Apply to Become a Surrogate in New Hampshire

Welcome to your surrogacy journey! Surrogacy is a unique opportunity to change someone’s life in one of the most profound ways possible – making them a parent. New Hampshire is among the states in the U.S. that are most friendly to surrogacy, helping to ensure a smooth, straightforward experience for both the surrogate and her intended parents. Whether you reside in Manchester, Nashua, Concord, Derry, or elsewhere, the Reproductive Possibilities team has the experience to guide you through the surrogacy process with ease.

Your Guide to Becoming a New Hampshire Surrogate

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:

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

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.

What is surrogacy?

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.

How does surrogacy work in New Hampshire?

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.

Asian surrogate mother with child

Surrogate Requirements in New Hampshire

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:

  • Surrogates must be non-smokers
  • Surrogates must have a BMI between 18 and 33
  • Surrogates must be between the ages of 21 and 44 years old; exceptions to this requirement can be made for experienced surrogates
  • Surrogates must have given birth at least once previously with no medical complications and no more than three c-sections

Every application to the Reproductive Possibilities surrogacy program is reviewed by our team individually. We are looking for surrogates who meet all of our criteria. Once accepted into the program, it is time for the matching process to begin. Our staff will work to connect you with an amazing set of intended parents. Learn more about surrogate requirements.

Surrogate Pay in New Hampshire

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.

How New Hampshire Surrogates and Parents Are Matched

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:

  • Is there a preferred form of communication?
  • How often, which method, etc.
  • Do all parties have reliable family and/or friend support systems in place?
  • Is there a willingness to carry multiples?
  • If not, what are the agreed next steps?

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.

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

Benefits of Becoming a Surrogate in New Hampshire

Surrogacy in New Hampshire offers a number of benefits. In addition to compensation, surrogates are provided with access to the state’s leading clinics and hospitals whether you live in Manchester, Nashua, Concord, Derry, or elsewhere. Plus, our team works with surrogates and intended parents who live in and near New Hampshire, which serves as a bonus for potential surrogates who would prefer to make a match close to home.
Child sitting with pregnant surrogate mother

How to Become a Surrogate in New Hampshire

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.

Become a Surrogate in New Hampshire