Guide to Surrogacy in the USA

Surrogacy in the United States

Surrogacy4All has been offering surrogacy services in the United States since 2008. We specialize in providing a variety of lower-cost, full-service surrogacy programs that are accessible to all intended parents. If cost is a concern, please look at our lower-cost International Programs as an option.
We provide services worldwide. We are based in New York City, next to Mt. Sinai Hospital. Our physicians have the privilege to practice there. Babies from our surrogacy program have been delivered in the hospital.
Surrogacy4All’s world-class team will manage every step and every task of your journey. Our experienced physician coordinators are leaders in the field with decades of experience. We take care of all the challenging tasks involved. These include planning your IVF cycle, finding a surrogate, managing escrow and finances, and monitoring your surrogate during pregnancy. 
Intended Parents do not need to lift a finger during a Surrogacy4All journey.

Your Guide to Surrogacy in the USA

We work with intended parents from all over the world to match them with surrogates from the United States. We will work with you to ensure the process is as smooth as possible. We will help you navigate international surrogacy laws.

If you are an international parent considering surrogacy in the USA, it is important to understand the process. You should also understand the requirements that are involved. Here is an overview of what you need to know to pursue surrogacy in the USA:

Surrogacy Process

Welcome to The Surrogacy Process – Your Guide to Bringing Home Your Baby

Here is an overview of the basic steps involved in the USA surrogacy process:

1. Research Surrogacy

The first step in the surrogacy process is to research and learn about surrogacy. This includes understanding the types of surrogacy, the legal and financial aspects of surrogacy, and the potential emotional challenges involved. It is important to work with a reliable surrogacy agency. They should be able to provide guidance and support during the surrogacy process. This will ensure a positive experience for all involved.

2. Plan Your Journey

Once you have decided to pursue surrogacy, the next step is to plan your journey. This includes deciding on which surrogacy program is right for you, finding a surrogate, and completing the legal and medical processes. This includes identifying your surrogacy goals, creating a budget, and working with our surrogacy agency to select a qualified surrogate.

3. Your Custom Roadmap

Together, we will strategize and pre-plan your surrogacy journey. We will help you to understand your financial and legal requirements, including all the details of the Program. We value transparency and make sure that any fine print is in plain English.

4. Match with a Surrogate

Healthy and Qualified Matching with a surrogate is a critical step in the surrogacy process. Our surrogacy agency will help you select a healthy and qualified surrogate who meets your specific needs and preferences. This involves reviewing surrogate profiles and conducting medical and psychological evaluations.

We have several surrogates available right away. This is different from many agencies that require you to wait up to one year to find a surrogate.

5. Surrogacy Agreement

Once the surrogate is selected and the compensation and other issues are agreed to, then the legal contract is finalized. Typically, the Intended Parents use one law firm, and the surrogate is represented by a separate law firm. In many cases, the law firms have worked together before, and the process goes very smoothly.

6. Funding Escrow

Your payments are held in an online escrow account. You can view this account from home on your computer. This allows you to ensure that your funds are used in accordance with the contracts.

7. Dedicated Coordinator Throughout Your Entire Process

Dedicated Coordinator through your entire process: We assign one of our physician coordinators to work with you through the process. She will be your friend, supporter, and guide. This will ensure that you have all the help you need during your surrogate journey.

8. Surrogate Support

Your physician coordinator will provide support for your surrogate. They will make sure her journey is comfortable and stress-free.

9. Medical Clearance by Your Clinic

The surrogate will be medically examined and evaluated before the embryo transfer. This will take place at the IVF Center chosen to perform the procedure.

10. Embryo Transfer

Once you have matched with a surrogate, the next step is to begin the pregnancy. This involves working with a fertility clinic to create embryos and transfer them to the surrogate’s uterus. Our surrogacy agency will help you navigate this process and provide guidance and support throughout the nine-month pregnancy journey.

11. Transfer To Obstetrician

As your pregnancy continues, your fertility center will determine when the right time is for your surrogate’s Ob/Gyn to take responsibility for your surrogate’s and baby’s medical care.

12. Support for Nine Months

We will provide support for nine months. Your coordinator will stay in contact with your surrogate throughout the pregnancy.

This is to make sure everything is running smoothly. She will contact you with updates on an ongoing basis. We check-in regularly with your surrogate and continue to provide support all through her pregnancy.

13. Making a Birth Plan

We will work with you and your surrogate to create a Birth Plan during the middle of your pregnancy. This is an exciting milestone to ensure everyone is ready for the delivery of your baby.

We will coordinate with lawyers to review the legal parentage process. This will help ensure your parentage is properly established.

14. Prepare for Your Baby's Arrival

As the due date approaches, it is important to prepare for your baby’s arrival. This includes creating a birth plan and planning for the baby’s care after birth. Our surrogacy agency can help you with these preparations and provide guidance and support as needed.

15. Your Baby is Born

It is a time of joy and happiness!

16. Arrival of Your Newborn

Consider being at the hospital for the arrival of your newborn. Witness the first moments as your baby enters the world. It will be a joyous experience!

17. Your Baby Is Released from the Hospital

After your baby’s birth, they usually go to the NICU. There, they are examined to ensure they are in good health.

18. Your Baby Typically Gets:

Your baby typically gets a birth certificate, social security card number, and passport, as necessary. These documents are in addition to other birth documents. You will go home with a complete file of paperwork.

19. Conclude Your Surrogacy Journey

Once your baby is born, your surrogacy journey is complete. However, it is important to remember that surrogacy involves ongoing emotional and logistical support. Our surrogacy agency can assist you with the post-birth process. We offer support and resources to aid your transition to life with your baby.

20. Final Accounting of Expenses

Once the baby is home, we will pay all open bills. We will also ensure that your escrow account is closed. Any remaining funds will be returned to you.