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. Women who would like to become surrogate mothers from Utah are in luck! Circle Surrogacy has worked with many women from Utah as surrogates to help intended parents grow their 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 Utah law and have knowledgeable lawyers on staff, like Circle!
In Utah, gestational surrogacy is allowed, and a surrogacy agreement is legally binding as long as the legal requirements have been met. Below are some of the required terms of a surrogacy arrangement in Utah.
- Surrogacy agreement must be validated in court
- Surrogate must have had one prior pregnancy and delivery
- One of the intended parents must be genetically linked to the offspring
- The intended parents must be married
- All parties must be at least 21 years old and attend counseling
- At least one person in the arrangement must be a Utah resident for at least 90 days before entering a surrogacy contract
- The intended mother must show she is unable to carry a pregnancy or give birth
While the intended parents have full parental rights after the birth, a surrogate has full control over her healthcare decisions during the pregnancy. Moreover, compensation to the surrogate is permitted as long as it’s reasonable. Although the statute speaks of heterosexual couples, based on recent federal court decisions, local counsel has stated that same-sex couples can utilize the statute, as well.
Surrogacy Requirements in UT
Surrogate requirements in the Beehive 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 UT
There are many benefits to being a surrogate in Utah. Here are some of the top benefits for UT surrogates:
- Our surrogates gain an incredible sense of self-fulfillment from giving the greatest gift humanly possible to another family.
- In Utah, our surrogates can earn up to $55,000 with a customized benefits package!
- Surrogates have the opportunity to build a life-long relationship with forever-grateful intended parents.
- Circle surrogates work with a personal program coordination team and licensed social worker throughout their journey.
- Our surrogates have the opportunity to work with local and international Intended Parents
Are you interested in becoming a surrogate with Circle? Fill our your application today!