What is surrogacy?

A surrogate mother agrees to carry a child for another woman or couple. In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate mother’s eggs are used in the pregnancy. In this instance, she has a genetic link to the child. At GSI, we mainly work with gestational surrogacy.

How is gestational surrogacy different from traditional surrogacy?

In gestational surrogacy, the intended mother’s eggs are implanted into the surrogate’s womb. They are fertilized with the father’s sperm. In some cases, the eggs are fertilized by a sperm donor. Gestational is the most common form of surrogacy. In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate’s eggs are used in the pregnancy, and they are artificially inseminated with the father’s or a donor’s sperm. At GSI, we mainly work with gestational surrogacy.

Can I choose the parents?

Yes. When an intended parent or couple expresses an interest in working with you, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about them. If both of you agree, then we set up a meeting to start the surrogacy process.

How often will I keep in touch with the intended parents?

This depends on you and the intended parents. The amount of contact between you and them is a personal choice for everyone involved and will vary.

How much can I get paid for surrogacy?

Experienced surrogates can earn up to $70,000* for their participation. GSI allows surrogates to choose their own base fee. We will work with you to help you determine a reasonable base fee that is based on the State in which you reside and other qualifying variables, while helping to keep your requested fee within a range that will ensure you are matched. Please visit our Surrogacy page to learn more. *Fees will vary based on surrogate's experience.

Why should I choose Global Surrogacy Inc.?

Global Surrogacy Inc. creates an experience for all of our clients, donors, and surrogates who will treasure it forever it. We know that we are unable to do this work without you. We will be there for you every step of the way ensuring you’re fully informed and taken care of.

How long does the surrogacy process take? ​

The length of the process depends on several factors. We typically tell intended parents that they should plan on a year and a half from the time they sign on with our agency until they have a child, although it can be quicker or longer depending on the legal requirements involved and the IVF treatment.

Can I be a parent if I’m single?

Absolutely! We work with intended parents of all backgrounds. We have single parents, same-sex couples, and heterosexual couples.

How do I start the process?

Starting your surrogacy journey begins with a consultation with our team. During this meeting, you'll have an opportunity to share your story with us and why you've chosen surrogacy to grow your family. We will also explain our process and program offerings, and answer any questions you may have.

Can I be a parent if my partner or I have HIV?

Yes, of course. There is a Special Program of Assisted Reproduction (SPAR) which is for intended parents who are HIV+. This allows our parents to be able to grow their families through surrogacy. This is done through a sperm-washing technique and HIV testing. It is possible for HIV+ men to safely have a biological child of their own that is at no risk to the baby or surrogate.

Will I have contact with my surrogate?

Yes, of course! We encourage building meaningful relationships that you will be able to continue as your child grows up. You and your surrogate can have as much contact as you would like.

How long should I expect to be in the United States after delivery?

This can vary based on the legal work that is required and the procedures in the state in which the child was delivered. We generally advise international Intended Parents to plan on returning home around 2-4 weeks after delivery. Some things will take some time such as any DNA testing, the issuance of any birth certificates, and the application for any visas and/or passports. We will guide you through this process and help ensure it is as smooth as possible.

If I don’t live in the United States, how will my child get a passport?

Because of a legal principle known as Jus Soli, children who are born in the United States are automatically entitled to U.S. citizenship and U.S. passports, regardless of the citizenship of their Intended Parents. As a result, most intended parents are able to return home with their children without first obtaining a passport from their native country. Intended Parents should consult with immigration attorneys in their native countries for information about the best procedures for returning home with their children.

What is egg donation?

An egg donor is a person who donates her eggs for a person or couple struggling with fertility so that they may have children. A doctor retrieves the eggs from the donor so that they can be transplanted into the intended mother’s womb.

Can I still have my own children after egg donation?

Egg donation does not affect your ability to conceive your own children. A woman’s body produces millions of eggs. Many egg donors have successful pregnancies of their own later in their life.

What are the risks with egg donation?

The risks involved with egg donation are very minimal. However, as with any medical procedure, there is always the possibility of having complications. It is important that you communicate with our staff and your doctor to go over any possible risks. The most commonly seen side effect is OHSS or Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome.

Can I donate more than once?

Yes, you may donate eggs more than once. Repeat donors can receive additional compensation. However, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine recommends no more than six donations in a person’s lifetime.

How long is the recovery process after egg retrieval?

After the egg retrieval procedure, donors are usually able to resume normal activities after a full day of rest.

There are many agencies to choose from, so why should I work with Global Surrogacy Inc.?

Global Surrogacy Inc. creates an experience for all of our clients, donors, and surrogates who will treasure it forever it. We know that we are unable to do this work without you. We support you every step of the way ensuring you’re fully informed and taken care of.

How long do I have to wait in between egg donations?

If you decide you’d like to donate your eggs more than once, you will need to have two regular periods between donation cycles.