Whether you're looking for surrogacy in Chicago, or another part of Illinois, women who wish to become surrogate mothers are in a great state for surrogacy. Circle Surrogacy agency has worked with amazing women from Illinois who want to become gestational carriers for years!
Illinois is a great location to pursue surrogacy (for both surrogates and intended parents). Illinois surrogacy law expressly permits gestational surrogacy and has allowed Circle Surrogacy to successfully match surrogates with intended parents for a number of years.
Establishing parentage for surrogacy in Illinois is a seamless process for everyone involved as Illinois’s statute permits for bypassing the involvement of a court and file documents in accordance with the statutory requirements in anticipation of the delivery. As long as all statutory requirements have been met and all statutory forms have been properly submitted before the delivery to both the delivering hospital and the Illinois Department of Public Health, parentage for the intended parents will be established as of the moment of birth.
Women in Chicago and other areas of Illinois who wish to apply to become a gestational carrier must meet the following surrogate mother 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.
- Gain an incredible sense of self-fulfillment from giving the greatest gift humanly possible to another family
- Work with intended parents and clinics local to your area, which helps reduce your travel.
- Exceptional Compensation and benefits
- Work with a personal journey coordination team and licensed social worker
- Consult with your legal representation to guide you through the legal process