Apply to Become a Surrogate in Utah

Surrogacy is an incredible journey that allows a person to help someone transform their dreams of parenthood into a reality. Becoming a surrogate in Utah is an amazing achievement, and we sincerely thank you for your interest in our surrogacy program. Whether you’re from Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Provo, West Jordan, or elsewhere in the Beehive State, our team is ready to connect you with intended parents who want nothing more than to have a family.

Your Guide to Becoming a Utah Surrogate

To ensure that prospective surrogates fully understand all aspects of the surrogacy process, Reproductive Possibilities has compiled the most relevant information that potential surrogates in Utah need to know. Below, you’ll find an in-depth breakdown of the most essential aspects of a surrogacy journey.

  • Surrogacy in Utah
  • Surrogate Requirements in Utah
  • Surrogate Compensation in Utah
  • How Surrogates Match with Parents
  • Benefits of Being a Utah Surrogate
  • How to Become a Surrogate in Utah
Pregnant surrogate shows baby bump

Surrogacy in Utah

Utah is one of the states in the U.S. which does have clear laws regarding gestational surrogacy arrangements. In Utah, married couples can move forward with pursuing a surrogacy contract where the rights of all parties will be respected and observed throughout the duration of the arrangement.

What is Surrogacy?

Gestational surrogacy is an arrangement in which a woman agrees to carry a baby on behalf of a couple. In this type of surrogacy, the surrogate does not share a genetic connection with the child. The embryo, which is implanted into the surrogate’s uterus, is created from the egg(s) of the female intended parent or a donor and the sperm of the male intended parent or a donor.

How does surrogacy work in Utah?

In Utah, gestational surrogacy arrangements are protected by law and have been since 2008. Utah is one of the country’s fastest-growing sources of surrogacy contracts, with many married intended parents seeking to work with a trusted surrogate and agency who can assist in making their dreams of family-building a reality.

Surrogate Requirements in Utah

Surrogacy requirements exist so that the health and safety of the surrogate mother and the baby she carries is everyone’s top priority. If you believe you are a candidate for our surrogacy program, we invite you to review our list of requirements prior to completing an online application:

  • You must be a non-smoker
  • You must have a BMI between 18-33
  • You must be at least 21 years of age and no older than 44 years of age
    • An exception may be made for an experienced surrogate regarding the age limit
  • You must have given birth at least once before
    • No medical complications during childbirth and no more than 3 c-sections

If you believe that you meet these requirements, we invite you to complete an online surrogate application. Once received, our team will review your application closely to determine whether you fulfill our general criteria. If you are accepted, our team is ready to match Utah surrogates with intended parents who are just as excited to start this journey with you. Learn more about surrogate requirements.

Surrogate Pay in Utah

Gestational surrogacy is a paid surrogacy arrangement. Surrogates receive compensation for their role in the journey, which is of course significant. In Utah, surrogates can expect to earn between $55,000 and $60,000. This fee range includes the surrogate’s base pay, benefits, and related expenses. If you are an experienced surrogate mother, then your compensation will probably be higher. To clarify how base pay works, it’s helpful to know surrogates earn $35,000 for a single fetus. If there are additional fetuses, an additional fee of $5,000 may be paid.

How Utah Surrogates and Parents Are Matched

After you’ve completed a surrogate application, the screening process, and have been formally accepted into the Reproductive Possibilities surrogacy program, it is time to be matched with your intended parents. Our team has made countless successful matches across the country, and we’re ready to work with you to help ensure that you are satisfied with this stage of the surrogacy journey.

To kick things off, members of our team will connect with surrogates and intended parents directly to hold interviews where we’ll ask questions designed to narrow down everyone’s preferences. One example of this is whether you, as a surrogate, have a preference as to the type of intended parents you’d like to work with or not. Once we believe we’ve found a prospective match, we’ll connect all parties via a conference.

Within this conference, it will be very important to see if an agreement can be made across the following core aspects of surrogacy:

  • Preferred forms of communication
  • Whether there is a willingness to carry multiples and if not, what is the plan moving forward (reduce and/or terminate a pregnancy, etc.)
  • Family/friend support systems

If after these discussions there is an agreement to move forward, then a match has been made. Congratulations, this is a key moment within any surrogate journey. The Reproductive Possibilities team will continue to help initiate communication between the surrogate mother and her intended parents moving forward.

To learn more, visit our surrogacy process page for surrogate mothers.

Are you an intended parent looking to get matched with a surrogate in Utah? Visit our Intended Parents page to get started.

Benefits of Becoming a Surrogate in Utah

As noted, Utah is one of the country’s fastest-growing surrogacy locations. In addition to compensation, which is extra for experienced surrogates, any Utah surrogate within our program is granted access to the state’s leading hospitals and medical clinics. Whether you live in Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Provo, West Jordan, or elsewhere, our team is ready to connect you with the best possible medical care and support. Lastly, there is sincerely nothing like the knowledge that you were the person who made such a remarkable impact in the lives of loving, deserving future parents.
Child sitting with pregnant surrogate mother

How to Become a Surrogate in Utah

Today is the first step in your journey toward becoming a Utah surrogate. The first thing you need to do is complete an online application where you’ll be asked for details regarding your medical history as well as your personal history. Each application is carefully reviewed by our team to ensure that only those candidates who meet our criteria are accepted into the program. If you are one of these women, we will be reaching out to you directly to schedule a couple of interviews with our team. In these interviews, we’ll ask for further details per your history, including whether a criminal history is present.

If you have any questions for our team at this time, we will be happy to assist.

Become a Surrogate in Utah