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Surrogacy – International Family Agency, LLC

A surrogate carries a pregnancy and delivers a child created from the egg and sperm of the intended parents. A donor egg, donor sperm or donated embryos may also be used. An important distinction with this type of surrogacy is that the gestational surrogate is not genetically related to the child and acts only as a gestational carrier for the pregnancy.

Qualifications for Becoming A Surrogate:

  • Must Be Between 21 to 39 Years of Age
  • Have Given Birth to a Child Under Your Care
  • Financially Stable
  • No Previous Pregnancy Complications
  • Within Normal Limits for Weight and Healthy
  • BMI between 19-32
  • Non-Smoker
  • No Drug Use
  • Healthy
  • No History of Previous STDs

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International Family Agency, LLC - Surrogacy

Surrogacy Frequently Asked Questions:

How much will I earn if chosen to be a surrogate?

Starting compensation is $45,000 for first time surrogates. The compensation for experienced surrogates is higher.

What is the process for becoming a surrogate?

  • Application completion
  • Evaluation with our physician (all medical records from previous pregnancies will be needed)
  • Medical work-up (vaginal ultrasound, physical, pap smear, uterus evaluation)
  • Matching with intended parents
  • The medication cycle (monitoring blood testing, ultrasounds, injections and embryo transfer)
  • Pregnancy and delivery

How long does it take to be matched with the intended parents?

Once we receive your completed paperwork and medical records, it can take as little as a few weeks.

Can I participate in the surrogacy program without having my own health insurance?

Yes. If you have not obtained health insurance, a surrogate-specific medical plan may be purchased for you by the intended parents. This plan would be in place for the length of your pregnancy.

Is surrogacy legal in my state?

States have different laws. If you are uncertain about the laws in your state regarding surrogacy, please call our office and speak with a case manager.

Will I be burdened with any costs as a surrogate?

Initially you may have up-front costs such as obtaining and mailing your medical records, and traveling to your testing and screening appointments if you do not live locally. After you have been matched, you will be fully reimbursed by the intendant parents for all costs related to our surrogate program.

Can I choose my own obstetrician once I am pregnant?

Possibly, provided your insurance plan is accepted by your obstetrician. However, the intended parents and surrogate together will ultimately decide the chosen physician. Many surrogates are able to return to the physician that delivered their own children for the surrogate pregnancy.