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How to become a surrogate mother in New York

Read all about what it it will take to become a surrogate in the state of New York once it's made legal. Circle works with gestational carriers from all over the east coast. While New York doesn't yet allow surrogacy, we are hopeful to begin working with NY women in the next year.

 New York women will make amazing surrogate mothers.

New York women will make amazing surrogate mothers.

Surrogacy is not yet legal for women in New York to apply to become surrogate mothers.

However, from experience we can tell you that when it is legal, the type of women in New York who will apply to become surrogate mothers will be generous, adventurous and kind. They'll come from all different backgrounds and jobs. They'll be passionate about their families and they'll be both fearless and giving.
 Surrogate mother requirements in New York.

Surrogate mother requirements in New York.

Circle Surrogacy is hopeful to start working with surrogate mothers from New York in the upcoming year. Until then, see below to learn about the requirements for surrogates in other parts of the country.

If you're thinking about applying to become a surrogate mother once it's legal in New York, here is a list of surrogate requirements that you must meet:

• Has delivered a child of their own, and is currently parenting at least one child.
• Has had uncomplicated pregnancies and deliveries, as documented by medical records.
• Is between 21-41 years of age.
• Typically has a Body Mass Index (BMI) of no higher than 33. Calculate My BMI.
• Is a citizen, legal resident or legal immigrant of the United States. If a surrogate is a legal resident or legal immigrant of the United States, the surrogate must be able to provide documentation that is valid for at least 2 years.
• Does not participate in the following government aid programs: cash assistance, welfare, public housing and section 8. All other forms of government assistance will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

3 benefits to being a surrogate mother in New York (hopefully soon!)

1. Location, location, location!

Surrogate mothers from New York are in a geographically favorable position, as they are live in once of the most populous states on the east coast.

New York Surrogacy Laws

2. Exceptional surrogate pay in New York.

Women from New York will be able to earn up to $60,000 as gestational carriers. Surrogate mother compensation and full benefits include a base fee compensation, plus additional payments for all travel, maternity clothing, housekeeping and monthly miscellaneous expenses that you can use how you see fit.

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3. You will give the ultimate gift: parenthood.

Becoming a surrogate in New York is an empowering experience. You will be responsible for changing the lives of intended parents by giving them the greatest gift humanly possible. Many of our surrogates build life-long relationships with their intended parents, and they consider each other family.

Matching with intended parents

Questions about becoming a surrogate?

We're happy to answer them! With almost 25 years of supporting women on their surrogacy journeys, we've almost gotten every question out there!