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The Ultimate Guide to Surrogacy in Wyoming

Intended parents exploring surrogacy to grow their families and women considering becoming surrogate mothers can use this guide to gather information about embarking on an exciting, life-changing journey. Circle Surrogacy is one of the most experienced surrogacy agencies in the U.S., having supported intended parents and surrogate mothers for more than 25 years. We can help people considering surrogacy in Cheyenne, Casper, Laramie, or any other Wyoming community navigate the process, whether as intended parents or surrogates.

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An Overview of Surrogacy in Wyoming

Wyoming surrogacy law neither permits nor prohibits gestational surrogacy contracts, which effectively means you can pursue surrogacy in the state. Partnering with an experienced surrogacy agency is the best way to grow your family through surrogacy in Wyoming.

Couples and individuals from a variety of backgrounds, ages, and sexual orientations use surrogacy to build their families with each unique journey.

Intended parents in Wyoming we work with may be:

• Heterosexual couples who have struggled with infertility

• Intended mothers who are unable to carry a child

• Intended parents who have a genetic issue or health condition they don't want to pass onto the child

 LGBTQ+ intended parents who want to have a genetic link to their baby

For people considering surrogacy in Wyoming, this page is an excellent resource to learn more about what the state's surrogacy process involves, how to become parents or a surrogate mother, and what surrogacy costs.

Surrogacy for Intended Parents in Wyoming

Surrogacy and egg donation have been helping straight and LGBTQ+ singles and couples in Wyoming grow their families for decades. Wyoming is a surrogacy friendly state, and intended parents will find many top-rated IVF clinics in the Northeast.

Below you'll find information about surrogacy in Wyoming, including what the surrogacy process looks like, how much surrogacy costs in Wyoming, what surrogacy program can help you, and so much more. The process can feel overwhelming at first, but the more you read and research, the more familiar it will become to you. Many professionals are involved in a surrogacy journey, and it is a life-changing experience.

We're ready to help intended parents considering surrogacy in Cheyenne, Casper, Laramie, or any other Wyoming community.

The Surrogacy Process in Wyoming

Understanding and preparing for the series of milestones that culminate on delivery day is an essential part of your surrogacy journey. This is true for both intended parents and surrogate mothers. Some people decide to go through the surrogacy process independently—without the assistance of a surrogacy agency—which is an option available to anyone.

That said, working with an agency such as Circle Surrogacy, which has over 25 years of experience, helps you navigate the milestones and events throughout your journey. This is especially true in a state such as Wyoming, where surrogacy law is somewhat ambiguous.

Choosing an Agency
Once you've decided to work with an agency, researching your options is important because not all agencies approach surrogacy in the same manner. Having a sense that you mesh personally with the agency and its team, and share their views about the surrogacy process, is something to consider when making your choice. It’s also important to work with an agency whose lawyers are knowledgeable in ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) and surrogacy law.
Finding a Surrogate and Egg Donor
If your surrogacy journey involves using donor eggs, the time to find the perfect surrogate match usually occurs after intended parents find and match with an egg donor. Our egg donor database is a resource where you'll find bright and ambitious young women excited about the opportunity to help you grow your family. After you match with an egg donor, your Matching Specialist assists in your search for a surrogate.
Pregnancy and Parenthood
Your relationship with the surrogate who will carry your baby is unique, and it's important to develop a close relationship with her. Intended parents who live close to their surrogate may even attend her doctor's appointments during the pregnancy. Circle Surrogacy supports you throughout this time, helping you prepare to travel for the birth and ensuring you have everything you need to return home safely.
 Starting the Surrogacy Process

Starting the Surrogacy Process

Now that you've chosen to grow your family through surrogacy (hooray!), and you've selected an agency with whom you'd like to meet, what's the next step? It's important to schedule a consultation with the agencies you're considering so you can share your story, ask questions, and see if the agency team is a good fit for your journey.

If you're financially and emotionally ready to begin the surrogacy process within 12 months, Circle Surrogacy offers complimentary consultations for intended parents. During these private meetings, intended parents learn about the surrogacy process, the cost of surrogacy, and how to find and match with a surrogate mother.

Your consultation can be either in person or via video. We understand that some people seeking more information about surrogacy aren't ready for a full consultation. If that's your situation, you can schedule a short pre-consultation, which lasts about 30 minutes and is a great way to ask questions and learn more.

 Becoming a Parent in Wyoming

Becoming a Parent in Wyoming

Welcoming a baby into your family is one of the most joyful moments you'll experience. Becoming a parent in Wyoming through surrogacy is a safe process when working with an agency such as Circle Surrogacy. You can grow your family through surrogacy and/or egg donation.

How Much Does Surrogacy Cost in Wyoming?

The cost of surrogacy is an important consideration for intended parents. Our comprehensive cost sheets outline the surrogacy costs you should expect in a typical surrogacy journey.

We can help you understand the surrogacy programs available, the cost of surrogacy, and how much you can expect to pay for egg donation. Circle Surrogacy is transparent in its surrogacy options, costs, and what you can expect along your journey.

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

Journey Protection Guarantee Program surrogacy costs in Wyoming:

Surrogacy only: $148,750
Surrogacy plus egg donation: $172,750
(both prices exclude IVF)

Our Journey Protection Guarantee offers intended parents:

  • An all-inclusive cost that covers unlimited retrievals and transfers and any complications that may arise during your journey
  • 100% refund of our agency fee if you have no embryos remaining and do not bring home a baby
  • No surprise costs or invoices

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

Intended parents who qualify for financing find it is an excellent way to pay for surrogacy. Please speak with our Parent Intake Team or Consultation Team or fill out this form.

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Finding a Surrogate Mother in Wyoming

Matching with a surrogate mother is one of the most exciting parts of the surrogacy process for intended parents. Circle works with gestational surrogates from Wyoming, as well as surrounding states. If you're looking for a surrogate mother in Wyoming (or elsewhere in the country), we can help you find your surrogate mother match.

Get Started

Whether you have the help of an agency or you're pursuing an independent surrogacy journey, thinking about what you want in your gestational carrier is an important part of the process.

If you choose to work with Circle Surrogacy, we ask intended parents to fill out a profile that helps us get to know you 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

One of the best ways to get a good sense of who you are as people is by sharing photos of yourself and your loved ones. We want to find the best possible surrogate matches, so don't hesitate to share any information you believe would help us accomplish that goal.

The answers you provide in your profile—as well as your geographic location and views on termination—are used by your Matching Specialist to find the best possible surrogate match. That's why it's important to be honest when thinking about how you answer these questions.

We also ask about some of your other preferences to help us match you with your gestational carrier, including:

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

You can use these criteria as guidelines for what you should look for in a suitable match if you choose to pursue surrogacy without the assistance of an agency.

3 Criteria for Finding Surrogate Mothers

What is important to consider when looking for a surrogate mother in Wyoming? These 3 factors should be kept in mind before making a choice:

Appropriate legal fit: Our legal department always ensures potential gestational carriers meet both general and state-specific legal criteria before surrogate profiles are presented to intended parents.

Personality fit and surrogacy expectations: We want both surrogates and intended parents to have a comfortable relationship throughout the journey. This is why our Matching Specialists review the list of safe matches provided by the legal team to ensure good personality fits.

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.

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Finding an Egg Donor in Wyoming

Who are egg donors? A fertile woman who wants to help another individual or couple conceive a child (with or without the help of a surrogate) can be an egg donor. Egg donation is one option for intended parents who have concerns about infertility to grow their families.

To find an egg donor in Wyoming, Circle Surrogacy guides you through the entire egg donation process and helps you coordinate with an IVF clinic of your choice. An egg donor database is where most intended parents begin their search for an egg donor. You can search for egg donors using specific criteria in most databases. Circle's egg donor database is easy to use and easy to navigate.

Surrogacy Laws in Wyoming

Wyoming does not have specific surrogacy laws. The statute provides that the parentage statutes do no authorize or prohibit a surrogacy agreement. However, experience has shown that the courts honor these agreements in stipulated parentage orders. Wyoming does not allow for pre-birth orders, however, the Stipulated Petition to Establish Parentage can be filed at 20 weeks to ensure a final parentage order can be submitted as soon as the child is born.

Surrogacy for Surrogates in Wyoming

There is so much to learn about becoming a surrogate. We're here to help you navigate surrogacy in Wyoming, from understanding what a surrogate is, what to expect, how being a surrogate can affect your life, to how to apply become a surrogate mother.

Wyoming is a surrogacy-friendly state. We work women considering becoming surrogates from Cheyenne, Casper, Laramie, or any other Wyoming community.

Read on to see how rewarding being a surrogate from Wyoming can be when you help those who aren't able to have a baby on their own experience the joys of parenthood.

What Is a Surrogate

Surrogates carry babies for those who are unable to have a baby on their own (they are often referred to as "Intended Parents" or "IPs").

Other terms for a surrogate include:
• Surrogate Mother
• Gestational Carrier
• Gestational Surrogate

Most surrogate mothers are gestational surrogates, meaning the surrogate mother does not use her own eggs and doesn't share any genetics with the baby. Surrogates are compensated and protected legally by a contract signed by all parties.

Circle Surrogacy only works with gestational carriers – women who do not share biology with the baby they are carrying.

Surrogates are kind, giving and selfless. They love being parents, and want others to be able to experience that same joy.
 5 Things To Know About Being a Surrogate

5 Things To Know About Being a Surrogate

There is a lot of information out there about becoming a surrogate, but here are 5 quick things for you to know before you begin!

  1. Surrogates do NOT use their own DNA (eggs) for the babies they carry
  2. Surrogates are paid throughout the entirety of their journey (not at the end) and start before pregnancy
  3. Surrogates have a say in with whom they match; all matches are mutual
  4. Surrogates DO need to give themselves injections as part of the IVF process; most surrogates say these needles are no big deal
  5. Surrogates will have to say goodbye to the baby; they look forward to "giving the baby back" to their intended parents; because they are not genetically related to the baby, surrogates do not feel an "attachment" to the babies they carry

Ready to learn more? Read on!

The Process for Surrogates in Wyoming

Surrogate mothers in Wyoming who work with Circle receive guidance from our experienced social workers and program coordinators throughout the process. If you're considering becoming a surrogate and want to discuss the process with experienced surrogates or Surrogate Advisors, we have the expertise to help. Here is an overview of the process:

  • Pre-screening
  • Consultation
  • Matching with intended parents
  • Medical screening and legal contracts
  • Monitoring appointments and embryo transfer
  • Pregnancy
  • Delivery

Learn more about the surrogacy process at Circle.

Getting Started as a Surrogate

Completing our online surrogacy application is a great way to start the conversation about surrogacy, and there is no obligation to proceed if you're not ready. The application takes only about 10 minutes to complete.
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Becoming a Surrogate Mother in Wyoming

If you don't know any surrogate mothers, you might be wondering what type of person becomes a surrogate. They come from all walks of life; they're generous, kind, and adventurous. They love their families and want others to share the joy of having children. They are caring, selfless, and spirited. They are just like you.

What Are the Requirements for Becoming a Surrogate?

Wyoming residents who would like to apply to become surrogate mothers must:

  • Have delivered a child of their own and are currently parenting at least one child.
  • Have had uncomplicated pregnancies and deliveries, as documented by medical records.
  • Be between 21 and 41 years old
  • Typically have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of no higher than 32. Calculate My BMI.
  • Be citizens, legal residents, or legal immigrants 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.
  • 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.

Additional requirements for becoming a surrogate also apply to most states.

Benefits of Being a Surrogate in Wyoming

Surrogate mothers in Wyoming reap both tangible and intangible benefits. Those perks include generous compensation and a sense of pride like no other. Women who wish to become surrogate mothers enjoy benefits such as:

  • Gaining an incredible sense of self-fulfillment from giving the greatest gift humanly possible to another family
  • Building a life-long relationship with forever-grateful intended parents
  • Working with a personal Program Coordination Team and licensed social worker
  • An opportunity to work with local and international intended parents

And as mentioned earlier, Wyoming surrogate mothers receive generous compensation with a customized benefits package.

The Circle Surrogate Promise

After listening to previous gestational carriers share their thoughts with social workers or during exit interviews, we created the Circle Surrogate Promise to ensure our surrogates have the most successful and rewarding journey possible. Those conversations led us to improve our offerings to our gestational carriers.

Guaranteed Pay, Security, and Support

The Circle Surrogate Promise is a program exclusive to Circle Surrogates; no other agency can offer the same level of security and support.

Circle Surrogacy promises:

  1. Guaranteed Compensation. Each surrogate’s escrow account is always funded to ensure she is always paid in full and on time.
  2. No medical bill liability. After hearing from past surrogates about their frustrations with medical bills, Circle Surrogacy took on the liability of medical bills. While we can never stop having you receive medical bills (since you are the “patient”), our new Fixed Cost programs for intended parents allow us to protect both the surrogates and the intended parents and ensure all medical bills will be paid in a timely manner.
  3. $5,000 compensation, even if you leave the program. If you are accepted into our surrogate program and you are medically cleared and matched with intended parents—but you don’t achieve a pregnancy—we will compensate you for your time, energy, and dedication thus far in your journey (up to $5,000 total).
  4. Empowerment in birth choices. We recognize that gestational carriers may have different preferences regarding the birth of their surrogate baby. At Circle, our surrogates have choices for her preferred birth options, such as doula care, a hospital birth, or using a birth center with a midwife.
  5. Personalized, small agency feel, with the resources of a large agency. Having an experienced carrier guide you through the process from the first meeting until you are matched with intended parents is something our surrogates appreciate. They will personally introduce you to your dedicated social worker and journey support team, all of whom are in-house at Circle. You’ll always be supported by a Circle employee who knows all the details about you and your journey. (You’ll never have to worry about working with a third party who doesn’t even know your name!) Plus, with our expanded team, we offer support groups, virtual events, one-on-one surrogate mentorship, and more.
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How Much Do Surrogates Get Paid in Wyoming?

Financial compensation is a part of carrying a baby for someone. This compensation is often called a "surrogate base compensation" or "surrogate payment." We've relied on the experience of previous surrogates to create a compensation and benefits program for surrogates and their families. It provides security, benefits, and protection that are virtually unsurpassed.

Our new Surrogate Pay & Family Protection Program  provides the following benefits:

  • Earning up to $55,000 (your base fee plus additional benefits)
  • Protection for the surrogate and her family throughout the journey
  • All expenses paid, from travel to meals to gas and more
  • Benefits and support through postpartum (the 4th trimester)
  • Full transparency on what's included
  • Benefits you won't find at any other agency

If you are still considering other surrogacy agencies because of their compensation, we'd appreciate having the opportunity to talk with you about those offers before you make a decision. We can match them. We promise you'll have the best surrogacy experience with us.

How does surrogate pay work?

Base Compensation

You can calculate your base compensation with our payment calculator to see how much you could earn as a surrogate in Wyoming.

Payments Before You Are Pregnant

Signing payments and payments for your medical screening are examples of compensation provided by Circle early in the surrogacy process. These payments are in addition to your base compensation.

Payments During and After Surrogacy

Circle compensates surrogates for their necessities during and after pregnancy, including maternity clothing, housekeeping, pumping and shipping breast milk, and more. These payments are in addition to your base compensation.

Additional Benefits

Surrogates receive other non-monetary benefits—in addition to financial compensation—that are priceless in ensuring they’re protected and have a smooth journey. These benefits include legal counsel, life insurance, and more.

How Circle Supports Surrogates

Circle Surrogacy earned its reputation as a worldwide leader in the surrogacy field by having dedicated teams support surrogates every step of the way—from the day they begin exploring surrogacy to their meetings with the prospective parents and throughout their entire pregnancies to birth.

You'll have support navigating the screening process, and we help ensure you're matched with the perfect intended parent or parents. We also guide you through the legal and social work aspects of surrogate parenting.

Our passion for our work is authentic because it's rooted in the experiences many of us had as surrogates ourselves. Some of us have completed 3 surrogate journeys, and we provide hands-on guidance informed by those experiences. Besides that, you'll have access to world-class expertise in the various legal, social, and medical aspects of your surrogacy process. If you have questions, we'll have the answers.

When you need a lawyer to review legal contracts, we'll recommend an attorney in your area with whom we've worked previously and who is thoroughly knowledgeable about Assisted Reproductive Technology law. We can connect you with trustworthy experts whenever needed. To learn more about being a surrogate, read our blog post about the 10 steps to becoming a surrogate.

 Finding a Perfect Intended Parent Match

Finding a Perfect Intended Parent Match

Circle Surrogacy developed a thorough matching process to ensure you share an incredible, intimate journey with prospective parents. That matching process begins with using personality profiles that surrogates and intended parents both review. You can ask questions and generally get a sense of each other's personalities. We can help schedule an initial video call between you and the intended parents to ensure both of you feel completely comfortable with the match. Only then will we move forward with the surrogacy agreement.

Circle works with single parents, LGBTQ+ and heterosexual couples, domestic and international couples, and others. We’re confident you’ll be able to find a great match.

Getting Started

Whether you are intended parents or interested in becoming a surrogate or egg donor, the surrogacy process can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.  Learning more about surrogacy is the first step of your journey.