Become a Surrogate

Do you want to become a surrogate? The first step is to fill out our surrogate application. A fertility specialist will contact you to continue the process. For intended parents interested in surrogacy to start or grow their families please contact us today. The surrogacy process is complex, but we will be with you every step of the way. Call today to get started.

Women who may have the ability to produce eggs but are unable to use their uterus or do not have a uterus, may consider a surrogate. A donated egg may also be used with the surrogate in the event a woman cannot produce her own eggs or her uterus is not intact or insufficient to carry a pregnancy. In either case, the husband's sperm, if viable, may be used.

Using an egg donor unrelated to the surrogate carrier eliminates any biological tie. The egg of the surrogate is never used as part of the assisted reproduction process, so that a surrogate is never in the position of delivering her own biological child.

The basic requirements of a woman to serve as a surrogate are:  
  • Emotionally stable
  • Responsible
  • In good physical health
  • Non-smoker
  • Has had at least one successful pregnancy
  • Is capable of carrying a child to full term

Surrogacy Information Sheet (85 KB)

Surrogate Qualification Application Surrogate Qualification Application (277 KB)

Surrogacy Is A Wonderful Gift Surrogacy Is A Wonderful Gift (59 KB)

Surrogate Mothers Medical Obligations Surrogate Mothers Medical Obligations (72 KB)

A woman is not required to fall within a particular age range to serve as a surrogate, but most intended parents prefer a surrogate under the age of 40. For more information on surrogacy please see the documents on the left side of this page.

In Texas, there is a judicial process for validating the Gestational Contract (the contract between the intended parents and the surrogate). Included within the various requirements for having a Gestational Contract validated by a Texas court is that the intended parents must be married and the surrogate must have previously carried a child to term. Additionally, there are residency requirements that apply to either the surrogate or the intended parents, but not both.

Compensation for a surrogate services generally starts in the range of $17,000. The amount of compensation is dependent upon a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, whether the surrogate carries twins, what procedures a surrogate is required to undergo and whether the delivery is vaginally or by caesarean section.

If you have questions regarding the process of becoming a surrogate, please feel free to contact our office to speak to one of our fertility specialists. If you interested in becoming a surrogate, please complete our on-line surrogate application.