Hundreds of families have been created through surrogacy. Here are a few surrogacy benefits:
Surrogacy enables infertile couples, single individuals, and members of the LGBTQ community to become parents when they may not be able to have children otherwise.
In most cases, gestational surrogacy allows one or both parents to be biologically related to their child.
Surrogacy gives parents the opportunity to raise a child from birth.
Intended parents are involved throughout the pregnancy experience. They can be present for many key milestones from the embryo transfer to their baby’s birth.
Surrogacy gives intended parents the opportunity to form a special bond with their surrogate and her family.
Intended parents may face fewer restrictions with surrogacy than with adoption; those who cannot adopt due to agency restrictions on factors like age can still pursue surrogacy.
Surrogacy gives intended parents more control and peace of mind throughout the pregnancy than they usually have with fertility treatments or adoption.
The surrogate journey consists of many steps and may take about a year or longer. You may not be familiar with the process. Don't worry! We are here to guide and assist you to make your whole experience simple and carefree. Patriot Conceptions is dedicated to helping our clients reach their family goals. We are committing to be always there for you and make sure you will have a smooth and successful journey.
Our Surrogate Screening Process
We accept surrogates from across the United States. The potential surrogate mother will submit the initial intake form as the first step.
Applicants who pass our first phone selection will fill out extensive questionnaires that will be reviewed by our admission director again.
The psychological evaluation usually takes place in the clinic and the doctor will ask applicants questions to make sure all the answers are accurate and precise.
Our surrogate admission director will reach out and interview potential applicants over the phone.
We will review the questionnaires and applicants who are qualified will submit the full applications and paperwork in-depth.
We will verify every document and line up with their questionnaire results to make sure everything they provided is accurate and faithful.
We will have complete assessments of applicants to determine if they are qualified for surrogacy.
Becoming a Surrogate
We strictly follow the surrogate screening requirements to select potential candidates. The screening process can take from three weeks to six weeks to get approved by our agency. Our surrogate admission directors are experienced and good at finding the best-fit surrogate for you. We understand surrogacy is a loving and caring responsibility that we are working hard to make sure you will have a smooth and successful journey. We assess candidates thoroughly. Here are requirements we expect our surrogates to reach, but not only limited to those:
Between 21-38 years of age.
Have delivered one or more children.
Have had past pregnancies without complications.
Must be a U.S. Citizen or legal alien.
Live in one of the surrogacy-friendly state (excluding Louisiana, Michigan, New York, and Nebraska)
Be a non-smoker, living in a non-smoking home.
Be a non-drug user.
Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or less. Calculate your BMI here!
Own a vehicle, for transportation to and from appointments.
Not currently receiving federal/state financial assistance, please inquire as some forms of assistance are acceptable.
Have no history of arrests or substance abuse.
Willing to undergo a background check (husband/partner needs to as well).
Willing to undergo a psychological evaluation.
Willing to undergo medical examination (STDs, drug test, Hepatitis test, pelvic exam, etc.)
Surrogate Matching Process
The first step to your journey is to decide on a surrogate. We are also happy to provide you with information to help you make a decision.
You will confirm your matching and deposit the first payment for the surrogate.
After the surrogate has passed evaluations, your attorney will establish a contract for both of you to agree on and sign.
We will organize a video chat for you and your potential surrogate. You take the time to learn each other better and see if she is the ideal match.
Your surrogate will go through both medical and psychological evaluation to ensure that she is ready to be a surrogate mother.
Once all previous steps are finished, we will have your surrogate prepared for the pregnancy and move the whole surrogate process forward.