The Surrogacy Survival Guide

So you’re a surrogate or thinking about being a surrogate? It’s an amazing experience and we want to help make your journey as easy as possible!


This blog post includes some resources that will be helpful for you on your journey. You can bookmark this page in your browser, share it with friends, or refer back to it when the time comes. The Surrogate Survival Kit has everything you need from information about surrogacy laws to how much surrogates are paid! If there’s anything else you think should go into the kit, reach out (link) and let us know!


Surrogacy laws by state


Surrogacy laws vary greatly depending on the state in which you live and plan to deliver a baby. Luckily, we’ve got a comprehensive map that lays out the law for each state, and can even point you in the direction of surrogacy lawyers who will be able to answer any questions you may have with expertise.


A guide to common surrogacy medications


Curious what common medications are used to aid the surrogacy process? We’ve got you covered.


How to talk to your healthcare provider


Let’s face it: talking to doctors can be tough even during a regular check-up. The surrogacy process is great, but if you’re not an experienced surrogate, it can have a bit of a learning curve. Here’s a guide on what to ask your healthcare provider as a surrogate.


Jobs that can be done as a surrogate


Some surrogates choose to continue to work through the surrogacy process. Recently there’s been a huge uptick in jobs that can be done entirely remotely — which is great for busy moms.


Questions to ask your intended parents


Knowing how to ask clarifying questions about the surrogacy process can help ease you into conversations with intended parents (especially if you’re just meeting for the first time!) Check out our five top questions to ask intended parents.


How much does a surrogate make?

The answer to this question can vary greatly depending on where you live and whether it’s your first journey as a surrogate. Agency fees also change the cost for intended parents and the payment for you — so it’s important to understand what fair compensation looks like. (You can also check out our compensation here.)


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