We recognize the journey to parenthood, through surrogacy, comes with a wide range of emotions. Selecting the right agency is one of the most important steps. As the only physician-managed surrogacy agency in the country, you can expect to have the support of world-class doctors supporting you on this journey. Physician’s Surrogacy is here to guide you through the family building process, minimizing the cost on average, time spent, uncertainty and risk.
We offer a complimentary consultation and Surrogate profile review, saving you both time and money. Other agencies will require you to sign an agency agreement and charge between $20,000- $40,000 to begin the surrogacy review process. With us, you will not sign agreements or pay any fees until you find your ideal Surrogate match.
Having the largest surrogacy program in the nation, there is no wait time to find your perfect Surrogate. You can rest assured our Surrogate Mothers meet all the requirements of becoming a Surrogate. Unlike other agencies where you have to wait, on average, 6-12 months to find a Surrogate, our timeline is on average one week from consultation to confirmed match.
Before you start the surrogacy selection process, each Surrogate candidate goes through our stringent physician-designed, comprehensive pre-screening process to ensure she is physically ready and committed to the journey.
At Physician’s Surrogacy, our specialty is obstetrics, which allows us to establish the highest surrogacy standards in the industry, providing our Intended Parents with peace of mind. Intended Parents can rest-assured with medical confidence.
We have multilingual staff on the team in order to support international clientele.
Our surrogacy programs offer both the Surrogate Mothers and the Intended Parents transparency and certainty regarding the costs of surrogacy, financial planning, and how much Surrogate Mothers get paid. Say goodbye to line-item benefits packages, legal fees, additional fees, and hidden costs with our Flat Rate and Surrogacy Guarantee programs.
Surrogacy in the U.S. is available for all family models. There are no restrictions for Intended Parents who want to welcome a baby to their family through surrogacy. Other countries don’t permit single parents, unmarried couples, homosexual couples, or Intended Parent(s) who need a double donor to become a parent through surrogacy due to legislation. Here in the U.S., anyone can become a parent through surrogacy.
Although surrogacy in other countries may be substantially cheaper, it also means that your Surrogate won’t get the same level of care and compensation she deserves. By doing surrogacy in the U.S. you can rest assured that your Surrogate Mother is being properly cared for and receives a generous amount of compensation that is tied to the average living wages of the state she lives in. Surrogates from poor countries see surrogacy as a chance to get out of poverty or may even be pressured to turn to surrogacy. U.S. Surrogates often have an altruistic motive. There are plenty of other ways to make money so if a woman in the U.S. chooses to do surrogacy it is always paired with the desire to make another family’s dream come true.
|COUNTRY||Single Women||Single Men||Unmarried Couples||LBGT||IP(s) Do NOT Need To Have Medical Indication||IP Does Not Have to Be National Of The Country||Surrogacy With Double Donor Allowed (both egg and sperm donor)||IPs Can Be Of Any Age||Surrogacy Laws In Place Protecting The IP and Surrogate||PGD ALLOWED|
|USA||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||YES Both Medical Reasons and Gender Selection|
|Cyprus||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||NO*||Only For Medical Reasons|
|Czech Republic||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||NO*||Only For Medical Reasons|
|Greece||YES (need medical indication though)||NO||Yes||NO||Yes||NO (>50 years)||NO*||Only For Medical Reasons|
|Mexico||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||NO*||YES Both Medical Reasons and Gender Selection|
|Russia||Yes||Yes||Yes||NO||NO||Yes||Yes||Yes||NO*||Only For Medical Reasons|
|Ukraine||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO||Yes||NO||Yes||Yes||Only For Medical Reasons|
An unregulated surrogacy program is just a private agreement between the Intended Parents and the Surrogate. The contract has no legal weight and can’t be enforced. There is no legal protection for the parents if the Surrogate should choose to change her mind and request custody of the baby. Any dispute of the child’s custody will be resolved in local Family Court, where laws invariably support the rights of the birth mother. The lack of any legal framework opens the possibility of “regulation at whim” of the local authorities. This has happened several times in other countries where, in the absence of a legal framework, a conservative administration proclaimed overnight (literally) that surrogacy would be treated as a form of Human Trafficking. The result was swift, unexpected and severe actions by the local police against both Intended Parents and Surrogates.
Physician’s Surrogacy partners with leading fertility clinics all over the United States. Due to our stringent medical screening, short matching times, and smooth process, these clinics entrust us with their patients. Please contact us if you don’t see your clinic on the list. We consistently try to update our list of partners.
Here is a list of fertility clinics we are partnered with:
Our surrogacy program is customized towards your unique journey. We will help you plan and minimize any unexpected costs related to surrogacy.
Building a family through surrogacy is a financial investment and careful planning goes into this process. You can count on Physician’s Surrogacy to provide resources and guidance to help finance your surrogacy journey. Many Intended Parents are not sure where to begin when it comes to paying for everything. Fortunately, there are a growing number of choices, that can be discussed during your complimentary consultation.
Yes you can! If you don’t yet have an IVF center, we will also provide you with options for embryo creation. We partner with the best fertility clinics in the U.S. and can also create embryos here at one of our partner clinics.
You have come to the right place! Aside from our physician-managed model, we are known for always having prescreened Surrogates ready to match! Here at Physician’s Surrogacy, we receive applications from women in 39 states nationwide. They must undergo our extensive pre-screening process, including medical, psychological, and social screening. We manage the details and will present the candidate that most closely aligns with your clinic’s criteria, your criteria, and her personal preferences, making it the perfect match. This comprehensive approach allows us to match you with the ideal Surrogate, whether she is a first-time Surrogate Mother or an experienced Surrogate.
There’s not one answer to this question of a Surrogate Mother price, as the overall cost depends on several factors involved in surrogacy. Your Intended Parents’ coordinator will outline the services required during surrogacy and our fixed-rate compensation cost structure. Immediately after your complimentary consultation, we will provide a price quotation. The quotation will follow your circumstances and preferences. At Physician’s Surrogacy, we pride ourselves on our transparency with our services and pricing. Schedule a free consultation today to receive a transparent quote that will help you understand the total cost of surrogacy.
Due to the variability in Surrogate compensation and other state-specific factors, surrogacy in the US can cost anywhere between $120,000 to $160,000.
The best way to find a Surrogate Mother is to go through a reputable surrogacy agency, such as Physician’s Surrogacy. It is crucial you have surrogacy professionals carry out the process so your journey remains safe and seamless.
Some ask a family member, and others pursue independent journeys, but both scenarios lack safeguards for yourself and your Surrogate. Moreover, an agency ensures you have legal support from the surrogacy contract to parentage, which you may be missing otherwise.
A Gestational Surrogate or a Gestational Carrier is a woman who becomes pregnant using an embryo created by the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF). The Surrogate may achieve pregnancy using the mother’s eggs and the father’s sperm. Gestational surrogacy also offers the option to use donor eggs or donor sperm. There will be no genetic relationship to the Surrogate.
In surrogacy, the (Surrogate Mother) carries and delivers a baby for another woman, couple, or individual person (the Intended Parent). In gestational surrogacy, the gestational carrier does not have a biological relation to the child, due to the Surrogate Mother’s eggs not being used in the process. Instead, the embryo is created by using the intended father’s sperm or donor sperm and the intended mother’s eggs or donor eggs.
Anyone can. Physician’s Surrogacy wants to help you build your family regardless of martial status, sexual orientation or gender identity. The U.S. states that our Surrogates come from all have very favorable legislation and don’t restrict surrogacy to only traditional family models. That means that unlike a lot of other countries that offer surrogacy programs e.g. the Ukraine, anyone can become a parent with us in California. Other countries don’t permit single parents, unmarried couples, homosexual couples or intended parent(s) who need a double donor to become a parent through surrogacy due to legislation. This is why the U.S. is such a popular place for surrogacy journeys from parents around the world.
A Surrogate is a woman who carries and delivers a baby for another individual/couple who is otherwise unable to have a baby or carry a pregnancy. In traditional surrogacy, the Surrogate gets artificially inseminated with the father’s sperm/donor sperm. A traditional Surrogate is the baby’s biological mother as her eggs were used to create the embryo. This practice is antiquated and has been replaced with gestational surrogacy.
A gestational Surrogate or gestational carrier does not have genetic connections with the baby as intended mother’s eggs/donor eggs are used to create the embryo. Physician’s Surrogacy only offers gestational surrogacy.
Having a Surrogate mother can be a viable option in cases such as:
There are several reasons why a woman would choose to become a Surrogate mother for someone else. Some Surrogates have seen a friend or family member experience issues with infertility. Thus, they are eager to help a couple or individuals become parents. Others may feel that their family is complete but love being pregnant. They may feel that helping prospective parents is their greater calling.
The total cost of a surrogacy arrangement includes numbers of factors such as agency fees, Surrogate compensation, medical expenses, fertility clinic fees and legal fees. However, there are more parameters that also affect the surrogacy costs like country, state, special medical condition etc. Hence, depending on these variables, total expenses incurred in surrogacy differs greatly. It is always best to consult a surrogacy expert to get a better understanding about different factors that can impact the surrogacy costs.
Yes. Once you get a match with a Surrogate, we will draft an agreement. We will negotiate it on your behalf with your Surrogate’s independent attorney. These contracts cover everything from the medical procedure to your Surrogate Mother’s reimbursement costs during the whole surrogacy process. It will also clearly mention the amount of contact you would like to have with the Surrogate during the process. There are two separate attorneys in the process. One will represent you, the Intended Parents while the other represents the Surrogate. This avoids any conflict of interest.