Why Should I Become a Surrogate?
Life-changing. Fulfilling. Purposeful. These are just a few words surrogates use to describe their experience with Growing Generations’ gestational surrogacy program. In our 20+ year history, we have facilitated the births of nearly 2,000 babies, none of which would have been possible without the women who chose to become GG surrogates.
You can play an integral part in helping even more individuals and couples build and grow a family of their own. Here’s a few things you should know about surrogacy and GG.
What is Gestational Surrogacy?
As a gestational surrogate, you will not be biologically related to the child or children you will be carrying. With gestational surrogacy, the egg comes from either the intended mother or an egg donor, and the sperm comes from either an intended father or a sperm donor. The embryo is created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) and can then be transferred into a surrogate or frozen for future use. This procedure is commonly referred to as an embryo transfer. Your eggs are not used in the process.
Why Should I Choose Growing Generations?
At Growing Generations, our surrogates are more than just a number. You will have a dedicated staff member assisting you throughout the entire process. An experienced admissions specialist will help you get started and guide you through your entire surrogacy process. From admission to the program, including consultation, paperwork, profile, and screening to being matched with intended parents, you will have a case specialist who will continue to provide support, guidance, and counsel through the legal process, embryo transfer, pregnancy, and delivery. Our team focuses on getting to know you as a person in order to provide you with the most customized care possible. We have a unique and personalized matching process that takes your preferences into consideration. Everything we do is designed to ensure that your surrogacy is the most rewarding experience for you.
How Much Compensation Will I Receive as a Surrogate?
We offer a generous compensation package of up to $63,000 to allow you to pursue your passions while helping someone else create a family. Your surrogacy compensation depends on your experience and state of residence, in addition to other factors such as the number of children you would be carrying and whether or not you have a C-section. There are additional benefits available up to $40,000.
What is the medical process for gestational surrogacy?
Your medical process consists of three main steps: a medical screening by an IVF physician, an embryo transfer at an IVF facility, and pregnancy and delivery care provided by your obstetrician in your hometown. Below is a summary of what to expect during the medical screening and embryo transfer by Dr. Bradford Kolb, one of the leading IVF physicians in the United States.
- In-Person Medical Screening: Your screening will take place in Los Angeles and can happen as quickly as two months after you apply to our program. Expenses for you and a partner to travel to our office and meet with an IVF doctor will be covered. You’ll also have a physical examination and blood draw, as well as a psychological interview and testing.
- Getting Pregnant: Once we receive medical and psychological clearance and a match is confirmed, the legal phase begins. After contracts are signed between you and the intended parents, we will work with you and an IVF doctor to create a calendar with tentative embryo transfer dates. Your first pregnancy test will take place approximately 10-12 days after the embryo transfer. An IVF medical team will help ship your medications to your hometown and set up monitoring appointments at a doctor’s office or medical facility you choose. Around 10-12 weeks of your pregnancy, you’ll be released to your personal obstetrician.
- Pregnancy and Delivery: To ensure you’ll never feel alone, we provide case specialists, who will know and understand your personal situation. From appointment reminders to payment coverage, we’ll help you through the practical and emotional sides of this process. You’ll always have access to our online resource center as well as to a private social media group to share your feelings, concerns and stories. When your delivery date gets close, we will create a birth plan to send to your hometown hospital and the intended parents.
How do I get started?
Take this quick survey to see if you qualify to be a surrogate with Growing Generations. Start the application process now!