Surrogacy refers to a process in which a gestational carrier (also known as a surrogate) agrees to carry a child for someone else. Although the surrogate handles the pregnancy and delivery, she is not related to the baby. Instead, the embryo is created and implanted into the surrogate’s uterus through in vitro fertilization using genetic materials from the intended parents or donors.
If you are interested in becoming a Wyoming surrogate, we invite you to learn more about the surrogacy process, including topics like compensation and program requirements below:
Our priority is always the health and safety of our surrogates and the babies they carry. Because of this, we have specific requirements in place that must be met before you become a surrogate. The below criteria are based on health-focused recommendations from medical professionals within the fertility community.
Your application will be reviewed by our team carefully so we can check whether you’ve met our requirements. If we find all criteria have been met, we’ll invite you for a series of interviews with our team so we can get to know you better.
The gestational surrogate application will collect information about your medical history, personal history, and other relevant details pertaining to previous pregnancies and deliveries.
Our team reviews every application submitted to the program. If we find that you have met our criteria, we’ll schedule a series of interviews with you to connect directly. We’ll want to get to know you better and discuss your application.
Upon acceptance into the surrogacy program, our team will prepare a profile based on your application details for intended parents to review. The profile will only contain details relevant to your potential surrogacy journey, and will not feature your last name, address, or other contact information.
If our team believes that a potential match is in the works, we’ll conduct two interview stages next. The first will be separate meetings between our staff, the prospective parents, and you. If we feel these meetings have resulted in a possible match, we’ll hold a group interview with all parties. We’ll ask everyone questions about important topics relating to surrogacy including if there’s an agreed plan for multiples, the preferred communication method, and whether everyone has adequate support systems in place.
If you and the intended parents agree to move forward, then you are considered matched! The surrogacy process will then begin in earnest and your coordinator at Reproductive Possibilities will initiate communication between you and your intended parents.