Becoming a Surrogate in Ohio: Everything You Need to Know

Surrogacy has been a hot topic in the news for the past few months as states have begun to change their laws around IVF and surrogacy.  We are happy you are interested in becoming a surrogate mother in Ohio! Circle has worked with many surrogates from Ohio who have helped grow families.

If you’re looking for how to become a surrogate, it’s important to understand the surrogacy laws in your state. Every state has different surrogacy laws, so it’s important to work with an agency with experience in Ohio law and have knowledgeable lawyers on staff, like Circle!

Ohio Law

Whether you’re looking for surrogacy in Chicago, or another part of Illinois, women who wish to become surrogate mothers are in a great state for surrogacy. Circle Surrogacy agency has worked with amazing women from Illinois who want to become gestational carriers for years!

Surrogacy Law in OH

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. Also, 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.

Surrogacy Requirements in OH

Surrogate requirements in the Buckeye State must be met in order for a women to become a surrogate mother with our agency. The requirements for our surrogates can be found on our Surrogate Qualifications page, but we’ve provided even more detail in Surrogacy Requirements: Why Certain Requirements are in Place.

Benefits to Being a Surrogate in OH

There are many benefits to being a surrogate in Ohio.  Here are some of the top benefits for OH surrogates:

  1. Our surrogates gain an incredible sense of self-fulfillment from giving the greatest gift humanly possible to another family.
  2. In Ohio, our surrogates can earn excellent benefits with a customized benefits package!
  3. Surrogates have the opportunity to build a life-long relationship with forever-grateful intended parents.
  4. Circle surrogates work with a personal program coordination team and licensed social worker throughout their journey.
  5. Surrogates from Ohio will have the opportunity to work with intended parents who are local to them.


Are you interested in becoming a surrogate with Circle? Fill our your application today!