When a woman agrees to carry and deliver a child on behalf of someone else, it’s known as gestational surrogacy. In gestational surrogacy, the surrogate carrier receives compensation for her role. It should also be noted that the surrogate carrier is not the baby’s biological mother.
If you live in North Dakota and are considering a surrogacy journey of your own, we welcome you. Our surrogacy program guide can be found for your consideration below:
Gestational surrogacy is legal in North Dakota. There is a statute in place in the state that allows for paid surrogacy contracts to be fulfilled, which protects the rights and wishes of all parties.
The Reproductive Possibilities surrogacy program includes a list of qualifications that must be met in order to become a surrogate. These criteria are based on standard recommendations set forth by the reproductive health community and are intended to ensure the surrogate’s safety as well as the baby. We kindly ask that anyone considering applying to our program first review our requirements list below:
Our team will review your application closely and if we feel that you have met our requirements then we’ll reach out directly to start the screening process.
The first step to becoming a surrogate in North Dakota is to complete an application, which will primarily focus on your medical and reproductive histories.
After reviewing your application, we will decide whether our program’s requirements have been met. If this is the case, we’ll schedule a few one-on-one meetings with you so that we can delve deeper into your application, get a better sense of who you are, and talk about your hopes and expectations for the surrogacy process.
If you are accepted into our surrogacy program, our team will construct a surrogate profile for you. The surrogate profile only contains information that is relevant to your past pregnancies and deliveries and will not include any private information.
The matching process begins with conferences between our team and you, as well as a separate conference with potential intended parents. During these conferences, we’ll be looking to determine whether a potential match can be made. If we feel confident this is the case, we’ll schedule a group meeting where all parties will discuss essential aspects of the surrogacy arrangements. Some of the topics we will discuss include everyone’s preferred method and frequency of communication, what support systems are available, and how you will proceed if the pregnancy results in multiple fetuses. If everyone comes to an agreement, you and your intended parents will be considered matched.