If you’re considering becoming a surrogate, Oregon is a great place to embark on this incredible journey. Oregon is a surrogacy-friendly state, meaning you can help individuals and couples achieve their dreams of parenthood with ease and comfort. Gestational surrogates are known for their generosity, kindness, and compassion and therefore deserve only the best support one can receive.
At Reproductive Possibilities, we work tirelessly to make the surrogacy process as straightforward and rewarding as possible. We work with clients throughout the state, so whether you are from Portland, Eugene, Bend, Salem, or elsewhere, we are ready to help you get started on your surrogacy journey.
If you live in Oregon and are interested in becoming a gestational surrogate, you’ve arrived at the right place!
Below, you’ll find information about everything you need to know:
Although Oregon does not currently have any laws that specifically regulate surrogacy, the courts have a long history of acknowledging surrogacy agreements and facilitating legal relationships between intended parents and children born through surrogacy. Overall, Oregon is a favorable place to pursue surrogacy, where both the rights of the surrogate and the intended parents are acknowledged and protected.
A surrogate is typically used when a woman is unable to carry a child due to fertility issues or other health-related complications. Surrogacy is also an option for same-sex male couples wishing to have children genetically related to one or both partners. In gestational surrogacy, a third party carries a child created from the eggs and sperm of the intended parent(s) and/or donor(s) via IVF. The surrogate and child share no genetic relationship.
In Oregon, it is legal to pursue gestational surrogacy and to be compensated for your services. In the eyes of the law, parentage is established through a pre-birth order, which is an agreement that declares the intended parent(s) as the legal parent(s). With a pre-birth order in place, the surrogate and intended parent(s) complete all necessary paperwork before the baby is born, and will most likely not have to appear in court.
To be considered eligible to become a surrogate, potential surrogates are required to meet certain qualifications. These requirements are in place to ensure a safe, healthy, and rewarding journey for everyone involved. At Reproductive Possibilities, some of our requirements for Oregon surrogates include:
Once your application is reviewed and you are accepted into our surrogacy program, we begin the matching process so you can be connected with your intended parents. Since every case is different, we work to ensure our surrogates and their respective intended families will work well together and meet each other's needs.
The surrogacy process begins with you filling out an application and undergoing the screening process. Once this information is processed and you’re accepted into the program, you are ready to be matched with intended parents. To make a great match, Reproductive Possibilities will talk to both the surrogate and the intended parents about their expectations and preferences.
Once we have identified a potential match, our team coordinates a meeting between the surrogate and potential intended parents so that they can discuss various factors, including:
Women who become surrogates in Oregon enjoy several benefits, including competitive compensation. Plus, whether you live in Portland, Eugene, Bend, Salem, or anywhere else in the Beaver State, you’re within close proximity to many excellent fertility centers and hospitals, which will help put your mind at ease as you go through pregnancy and delivery. Reproductive Possibilities also has extensive experience working with intended parents who live in Oregon, which is great for surrogates who prefer to work with a local family.
One of the biggest benefits of becoming a surrogate comes from the experience itself. Being able to give someone the gift of life and help them achieve their dreams of parenthood is a powerful experience without equal.
Are you ready to start your surrogacy journey? If the answer is yes, then we warmly invite you to complete our online surrogate application. We will review it to assess whether you’re a good fit for our program. If you fulfill all the requirements, we will contact you to discuss in-depth details about your medical history, personal background, and criminal background (if applicable). These are just simple conversations that help us get to know you better.
Questions about becoming a surrogate in Oregon? Reproductive Possibilities is standing by to help you move forward with confidence. Our goal is to make sure you have an amazing experience as a surrogate and we are available to discuss any of your questions.