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 experienced lawyers on staff, like Circle!What is surrogacy?
Because surrogacy laws differ by state, there is no one answer to this question. Forty six US states recognize gestational surrogacy, and women from those states can apply to become a surrogate with Circle Surrogacy. There are 4 US states that do not recognize gestational surrogacy, and surrogacy contracts are "illegal" in those states (women who live in New York, Nebraska, Michigan and Louisiana are not able to apply to become surrogates at this time).
Surrogacy laws can not only vary state by state, but they can even differ within counties or courts. And, they are always evolving and changing. Become a surrogate in your state by click on your state below to see the surrogacy laws in your area.
If you don't see your state listed, don't worry! We work with surrogates from 46 states and you can apply right here.
As a surrogate, your surrogacy agency does not need to be "local" or close by. You should choose an agency based on what they offer, if their beliefs match yours, and how you felt interacting with them. Take it from experienced surrogates: you'll never need to go to your agency, so it can be located anywhere!