Gestational surrogates are women who agree to carry a child on behalf of someone else. People can turn to surrogacy for a number of reasons including single parenthood, infertility, and LGBTQ+ family building. The surrogate is not the child’s biological mother, so the two are not genetically related in any way.
For those who are interested in becoming a surrogate carrier in Rhode Island, we welcome your consideration. Our program details can be found below, broken down by topic.
While there are currently no laws in place regarding surrogacy in Rhode Island, you can still become a gestational surrogate and help change the lives of deserving intended parents. As there are no laws in place, surrogacy contracts can proceed without issue.
Every surrogate carrier must first meet our requirements to be accepted into the program. These requirements are standard for an agency that prioritizes the health and safety of their surrogates and the children they’ll carry above all else. We recommended reviewing the below list before completing a surrogate application:
Every application is reviewed on its own merit and with care. If we find that you’ve met our criteria, then our team will connect with you to initiate the screening process.
Rhode Island surrogates receive competitive compensation for their role in the surrogacy process. Surrogacy demands time, energy, and a physical commitment that deserves respectful compensation. Our surrogacy compensation packages can be summarized as follows:
The surrogate carrier application will ask you to detail your history as accurately as possible with details relating to your medical, pregnancy, and delivery histories being of top importance.
Our team will review your application and determine if you are a good fit for the program. The next step is to participate in a series of interviews with our team so we can get to know your personality and expectations. We will also do a deep dive during these interviews about the information you provided in your application.
Upon acceptance into our program, we’ll next create a surrogate profile that will be viewed by intended parents with whom you could potentially be matched. Please note, this contains no private information. It simply outlines your past pregnancy and delivery history along with details about who you are as a person. Your contact information, etc. are not provided to anyone outside of our staff at this time.
Now that it’s time to get matched with your intended parents there are just a few steps that need to take place before we can officially get started with your surrogacy journey. First, we need to meet with you and the potential intended patents separately. We’ll interview both parties about their expectations for the surrogacy process and if there is a connection between the answers we receive, we’ll schedule a group conference. In the group conference, we’ll ask everyone about preferred communication style/goals, the plan for multiples if this should occur, and everyone’s support systems.
If agreements are made across the core topics discussed at this stage, then congratulations! You are now matched. You are ready to start the surrogacy journey.