Become a Surrogate in Ohio


Surrogacy in Ohio 

A History with Surrogacy Laws

Although it is a swing state when it comes to national politics, the state of Ohio holds one of the more consistent stances on surrogacy laws in the U.S.A. as is the case with many other states, there's no set of concrete laws regarding surrogacy in Ohio. In a case in 2007, however, the state’s Supreme Court determined that a gestational surrogacy arrangement’s reassignment of parentage to the parents was lawful and did not recognize the carrier as the mother when she attempted to claim it.

Favorable Law with Legal Agreements

Although there are no legal frameworks in place for surrogacy arrangements, the state’s recognition of past cases suggest favorable outcomes for surrogacy in Ohio.

Same-Sex Couples

The 2001 Decker v. Decker case laid the groundwork for same-sex couples to receive legal recognition in surrogacy agreements as long as they are written. 

Benefits for Surrogates in Ohio

The first payment is the $500 Expedited Screening Bonus. You are eligible to receive $500 if we receive all required paperwork (including previous Prenatal and Delivery records), medical pre-approval AND you and your primary support person complete your Social Work Screening within 3 weeks of submitting your application. In order to receive this bonus, you must match with intended parents in our program. Of note, this amount is deducted from your base fee, but will be deposited shortly after matching, prior to receiving any other surrogacy payments. Then you receive a $500 advance after you complete your medical screening. Please note, these two payments are deducted from your base fee.

  • Gain an incredible sense of self-fulfillment from giving the greatest gift humanly possible to another family
  • Compensation based on Ohio residence
  • Gain an incredible sense of self-fulfillment from giving the greatest gift humanly possible to another family
  • Build a life-long relationship with forever grateful intended parents
  • Work with a personal program coordination team and licensed social worker
  • Consult with your legal representation to guide you through the legal process

Family and reproductive law is continually developing and changing. As such, there is no guarantee the information on this website is current or correct. Circle’s in-house legal team and referring attorneys provided the information listed, and it is not intended to be a substitute for an attorney’s legal counsel. In any individual case, you should always confer with an attorney who specializes in this area of law and is licensed to practice in the particular state at hand.

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CONTACT INFORMATION


Let’s start by gathering some of your basic information.

  • 1. First name

  • 2. Last name

  • 3. Maiden name (if applicable)

  • 4. Email Address

  • 5. Cell phone

  • 6. Is texting an acceptable way to reach you?

  • 7. Home phone number

  • 8. Street address

  • 9. City

  • 10. State