How much do surrogates make?
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.
Why should I choose working with an agency versus going independent?
We believe 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 work, to social work support. We handle any issues that may arise.
Does your surrogacy program work with single parents and gay couples?
Yes.AESC Surrogacy believes that everyone has the right to be a parent, regardless of their age, marital status or sexual orientation.The decision to be a gestational carrier for an individual or couple is mutually agreed upon by you and the other party.We take the matching process very seriously and your role in this process is paramount.
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.
Do I need to have insurance that will cover surrogacy?
I have had my tubes tied. Can I still be a surrogate?
Absolutely. Having your tubes tied will not affect your ability to be a successful surrogate.
Can I apply to be a surrogate if I have an IUD in place for my birth control?
Yes, however you will need to get the IUD removed after your application has been accepted and you have passed our screening process. Please complete an application so we can determine your eligibility.After the IUD is removed, you will need to have at least one menstrual cycle before we can start looking for a match for you.
I am currently breastfeeding. Can I still apply to become a surrogate?
Yes! If you are breastfeeding please feel free to apply and we can discuss a timeline that works best for you.
How long does it take to be matched with intended parents?
Once you have completed the necessary paperwork and submitted your medical records to us for review, it can take anywhere from a few weeks to a number of months to find a strong match for you. Our focus is to match you with an individual or couple based on your needs and desires, allowing you to have an experience that is both enriching and fulfilling.
How do the parents get their names on the birth certificate?
The law varies from state to state so it will depend on where you live as well as where your intended parents are from. The attorneys in our program take this into account when matching you with your intended parents. This attention to detail ensures all legal work can be accomplished. Sometimes this is done by a pre-birth order, sometimes by virtue of a single, or a second-parent adoption.
Nothing except taking care of yourself! Legal documents are filed with the local county court system that grant the intended parents parental rights over their child or children.
After the baby is born, what am I responsible for?
Can I use my own OB/GYN?
Under most circumstances, yes. If a higher level of care is needed, you will be referred for care from other healthcare providers.