Here is everything you need to know about applying to become a surrogate in the state of Pennsylvania.
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Pennsylvania 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.
A surrogate – or gestational carrier – cares for the baby(ies) until delivery day, when she gives the baby(ies) back to the parents! Women from Pennsylvania have been gestational surrogates for many, many years – it's a wonderful gift to give to deserving individuals and couples.
Whether you live in Pennsylvania or another state in the US, if you want to become a surrogate, there are certain requirements you must meet. At Reproductive Possibilities, every surrogate application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis. However, there are basic qualifications that applicants from Pennsylvania must meet:
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 Pennsylvania you will have a say in the type of intended parent with which you wish to match.
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.
The relationship that develops between you and your intended parents may be slow to start but will likely change as the process continues. The level of communication you develop with your intended parents is unique to your journey and based on each party’s comfortability. You’ll discuss communication on the initial phone call prior to being matched.
There are many benefits to being a surrogate from Pennsylvania!
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.