Be A Surrogate in Minnesota

Minnesota Surrogacy

Minnesota is a popular state for surrogacy. And with good reason—with a long history of favorable surrogacy cases, surrogates and intended parents alike can rest assured that their rights are protected in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

In addition to favorable case law, Minnesota boasts some of the best medical care in the country. The famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester was recently ranked the No. 1 hospital in the country for gynecology by U.S. News & World Report. 

Legal Framework

Efforts to pass a law that would have authorized and regulated surrogacy arrangements failed after Governor Tim Pawlenty vetoed the bill in 2008. But while the legislation never became law, Minnesota has a history of favorable case law and judgments that allow surrogates to work with virtually any intended parents.

In a Minnesota surrogacy arrangement, the legal work to finalize parentage typically occurs after the birth. Surrogates in MN and intended parents typically attend a quick hearing after the birth to finalize the arrangement.

Benefits for Surrogates in Minnesota

The first payment is the $500 Expedited Screening Bonus. You are eligible to receive $500 if we receive all required paperwork (including previous Prenatal and Delivery records), medical pre-approval AND you and your primary support person complete your Social Work Screening within 3 weeks of submitting your application. In order to receive this bonus, you must match with intended parents in our program. Of note, this amount is deducted from your base fee, but will be deposited shortly after matching, prior to receiving any other surrogacy payments. Then you receive a $500 advance after you complete your medical screening. Please note, these two payments are deducted from your base fee.

  • Gain an incredible sense of self-fulfillment from giving the greatest gift humanly possible to another family
  • Compensation based on Minnesota residence
  • Gain an incredible sense of self-fulfillment from giving the greatest gift humanly possible to another family
  • Build a life-long relationship with forever grateful intended parents
  • Work with a personal program coordination team and licensed social worker
  • Consult with your legal representation to guide you through the legal process

Review our requirements to see if you’re qualified to become a surrogate in Minnesota

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


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