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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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!