Apply to Become a Surrogate in South Dakota

Gestational surrogacy is one of the most remarkable ways that a person can make a difference in the lives of others. If you are interested in becoming a part of modern family building, we welcome you with open arms! Becoming a surrogate carrier in South Dakota is abundant with opportunities and benefits, whether you reside in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen, Brookings, or elsewhere in the Mount Rushmore State, you can take part in changing lives.

Your Guide to Becoming a North Dakota Surrogate

What is Surrogacy?

Gestational surrogacy is a third-party reproduction technique in which a woman acts as a gestational carrier for a couple or individual who is unable to have or sustain a pregnancy. This means that the surrogate will carry the pregnancy and deliver the baby. Surrogates become pregnant through IVF using embryos created in a laboratory. These embryos are made using eggs from the intended mother or an egg donor and sperm from the intended father or a sperm donor. The surrogate shares no genetic connection to the fetus at all.

For South Dakota residents interested in becoming gestational surrogates, you are in the right place to learn everything you need to know about surrogacy with the Reproductive Possibilities program:

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

Gestational surrogacy is legal in South Dakota. There are no laws in the state regarding surrogacy, so contracts between surrogate carriers and intended parents can proceed without issue. That being said, it is strongly encouraged that you work with a surrogacy agency that will help you navigate all aspects of the surrogacy process and ensure that your rights are protected.

Surrogate Requirements in South Dakota

Surrogate requirements are part of the Reproductive Possibilities surrogacy program and they are essential to ensuring everyone’s health and safety. Before starting your application, we ask that you please confirm that you meet the following criteria:

  • Have a BMI with the range of 18 and 33
  • Be between the age of 21 and 44 years old; exceptions can be made for experienced gestational surrogates
  • Be a non-smoker
  • Have given birth at least once before with no more than three total c-sections and no medical complications

Every application we receive is carefully looked over to confirm that our requirements are met. If we feel that you have done this, then we’ll be happy to connect with you for the next steps.

Learn more about surrogate requirements.
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Surrogate Pay & Benefits in South Dakota

Gestational surrogacy is a significant commitment and it’s essential that surrogates be properly compensated for the gift they provide. Surrogate compensation consists of a package that includes base pay, as well as benefits, expenses, and reimbursements related to the surrogate pregnancy. In South Dakota, a surrogate carrier can expect to earn around $55,000 to $60,000. If you’re an experienced surrogate, meaning you’ve completed a successful surrogacy before, then you can request a higher compensation package.

Life of a Surrogate in South Dakota

Throughout your journey, our team will make sure you receive the best medical care by connecting you with top-rated medical clinics, doctors, and hospitals in your local area. There are also numerous local resources in South Dakota that can improve the surrogate and postpartum experience, including maternity clothing in Sioux Falls, lactation support in Rapid City, doulas in Aberdeen, and mental health counseling in Brookings.

How to Become a Surrogate in South Dakota, Step by Step

Step 1: Fill Out an Application

The application is a questionnaire that asks for information about your medical history, including your previous pregnancies and deliveries.

Step 2: Complete the Surrogate Screening

Each application is reviewed by our team. If we feel that you meet our surrogate requirements, we will initiate a series of interviews so that we can get to know you better and discuss your application further.

Step 3: Create a Surrogate Profile

We’ll collect details from your application and interviews to build out a surrogate profile. This profile will be shared with prospective intended parents. This profile will not include private information or contact details, it will only focus on your medical history and outline who you are as a person.

Step 4: Get Matched With Intended Parents

The matching process consists of two stages:

  • We meet with you and the intended parents we are considering matching you with separately. Our team will ask questions that cover the surrogacy journey to determine whether a match is possible.
  • If we feel that a match is feasible, we’ll hold a group conference with you and the intended parents. We’ll discuss your preferred communication style, how everyone feels about multiples (twins), and whether there are support systems in place.

If an agreement is made across the above points, then you are matched! The Reproductive Possibilities team and your surrogacy coordinator will facilitate communication moving forward.

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

Begin Your Surrogacy Journey in South Dakota Today

Our team is happy to walk you through any questions you may have about becoming a surrogate in South Dakota. Whether you reside in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen, Brookings, or elsewhere in the state, we are here for you as you begin your journey.
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Become a Surrogate in South Dakota