Become a Surrogate in Maine
Surrogacy in Maine
Maine has excellent case law protecting surrogates and intended parents making it a great state for surrogates and intended parents. The legal work required in Maine to establish the rights of the intended parents is rather simple and court hearings are rarely required. The pleadings are all drafted in advance of the birth and usually all can be heard and decided in advance of birth.
Proximity to Respected New England Clinics
With close proximity to cities like Boston surrogates have access to quality care at some of the world’s best medical centers. Maine surrogates whose insurance companies don’t cover maternity costs are provided with optimal medical coverage to the pregnancy and delivery by the intended parents. Maine surrogates who do have insurance coverage are typically paid a higher fee.
Benefits for Surrogates in Maine
There are so many benefits to being a surrogate, both emotionally and financially.
- Gain an incredible sense of self-fulfillment from giving the greatest gift humanly possible to another family
- High compensation with a customized benefits package
- Build a life-long relationship with forever-grateful intended parents
- Work with a personal program coordination team and licensed social worker
- Opportunity to work with local Intended Parents if you so desire
- Chance to work with local fertility clinics (and travel less)
See If You Qualify
- 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 have 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.
- Has a valid driver’s license.
- Has the support of her family. If married or partnered, the surrogate must have her partner’s support. Also, the surrogate and her partner/primary support person must agree to participate in a social work screening.
- Is financially secure.
- Leads a stable, responsible lifestyle.
- Is willing to travel for IVF process. Please note, often these trips include overnight stays.
- Does not use illegal drugs, smoke cigarettes, or abuse alcohol.