Apply to Become a Surrogate in Rhode Island

Welcome to the Reproductive Possibilities gestational surrogacy program. We operate across the country matching surrogate carriers with intended parents, and we’re thrilled to do so in Rhode Island. We work with surrogates living in Providence, Cranston, Warwick, Pawtucket, and everywhere else in the Ocean State. Our team is ready to guide your surrogacy journey starting today. You’re in great hands and good company.

Your Guide to Becoming a Rhode Island Surrogate

What is Surrogacy?

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.

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

Surrogacy in Rhode Island

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.

Pregnant surrogate mother checking mobile phone

Surrogate Requirements in Rhode Island

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:

  • Be between the ages of 21 and 44 years old (exceptions may be made for experienced surrogates)
  • Be a non-smoker
  • Must have given birth before (with no medical complications and no more than three c-sections)
  • Have a BMI of 18-33

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.

Learn more about surrogate requirements.
Asian surrogate mother with child

Surrogate Pay & Benefits in Rhode Island

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:

  • A base payment of $35,000 for carrying a single fetus; if you carry two or more fetuses, an additional $5,000 will be added to your base payment
  • Reimbursements for all other benefits and expenses
  • All totaled, surrogacy compensation packages can earn surrogates up to $60,000
  • Experienced surrogate carriers can receive higher total compensation for having already successfully completed this process once before

Life of a Surrogate in New Mexico

Surrogacy benefits extend well beyond compensation in Rhode Island. For example, every surrogate in our program is provided with access to their area’s leading hospital and fertility clinics. Additionally, there are numerous resources that benefit surrogates during their pregnancies and beyond. You can find prenatal yoga in Providence, postpartum doulas in Cranston, holistic wellness in Warwick, and more.

How to Become a Surrogate in Rhode Island, Step by Step

Step 1: Fill Out an Application

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.

Step 2: Complete the Surrogate Screening

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.

Step 3: Create a Surrogate Profile

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.

Step 4: Get Matched With Intended Parents

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.

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

Begin Your Surrogacy Journey in Rhode Island Today

Rhode Island is a wonderful place for gestational surrogates, regardless of whether you come from Providence, Cranston, Warwick, Pawtucket, or elsewhere. You can start your path to surrogacy today by completing our program’s online application, linked below. We welcome any questions you may have and our team is happy to connect with you.
Child sitting with pregnant surrogate mother

Become a Surrogate in Rhode Island