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Surrogacy

We are dedicated to matching LGBTQ+ Gestational Carriers with LGBTQ+ Intended parents through advocacy-focused services. We create a safe and discrimination-free surrogacy journey, operating with empathy, compassion, and love. Our unwavering commitment to our LGBTQ+ gestational carriers intends to set the industry standard by removing barriers to ensure LGBTQ+ identities are welcome and celebrated in all surrogacy spaces, guided by a skilled LGBTQ+ Team. 

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What does it mean to be a Surrogate with Queer Surrogacy, LLC? 

LGBTQ+ Focused

Pursuing your surrogacy journey with Queer Surrogacy means working with an LGBTQ+ team and being matched with LGBTQ+ intended parents. It means your gender identity and sexuality are not hidden but honored and protected. It means working with lawyers and medical Professionals who have been vetted and are trusted. It means supporting and nurturing queer families through the queer community. 

"Surrogate" VS "Gestational Carrier"

 

What is the difference?

Traditionally, a Surrogate is an individual who carries and delivers a baby for another person or couple and is biologically linked to the baby. This can also be known as a traditional surrogate. This term is often used interchangeably with "gestational carrier." 

 

A Gestational Carrier, or GC for short, is an individual who carries and delivers a baby for another person or couple and is not biologically linked to the baby. The industry standard is changing to accept gestational carrier as the proper term, replacing "surrogate" when appropriate. 

 

Surrogacy agencies use both terms, surrogate and gestational carrier, interchangeably. However, we aim to work with non-assumptive language and prefer the term gestational carrier. 

Gestational Carrier Stages

Below is a general outline for the Gestational Carrier (GC) experience.

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Stage 1

  • Initial Surrogate Intake

  • In-depth Application

  • Undergo an Interview

  • Medical Records Review

  • Background Check

  • Drug Test

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Stage 2

  • Undergo psychological evaluation

  • Physical 

  • Health Insurance Review

  • Get matched with your Intended Parents

  •  Legal contract process between GC and Intended Parents 

  •  Establish the Escrow Account

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Stage 3

  • ​Beginning of the IVF Cycle

  •  Pregnancy

  •  Judgment of Parentage Process  (pre-birth or post- birth order)

  •  Preparation for the Birth

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Surrogate Benefit Package

1

Compensation $60-$100k

A first-time Gestational Carrier's base pay is $45,000.  Each subsequent surrogacy will see an increase of $5,000

2nd-time Gestational Carrier - $50,000

3rd-time Gestational Carrier - $55,000

2

Additional Compensation

  • Monthly Expense Allowance

  • Multiple Birth

  • Transfer Fee

  • Mock Cycle Fee

  • Dropped Cycle Fee 

  • Amniocentesis or CVS

  • Hysteroscopy

  • Ectopic Pregnancy 

  • Loss of Tube or Ovary

  • Loss of Uterus

  • Maternity Clothes Allowance 

  • Physician Recommended C-Section

  • And others... 

3

Paid Expenses

  • Travel Expenses

  • Attorney Fees

  • Medical Insurance

  • Medical Bills

  • Life Insurance

  • Lost Wages

  • Counseling Expenses

  • Bedrest

  • Childcare

  • Breast milk

  • And others...

Compensation

Our comprehensive benefits package covers it all. While we understand the financial aspect of helping grow another family is just one benefit of your surrogacy journey, we realize that it does play a role, and you deserve the best.

Surrogacy Compensation - $60,000 - $100,000

Gestational Carriers will receive a base compensation for carrying the pregnancy. Other compensation can come in the form of maternity clothing and lost wages for time off from work. 

 

We use a 3rd party escrow agency to disperse all funds to you so that you and your Intended Parent(s) can focus on having a healthy and happy pregnancy. 

 

The details of your benefits package will be included in your legal contract between you and your Intended Parent(s).

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READY TO BECOME A SURROGATE?

Queer Surrogacy provides a comfortable and welcoming screening and application process. Our goal is to celebrate our LGBTQ+ applicants while getting to know them in an open and loving environment.

 

Come as you are!

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