Apply to Become a Surrogate in Washington

Becoming a gestational surrogate is an amazing opportunity to help a loving and deserving couple or individual in need. Surrogates help to make the dream of parenthood a reality for so many people across the country each year. Your interest in the surrogacy process is so appreciated, and Washington is a wonderful state to take part in. Whether you call Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, or elsewhere in Washington home, Reproductive Possibilities is ready to connect you with intended parents and start your surrogacy journey.

Your Guide to Becoming a Washington Surrogate

Those interested in becoming a surrogate in Washington state have come to the right place. You’ll find everything you need to know about gestational surrogacy in the Evergreen State below.

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

Washington is a state that is considered to be friendly toward surrogacy arrangements. Washington has laws in place that protect surrogacy contracts as well as the rights of all involved parties.

What is Surrogacy?

When a woman agrees to carry a child for someone else while receiving compensation for her role in the process, it’s known as paid gestational surrogacy. In gestational surrogacy, the surrogate is not the child’s biological mother because they do not share a genetic link. The embryo which is placed in the surrogate’s uterus is created from eggs and sperm retrieved from the intended parents and/or a donor.

How does surrogacy work in Washington?

In Washington, paid surrogacy is legal. In 2019, the state passed the Uniform Parentage Act, a law that clearly defines gestational surrogacy arrangements, the surrogate’s compensation and medical care, and parental rights for the intended parents.

Surrogate Requirements in Washington

The Reproductive Possibilities surrogacy program has a list of defined requirements in place to protect the health and safety of every surrogate mother and child she carries. Before completing an online application, we kindly ask that you please review our list of requirements below.

Surrogates must…

  • Have given birth at least once previously with no medical complications and less than three cesarean procedures
  • Have a healthy BMI, between 18 and 33
  • Be between the ages of 21-44 years old; exceptions can be made for experienced surrogates
  • Be a non-smoker

Every surrogate application is reviewed by our team on an individual basis. If we feel you have met all of our requirements and are a good fit for the program, then you will be accepted into our program. After this stage, it is time to move on to the matching process. This is when you will be matched with your intended parents and the surrogacy journey can begin in earnest.

Learn more about surrogate requirements.

Surrogate Pay in Washington

Surrogacy requires a significant physical, emotional, and mental commitment which is why surrogates are well compensated for their role. In Washington state, surrogates can expect to earn between $55,000 and $60,000 per surrogacy journey. This range includes the base fee, benefits, and any additional expenses. A single fetus can earn a surrogate around $35,000, and if multiples occur, then an extra $5,000 is typically provided. Higher compensation is normally given to experienced surrogates who have already completed a successful surrogate journey.

Should you have any questions about surrogate compensation in Washington, the Reproductive Possibilities team will be happy to provide clarification after you have been accepted into the surrogate program.

How Washington Surrogates and Parents Are Matched

The matching process is an exciting time in the surrogacy journey. After you have been welcomed into the Reproductive Possibilities surrogacy program, it’s time to be matched with your intended parents. Reproductive Possibilities works with wonderful intended parents throughout Washington state, as well as the entire U.S. We also work with international intended parents.

To begin, we will connect with all parties directly and ask a series of questions to narrow down preferences and determine who is the best fit for whom. For example, surrogates can let us know if they have a preference for the type of intended parent they’d like to be connected with. Once we find a solid prospective match, our team will organize a conference where all parties will discuss the following:

  • Do you have solid familial and/or friend support groups in place?
  • What are your preferences in terms of communication?
  • Are you willing to carry multiples?
  • If not, is there an agreed-upon plan to reduce, terminate, etc.?

If an agreement can be made on the above points as well as any other discussion areas within the conference, then a match has been made! Congratulations on being matched, now is the time for the surrogacy process to really begin. Your Reproductive Possibilities coordinator will continue to facilitate communication between you and the intended parents as things move forward.

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

Benefits of Becoming a Surrogate in Washington

Becoming a surrogate in Washington offers women a number of considerable benefits. Outside of the competitive compensation, surrogates have access to the state’s top clinics and hospitals. Regardless of whether you reside in Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, or elsewhere, our team will connect you with leading medical resources. Of course, one of the leading benefits of becoming a surrogate is the knowledge that you were the one who made the difference in the lives of a loving couple or individual who has likely spent years hoping to become parents.
Child sitting with pregnant surrogate mother

How to Become a Surrogate in Washington

Welcome to the first step of becoming a surrogate: completing an online application. Within the application, you’ll be asked for details about your personal and medical histories. If our team finds that you are a good fit for the program after reviewing your application carefully, we will reach out directly for a series of interviews. These interviews are straightforward, we’ll simply ask for more in-depth details about your history, including whether you have a criminal background.

If you have any questions about being a surrogate in Washington, our team will be happy to clarify anything needed.

Become a Surrogate in Washington