We understand that surrogacy might be an unfamiliar topic, which is why we’ve carefully outlined everything a prospective New Hampshire surrogate would need to know below:
Gestational surrogacy is legal and protected in the state of New Hampshire. In 2014, legislation that clearly defined the process for everyone involved was passed. The new legislation also established the requirements and rights for all parties.
In a gestational surrogacy arrangement, the surrogate mother agrees to carry and deliver a baby on behalf of another couple or individual. The surrogate is not the baby’s biological mother as there is no genetic link shared between the two. The embryo that is implanted into the surrogate’s uterus is created from eggs and sperm from either the intended parents or respective donors.
New Hampshire law allows for paid gestational surrogacy contracts to take place, and this includes the rights of LGBTQ+ couples using surrogacy to build their families. Surrogate contracts must carefully abide by state requirements and Reproductive Possibilities has worked with and helped coordinate countless New Hampshire surrogate arrangements.
An optimal surrogate arrangement helps ensure the health and safety of both the surrogate mother and the child she will carry. In order to meet the highest standards of safety, our surrogate program has requirements in place that must be met. These include the following:
Gestational surrogacy arrangements consist of a paid surrogate contract. Gestational surrogates are compensated for their efforts during the family building process, given the physical, mental, and emotional commitment they are making. On average, a surrogate can earn between $55,000 and $60,000. This range includes base pay, expenses, and benefits. If you are a more experienced surrogate, you’ll likely receive higher overall compensation. In the event of multiple fetuses, an additional $5,000 can be earned. A single fetus can earn a surrogate $35,000.
The Reproductive Possibilities team is happy to guide any surrogate accepted into our program through the compensation process.
After you have been accepted into the Reproductive Possibilities surrogate program, it is time to be matched with your intended parents. The Reproductive Possibilities team works with growing families across the country and beyond, and we’ve coordinated many successful matches in the state of New Hampshire.
To get things underway, we connect directly with surrogates and intended parents to confirm their preferences so a suitable match is established. Surrogates will be asked if they have a type of intended parents that they most desire to work with. As we narrow down preferences, we’ll be able to form a potential match and organize the first conference between all parties. This conference is an important part of the matching process because it is when your point of views on the following topics will be noted:
If there is agreement per the above topics and everyone is ready to move forward, then a match has been made. Congratulations, the surrogacy process can now truly begin! The Reproductive Possibilities team will continue to prompt communication when appropriate between all parties.
Becoming a New Hampshire surrogate starts with completing an online application where you’ll be asked to provide details about your personal and medical history. Your application will be carefully reviewed and if you meet our program’s requirements and are accepted, we will contact you directly for a series of interviews. During these interviews, we’ll inquire about your medical history in further detail as well as criminal history, if applicable.
This is also an ideal opportunity to ask our team any questions you may have about becoming a surrogate, the surrogacy process, compensation, and more.