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Become a Surrogate in Utah

Women who would like to become surrogate mothers from Utah are in luck! Circle Surrogacy has worked with many women from Utah as surrogates to help intended parents grow their families.

Apply to be a surrogate with us.

Is it safe to apply during a pandemic?

You've been thinking about becoming a surrogate but in the current state of the world, you're not sure if it's the right decision.

Becoming a surrogate is a BIG decision! You have to be comfortable with the surrogacy process – from the dedication of time to the idea of traveling – in order to have a successful and fulfilling journey.

Things you may be thinking about:

  • Travel. Surrogates are required to travel to their intended parents' fertility clinics. All clinics are in the United States. You have the opportunity to request to work with parents who are working with a clinic close to where you live. While there is no guarantee, if you're comfortable driving for your medical screening and embryo transfer, it would be the only traveling you have to do. All other appointments are local to you.
  • Balancing a surrogacy and your home life. All of our surrogates are moms, many of which are raising young children, doing remote learning, all while working full time. The beginning of your surrogacy journey requires time for your application and screening, filling out and gathering documents and monitoring appointments while taking your medications and after your transfer (these appointments are at a facility near your home, not at the Parents' IVF clinic). We understand how difficult this time is, so the Circle team is being extremely flexible and working with our surrogate applicants' schedules.
  • Can I wait to be pregnant until the pandemic is over? It's hard to say when the pandemic will truly be "over". However, you can absolutely apply and be put on a short hold until you are ready to be pregnant (when school is out, when you are more comfortable traveling, etc).

We have intended parents applying every day who are ready to start their families – and they will be waiting for you when you're ready.

 What are surrogate mothers from Utah like?

What are surrogate mothers from Utah like?

Women who apply to become surrogates do so because they are passionate about their families, and they want to share the joy of parenthood with those who are unable to achieve it on their own.

They have had uncomplicated pregnancies, and enjoy being pregnant, but are finished growing their own families.

They are kind and selfless, generous and courageous. They are just like you.

Surrogate mother requirements.

In order to qualify to become a gestational carrier in Utah, here are some requirements an applicant must meet:

- 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 has 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.

Surrogacy in Utah: Pay and benefits for surrogate mothers

- Gain an incredible sense of self-fulfillment from giving the greatest gift humanly possible to another family

- Earn up to $55k+. See all Compensation and benefits

- Build a life-long relationship with forever-grateful intended parents

- Work with a personal journey coordination team and licensed social worker

- Consult with your legal representation to guide you through the legal process

Current surrogacy laws in Utah.

Gestational surrogacy in Utah is allowed, and a surrogacy agreement is legally binding as long as the legal requirements have been met. Below are some of the required terms of a surrogacy arrangement in Utah.

  • Surrogacy agreement must be validated in court
  • Surrogate must have had one prior pregnancy and delivery
  • One of the intended parents must be genetically linked to the offspring
  • The intended parents must be married
  • All parties must be at least 21 years old and attend counseling
  • At least one person in the arrangement must be a Utah resident for at least 90 days before entering a surrogacy contract
  • The intended mother must show she is unable to carry a pregnancy or give birth

While the intended parents have full parental rights after the birth, a surrogate has full control over her healthcare decisions during the pregnancy. Moreover, compensation to the surrogate is permitted as long as it’s reasonable. Although the statute speaks of heterosexual couples, based on recent federal court decisions, local counsel has stated that same-sex couples can utilize the statute, as well.