Being a surrogate takes enormous commitment and can bring lifelong rewards. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada specializes in gestational surrogacy. This is when the baby is not biologically related to the carrier. Instead, the embryo is created via in vitro fertilization (IVF), using the eggs and sperm of the intended parents or donors, and is then transferred to the surrogate. The gestational carrier then carries the child to term.
Our experience and expertise can help you through every step, ensuring you are safe and supported, well represented, and receive expert medical care. We believe that surrogates, who change lives, deserve exceptional support!
Our unique surrogacy program helps you confirm that surrogacy is right for you, matches you with intended parents, and supports you through your surrogacy journey in Nevada.
If you meet Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada’s requirements to become a gestational carrier (surrogate), you can proceed with the screening process which may include the following elements:
Your initial application will ask you some general questions about you and your reasons for pursuing surrogacy. After submitting the initial application, you will be contacted by one of our surrogacy specialist, who will gather more detailed information from you.
We will ask you to submit detailed information about your health history as well as your family.
We may ask you to also submit detailed information about your social life and personality.
You will be required to meet with a fertility specialist for a physical exam and other lab work to ensure you are healthy enough for surrogacy.
A social worker may meet with you in your home to talk more about your motivations for pursuing surrogacy and goals. This meeting provides you the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about the process, and will help us get to know you better.
You will need to consent to standard criminal records and background checks.
you will likely be required to meet with a mental health care professional to ensure that you fully understand the emotional impact of surrogacy and to determine that you are psychologically ready for the challenges of surrogacy.
Your health is central to a successful surrogacy! As a surrogate, you will be required to undergo several medical tests and procedures and take fertility medications throughout the surrogacy process. Medically, you will be closely monitored throughout the entire journey.
The medical requirements for surrogates look something like this:
This is part of the initial screening process. The medical screening will involve a physical as well as a variety of lab and blood work testing. You will be screened for sexually transmitted diseases and other communicable diseases, viruses and infections that can affect your fertility, and drug use. Your spouse or partner will likely also need to be screened for STDs and drug use. You will also have an ultrasound to determine the health of your uterus.
Once legal contracts with the intended parents are signed, you will prepare for your surrogate pregnancy with fertility treatments. You will be prescribed several medications, which might include hormones and birth control pills; these help regulate your cycle and prepare you for IVF. You can expect more blood tests, injections, and ultrasounds throughout the IVF process – as well as through the beginning of your pregnancy.
The intended mother’s (or donor’s) egg will be fertilized in the laboratory using the intended father’s (or donor’s) sperm. After an incubation period, the fertilized embryo is transferred into your uterus for implantation. This procedure is quick and painless and usually does not require medication or anesthesia. You may be required to stay at the fertility clinic for a few hours and rest for a few days after the transfer.
You will make routine visits to the fertility clinic (or your own OB) to receive regular blood tests and ultrasounds. You will continue to receive prenatal care as you would with any pregnancy.
The legal contract is one of the most important requirements for your surrogacy journey. Each surrogacy agreement varies depending on your circumstances and the relationship with the intended parents. Your specific legal rights and obligations will be outlined in your contract and we will ensure you fully understand the contract.
Prior to beginning medical procedures, you and the intended parents must agree to and sign the contract, which may include details such as:
In most cases, the intended parents’ attorney will draft the contract. You will review the contract with your own attorney to ensure that all of your requests have been included. Don’t worry, we will mediate all of these relationships! Once all necessary revisions have been made and both parties agree to the terms of the contract, you and the intended parents will sign the paperwork and the contract becomes legally binding. At that point, you can begin receiving payments and prepare for the embryo transfer.
Surrogacy helps those who are unable to have children become parents. Gestational surrogacy is a method of assisted reproduction where intended parents work with a gestational surrogate who will carry and care for their baby(ies) until birth. Intended parents use surrogacy to start or grow their families when they can’t do so on their own. It’s a process that requires medical and legal expertise, as well as a strong support process throughout the journey.
While it’s relatively simple to understand ‘What is Surrogacy?”, understanding the process is a bit more involved. The surrogacy process can be complex, and working with an experienced agency like Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada helps navigate the milestones and provides support when you need it most.
A general overview of the surrogacy process looks like this:
• Apply as an intended parent (or surrogate)
• Complete initial consultation (intended parents) and meet all requirements (surrogates)
• Parent and Surrogate Matching
• Medical screenings, surrogate medications, and embryo transfer
• Confirmation of pregnancy
• Delivery day and beyond
Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada is a relationship-based agency, meaning we encourage strong relationships between intended parents and surrogates!
As a surrogate, when you embark on a journey with us, we promise to be next to you every step of the way. We promise to educate, lead, and guide you through your surrogacy journey. We will work tirelessly to support you as you help make a family’s dream come true.
Our two-way matching process focuses on finding the best fit for you and your intended parents. We offer extensive support to our surrogates from the moment you start researching through the pregnancy and delivery, and beyond. We have the highest level of dedication to our surrogates than any other surrogacy agency in Nevada.
If you are interested in applying to our program to become a surrogate, you can email us here. You will be contacted within about 24 hours to inform you of the next steps.
Through IVF, embryos are created in a lab at a fertility clinic. Sometimes the intended parents use their own genetic material. Sometimes, an egg donor is required. At the fertility clinic, 1-2 embryos are implanted into a gestational carrier, who carries the baby(ies) to term.
Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada offers a comprehensive benefits package for all surrogates. We are flexible, and as a surrogate, you can customize your benefits and how you’ll use your payments. Surrogate compensation varies depending on your insurance, state of residence, whether you’ve been a surrogate before, and the terms outlined in your Agreement.
Surrogate pay depends on a few factors: where the surrogate lives, whether or not she has insurance, and if she’s an experienced gestational carrier.
Surrogates can earn up to $60k in pay and benefits.
No. If you do have medical insurance coverage, we’ll take a look at the plan to see if it is likely to cover surrogacy. If so, you may be entitled to a higher base fee. But if you don’t have insurance, it’s not a problem. We’ll find a plan that will cover you and your intended parents will pay any associated costs.
Your insurance company (or the surrogate maternity insurance coverage we obtain for you and your intended parents) will pay most of the bills related to your pregnancy and delivery. If there are any additional unexpected costs, your intended parents will cover those costs. The family you choose to work with will pay for all IVF medical procedures, expenses, co-payments, and deductibles related to your surrogate pregnancy.
From your first contact with Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada, we’re here to help you with the application process, screening, matching, coordination of services and all steps in between!