Women who live in Ohio and are interested in becoming surrogates, here is everything to know.
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Ohio is a surrogacy-friendly state for surrogates and intended parents.
Through in vitro fertilization (IVF), intended parents can establish a biological relation to the child by using their own eggs and/or sperm, or they may use an egg and/or sperm donor. The eggs are fertilized outside the surrogate’s body in an IVF facility and the resulting embryo (or embryos) is transferred to her uterus.
Women from Ohio can apply to become surrogates to match with intended parents (IPs) and carry their baby(ies) and help the IPs achieve their dreams of parenthood.
It's easy to get started in applying to be a surrogate – also called a gestational carrier!
What are surrogate requirements if you live in Ohio? There are certain criteria you must meet. And while each surrogate application is considered on a case-by-case basis, basic surrogate qualifications for Ohio include:
After you've filled out the surrogate application and gone through our screening, you'll be ready for the next step. Once you are accepted into the surrogate program, you will be ready to match with intended parents.
Reproductive Possibilities works with intended parents from all over the country, and all over the world. As a surrogate from Ohio you will be asked what type of intended parents with which you wish to match. You will also have the opportunity to express a preference for matching with intended parents close to Ohio, or who live international, or anywhere in between!
RP will begin sharing your surrogate profile with possible intended parent matches. Once intended parents express interest in your profile, we will recommend scheduling a conference call with a member of the Reproductive Possibilities team. We will host the call and ask all parties a series of questions including:
We ask all parties to communicate with our team the following day to discuss whether you would like to move forward to matching.
If you and the intended parents both agree to move forward, then you are considered matched, and the screening process begins! If you feel that it’s not a good fit, share your thoughts and concerns with us, so we can help to find intended parents that are a better match.
Once matched, your coordinator in our office will share contact information to begin communication.
Every surrogacy journey – and relationship between surrogate and intended parents – is unique. Your relationship with your intended parents may start out slowly, but it will continue to develop as you progress through your journey. The more details and milestones you share with each other, the closer you can become.
From the very beginning – the initial phone call with your IPs – you’ll discuss communication so that everyone is on the same page from the start of the journey.
There are many benefits to being a surrogate from Ohio!
The first step is to fill out a detailed application to share your medical and personal history. We will review the information provided with a focus on your pregnancy/delivery history, as well as your understanding of the surrogacy process and your support system.
If your application meets our surrogate requirements, you will be contacted to complete a series of interviews with our experienced team, where we’ll ask additional questions, discuss your medical and criminal background and answer any questions you may have about surrogacy, our support and your next steps.