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Find or Become a Surrogate

At Gateway We Understand Being a Surrogate is an amazing thing!

It takes someone with a generous spirit, compassion and dedication, someone prepared to help other people become parents and change their lives forever. It can make all the difference in the world to intended parents just to know that there are wonderful women willing to try to help them.

We know, like you, that being a surrogate is a big commitment. There is a lot to think about and lots of emotion. You will need the support of your partner and family (particularly being sensitive to the understanding of any young children), and you will need clear information about the process and implications before you decide to go ahead.

There are different types of surrogacy and you could be:

  • A gestational/host surrogate – this means that you will carry a baby who has no genetic link with you. You will have treatment at a fertility clinic to transfer to your womb an embryo created with the eggs and sperm of your intended parents (possibly created with either donated eggs or sperm).
  • A traditional/straight surrogate – this means that you will carry a baby conceived using your eggs, and sperm from the intended father. You will have treatment at a fertility clinic (artificial insemination or the creation and transfer of an embryo).
  • You can choose between being a surrogate or egg donor or both.
  • We can help you to understand the implications of being a surrogate, and the options available, so that you can reach a decision about whether surrogacy is for you.

What qualifications do I need to meet to become a surrogate?

We screen potential surrogate mothers to determine full eligibility. You may be a candidate if you meet the following criteria:
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Traditional

  • Be Between the age of 21 and 33 years of age
  • Non-smoker
  • Previously successfully given birth
  • Have an uncomplicated history of pregnancy and birth
  • No genetic or hereditary illnesses
  • Reside in an emotionally and financial stable environment
  • Have the support of spouse/partner and immediate family members
  • Be willing to travel if the need arises
  • Be willing to undergo Medical and Psychological testing

Gestational

  • Be Between the age of 21 and 40 years of age
  • Non-Smoker
  • Previously successfully given birth
  • Have an uncomplicated history of pregnancy and birth
  • Reside in an emotionally and financial stable environment
  • Have the support of spouse/partner and immediate family members
  • Be willing to travel if the need arises
  • Be willing to undergo Medical and Psychological testing
  • Be able to withstand injections and fertility medications

If you are interested in becoming a Surrogate or an Egg Donor

Please fill out the online application

All information entered here is private and confidential and will not be shared with anyone without your express written consent. Once consent is obtained this information will only be shared with intended parents and our staff. We will review your information and someone from our office will contact you for any additional information and questions.

To complete the application.

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What compensation can I expect as a surrogate? Basic compensation $25,000 – $50,000 Additional Compensations $5,000+

Additional Costs Covered:

  • Screening
  • Legal Fees
  • Medical Fees
  • Child Care
  • Maternity Clothing
  • Lost Wages
  • Travel & Lodging

What happens during the surrogacy process?

We recognize that this is a life-changing experience for all involved. That’s why Gateway Surrogacy works with you at every step, navigating the process, answering your questions, providing resources and referrals, and ensuring your comfort.

Here are the steps you can expect to take during your surrogacy journey:

Preliminary Surrogate Application:

Upon your submission of the application below; we will review your eligibility and invite you to complete a more detailed application.

Surrogacy education:

Our specialists will discuss the details of our process and offer you information and resources to prepare you for what lies ahead—emotionally, medically and legally.

Final eligibility confirmation:

You will complete various medical, mental and background screenings.

Intended Parents:

We will review with you the profiles of intended parents and arrange in-person meetings, web based meeting or telephone meeting with those you feel most comfortable with.

Gestational Carrier Agreement:

Once the match is successful, our legal team or an independent attorney experienced in reproductive law will represent you as you and the intended parents enter into this contract together.

Embryo transfer:

You will begin taking medication, and then proceed with the embryo transfer.

Pregnancy confirmation:

Approximately 10 days after the embryo transfer, you will undergo blood test to confirm a pregnancy. Once confirmed, and about 4 weeks after the transfer, you will have your first ultrasound and confirm the baby’s heartbeat. Then you will begin receiving compensation based on the terms of your contract. The first ultrasound can be a very emotional step for you as well as for the intended parents. As always, Gateway Surrogacystaff are available to answer any questions you have or discuss any issues that may arise.

Your surrogacy journey:

Enjoy your pregnancy! Gateway Surrogacy will continue to guide you throughout your pregnancy to ensure that you are receiving the support you need. Depending on the terms of your Gestational Carrier Agreement, the intended parents may accompany you to doctor visits and ultrasound appointments.

Baby is born!

This is the joyous moment everyone has waited for. You are giving an amazing gift to the intended parents—one that will change their lives forever. They will spend time in the hospital with you, getting to know their new child.

Depending on the details of the Gestational Carrier Agreement, the following may also occur at this time:

  • You may spend time with the baby
  • You may introduce the baby to your own family
  • You may start pumping breast milk so the Intended Parents can feed their baby breast milk Once the baby is ready to be discharged, the intended parents will take the baby to his or her new home, and you will receive your final compensation.

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