Surrogacy FAQ

Surrogacy America has compiled a list of frequently-asked questions and answers to better assist prospective parents. If you have any questions that are not addressed below or need more surrogate mother information, please contact us, and we will do our best to assist you.

Who works with a surrogate mother?
Some women are unable to carry a child due to multiple reasons, some of which are; hysterectomy, heart conditions, high blood pressure, and age. Other prospective parents, such as single and gay men, need to work with a surrogate mother in order to have a genetic link to their child.

Does Surrogacy America work with single parents or gay couples?
Yes. We believe that the right to have children should be available to anyone, regardless of age, sex, religion, marital status, ethnicity, nationality, or sexual orientation.

Who are the surrogate mothers?
Our surrogates mothers are between the ages of 20-40. Every potential surrogate mother fills out a detailed questionnaire, which contains extensive information on their medical history, physical characteristics of themselves and their family, their motivation to become a surrogate mother, educational background, and their personal habits and interests.

Why are surrogates psychologically evaluated?
The surrogate meets with a psychologist or social worker to discuss her emotional, social, and family background, as well as her motivations, feelings, and thoughts about being a surrogate. This process gives the surrogate the chance to raise concerns she might have, and ensures that she is psychologically prepared to move forward.

Why do Prospective Parents need a psychological consultation?
You will discuss your current circumstances and concerns, and explore issues related specifically to working with a surrogate in order to prepare you for the path ahead. You may also have joint sessions with your surrogate and her husband/partner to discuss shared expectations about communication, as well as future roles and relationships.

Do you work with prospective parents who want to work with an egg donor, sperm donor, and surrogate mother?
Yes.

Do you work with prospective parents who want to work with donor embryos?
Yes.

How long does the surrogacy process take?
The process usually takes between 12-15 months. The time length is largely dependent on your own schedule and how quickly you want to proceed.

Why choose Surrogacy America?
In addition to our superior surrogate mothers, Surrogacy America is committed to the success of our clients. We understand the time and expense involved, and we take pride in our work and exceptional service. Surrogacy America is with you every step of the way. Our goal is to ensure that you have a safe, satisfying and successful experience.

How do I get started with Surrogacy America?
Review all information thoroughly. Our online surrogate mother database enables you to browse surrogate mother candidate profiles at your leisure. If you see any possible matches, please fill out the brief prospective parents registration form. You will then be given full access to all detailed surrogate mother information. Note, we do not charge a fee for access to our database.

Where is your office located?
Surrogacy America is conveniently located in Rockville, MD (just outside our nation's capital, Washington, DC). However, we work with clients not only in the USA but also Europe and the rest of the world. While we would like to meet with all our clients, we understand that schedules and/or locations might make that difficult. We are available by email to make our services accessible to everyone, regardless of location.