How Long Does It Take to Find a Surrogate?

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Waiting to be matched with your surrogate can be an exciting time. Or it may be filled with anxiety as every day can feel like a month. Perhaps it’s a mixture of both. We understand. You’ve made the choice to use a surrogate and want to proceed forward at the speed of light. It is crucial to a successful journey that we match you with the right surrogate for you, as opposed to any surrogate who is ready to be matched. Here’s a look at a few things that can impact how long it takes us to find the right surrogate for you.

We love it when intended parents have a clear idea of who their ideal surrogate will be. Some intended parents prefer a first-time surrogate while other intended parents prefer an experienced surrogate. Intended parents may have differing opinions on if they’d like a surrogate who is a stay at home mom or a surrogate who is employed. Some want a surrogate who keeps an all-organic diet, while others aren’t concerned with how she eats. We encourage you to give consideration to what you hope for in a surrogate candidate and express those desires honestly with our staff. We want to know what’s important to you.

The limitations you place on your search narrows our field of potential surrogates for you and can impact your wait time. There are certain preferences that can cause your surrogate search to be delayed more than others. These factors include:

  • Marital status of your surrogate
  • Specific geographic location requests
  • Specific age range beyond our range of 21-40
  • Specific type of health insurance
  • Specific body mass index
  • Employment status
  • Education level

While we believe it is more important to find the right surrogate rather than the “right-now” surrogate, we also understand that the speed of your journey matters. We will learn more about you and your preferences during your admissions process. We will be actively sending your intended parent profile to surrogates who match your desired traits. It is the surrogate’s choice to accept or decline your profile. Having your profile accepted can happen right away, or it may take several attempts to find that perfect mutual match. After a surrogate accepts your profile, we will be able to send you her profile.

Your surrogate match will be worth the wait!