Apply to Become a Surrogate in West Virginia

There are few things that a woman can do that have as much of a life-long impact as becoming a gestational surrogate. Surrogates help families across the country and in West Virginia grow every year, and we thank you sincerely for your interest in joining our surrogacy program. West Virginia is a state that is friendly to gestational surrogacy arrangements, making it easy for you to become a surrogate whether you’re from Charleston, Huntington, Morgantown, Parkersburg, or elsewhere in the Mountain State.

Your Guide to Becoming a West Virginia Surrogate

What is Surrogacy?

Gestational surrogacy is an arrangement in which a woman agrees to carry a pregnancy and give birth to a baby for an individual or couple that is unable to have or sustain a pregnancy on their own. Gestational surrogates become pregnant through in vitro fertilization using an embryo that was created using gametes provided by the intended parents or donors. As such, surrogates are not genetically related to the babies they carry.

Reproductive Possibilities welcomes anyone interested in becoming a West Virginia surrogate. Our team has compiled a comprehensive guide for prospective surrogates which you can view below:

  • Surrogacy in West Virginia
  • Surrogate Requirements in West Virginia
  • Surrogate Compensation & Benefits in West Virginia
  • How to Become a Surrogate in West Virginia, Step by Step
  • Begin Your Surrogacy Journey in West Virginia Today

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Surrogacy in West Virginia

West Virginia is a state that allows for gestational surrogacy contracts to proceed without issue. While there are no laws relating to surrogacy in the state at this time, there is a statute in place that permits compensation for gestational surrogacy. As with any surrogacy arrangement, it is strongly advised to work with an experienced surrogacy agency that can help you navigate all aspects of the family-building process and ensure that your rights as a surrogate are always protected.

Surrogate Requirements in West Virginia

Your health and safety as a surrogate are our top priorities. You and the child you will carry will always be our most pressing concern, which is why every prospective surrogate must first meet our requirements before joining the program. Please view our requirements list below before completing an application.

  • Your BMI must be between 18-33
  • You must be a non-smoker
  • You must be between the ages of 21 and 44 years old
  • You must have given birth previously; no medical complications and no more and three c-sections in total

Upon receiving your application, we will review it closely to decide on whether our requirements have been met.

Learn more about surrogate requirements.
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Surrogate Pay & Benefits in West Virginia

Gestational surrogacy arrangements include compensation for the surrogate. Compensation is styled in the form of a package that includes your base pay, expenses, and benefits, all relating to the surrogate’s pregnancy and delivery. The base pay for carrying a single fetus is $35,000, with additional fetuses adding $5,000 to the base pay. In West Virginia, a surrogate carrier can earn within the range of $55,000 to $60,000.

Life of a Surrogate in West Virginia

West Virginia is plentiful with resources for gestational surrogates. In addition to access to your area’s leading hospitals and medical clinics, there are many resources readily available for pregnancy and postpartum. Whether you’re searching for meditation classes in Charleston, prenatal yoga in Huntington, or breast milk donation in Morganstown, West Virginia can offer surrogates a healthy and supported experience.

How to Become a Surrogate in West Virginia, Step by Step

Step 1: Fill Out an Application

Within the surrogate application, you’ll be asked to provide information about your medical history, especially about your past pregnancies and deliveries.

Step 2: Complete the Surrogate Screening

Our team will complete a review of your application to determine whether you’ve met our program’s requirements. If the requirements are met, we’ll ask that you please participate in a series of interviews with our team so we can discuss your information in greater detail and get to know you on a more personal level.

Step 3: Create a Surrogate Profile

If you are accepted into the program, we will move forward with creating your gestational surrogate profile, which we will share with prospective intended parents during the matching process. These profiles do not reveal private information such as contact details. They simply serve to outline who you are as a person and detail your past pregnancy and delivery experiences.

Step 4: Get Matched With Intended Parents

The matching process consists of two stages:

During stage one, our team conducts separate interviews with the surrogate and her prospective intended parents. Both parties will be asked questions about the particulars of the surrogacy journey to determine if a good match is possible.

During stage two, our team will schedule a group meeting with all parties where we’ll discuss core areas of a surrogacy arrangement. These topics include support systems, how everyone prefers to communicate, and options for planning for multiple fetuses.

If all parties are in agreement, then our team will consider you matched! This is a very important milestone in becoming a surrogate.

To learn more, please visit our Surrogacy Process for Surrogates page.

Begin Your Surrogacy Journey in West Virginia Today

The Mountain State is an excellent place to be a gestational surrogate. Regardless of whether you hail from Charleston, Huntington, Morgantown, Parkersburg, or elsewhere, our team is ready to help you start your journey.

To get started, please complete your application. Our team is happy to assist with any questions you may have.

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Become a Surrogate in West Virginia