Surrogacy in Oklahoma

BECOME A SURROGATE MOTHER

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING A SURROGATE?

A surrogate, also called a gestational carrier, is a woman who carries a child for someone else who cannot safely carry a pregnancy to birth. It is our mission to provide unparalleled service throughout the surrogacy process. We ensure that you have specialized legal representation, expert medical care, and hands-on support for the entire surrogacy process.

Who Can Be a Surrogate

Women who are considered for participation in Surrogacy Choices program as Surrogates:

  • Are between the ages of 21 and 39
  • Have had at least one healthy uncomplicated pregnancy
  • Must be actively parenting at least one child
  • Are healthy and free of sexually-transmitted diseases
  • Do not smoke or take illegal drugs
  • Are not alcohol dependent
  • Are not currently on public assistance
  • Can pass a background check
  • MUST LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES

Surrogacy Compensation

The compensation for being a surrogate varies depending upon your location, circumstances, and history of previous surrogacy (if any). Compensation may be up to $40,000 for qualified surrogates. All compensation is agreed to between you and the intended parents and written into a contract approved by both parties, Surrogacy Choices, and attorneys representing the you and the intended parents. All of the expenses related to surrogacy process are paid by the Intended Parents, and acting as a surrogate will not cost you anything. The surrogacy process can be complicated, and every pregnancy comes with possible difficulties, which is why Surrogacy Choices is committed to promoting the physical, emotional, and financial health of every single surrogate. Please contact us today to learn more about your options helping families in need through the miracle of surrogacy. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Why should I choose Adoption & Surrogacy Choices?

As a surrogate, when you embark on a journey with Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, we promise to be beside you every step of the way. Each surrogacy arrangement is unique and we are prepared to educate, lead, and guide you through your personal surrogacy journey. We will work tirelessly to support you as you help make parents’ dreams 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, delivery, and beyond. By becoming a surrogate with Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, you are joining a family of incredible women who have helped build families.

 

At Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, we have the highest level of experience and commitment to our surrogates than any other agency. We have seen and navigated almost every situation so we are confident to help you travel the road, smooth the bumps, and cheer when we reach our destination. Every person who works at Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is dedicated to you and your journey!

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Gestational Carriers must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a United States citizen and possess valid identification and birth certificate
  • Be between the ages of 21-39 years old
  • Have a Body Mass Index between 18-31
  • Not have any new tattoos, piercings, or blood transfusions within the last twelve months
  • Not take illicit drugs or medications not prescribed
  • Not be taking any medication that may harm the pregnancy
  • Have had at least one uncomplicated birth
  • Be parenting at least one child (there are certain exceptions to this)
  • Be a non-smoker, living in a non-smoking home, for at least one-year before completing our application
  • Not be receiving any public assistance (including medicaid and food stamps)
  • Be willing to complete a background check and psychological evaluation

If you meet the above qualifications please complete our online application using the link below. If you have any further questions, please complete the “Quick Contact” form at the bottom of the page or feel free to call us at (888) 243-9057.

SURROGACY FAQ

What is surrogacy?

Surrogacy is a legal and social arrangement between intended parents and a surrogate mother, who becomes pregnant through an embryo transfer and carries the pregnancy for the intended parents. The intended parents assume full parental rights, and the surrogate is compensated in exchange for her services.

What is the difference between traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy?

In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate’s own eggs are fertilized using artificial insemination, making her the biological mother of the baby. In gestational surrogacy, the surrogate becomes pregnant through in vitro fertilization and has no biological connection to the baby. Both forms of surrogacy have many advantages, disadvantages and implications for intended parents to consider.

What are the benefits of being a surrogate?

Women choose to become surrogates for many reasons. In addition to financial compensation, this experience provides surrogates with a deep sense of personal satisfaction knowing they helped another family in the most generous and selfless way possible. Many surrogates also develop close long-term relationships with the families they help create and find a sense of community within the world of surrogacy.

Should I work with a surrogacy agency?

As you begin your surrogacy journey, you should decide whether you’d like to work with a surrogacy agency or complete an independent surrogacy with the help of an attorney. Agency and independent surrogacy each have their pros and cons; however, surrogacy is generally more complicated if you choose to go without the assistance of an agency. Full-service agencies generally provide and/or coordinate all surrogacy services on your behalf.

Why should I choose Adoption & Surrogacy Choices?

As a surrogate, when you embark on a journey with Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, we promise to be beside you every step of the way. Each surrogacy arrangement is unique and we are prepared to educate, lead, and guide you through your personal surrogacy journey. We will work tirelessly to support you as you help make parents’ dreams 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, delivery, and beyond. By becoming a surrogate with Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, you are joining a family of incredible women who have helped build families.

 

At Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, we have the highest level of experience and commitment to our surrogates than any other agency. We have seen and navigated almost every situation so we are confident to help you travel the road, smooth the bumps, and cheer when we reach our destination. Every person who works at Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is dedicated to you and your journey!

How much does a surrogate make?

Adoption Choices of Oklahoma 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 Carrier Agreement.

Who are surrogates? How are surrogates screened?

Surrogates are women of all different backgrounds who want to help other prospective parents add to their families. While their situations can vary significantly, all surrogates must meet certain requirements before they can be matched with intended parents. Exact screening and eligibility requirements are determined by the agency you work with. Some common requirements for surrogates include:

  • Be a United States citizen and possess valid identification and birth certificate
  • Be between the ages of 21-39 years old
  • Have a Body Mass Index between 18-31
  • Not have any new tattoos, piercings, or blood transfusions within the last twelve months
  • Not take illicit drugs or medications not prescribed
  • Not be taking any medication that may harm the pregnancy
  • Have had at least one uncomplicated birth
  • Be parenting at least one child (there are certain exceptions to this)
  • Be a non-smoker, living in a non-smoking home, for at least one-year before completing our application
  • Not be receiving any public assistance (including medicaid and food stamps)
  • Be willing to complete a background check and psychological evaluation

How and why are intended parents screened?

In addition to surrogate screening requirements, most agencies also screen prospective intended parents. This mutual screening process ensures that all parties are physically, psychologically, legally and financially ready for surrogacy. For intended parents, this process usually involves self-disclosed social and medical history information, background checks and an in-home assessment.

Who works with a surrogate mother?

Surrogacy is an increasingly common choice for parents looking to add to their families. The following people might consider working with a surrogate:

  • People who have struggled with infertility
  • Prospective single parents
  • Same-sex couples
  • Anyone who is unable to safely carry a pregnancy to term

How long does the surrogacy process take?

The length of the surrogacy process may vary based on the following factors:

  • Current matching and screening services/availability and the number of surrogates we are currently working with.
  • Your surrogacy plans, goals and preferences, which may simplify or prolong the matching process
  • The number of cycles and embryo transfers required to successfully achieve a pregnancy
  • The legal services required in your specific circumstances, and more.

How does the medical surrogacy process work? Who handles the medical procedures?

The medical surrogacy process will not begin until legal contracts are agreed to and signed by both the intended parents and surrogate. At that point, the surrogate may begin taking fertility medications to prepare her body for pregnancy and increase the chances of a successful embryo transfer. The intended mother or egg donor may also be given medication to help her develop multiple eggs, which will be collected during an egg retrieval procedure.

The eggs are then fertilized in the laboratory using the intended father’s or donor’s sperm. A predetermined number of embryos will be transferred to the surrogate. A few weeks later, the pregnancy will be confirmed, and when a healthy heartbeat is heard on the ultrasound, the surrogate will begin receiving compensation. The surrogate will continue to receive routine prenatal care and attend regular checkups throughout her pregnancy to ensure the health of the baby.

Generally, medical procedures will be handled by an agreed-upon fertility clinic. The intended parents will stay in contact with the surrogate throughout her pregnancy. Depending on the agreed upon amount of contact and involvement the intended parents would like to have, they may be able to attend key appointments with the surrogate.

Can I still apply to be a surrogate with the COVID-19 crisis happening?

Yes! We are open and moving forward with the application and interview process. All of the preliminary steps of the process can be completed; there may be some delays with the medical portion until the current situation with COVID-19 resolves.

If I have more questions, what should I do?

If I have any other questions about gestational surrogacy, please email Adoption Choices of Oklahoma (link) or call us (link).

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