FAQ For Surrogates
How much will I be compensated?
Surrogate compensation amount will vary by location, experience and various other factors. Generally our surrogates are well compensated as they are paid a monthly allowance, receive a bonus and have the opportunity to earn up to $80,000. Once you are approved to become a surrogate we will determine your exact compensation and provide you a list of all the expenses that you will be compensated for during surrogacy.
How will I be supported during surrogacy?
All of our surrogates are assigned to a specific case manager who will support and guide you through every step of the surrogacy process and will be there for you to answer any questions you may have about surrogacy.
Who will cover my expenses during surrogacy?
All expenses relating to surrogacy will be covered by the intended parents.
Do I need to have health insurance?
No, if you lack health insurance or it doesn't cover surrogacy the intended parents will purchase health insurance that covers surrogacy for you.
Is there anything required of my spouse/partner?
Your spouse/partner will be required to participate in the medical screening process. If married, your spouse will be included in your legal contract. It’s very important that your spouse/partner is in agreement of you becoming a surrogate mother and will support you throughout the process.
What is the difference between gestational and traditional surrogacy?
In gestational surrogacy the intended parent's embryo is fertilized at a fertility clinic and will be transferred to the surrogate's uterus. While in traditional surrogacy the surrogate mother donates her egg and is biologically related to the intended parents child or children. We only do gestational surrogacy at Trusted Surrogacy.
Will the intended parent's baby be biologically related to me?
Since we only do gestational surrogacy, the baby will not be biologically related to you.
How long will surrogacy take?
Most of the time it will take between 12 and 14 months to complete the surrogacy process.
Can I still be a surrogate if I had my tubes tied?
Yes you can still achieve pregnancy through IVF as the fallopian tubes aren't needed since the embryo is placed directly into the uterus.
Where will I receive medical care?
Your medical care can be received at doctors clinics nearby where you live.
How does the matching process work?
Once your application is accepted, we will submit your surrogate profile to potential intended parents. If the intended parents are interested in working with you. You will then be introduced to intended parents usually through a webcam call such as Skype to determine if there is mutual interest. If the intended parents and surrogate both agree to work together then the surrogacy process will begin.