Be a Surrogate in Massachusetts

Apply to Be a Surrogate in Massachusetts

If you live in Massachusetts and you're considering becoming a surrogate mother, you’re in luck. The Bay State is one of the best states in the nation for both surrogates and intended parents.

Circle's Home State

We're nearby! Circle Surrogacy's main office is in downtown Boston. All of our attorneys are admitted to practice law in Massachusetts. Since 1995, we've helped numerous intended parents and surrogates achieve successful surrogacies in Massachusetts.

Favorable Law

Massachusetts statutes don’t directly address surrogacy agreements. But a number of cases from the state's highest court have treated surrogacy favorably. Finalizing arrangements for surrogacy in Massachusetts is typically done by pre-birth order, which allows the surrogate and intended parent complete all necessary paperwork before the birth even occurs. Some intended parents will require a post-birth second-parent or stepparent adoption. In either case, surrogates sign all necessary documents and generally won't ever need to appear in court.

Top-Rated Clinics, Medical Coverage and Care

Massachusetts has some of the best hospitals in the world, including two of U.S. News & World Report's Top-Ranked Hospitals for Gynecology. Massachusetts also mandates maternity coverage for insurance plans. This means insurance companies have to cover maternity costs regardless of how you became pregnant, even if you are acting as a surrogate. Higher surrogate compensation is typically paid to surrogates who have insurance coverage.

Benefits for Surrogates in Massachusetts

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

In order to qualify for surrogacy in Massachusetts, applicants 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 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.
Family and reproductive law is continually developing and changing. As such, there is no guarantee the information on this website is current or correct. Circle’s in-house legal team and referring attorneys provided the information listed, and it is not intended to be a substitute for an attorney’s legal counsel. In any individual case, you should always confer with an attorney who specializes in this area of law and is licensed to practice in the particular state at hand.

Begin Your Journey

CONTACT INFORMATION


Let’s start by gathering some of your basic information.

  • 1. First name

  • 2. Last name

  • 3. Maiden name (if applicable)

  • 4. Email Address

  • 5. Cell phone

  • 6. Is texting an acceptable way to reach you?

  • 7. Home phone number

  • 8. Street address

  • 9. City

  • 10. State