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Surrogacy in New Jersey for surrogates and intended parents

New Jersey is a great state for surrogacy for intended parents and women who wish to be surrogate mothers. At first, how surrogacy works can seem a bit confusing, but have no fear! If you live in New Jersey, we are here to help you navigate surrogacy, from the surrogacy process, to how to become a surrogate, how to find a surrogate and much more.

 Surrogacy in New Jersey

Surrogacy in New Jersey

New Jersey is a surrogacy-friendly state for both gestational carriers and intended parents. Whether you in live in Newark, Trenton, Hoboken or anywhere in between – here's everything you need to know about gestational surrogacy.

Surrogacy allows couples and individuals from a variety of backgrounds, ages and sexual orientations to build their families.

The types of intended parents from New Jersey who may use surrogacy to grow their families are:

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

Each surrogacy journey is unique.

Your guide to surrogacy in New Jersey

Find a surrogate in New Jersey

Looking for a surrogate in New Jersey? See how to find your perfect surrogate match.

Become a surrogate in New Jersey

Review surrogate requirements in New Jersey and see how to apply to become a surrogate.

Surrogacy Laws in New Jersey

Understand New Jersey surrogacy laws for surrogates and intended parents.

Surrogacy & egg donation in New Jersey

Become a Parent in New Jersey

See how to take the first steps in becoming a parent through surrogacy.

Surrogacy process in New Jersey

See how the surrogacy process works at Circle Surrogacy in New Jersey.

Find an egg donor in NJ

Our egg donor database is filled with hundreds of bright, young women. Filter your search and find an egg donor near you.

Surrogacy costs in New Jersey.

Surrogacy costs in New Jersey can vary for each individual journey, and depend on a few factors: whether or not you require an egg donor, your location to your clinic and surrogate (and/or egg donor), and the type of program you choose.

Surrogacy costs can be compartmentalized into four categories:

• Professional Fees
• Gestational Carrier (i.e., surrogate) and Egg Donor Fees
• Medical & Insurance Expenses
• IVF Expenses

Most agencies do not offer fixed costs for any of these cost categories, which can result in surprise fees and financial uncertainty throughout the surrogacy journey. However, Circle Surrogacy fixes the costs for Professional Fees, Gestational Carrier and Egg Donor Fees and Medical & Insurance Expenses.

Circle Surrogacy's programs and pricing are structured to achieve two primary goals: success and cost security.

Circle is the only agency that offers you two truly fixed price options for intended parents in New Jersey, tailored to your specific circumstances.

Our Fixed Cost Program and Journey Protection Guarantee are designed to help as many Intended Parents as possible bring home a baby while reducing variable costs.

How much do surrogates get paid in New Jersey?

When women apply to become surrogate mothers in New Jersey, they do so because they have the desire to help others experience the joy of parenthood. While there is a monetary incentive to be a surrogate, the indescribable sense of fulfillment our surrogates get from helping intended families bring a child into the world cannot be found doing anything else.

As a surrogate in New Jersey, you have the opportunity to earn between $50,000 and $60,000 in total payments and benefits. Surrogate mothers are paid a base fee of between $30,000-$40,000, plus additional compensation and benefits for milestones along their journey.

How much you will make as a surrogate will depend on a few criteria: the state you live in, if you have insurance, and if you're an experienced gestational carrier.

In New Jersey, surrogate mothers are compensated a base fee of $40,000. New Jersey is a "high-demand state" for surrogates, due to its favorable location to airports and clinics.

Calculate your surrogate pay with our surrogate compensation calculator.

Surrogate payments are made monthly, and surrogate mothers start earning compensation and benefits even before they are pregnant.

FAQ's


As you consider parenthood, you may have questions along the way. Don't worry. With 25 years of experience, we've helped intended parents navigate surrogacy and their journeys to parenthood, and have answered almost every question out there!
What is the cost of surrogacy?
The cost for gestational surrogacy ranges depending upon the program chosen (we have a variety of programs to choose from) and whether a donor is needed. The ranges include: all agency fees, attorneys’ fees, screening and surrogate fees, and insurance costs. They do not include IVF costs. To find out the costs of our various programs, please click here.
How does the matching process work?

Once we have accepted a surrogate applicant into our program, our matching and legal teams determine possible matching options based on a variety of factors, including: the state she lives in, whether she has insurance, and the matching preferences from both intended parents and surrogates.

We will send the redacted profile of the intended parents (with no identifying information) to the surrogate. If she expresses interest, we will send her profile to the intended parents, similarly leaving out all identifying information. Once the surrogate and the prospective parents express a mutual interest, we will put them in touch by telephone, Skype or email so they can begin to get to know each other.

After communicating with each other, the surrogate and the prospective parents meet in person at their mutual convenience: at the surrogate’s home, the intended parents’ home, or some place in between. If the surrogate has children and/or a partner or spouse, the intended parents meet them as well.

An IVF physician medically screens them after a match is made. If for any reason the surrogate doesn’t pass the medical screening (which is rare), Circle Surrogacy presents a new match free of charge.

What does the legal process involve before and after the birth?
Circle’s legal team coordinates with local attorneys to ensure you are properly matched with a surrogate in a state where you can accomplish the necessary legal work to finalize your parental rights. Once you are matched, we negotiate contracts on your behalf. Your surrogate and your egg donor (if needed) will have independent counsel. Depending on a variety of factors, your surrogacy legal work may include a pre-birth order, a voluntary acknowledgement of paternity, a judgment of paternity, a custody orders, or an adoption.