FAQ: Answers to Intended Parents' Most-Asked Questions

I'm Interested in Pursuing Surrogacy, But I'm Not Sure Where to Start.

If you’re ready to begin your surrogacy journey, contact us to schedule a complimentary interview with our founder, Melissa Brisman, as well as one of our Intended Parent Coordinators. We will explain the surrogacy process in detail, what sets Reproductive Possibilities apart from other surrogacy agencies, and we’ll explore the options that would work best for you and your family.

How Long Does it Take to Find a Surrogate?

There are four main factors that can determine the wait time.

  • Fertility Clinic
  • Location/State Laws
  • Intended Parent preferences
  • Surrogate preferences

The length of time to find a surrogate varies for everyone based on the above criteria. Every journey is different and is treated as such. Becoming a parent through surrogacy is a long and intimate process that requires hope, trust, and a bit of sticky dust. Finding the right match is the most important first step and the rest will fall into place for you and your surrogate, with your agencies help.

What are Pre- and Post- Birth Orders?

Intended parents must obtain a court order determining legal parentage for the child. The order declares who the legal parents are and also confirms for the hospital who can make medical decisions for the child. In addition, this document directs the state department of vital records to place the intended parents’ names on the birth certificate of the child delivered. If you have additional questions on birth orders, please contact our legal team for further details.

What Happens After the Baby is Born?

Once the baby is born, you will begin bonding with your newborn while the doctors take care of the surrogate. Many intended parents spend this time having “skin-to-skin” contact with their new baby, where the baby is placed against the bare skin of the parents. All legal paperwork should be in place at the time of birth, which will ensure that you have all decision-making rights for the care of your child. Some states do require the parentage order be signed after birth. In these cases, additional paperwork is shared with the hospital that will allow you to make all decisions regarding your child. Once the baby is released from the hospital, you and your child can return home and start your life together as a family.

How Much Does Surrogacy Cost?

At Reproductive Possibilities, your surrogacy costs will be determined by your own customized surrogacy journey. Though surrogacy costs vary by each case, we’ve included estimates on our costs page to help you prepare for the expenses of a surrogacy journey to grow your family.

Do You Need to Be Married to Have a Child Through Surrogacy?

At Reproductive Possibilities, we work with intended parents from all around the world; they may be single or couples, same sex or heterosexual. If you're interested in learning more about becoming a parent through surrogacy, call us at (201) 505-0078