If you live in Virginia and are interested in becoming a surrogate mother, welcome! Find information on everything you need to know about the surrogacy process right here:
If you’re interested in learning more about the surrogacy process as an intended parent, click here. We work with intended parents from across the U.S. and all over the world.
Gestational surrogacy is legal in the state of Virginia, so there are no legal hindrances in place that would make becoming a surrogate anything less than straightforward.
When a woman carries a child for someone else it is known as a surrogacy arrangement. There are actually two types of surrogacy: gestational and traditional. Gestational surrogacy refers to when the eggs and sperm are provided by the intended parents and/or donors. Gestational surrogacy is the more common of the two. Traditional surrogacy, which is less in practice today, refers to when the surrogate provides the eggs and thus is the biological mother of the baby she will carry and deliver. Both traditional and gestational surrogacy are legal in Virginia.
Unsure if you can become a surrogate? Reproductive Possibilities has outlined our core surrogate mother requirements for your review below. Please check out our list below before starting an application.
Each application is reviewed on its own merit, and if our team feels that you fulfill our criteria, your application will be accepted. After this stage, you are now a future surrogate mother who is ready to be matched with intended parents.
After the surrogate application, screening process, and acceptance in the surrogacy program have all taken place, it’s time to arrange a match between you and your intended parents. The RP team has worked with growing families from every state in the country as well as internationally. We are prepared to offer a matching process that satisfies all parties.
To begin, our staff will ask everyone to outline their preferences so a quality match can be established. We will ask surrogates what type of intended parents you hope to match with, for example, as well as how you’d like communication to proceed over the course of the pregnancy. After we assess this information and a potential match has been made, Reproductive Possibilities will organize a conference to discuss relevant details like:
If an agreement is made and all parties are satisfied, then a match has been made. The surrogacy process will move forward with your RP coordinator initiating the agreed communication between you and the intended parents. Congratulations!
To learn more, visit our surrogacy process page for surrogate mothers.
Are you an intended parent looking to get matched with a surrogate in Virginia? Visit our Intended Parents page to get started.
The first step toward becoming a surrogate is to complete an application so our team can review your personal and medical history. We’ll take the time to review your details carefully to ensure all surrogate requirements are met. If your application is accepted, the next step is to have interviews with the RP team to provide additional details on your background, such as an in-depth medical history, etc.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a surrogate and starting this journey with our team. We can’t wait to hear from you to get started. Should any questions arise that aren’t addressed above, please feel free to reach out so we can connect with you.