When you start to explore surrogacy as a woman interested in becoming a surrogate or an intended parent hoping to grow their family, you'll see there is a lot to learn! If you live in Pennsylvania, 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.
Pennsylvania is a surrogacy-friendly state for both gestational carriers and intended parents. Whether you in live in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, 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 Pennsylvania 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
Everyone who comes to surrogacy has their own unique story and desire to be a parent.
Looking for a surrogate in Pennsylvania? See how to find your perfect surrogate match.
Review surrogate requirements in Pennsylvania and see how to apply to become a surrogate.
Understand Pennsylvania surrogacy laws for surrogates and intended parents.
See how to take the first steps in becoming a parent through surrogacy.
See how the surrogacy process works at Circle Surrogacy in Pennsylvania.
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Surrogacy costs in Pennsylvania 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.
For intended parents living in Pennsylvania, Circle Surrogacy offers two exclusive fixed price program options: our Fixed Cost program and our Journey Protection Guarantee program. Both options have fixed costs that do not change during your journey, so you can plan for costs with no surprises.
To help explain the types of costs associated with a surrogacy journey, the expenses 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.
Our goal is to provide cost security and success to our intended parents.
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.