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