Gestational surrogacy offers aspiring families an amazing opportunity. In North Carolina, becoming a surrogate is an increasingly popular choice due to favorable surrogacy laws. If you’re considering surrogacy in North Carolina, we are thrilled to welcome you to the process. We work with surrogates from across the state, including those from Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham, and elsewhere.
If you are interested in becoming a surrogate and live in North Carolina, we want to thank you for your consideration and ensure that you have all of the information you need to get started. Please see below:
Fortunately, North Carolina is a state that is very friendly to those pursuing surrogacy, and this stands for all involved parties, including LGBT intended parents.
When an individual or a couple is unable to have a child on their own, they can turn to surrogacy in order to grow their family. There are two types of surrogacy: gestational and traditional. In gestational surrogacy, the eggs and sperm are provided by the intended parent(s) and/or a donor, meaning that the surrogate will not share a genetic link to the child she will carry. In traditional surrogacy, the eggs are provided by the surrogate herself, meaning she is the child’s biological mother. The decision to pursue gestational vs. traditional surrogacy falls to the intended parents.
Reproductive Possibilities works exclusively with intended parents in North Carolina who choose gestational surrogacy and will provide all necessary support to help ensure a smooth legal process. While both gestational and traditional surrogacy arrangements are both allowed in North Carolina, traditional surrogacy does not have the same legal standing, and there may be some risk with establishing parentage.
Those considering becoming a surrogate mother will need to note the following requirements before completing an application. Reproductive Possibilities have these requirements in place to ensure the best optimal health for both the surrogate and the baby she will carry. Please view our surrogate requirements list here:
Potential surrogate applications are always reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If a surrogate fulfills the criteria, her application will be accepted and she will next be matched with the intended parents. At this stage, the exciting journey to parenthood via surrogacy can truly begin.
Before being matched with intended parents, surrogates must first complete their application, finish the screening process, and gain acceptance into our surrogacy program. Once these steps are in place, the matching process can begin!
We match surrogates and intended parents across the country, and through experience, know what it takes to make a match as successful as possible -- ensuring satisfaction for all involved parties. To kick this part of the surrogacy journey off, we will gather a list of preferences from both parties. During this phase, surrogates can specify the type of intended parent they would be happy to be matched with and intended parents can let us know the qualities they seek in a surrogate mother.
Our Reproductive Possibilities team will use all of this information to make a match and then it’s time to organize a conference between you, the surrogate and the prospective intended parents. During these conferences, discussions usually include:
You are considered matched if and when you and the intended parents agree to move forward. Once a match is made (congratulations!), the surrogacy process will truly begin and your coordinator at Reproductive Possibilities will initiate communication between you and your intended parents.
To learn more, visit our surrogacy process page for surrogate mothers.
Are you an intended parent looking to get matched with a surrogate in North Carolina? Visit our Intended Parents page to get started.
If you are ready to get started, the first step in becoming is surrogate is to complete an application. This will include sharing your personal history and medical details. Our team will carefully review your application and determine whether you fulfill the list of surrogate requirements. The next step, if accepted into the program, is to have a series of interviews with our staff where we will discuss your background in further detail (medical, familial, criminal, etc.).
Of course, should you have any questions at any stage, Reproductive Possibilities will be there to ensure that your experience runs as smoothly as possible.