Surrogacy in Vermont – A Complete Guide for Intended Parents

Surrogacy is an excellent family option for people who are unable or struggling to have children. And Vermont is one of the best places to pursue gestational surrogacy in the US, thanks to an abundance of top medical centers, qualified surrogates, and clear laws regulating the practice.
For more than two decades, Physician’s Surrogacy has been helping many people in Burlington, Essex, Rutland, and other popular cities in Vermont become parents through gestational surrogacy. Below, we have created an ultimate guide to explain all you need to know about surrogacy in Vermont, including the possible cost, the steps involved, surrogacy regulations, and more.

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Details

What is Gestational Surrogacy?

Gestational surrogacy, is the most common form of surrogacy in the US. It involves a woman (called the surrogate) agreeing to carry and deliver a baby for an individual or couple who cannot do so on their own.
In this arrangement, the intended parents or donors provide the eggs and sperm used to produce the embryos, which are placed in the womb of the surrogate mother.
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Process

The Surrogacy Process

ADVANTAGE

Why Consider Gestational Surrogacy

Every intended parent has their own reasons for trying to have a baby through a surrogate. Here are the common reasons why you and your partner may want to consider this option to build your family:

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

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

Heterosexual couples who are finding it difficult to become pregnant

LGBTQ+ people who want to have a genetically related baby

Legal

Is Gestational Surrogacy Legal in Vermont?

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Yes, gestational surrogacy is allowed in Vermont. The Vermont Parentage Act of 2018 permits all intended parents to have children through gestational surrogacy in the state. Surrogacy contracts are valid and enforceable in Vermont, provided they are in writing and signed by both parties before the beginning of any medical procedures.
Establishing parentage for surrogacy is very easy in Vermont. Intended parents are usually issued pre-birth orders declaring them the baby’s legal parents, regardless of their marital status, sexual orientation, or genetic connection with the child. In Vermont, LGBT parents are treated the same way as heterosexual parents.

Cost

Surrogacy cost in Vermont

As an intended parent in Vermont, you can expect your surrogacy journey to cost between $90,000 and $150,000.

The exact amount will vary based on a number of factors, including the:

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 a surrogate mother is an exciting and critical step in the gestational surrogacy process. When looking for the right woman to help carry your child, it’s important to ponder on the qualities you want in your surrogate to ensure that you get a suitable match.
Below are some criteria to consider when looking for a surrogate mother in Vermont:

Finding a Surrogate Mother

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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.
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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.
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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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29Years Old Experienced Surrogate

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No, embryo split ok

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Last Delivery :

2016

Baby Twins :

No, embryo split ok

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Relationship With IPs

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Why Us

Benefits of Pursuing Surrogacy in Vermont With Us

Accelerated Timeline

With the most comprehensive surrogacy program in the US, our intended parents don’t need to wait several weeks before starting their journey. Our full-service model allows us to reduce the average time of a surrogacy journey by up to 200% or even more.

Strict Surrogate Screening and Selection

Our selection criteria are stricter than the widely accepted FDA standards. Before intended parents start spending on surrogate’s travel and medical screening, prospective surrogates are required to complete preliminary diagnosis screening to ensure they are physically ready and committed to the surrogacy process.

Physician Monitored Pregnancy

One of our physicians will monitor the gestational surrogate and the child through medical reports and interaction with their obstetrician and the fertility clinic’s IVF specialist. We will then send updates to the hopeful parents, who can always speak with our in-house doctor if they have any worries or concerns.

Clear Legal Guidelines

The intended parents and surrogate will have their own lawyer representing them during the contract negotiation and drafting to prevent conflicts of interest. The surrogacy contract will also contain clear legal terms and guidelines for the parties involved.

Dedicated Personal Support

Since each party may have different needs, we provide surrogates and intended parents with distinct support teams who will work with them to ensure a successful outcome for everyone involved. Both intended parents and surrogates will also have dedicated case managers to guide and support them throughout the surrogacy journey.

FINANCES

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

Testimonials

What Our Parents Are Saying

During our surrogacy journey, our embryo split resulting in twins!

Our surrogate was originally going to visit her previous OB who had delivered her children. However, Read more

My surrogate was medically cleared and completely healthy when we started our journey

My surrogate was medically cleared and completely healthy when we started our journey, but during a Read more

Our surrogate journey was relatively easy until she had unexpected bleeding and pre-term contractions

Our surrogate journey was relatively easy until she had unexpected bleeding and pre-term contraction Read more

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions