Apply to Become a Surrogate in Vermont

There are few opportunities in life to make a difference like that of gestational surrogacy. Surrogacy builds families where they might not otherwise have grown, making loving and deserving individuals and couples into parents. Vermont is friendly to surrogacy arrangements, so whether you reside in Burlington, Essex, South Burlington, Colchester, or elsewhere in the Green Mountain State, the Reproductive Possibilities team is ready to welcome you to our gestational surrogate program.

Your Guide to Becoming a Vermont Surrogate

What is Surrogacy?

Gestational surrogacy is a form of assisted reproduction that is often utilized by families dealing with infertility, same-sex male couples, and single men wanting to be fathers. It involves using the genetic materials of the intended parents (or donors, when necessary) to create an embryo. The embryo is then transferred into the uterus of the surrogate, who will carry the pregnancy to term and deliver the baby. Although the surrogate gives birth to the baby, she does not share a genetic connection with them.

If you are a resident of Vermont and considering becoming a gestational surrogate, we welcome your interest. Our surrogacy program guide can be found below:

  • Surrogacy in Vermont
  • Surrogate Requirements in Vermont
  • Surrogate Compensation & Benefits in Vermont
  • How to Become a Surrogate in Vermont, Step by Step
  • Begin Your Surrogacy Journey in Vermont Today
Two pregnant surrogate mothers talking

Surrogacy in Vermont

At this time, there are no laws pertaining to surrogacy in Vermont. Surrogacy is allowed in the state however, with courts typically being favorable to such contracts. Because there are no laws in place, it is recommended that surrogates consider working with an established agency to ensure all rights and wishes are respected.

Surrogate Requirements in Vermont

Our surrogacy program follows the health and safety guidelines outlined by the industry’s medical professionals. Prospective surrogates must meet these requirements in order to gain acceptance into our program. Please review our bulleted list below:

  • You must be a non-smoker
  • You must have a BMI between 18-33
  • You must have given birth before with no more than three c-sections and no medical complications
  • You must be between the ages of 21-44 years old, though sometimes an exception can be made for someone who has been a surrogate in the past

Your application will be reviewed with care by our team who will decide if you’ve met the program’s criteria. If accepted, our team will be reaching out to get the screening process underway.

Learn more about surrogate requirements.

Surrogate Pay & Benefits in Vermont

Gestational surrogacy contracts are paid arrangements, which means that surrogates are compensated for the physical, mental, and emotional commitment they are making. Compensation packages consist of base pay, which starts at $35,000 for a single fetus. If the surrogate agrees to carry multiple fetuses, the base pay will be increased by an additional $5,000. The base pay combined with other relevant expenses and related benefits can equal up to $60,000. If you have already acted as a surrogate in the past, you may be eligible to receive a higher payment.

Life of a Surrogate in Vermont

Outside of compensation, Vermont offers surrogates a myriad of other benefits and resources. From the very beginning, our team will be there to make sure you receive the highest quality medical care in your local area. Throughout the pregnancy and postpartum period, there are many resources that can help make the entire process a wonderful experience. From doulas in Burlington to milk banks in Essex to prenatal and postnatal yoga in South Burlington to mental health counseling in Colchester, you will have the supportive resources needed for a healthy surrogacy journey.

How to Become a Surrogate in Vermont, Step by Step

Step 1: Fill Out an Application

Our surrogate program application will ask you to provide details about your personal life, medical information, and reproductive history.

Step 2: Complete the Surrogate Screening

Reproductive Possibilities reviews every application carefully. If we determine that you have met our requirements, we’ll schedule a series of one-on-one interviews so that we can further discuss the information you provided in your application. It will also give us a chance to get to know your personality and what your hopes are for the surrogacy process.

Step 3: Create a Surrogate Profile

Pending a positive interview experience with our team, we will then create your surrogate profile. No private information, such as contact details, will be shared within this profile. It will simply give prospective intended parents a better understanding of who you are and what your previous pregnancies and deliveries were like.

Step 4: Get Matched With Intended Parents

The matching process begins with separate interviews with the prospective intended parents and the surrogate. If we identify a potential match, we’ll schedule a group conference so that everyone can meet each other and discuss some of the most essential aspects of a surrogacy arrangement, including topics such as preferred communication methods/frequency, the plan for multiples, and whether everyone has a support system in place.

If you and the intended parents agree to move forward, we will consider you matched! The surrogacy process will then begin in earnest at this time. Your coordinator at Reproductive Possibilities will continue to provide support and aid communication moving forward.

To learn more, please visit our Surrogacy Process for Surrogates page.
Child sitting with pregnant surrogate mother

Begin Your Surrogacy Journey in Vermont Today

Surrogacy is a remarkable choice and helping families grow in Vermont is an admirable path. Whether you reside in Burlington, Essex, South Burlington, Colchester, or elsewhere, the Reproductive Possibilities team is ready to guide you through each step of the surrogate process. When ready, we hope you’ll begin your gestational surrogate application with our program.

Become a Surrogate in Vermont