Surrogacy laws are administered at a State level in USA and there are wide variations in what types of surrogacy are allowed in various states. Approximately 19 US states have laws or statutes recognising commercial surrogacy .
Some of these (including California, Nevada, Oregon, Minnesota, Connecticut) have long experience of surrogacy arrangements. This experience, along with strict surrogate screening practices, high quality IVF and supportive laws, makes US surrogacy the safest and most reliable option for intended parents considering their options globally.
A further 10 states have laws recognising uncompensated (altruistic) surrogacy (see next section) within various surrogacy agencies in United States. Such laws tend to facilitate transfer of parentage to the intended parent (via a change to the birth certificate) as well as legal parentage under the laws of that state.
Non-US citizens can access surrogacy in the US also while getting in touch with surrogacy agencies. All children born via surrogacy in the US are eligible for a US passport, regardless of the citizenship of their intended parents.
Surrogacy Costs in USA
An average plan for surrogacy in US costs $120,000 to $160, 000, depending upon the arrangement that a couple has agreed with the surrogacy agency. So, a person who is looking for surrogacy must negotiate with the surrogacy agency for the best available package or plan.
There are a large number of small and large surrogacy agencies across at least 13 US states, who specialise in surrogate recruitment, matching and management. Some of these best surrogacy agencies in United States also offer egg or sperm donors. There are also a number of amateur surrogate forums which allow intended parents to reach out privately to potential surrogates and surrogacy clinics. Warning: such sites do not offer matching or psychological screening to ensure they are appropriate carriers.
Reach out to us to know more about more affordable US surrogacy options.
A surrogacy agency tends to encourage and facilitate high levels of contact during the pregnancy between surrogate and intended parent(s).
High-Profile Americans who have used surrogacy to create a family include Robert de Niro, Ricky Martin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Neil Patrick Harris & Celine Dion.
Surrogacy & Egg Donation is a complex area and you deserve to know everything involved. Too often intended parents engage without full awareness of the risks and how best to minimise the chance of problems. To book in for a Surrogacy Advice Consultation with Growing Families Director Sam Everingham see our Surrogacy Advice.
Expert providers and parents who have completed their family via this destination frequently talk at Growing Families Events. To attend an event to learn more about this destination and other options see our Event Schedule .