Becoming a surrogate
Bringing a child into this world is a beautiful and life-altering thing. While pregnancy may not be ideal for everyone, if it is an experience that has been easy for you, you may want to consider being a surrogate. In addition to it being an emotionally rewarding experience, the compensation that comes with being a surrogate can allow you some financial independence. We look forward to the opportunity to guide you through your journey!
Surrogates in our program have told us how incredibly fulfilling it is to help intended parents or a single intended parent achieve their goal of creating a family. Plus, the generous compensation provided allows surrogates to actually pursue other dreams thanks to the lack of financial burden.
How it's done
As an agency, First Step Fertility will carefully match Surrogates and Intended Parents. First Step Fertility will coordinate appointments and legal procedures for both parties as well as provide resources and custom services that are usually outside the scope of surrogacy but necessary to enhance both surrogate and IP experience.
After the completion of the medical checks, Intended Parents will choose an egg donor and/or sperm donor if needed. First Step Fertility will prepare the final fee schedule for Intended Parents and set up a trust account with a lawyer. The lawyer will provide the contract between the surrogate and the intended parents.
During the pregnancy First Step Fertility will support Surrogates all the way until the baby is delivered to the intended parents. Our services includes ongoing counseling and providing guidance to both parties.
A gestational carrier must be
- Between the ages of 21 and 40.
- A non-smoker and not use marijuana or illegal drugs.
- In a stable home environment, either married or single.
- Have given birth to and parented at least one child.
- Willing to complete a background check souse included.
- An appropriate height to weight ratio with a BMI of 30 or under.
- An excellent health history.
- Had no more than 5 deliveries.
- Had no more than 3c-section deliveries.
- Had uncomplicated pregnancies and deliveries.