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The Ultimate Guide to Surrogacy in Nebraska

The surrogacy process can be a joyous path for intended parents who want to grow their families. Nebraska surrogacy laws make the process more complicated than in most other states, and having the assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable surrogacy agency is essential as you navigate your journey. Circle Surrogacy and Egg Donation has more than 27 years of experience helping intended parents grow their families in Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, and throughout Nebraska.

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 Family Supporting Pregnant Surrogate

An Overview of Surrogacy in Nebraska

Based on Nebraska surrogacy laws, surrogacy contracts are "illegal." For this reason, Circle is not able to work with gestational surrogates from Nebraska. However, if you want to pursue surrogacy as an intended parent within the state, we can match you with a gestational surrogate from surrounding states with more favorable surrogacy laws. We work with surrogate mothers in 47 states throughout the US.

Our agency is committed to supporting intended parents in Nebraska who want to grow and expand their families. Intended parents considering surrogacy come from all backgrounds, ages, and sexual orientations.

We work with intended parents in Nebraska, such as:

• Heterosexual couples who have struggled with infertility
• Intended mothers who are unable to carry a child
• Intended parents who have a genetic concern or health condition they don't want to pass on to the child
• LGBTQ+ intended parents who want to have a genetic link to their baby

This page provides a wealth of helpful information regarding the surrogacy process in Nebraska, how to become intended parents, and what the surrogacy process costs.

Surrogacy in Nebraska for Intended Parents

LGBTQ+ and straight couples and singles have relied on surrogacy and egg donation to grow their families for years. Intended parents can safely and securely pursue surrogacy in Nebraska.

As you consider pursuing surrogacy, you might initially feel overwhelmed by the process. Rest assured that as you do more research, you will feel more comfortable. Below, you'll find information about the surrogacy process in Nebraska, including how much surrogacy costs in Nebraska, how to find a surrogate or egg donor, and more.

At Circle, we're here to guide you through the process, whether you're in Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, or another Nebraska community. Keep reading to learn more about growing your family through surrogacy.

The Surrogacy Process in Nebraska

Intended parents living in Nebraska need to go outside the state to connect with a surrogate. This can make the surrogacy process more complex, so it's essential to understand the many milestones that lead to the day your baby is placed in your arms. The surrogacy process is a journey that intended parents and their surrogate will navigate together, and coordination is vital.

When pursuing surrogacy, you don’t need to work with an agency. If you prefer to navigate this journey without the help of an agency, make sure to use this page as a resource. However, knowing the intricacies of the surrogacy process, Circle Surrogacy recommends speaking with an agency, as many people find that our services provide invaluable peace of mind.

Choosing an Agency
If you decide to partner with a surrogacy agency for your journey, research your options thoroughly. The agency should have lawyers knowledgeable in ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) and surrogacy laws, not just in Nebraska but in the state where your gestational surrogate resides.
Finding a Surrogate and Egg Donor
The search for a perfect surrogate match can usually begin as soon as the intended parents sign on with an agency. If intended parents require an egg donor, they may choose to match first with an egg donor or with an egg donor and a surrogate concurrently. Our egg donor database lists the many women who are eager to help you grow your family. Our Matching team will help you navigate the database so you can find the egg donor who meets your needs.
Pregnancy and Parenthood
An important step in your surrogacy process is to build a relationship with your surrogate. For intended parents in Nebraska, you will simply be doing this with your surrogate who lives in another state. As you develop a relationship, you will quickly see that it doesn’t matter what state your surrogate lives in; you will be connecting with her and sharing the journey as if you’re just a town a way from each other. Although you may not be able to make routine prenatal visits due to the physical distance, Circle can help and support you as you build a strong relationship with your surrogate. We will also help you prepare to travel for the birth so you can safely bring your little one home.
 Starting the Surrogacy Process

Starting the Surrogacy Process

Once you make the important decision to pursue surrogacy to build your family and decide on a surrogacy agency, the next step is scheduling a consultation. This consultation is the perfect opportunity to ask questions, share your story, and see if the agency is the right fit for you.

At Circle Surrogacy, we offer complimentary consultations for intended parents who wish to begin a surrogacy journey within the next 12 months. Intended parents will learn more about the surrogacy process, how much surrogacy costs, and how to find and match with a surrogate. You can meet with us in person or via video for this free consultation.

If you aren’t quite ready for a full consultation, you can also schedule a shorter pre-consultation. The pre-consultation lasts about 30 minutes and is a great opportunity to ask questions and get useful information.

 Becoming a Parent in Nebraska

Becoming a Parent in Nebraska

We understand that welcoming a child through surrogacy can be a joyous and emotional time. If you want to grow your family through surrogacy in Nebraska, Circle can ensure it’s a safe and fulfilling process, whether you grow your family through surrogacy alone or egg donation and surrogacy.

The cost of surrogacy is often one of the first questions intended parents ask. Our comprehensive cost sheets outline the typical costs of a surrogacy journey.

How Much Does Surrogacy Cost in Nebraska?

Circle Surrogacy will help you learn about available surrogacy programs, costs, and how much you’ll likely pay for egg donation. We are transparent about all surrogacy options, costs, and what you can expect throughout your journey.

Circle Surrogacy offers an all-inclusive cost program: our Journey Protection Guarantee program.

Journey Protection Guarantee Program surrogacy costs in Nebraska:

Surrogacy only: $157,750
Surrogacy plus egg donation: $184,750
(both prices exclude IVF)

Our Journey Protection Guarantee offers Intended Parents:

  • An all-inclusive program that covers all Surrogate fees and expenses for unlimited transfers and any complications that may arise during your journey
  • No surprise costs or invoices, even in scenarios that require a rematch with a new Surrogate

Circle's costs include all agency fees, attorneys’ fees, screening and surrogate fees, and insurance costs. They do not include IVF costs.

The costs outlined above are for our Surrogacy Only and Surrogacy Plus Egg Donation Programs. For more information about the costs of our other programs, please email us or call us at 617.439.9900.

Financing Surrogacy Costs

Some intended parents may have the opportunity to qualify for financing for their journey. If you feel you might qualify for financing, please speak with our Parent Intake team or Consultation team or fill out this form.

 Finding a Surrogate Mother

Finding a Surrogate Mother

Finding the best surrogate match for you is an important step in building your family. Circle Surrogacy works with surrogates from surrogacy-friendly states throughout the US and can match you with a surrogate that’s perfect for you.

Get Started

When it’s time to match with a surrogate, consider all the qualities you want your surrogate to have. This is an important step regardless of whether you are working with a surrogacy agency. At Circle Surrogacy, we ask intended parents to fill out a profile that helps us get to know them better and find appropriate surrogate matches.

The information we ask for in the profile includes your:

  • Relationship (if you have a partner)
  • Family
  • Hobbies and activities
  • Plans for parenthood
  • Reasons for pursuing surrogacy

You can share items such as photos of yourself and your family so we can get a better understanding of who you are and match you with the best surrogate for you.

When making a surrogate match, our Matching team will take into account the information you share, your geographic location, and your views on termination. Review all the questions carefully and answer as honestly as possible.

We also ask intended parents to express their preferences on other issues when matching them with a gestational carrier, including:

  • Desired level of communication with their surrogate during the journey
  • Location of the surrogate mother
  • Number of embryos to transfer
  • Views on selective reduction and termination

If you are navigating the surrogacy process on your own, you can still use these criteria as a guideline when choosing your surrogate.

 3 Criteria for Finding Surrogate Mothers

3 Criteria for Finding Surrogate Mothers

Here are 3 key factors to keep in mind as you search for a surrogate mother:

Appropriate legal fit: Before presenting surrogate profiles to intended parents, our legal department ensures that potential gestational carriers meet both general and state-specific legal criteria.

Personality fit and surrogacy expectations: Both surrogates and intended parents need to have a comfortable relationship throughout the journey. Our Matching team reviews the list of safe matches provided by the legal team to ensure a good personality fit.

Expectations surrounding termination and selective reduction: In our experience, intended parents often prefer to make the choice regarding termination. It's important that surrogates and intended parents share similar views about the termination of a pregnancy if a situation develops in which a reduction or termination is considered.

 Finding an Egg Donor in Nebraska

Finding an Egg Donor in Nebraska

A fertile woman can donate her eggs to help an individual or couple grow their family (with or without the help of a surrogate). The egg donor can be an intended parent herself or a surrogate for heterosexual or homosexual couples or individuals. Intended parents who have issues with fertility can choose to build their family with the help of an egg donor.

Circle can guide you through the egg donation process and help you work with the IVF clinic of your choice. Your first step in starting your egg donor search is looking through an egg donor database. Circle Surrogacy offers an egg donor database that is easy to use and can be searched using specific criteria.

 Surrogacy Laws in Nebraska

Surrogacy Laws in Nebraska

Surrogate mothers living in Nebraska can’t be compensated, as the state prohibits these contracts. Furthermore, state law considers any agreement a woman makes to act as a surrogate and then relinquish parental or custodial rights to the child to be void and unenforceable.

However, intended parents are free to pursue surrogacy to grow their families in Nebraska. Circle Surrogacy matches intended parents in Nebraska with gestational surrogates who live in states with favorable surrogacy laws so intended parents can enjoy a safe and secure surrogacy.

Getting Started

Surrogacy in Nebraska can be a rewarding experience. We suggest that intended parents and potential surrogates or egg donors complete our online surrogacy application to learn more about surrogacy.

Why Can’t I Be a Surrogate in Nebraska?

Due to state laws, Circle Surrogacy is unable to work with women living in Nebraska who wish to become surrogate mothers at this time.

Surrogacy laws are constantly changing, so please continue to check back regularly.