Be a Surrogate Mother in Pennsylvania

Surrogacy in Pennsylvania

With favorable surrogacy law, excellent hospitals, and an active community of surrogates, Pennsylvania is a wonderful state for surrogate mothers and intended parents. Circle has many years of success in the State of Pennsylvania, matching all types of intended parents with surrogates from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and everywhere in between! 

Favorable Law

Although no direct statutes exist, surrogacy in Pennsylvania has a long history of success, and  arrangements have been long recognized by state courts. In J.F. v. D.B., the court struck down the lower court’s finding and ruled that surrogacy was not against public policy.

Most of Pennsylvania’s counties have allowed for the legal work to be complete pre-birth without the need of any party’s attendance in court, making the process simple for those involved. Pennsylvania’s Department of Vital Records has also instituted a process for Assisted Conception Birth Registrations that makes the process easy, as well. 

Benefits for Surrogates in Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania 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

Medical Coverage and Care

With close proximity to cities like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, surrogates have access to quality care at some of the world’s best medical centers, according to U.S.News & World Report's Top-Ranked Hospitals for Gynecology. Pennsylvania surrogates whose insurance companies don’t cover maternity costs are provided with optimal medical coverage to the pregnancy and delivery by the intended parents. Pennsylvania surrogates who do have insurance coverage are typically paid a higher fee.

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

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