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Become A Surrogate

Find out how you can change the world through the gift of surrogacy.

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Become a Surrogate

Working with Eggceptional Fertility is a generous and rewarding experience. What you are offering is no small feat! Choosing to become a surrogate is an affirming and life-changing decision, and we deeply value your altruistic spirit. We welcome you into this sisterhood with a commitment to cultivating an open and compassionate environment for you to thrive during your surrogacy journey.

Sometimes the road to parenthood is unexpectedly challenging. As a surrogate, you help intended parents fulfill their dreams of starting or growing their family. How often do you get the chance to make wishes come true? By joining the Eggceptional Family, you provide the gift of life while opening doors for your own family’s opportunities and goals.

Expert Guidance

We’re dedicated to ensuring a positive experience that you will look back on with great pride and satisfaction. We have guided many surrogates through this life-affirming journey. You are providing a priceless gift, and you deserve the very best care and support along the way. Your health and well-being are our #1 priority, and we want you to know how truly valued you are by both our agency and the intended parents whose dreams you are bringing to life.

The surrogacy process begins with an application and personal interview, where you can share your personal story, your hopes for the surrogacy experience, and any questions you may have. Once you are accepted as an Eggceptional surrogate, we’ll match you with intended parents that share your values and connect with you as a person. Find out more about the surrogacy process here.

The spiritual and emotional rewards of providing intended parents with the gift of life are priceless.

What Does It Take To Be a Surrogate?

Our surrogates are compassionate, selfless individuals who enjoy being pregnant and are called to help turn a family’s dreams into reality. Our intended parents entrust us with the responsibility of helping bring their children into this world, so it’s important for our our gestational carriers to meet certain requirements to protect their health and safety as well as the baby’s.

Great surrogate candidates are physically and mentally healthy, financially stable, and have a strong support system. Read more about surrogate qualifications here.

Surrogate Requirements

Surrogate Compensation

The spiritual and emotional rewards of providing intended parents with the gift of life are priceless. You also deserve compensation as thanks for your physical and emotional commitment. This compensation can change your family’s future by helping you achieve your financial goals, like saving for a down payment on a house or putting away money for your children’s education.

We offer a generous compensation package of up to $55,000. Surrogacy compensation depends on many different factors, including location, experience, and the specifics of your surrogate pregnancy. Each surrogacy journey is unique, and compensation is always determined on a case-by-case basis. In addition, all of our surrogates are reimbursed for travel, missed work, etc. You will never have to pay any out-of-pocket costs to be a surrogate. We are happy to provide additional details about compensation during your consultation and interview.

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A Deeply Life-Changing Experience

Becoming a surrogate has profound and meaningful benefits long after the baby is born. We take the matching process very seriously, and many of our surrogates and intended parents form lifelong friendships. Our surrogates’ families also benefit, as they witness and support this selfless journey. At Eggceptional Fertility, our surrogates, intended parents, and egg donors are all part of our Eggceptional family, a community of compassionate and dedicated people working to build new family legacies and make dreams come true.

If you’re ready to join our family, fill out your application today.

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Surrogacy FAQs

Common questions from women interested in becoming surrogates.

Why should I choose Eggceptional Fertility?2021-07-08T14:08:19+00:00

As a surrogate, when you choose to embark on a journey with us, we promise to be beside you every step of the way. We will educate, lead and guide you through your surrogacy journey. We will also work tirelessly to support you as you help make parents’ dreams come true.

We have surrogates that are open to sharing their experiences and answer any questions. Our two-way matching process focuses on finding the best fit for you and your intended parents. We offer extensive support from the moment you start researching through the pregnancy, delivery, and beyond. We have been a part of the infertility community for over a decade, and we’ve seen almost every situation.

We’ll help you navigate the road, smooth the bumps, and cheer when we reach our destination. Every person who works at Eggceptional is dedicated to you and your journey.

How much do surrogates make?2019-08-07T17:10:06+00:00

Eggceptional offers a comprehensive benefits package. Surrogate compensation varies depending on your insurance, state of residence, whether you’ve been a surrogate before, and the terms outlined in your Carrier Agreement. However, typical compensation is between $25,000 and $35,000.

Why should I choose working with an agency versus going independent?2019-07-31T15:44:52+00:00

Working with an agency is to your advantage as we provide full support and guidance throughout the entire process. All aspects of the surrogacy journey are handled by our team, from matching, to screening, to legal, and social work support. We handle any issues that may arise. If there is a dispute or issue that comes up, this can be uncomfortable when not working with an agency who can handle it for you. You are also guaranteed that your full fee will be paid as laid out in your contract, in addition to all of your expenses when working with Eggceptional.

What are the requirements to become a surrogate?2021-07-08T14:10:09+00:00

Successful surrogate applicants:

  • Have delivered at least one child of their own
  • Are between the ages of 21-41 years of age
  • Do not participate government aid programs such as cash assistance, welfare, public housing or section 8. All other forms of government assistance will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Typically have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of no higher than 33
  • Live in a surrogate-friendly state in the United States (we are very sorry but we cannot accept gestational carriers who reside in Nebraska, Louisiana, Michigan or New York)
  • Have the support of family and friends
  • Do not use illegal drugs, smoke cigarettes, or abuse alcohol.
I have had my tubes tied. Can I still be a gestational carrier?2019-07-31T15:42:35+00:00

Absolutely. Having your tubes tied will not affect your ability to be a successful surrogate.

Do I need to have insurance that will cover surrogacy?2019-07-31T15:41:53+00:00

No. If you do have medical insurance coverage, we’ll take a look at the plan to see if it is likely to cover surrogacy. If so, you may be entitled to a higher base fee. But if you don’t have insurance, it’s not a problem. We’ll find a plan that will cover you and your intended parents will pay any associated costs.

My significant other doesn’t seem on board with my being a surrogate. Can I still move forward?2019-07-31T15:40:58+00:00

We are sorry but we require that all surrogates and egg donors in our program have the full support of their husband or partner. If you are not married, you must have a support person in place with whom you will share the journey. Your primary support person will also have a screening with our social work team.

Can I choose whom I help?2019-07-31T15:40:20+00:00

Yes. We have all kinds of families who are looking for surrogate mothers, including married couples, single parents, same-sex couples, domestic and foreign couples, and single people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. We have parents who are hoping to add to their families and others who are having a child for the first time.

Can I meet the family with which I might be matched?2019-07-31T15:39:33+00:00

Typically, our surrogates and intended parents will meet each other via a video conference call before moving forward with a match. We encourage both parties to get to know each other and to make sure you feel good about the other party. Occasionally, intended parents will fly out for an initial meeting. More often you will meet them in person for the first time at the screening or transfer stage.

What kind of contact should I expect during my surrogacy?2019-07-31T15:38:47+00:00

You should expect whatever level of contact makes you comfortable, as every journey is unique. We do ask all of our intended parents to be in touch at least once a week from the time they meet you until delivery. Some people choose to have more frequent contact than this, especially around the time of the birth. However, it is not required. Before you cycle and during the pregnancy, you can expect phone calls, emails, and maybe an occasional visit, particularly for OB appointments and ultrasounds. After you deliver, we encourage our surrogate mothers and families to remain in contact through emails, phone calls, pictures and letters or maybe an occasional visit. Everyone is encouraged to do what makes them most comfortable. For most, the relationship develops naturally over time.

Who pays for all the medical bills?2019-07-31T15:37:06+00:00

Your insurance company (or the surrogate maternity insurance coverage we obtain for you and your intended parents) will pay most of the bills related to your pregnancy and delivery. If there are any additional unexpected costs, your intended parents will cover those costs. The family you choose to work with will pay for all IVF medical procedures, expenses, co-payments, and deductibles related to your surrogate pregnancy.

Do I have to travel?2019-07-31T15:38:08+00:00

This depends on where your intended parents have chosen their clinic, but the short answer is yes. You should plan to be available to travel for the transfer, which is typically a four- to seven-day trip. You will be able to bring a companion of your choice on this trip and their expenses will also be covered. You can be medically screened and monitored closer to home, but you will need to travel to the IVF clinic for the transfer. At times, the overseeing IVF clinic will require you to travel for an initial screening. This is typically a one- or two-day trip.

TESTIMONIALS

“Surrogacy is a very dedicated and rewarding journey for everyone involved. Jennifer and her team made the process much, much easier. They are very kind, welcoming and professional. They work very hard to make sure everything is lined up when its needed. If there ever was an issue that needed to be addressed; she was on top of it immediately. She even came with me to one of my appointments, so I didn’t have to go alone. I have made very good friends with the intended parents along the way. I have chosen to do surrogacy again with the Eggceptional Fertility to help another family that is in need. I would highly recommend this group of ladies to anyone and everyone who is interested. I could not have done it without them.”

Tiffani S.

“Jennifer and her team are some of the most amazing people I’ve ever had the joy to work with and know! They are always incredibly kind, very accommodating, and proactive if there’s an issue to address. However, with Eggceptional Fertility, problems rarely, if ever, arise. I’ve chosen to do multiple donor cycles with Eggceptional Fertility, and I could not be happier to have such a wonderful group facilitate such vital procedures. There is nothing more fulfilling than helping loving couples achieve their dreams. Whether you are a donor like myself or an intended parent, you are in terrific hands!”

Tithi A.

“I’ve had such an amazing time working through this donation. I couldn’t imagine working with anyone besides the Eggceptional Fertility. Everything was handled so quickly, and I felt taken care of. I really appreciate all the time and effort you put into me and the intended parents.”

Ashleigh H.

“After learning more about donating my eggs and finishing my first cycle, I can honestly say that I am very grateful for my experience with Eggceptional Fertility. As a full time student, I appreciate how accommodating they were to my time and schedule. I attribute the success of my donation to the personal relationships I made with the Eggceptional Fertility They genuine cared for my well being and I cannot thank them enough for their kindness from start to finish.”

Lauren

“My husband and I are very happy with our experience with Eggceptional Fertility. We were devastated when we learned that I suffer from a condition called Premature Aging of the Eggs and that the chances of me conceiving were almost nonexistent. Jennifer and her staff made our experience comfortable and stress free. We can’t begin to express our gratitude to Jennifer and her staff for making our dreams a reality. We are thrilled to say we are expecting our twins December.”

A.B and J.B. - Orlando
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