No matter how you’ve come to surrogacy, making the decision to become a surrogate mother is not one to be taken lightly. Researching surrogacy, the surrogacy process and surrogacy agencies are helpful ways to ensure you understand exactly what surrogacy is, how it works, and what it means to carry a baby for someone. Before filling out an application to embark on a surrogate pregnancy, here are 5 important things for you to ask yourself... read more

Postpartum Perspectives
Postpartum Perspectives

Our GC (gestational carrier) “MM” shared her postpartum thoughts with us and we’d like to share with all of you:“This is real life postpartum. Adult diaper on, still looking pregnant, nursing pads floating around, taking care of stitches in unmentionable places...I’ve had so many people ask…how do you feel now? You bonded with the baby and now she’s not there, that must be hard. It’s not hard, it’s beautiful. "... read more

How much do surrogates get paid?
How much do surrogates get paid?

One of the most-asked questions from women who are interested in becoming surrogate mothers is, “How much does a surrogate make?” Typically, a first-time surrogate will be paid a base fee, usually between $25,000 to $35,000. At Reproductive Possibilities, our base fee starts at $35,000. Your contract can and may have additional surrogacy costs, expenses and/or reimbursements listed that you may be entitled to, such as: ...

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What to Expect: Home Visit Edition
What to Expect: Home Visit Edition

During the process of becoming a gestational surrogate, each woman will go through several types of screening before they are given medical clearance by the fertility clinic(s) to move forward. Aside from the medical portions of screening like bloodwork or a psychological evaluation, each woman will typically have a “home visit” as well. A home visit is completed by a private social worker in your area. They will contact you directly to set a time to meet with you and your family, in your home setting. read more

Reliable Recovery Tips After Surrogate Pregnancy
Reliable Recovery Tips After Surrogate Pregnancy

The next chapter is all about healing you! Your watch has officially ended (we love Game of Thrones!) and the time has come to rest, relax, and recover! Childbirth (both vaginal and c-section) is no easy feat. It can be hours or even DAYS of contractions, nausea, and/or any of the other fun “perks” of labor. It leaves women exhausted, dehydrated, and in most cases- with quite a bit of pain. Here are some tips to get you through those dreaded postpartum weeks: ..... read more

Memorable Memorial Day Munchies
Memorable Memorial Day Munchies

Memorial Day, formerly known as “Decoration Day”, is the day that we honor those who lost their lives fighting for our country. On this day, we honor and remember our loved ones or friends who sacrificed their lives to keep our country a safe and free place. It comes with many traditions such as decorating the graves of those we’ve lost (hence the original title!), parades, and more recently- patriotic BBQ’s with your family and friends! read more

Meet RP’s IPC Lisa!
Meet RP’s IPC Lisa!

Lisa Mendola is one of RP’s Intended Parent coordinators. She meets with Intended Parents to share the surrogacy process and how she can help them build their family. She will match them with a surrogate that their fertility clinic would accept, and guides the IP’s and surrogates throughout the journey. Like all of our IPC’s, she is there for you from the beginning to the very end! Lisa has helped build and grow many families and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. read more