Become a Surrogate in North Carolina
Most of the time, the legal work can be completed pre-birth without the need of any party’s attendance in court, making the process simple for both surrogates and intended parents. Post-birth orders are also possible.
The Future of Surrogacy in North Carolina
North Carolina appears to be moving along the same progressive timeline as many other states, recently proposing a favorable surrogacy statute. If passed, gestational surrogacy agreements would be officially recognized by North Carolina: “The consideration, if any, paid to a gestational carrier shall be reasonable and negotiated in good faith between the parties. Compensation may not be conditioned upon the health or characteristics of any fetus, embryo, or child produced as the result of assisted reproduction.”
Medical Coverage and Care
Surrogates in North Carolina have access to quality care at some of the world’s best medical centers. In addition to some of the top hospitals and medical centers, North Carolina is also home to respected IVF clinics. Circle Surrogacy works frequently with REACH: Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte.
North Carolina surrogates whose insurance companies don’t cover maternity costs are provided with optimal medical coverage to the pregnancy and delivery by the intended parents. North Carolina surrogates who do have insurance coverage are typically paid a higher surrogate fee.
Benefits for Surrogates in North CarolinaThere are so many benefits to being a surrogate, both emotionally and financially.
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.
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.