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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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:
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.
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.
Now is a great time to begin your surrogacy journey!
Reproductive Possibilities fully supports surrogates and intended parents at every step of their journey. We are here to answer any of your questions and aid you in the application process. Fill out an application today and begin the journey of a lifetime.