Surrogate Ivy: “I felt good about making the intended parents happy. I felt like I was returning the child that they had given me to care for nine months.
Jodie – Three-Time Surrogate, The support and one-on-one attention from Rite Options helped me understand the broader picture and release unhealthy thoughts.
Their story broke my heart, and I could see what a terrific mom she would be. She supported me during labor contractions. She seemed uneasy about my agony. Watching her exclaim the baby’s name was one of the best moments of my life. Relief was palpable. Rite Options, thanks for helping me. Without you, I couldn’t fulfill a family’s dreams.
Want to Be a Surrogate?
Being a surrogate involves selflessly helping others. Many surrogates enjoy being pregnant and have completed their families. Thus, becoming a surrogate allows women to go through the miracle of pregnancy, making someone’s desire to have a baby a reality.
Take the Surrogacy Quiz to determine whether you qualify.
If you can respond “YES” to the following questions, contact Rite Options to begin the application process with the most supportive surrogacy agency.
- Live in a state-friendly surrogacy.
- No drugs.
- Age 21-40.
- Citizen, resident, or immigrant.
- Nonsmokers and living in a non-smoking home.
- No felony convictions.
- Don’t depend on government money.
- Willing to undergo psychiatric and criminal background checks.
- Gave birth and am raising a child. Can offer OB/GYN documents.
Surrogacy is a serious business. Take your time to consider and prepare, and be able to communicate your values and expectations about pregnancy, birth deformities, twins/triplets, and other conditions. And ask our highly qualified staff, and talk to your family/support.
Surrogacy can be long, joyful, and challenging. Rite Options offers a wellness package built with your mental, physical, and emotional wellness in mind.
Surrogates are compensated for carrying and birthing an intended parent’s child, but nothing compares to the joy they feel when they first hold their child. Surrogates’ Compensation starts at $35k + perks.
Timelines/Requirements to Becoming a Surrogate
Surrogacy Research – 1 MONTH to 6 MONTHS
- Candidate researches online.
- Talk to experienced surrogates.
REQUIREMENTS TO BE A SURROGATE MOTHER:
- 18-32 BMI.
- Be a citizen, resident, or immigrant.
- Live in a surrogate-friendly state.
- Not government-funded.
- Must have and raise a child.
- Provide OB/GYN records and a clearance letter.
- Nonsmoker in a nonsmoking home. No criminal history, no felony convictions.
- No drugs.
- Mental illness-free.
- No antidepressants or anti-anxiety meds in the past year.
- The Surrogate and husband/partner must allow background checks.
- Surrogate and Partner eager to get therapy.
- Travel for surrogacy appointments overnights.
- Must agree to home visits with all residents and pets.
- Six months since previous vaginal or cesarean birth; OB/GYN documents, clearance letter required.
Find an Agency – 2 WEEKS to 2 MONTH
- Complete the form
- Surrogate Interview First agency contract
- Background check
- Register interest
- In-depth agency interview
- OBGYN records medical history
- Previous labour and delivery records
- Other medical info
- Agencies Contract
MEDICAL SCREENING – 1 WEEK to 4 WEEKS
THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION WILL TAKE 1 WEEK TO 2 WEEKS
Schedule an IVF clinic visit with the doctor, who will review surrogacy requirements. Clinic-to-clinic, the workup includes:
- Vaginal ultrasonography — a probe is inserted to search for polyps, scar tissue, and lining thickness.
- Hysteroscopy uses a tiny camera to see inside the uterus.
- IVF, injections, medicines, and embryo transfer instructions.
Matching with Intended Parents – 2 WEEKS to 4 WEEKS
Contract – 2 WEEKS to 4 WEEKS
Wellness Plan – 1 WEEK
MEDICATIONS AND MONITORING – 4 WEEKS
POST-BIRTH RECOVERY – 12 WEEKS
To Future Surrogates:
We’re thrilled you’ll help us start a family. We’re awed by you. Your contribution is unselfish, bold, spiritual, and amazing. Without you, we wouldn’t have this miraculous opportunity.
Your gift is much appreciated.