Your Best Guide to Pursuing Gestational Surrogacy in Rhode Island

For more than two decades, Physician’s Surrogacy has been helping hopeful parents in Providence, Cranston, and many other Rhode Island cities to expand their families through gestational surrogacy. Below, we have put together a guide explaining how to complete a surrogacy in Rhode Island, including the costs, the steps involved, surrogacy laws, and lots more.

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What is Gestational Surrogacy?

Gestational surrogacy is one of the most common ways to build a family in the US and all around the world. It involves a woman (known as the surrogate) agreeing to carry and deliver a baby for a couple or individual who cannot do so on their own.

In this process, the doctor “mixes” eggs and sperm from the prospective parents or donors to form embryos, which are implanted in the surrogate mother’s womb to achieve a pregnancy. Hence, the surrogate is not the biological mother of the baby she carries for the intended parents.
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What is Gestational Surrogacy?

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Why Consider Gestational Surrogacy

There are different reasons why people turn to surrogacy to grow their families. Many intended parents consider this wonderful option due to:

Women who are unable to carry a pregnancy due to uterine abnormality, repeated IVF failures, delayed parenthood etc.

Heterosexual couples who are finding it difficult to become pregnant

Intended parents who want to avoid transferring a genetic disease to their offspring

LGBTQ+ couples and individuals who want to have a genetically related baby


Is Gestational Surrogacy Legal in Rhode Island?

Yes, gestational surrogacy is legal in Rhode Island, although there are no specific laws regulating the practice in the state. The Chief Judge of the Family Court in Providence handles all surrogacy cases, so there’s a certain level of consistency in what’s obtainable. In fact, Rhode Island is a popular destination for people looking to embark on this highly rewarding journey.
It is very easy to establish the parentage of a surrogacy baby in Rhode Island. Intended parents can be granted pre-birth orders declaring them the legal parents of the baby, regardless of the sexual orientation, marital status, or genetic relationship with the child. In Rhode Island, the same surrogacy laws apply to both heterosexual couples and LGTB intended parents.
Using a donated egg or sperm to create the embryo won’t affect the availability of a parentage order as long as at least one of the intended parents has a genetic connection to the baby.


Surrogacy cost in Rhode Island

The average cost of completing a gestational surrogacy in Rhode Island ranges between $120,000 and $160,000.

The exact amount may vary based on certain factors, like the type of surrogacy program, the services needed, surrogacy agencies, and how close the parents live to the fertility medical center and surrogate.

Since each surrogacy journey is different and surrogacy costs vary based on many factors, it is best to schedule a consultation with Physician Surrogacy to get all the details before getting started.

Right Surrogate

Finding a Surrogate Mother

Selecting the surrogate mother is one of the most exciting and crucial steps in the surrogacy process. When looking for a surrogate mother, you need to sit down and determine the things you want in a gestational carrier. This will make it easy for you to find a surrogate yourself or know if your agency is offering you a suitable match.

Below are some criteria to consider when looking for a surrogate mother in Rhode Island:

Finding a Surrogate Mother


Is she a good legal fit?

Each state in the US has its own laws concerning surrogacy, and surrogacy requirements and regulations vary from one country to another. Hence, our legal team makes sure the surrogacy laws in the surrogate mother’s home state are in line with those of the intended parent’s home country/state.

Do the surrogate’s personality and expectations match with yours?

Intended parents and surrogates will have phone calls or physical meetings with the Physician’s Surrogacy team to determine their personality regarding surrogacy. We also consider both parties’ expectations and hopes for the surrogacy journey, including the number of embryos to transfer and the kind of communication they prefer.

Do you have the same views on pregnancy termination and selective reduction?

It is important that both parties have the same opinion regarding pregnancy termination and selective reduction. At Physician’s Surrogacy, we make sure to match intended parents with a surrogate that has the same views as them in case there’s a need to selectively reduce or terminate the surrogacy pregnancy.


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Benefits of Pursuing Surrogacy in Rhode Island With Us

Accelerated Timeline

With the largest surrogacy program in the US, our hopeful parents don’t have to wait a long time before beginning their journey. Our comprehensive service model also enables us to lower the average time of a surrogacy journey by 200% or even more.

Strict Surrogate Screening and Selection

Our selection standards are way stricter than the standards put out by the FDA. Before intended parents pay for the surrogate’s medical screening and travel expenses, potential surrogates are required to undergo preliminary diagnostic screening to make sure they are physically ready and committed to the process.

This often includes basic medical screening, a background check, psychological evaluation, and a medical records review by a qualified OB physician.

Physician Monitored Pregnancy

One of our doctors will monitor the surrogate mother and baby through reports and interaction with their obstetrician and IVF expert. We will then send comprehensive reports to the intended parents, who can talk to our in-house doctor directly if they have any concerns.

Clear Legal Guidelines

Both the surrogates and intended parents will have a lawyer who will represent them during contract negotiation to prevent conflicts of interest. Besides, the surrogacy contract will contain clear terms and guidelines for both the intended parents and surrogate mother.

Our independent legal counsel will also help establish the baby’s parentage and have your name included in the birth certificate.

Dedicated Personal Support

Since each party’s needs may be different, we provide intended parents and surrogates with 4 distinct support teams, who will work together to ensure a favorable outcome for everyone involved. Intended Parents and Surrogates will both have dedicated case managers to personally support them through every step of the way.


Financing Surrogacy Journey

Using personal savings can be a great option since you’re not adding debt. We recommend setting up a special account for your journey similar to how you would for college, a new home, or a vacation.
Using your 401k can be a quick and easy way to secure funds for your surrogacy journey. If you decide to go this route, make sure to factor in tax consequences and rules when making withdrawals. You can have a look at past jobs and see if there is money in a 401(k) plan that you have not “rolled over.” It is also a good idea to speak with your HR representative before considering this option.
There is an increasing number of employers who cover all or some costs of the surrogacy journey. If your employer doesn’t cover surrogacy, they may have benefits for your surrogate’s IVF. Reach out to your HR representative if your employer is one of them.

Physician’s Surrogacy is a proud partner of Carrot.

There are many organizations that want to help you build your family through surrogacy by helping to finance your journey. These organizations provide non-repayable grants for those who meet their qualifications. Below are some organizations listed, that ease the financial burden:

  • Pay it Forward Fertility Grants
  • Baby Quest Foundation
  • Tinina Q. Cade Foundation Family Building Grant
  • Family Formation Charitable Trust (AARTA)
  • Journey to Parenthood Grant
  • Life Grants
Some Intended Parents choose to make their surrogacy payments through a credit card. You can request either a personal line of credit from your bank or an increased limit on your credit cards.
This a great option if you have equity in your home or other properties. Your property secures the loan, making the interest rates more reasonable.
Many of your close friends and family would love to see you become a parent. Often parents or grandparents want to help but don’t know the best way to support you. This may be an opportunity to ask for financial support.
We have chosen to partner with CapexMD, the specialist in fertility financing. With simple, unsecured financing, CapexMD offers the most competitive funding for surrogacy and related costs in the industry


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