Apply to Become a Surrogate in North Dakota

There are few paths taken in life that provide a life-long impact like gestational surrogacy. It is an incredible act and one that is helping to build families across North Dakota. Whether you reside in Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot, or elsewhere in the Peace Garden State, the Reproductive Possibilities team is ready to match you with loving intended parents.

Your Guide to Becoming a North Dakota Surrogate

What is Surrogacy?

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:

  • Surrogacy in North Dakota
  • Surrogate Requirements in North Dakota
  • Surrogate Compensation & Benefits in North Dakota
  • How to Become a Surrogate in North Dakota, Step by Step
  • Begin Your Surrogacy Journey in North Dakota Today
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Surrogacy in North Dakota

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.

Surrogate Requirements in North Dakota

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:

  • You must have given birth before (no more than three c-sections and no medical complications)
  • You must have a BMI of 18-33
  • You must be between the ages of 21 and 44 years old (exceptions could be made for experienced surrogate carriers)
  • You must be a non-smoker

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.

Learn more about surrogate requirements.
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Surrogate Pay & Benefits in North Dakota

In paid gestational surrogacy, surrogates receive monetary compensation for the role they play in helping someone else grow their family. On average, a surrogate in North Dakota can receive up to $60,000, which includes base pay of about $35,000 for a single fetus. However, if you agree to carry multiple fetuses, the base pay will increase by an additional $5,000. The surrogate compensation package also includes payment for benefits and other expenses.

Life of a Surrogate in West Virginia

As a Reproductive Possibilities surrogate in North Dakota, we can help make sure you’re surrogacy journey is as medically safe as possible by connecting you with the leading fertility centers, obstetricians, and hospitals in the state. Aside from your medical needs being taken care of, North Dakota is also home to many resources to help make your pregnancy and postpartum experience easier. From mental health counseling in Fargo to prenatal yoga classes in Bismark to birthing classes in Grand Forks, the state is full of important resources that are invaluable to surrogates.

How to Become a Surrogate in North Dakota, Step by Step

Step 1: Fill Out an Application

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.

Step 2: Complete the Surrogate Screening

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.

Step 3: Create a Surrogate Profile

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.

Step 4: Get Matched With Intended Parents

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.

To learn more, please visit our Surrogacy Process for Surrogates page.

Begin Your Surrogacy Journey in North Dakota Today

Whether you reside in Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot, or anywhere else in the Peace Garden State, North Dakota offers surrogates the support and resources needed for an amazing journey. As always, our team is happy to assist with any questions you may have. We look forward to your application and hope you will consider taking the first step toward becoming a gestational surrogate.
Child sitting with pregnant surrogate mother

Become a Surrogate in North Dakota