you about your criminal background as well as your family history, and other applicable information.

Should you have any questions along the way, we would be happy to provide more information on how to be a surrogate in Nevada and assist in every step along the way. If you’re interested, we are here to support you while you explore the amazing experience of surrogacy. Get in touch today!

Become a Surrogate in Nevada