Apply to Become a Surrogate in Texas

Becoming a surrogate is a life-changing decision. Gestational surrogates help make dreams come true for intended parents. If you live in Texas, you're in a great state to apply to become a surrogate mother. Texas is one of our most popular states for surrogate applicants – you're in great company!

Your Guide to Becoming a Texas Surrogate

Here is everything you need to know about applying to become a surrogate in the state of Texas.

Below you'll find information about:

  • Surrogacy in Texas
  • Surrogate Requirements
  • Surrogate Compensation
  • How Surrogates Match with Parents
  • Benefits of Being a Texas Surrogate
  • How to Apply

Surrogacy in Texas

Texas is a surrogacy-friendly state for surrogates and intended parents.

What is surrogacy?

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.

Women from Texas can apply to become surrogates to match with intended parents (IPs) and carry their baby(ies) and help the IPs achieve their dreams of parenthood.

Asian surrogate mother with child

Texas Surrogate Requirements and Qualifications

Women who live in Texas who are thinking about becoming a surrogate, should know that there are certain criteria they must meet. And while each surrogate application is considered on a case-by-case basis, basic surrogate qualifications for Texas include:

  • Must have given birth before (with no medical complications and no more than three c-sections)
  • Non-smoker
  • Between the ages of 21 and 44 years old (exceptions may be made for experienced surrogates)
  • Have a BMI of 18-33
  • Live in the U.S. (we do not currently work with women from HI, LA, MI, or AK)

How Much Surrogates Get Paid

Women in Texas have the opportunity to earn between $55,000 to $60,000 as a gestational carrier, which includes base pay and benefits/expenses.

Surrogate mothers are compensated for their emotional, physical and mental dedication to their surrogacy journey. A single fetus can earn a surrogate $35,000 and an additional $5,000 for a multiple birth. An experienced gestational carrier typically receives a higher compensation

How Surrogates and Parents Are Matched

After you've filled out the surrogate application and gone through our screening, you'll be ready for the next step. 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 Texas you will be asked what type of intended parents with which you wish to match.

The Matching Process

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:

  • Preferred forms of communication
  • Willingness to carry multiples, reduce and/or terminate a pregnancy
  • Family and support systems.

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.

Building a Relationship

The relationship that develops between you and your intended parents may be slow to start but will likely change as the process continues. Every journey is different, and the level of communication you develop with your intended parents is unique to your journey and based on each party’s comfort. You’ll discuss communication on the initial phone call prior to being matched.

Benefits of Being a Texas Surrogate

There are many benefits to being a surrogate from Texas!

  • Top-rated hospitals and clinics. From Houston to Dallas to Austin, Texas has some of the country's top hospitals and clinic facilities. Texas surrogates are always close to high quality medical care.
  • Local Intended Parents. While RP works with intended parents from around the country and the world, we also work with many parents who live in and around Texas if you are looking to match with IPs who live close to you.
  • Experienced Team and Support. The RP team has worked with Texas surrogates for years – we're here to help you on your journey!
Child sitting with pregnant surrogate mother

How to Apply to Be a Surrogate

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.

Become a Surrogate in Texas