What is gestational surrogacy?
Gestational surrogacy is when a woman carries someone else's
embryo in her uterus. The surrogate does not have a genetic
tie to the child. Surrogacy may be needed when a woman can
produce viable eggs but cannot maintain the pregnancy. In other
situations, when the intended parent has neither healthy eggs
nor is able to carry the embryo, an egg donor and a surrogate
What are the requirements?
Gestational surrogates must be between
21 and 38 and have given birth to at least one healthy child.
There are also medical, psychological, and health insurance requirements.
Do you have a waiting list for gestational surrogates?
It varies. However, there is a steady demand for women who
qualify by age, medical and emotional readiness, and family support
Are gestational surrogates pre-screened?
All surrogates are screened by an OB/GYN to determine medical
clearance and ability to proceed with a pregnancy. Additionally,
a board certified licensed clinical psychologist performs a
comprehensive psychological screening on the surrogate and
her husband or significant other.
How long does it take to be matched as a surrogate?
Once the medical and psychological screenings are accomplished,
the matching process follows immediately. Arrangements are
then made to meet with the intended parents. If all parties
are in agreement, the process continues and ARR will facilitate
Do surrogates need to have insurance with maternity benefits?
Surrogates must have private major medical coverage. Maternity
coverage may be purchased at the intended parents' expense.
What is the compensation for a gestational surrogate?
Our range of compensation is anywhere from $30,000 to $38,000. Compensation may vary due to circumstances such as a multiple pregnancy, cesarean sections or other situations.
Interested in becoming a surrogate?
There's a huge demand for gestational surrogates. Is
it right for you? Complete our online
questionnaire and find out!