Women who live in Minnesota and who are interested in becoming surrogate mothers should apply with Circle Surrogacy! We've been working with gestational carriers from Minnesota for many years who have helped make dreams of parenthood come true for others.
Women in Minnesota can expect the follow surrogate pay and benefits:
• Surrogates from Minnesota get paid up to $50,000, inclusive of all compensation and benefits (see all Compensation and benefits)
• Working with a personal journey coordination team and licensed social worker who will be by your side every step of the way
• Gaining an incredible sense of self-fulfillment from giving the greatest gift humanly possible to another family
• Connecting with other surrogates across the country, and being part of an active surrogate community
In order to qualify to become a gestational carrier in Minnesota, women must meet the following requirements:
- 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.
Gestational surrogacy is permitted and practiced in Minnesota because no statute or published case law prohibits it. While some courts may grant a pre-birth declaratory judgment establishing the parentage of intended parents, an order following confirmation of birth is nonetheless required before parentage can be established and the child’s birth certificate can list an/the intended parent(s), reflecting legal parentage.
The process to establish joint parentage varies by county and the exact genetic relationships. More often than not, a non-genetic parent will be required to finalize an adoption (whether it be in Minnesota or the state or country of residency of the parents) before being declared a legal parent and before the child’s birth certificate can be amended to reflect that individual’s legal status as a second parent. Despite the added steps required to ultimately declare that the carrier is not a legal parent and have her name permanently removed from the birth certificate and required court appearances by all parties after the birth, the process is generally handled quickly in Minnesota (within a matter of a couple to a few weeks if the adoption is finalized in Minnesota).