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:
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.
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.
Upon receiving your application, we will review it closely to decide on whether our requirements have been met.Learn more about surrogate requirements.
Within the surrogate application, you’ll be asked to provide information about your medical history, especially about your past pregnancies and deliveries.
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.
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.
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.
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.