Be a Surrogate in Vermont

Vermont Surrogacy

The Green Mountain State is one of the nation's friendliest states when it comes to surrogacy laws. Home to beautiful mountains and world-renowned maple syrup and ice cream, Vermont also offers its residents great laws and parental rights. 

Favorable Laws and Policies 

Vermont is often recognized for its relaxed, laid back lifestyle. While the state certainly has its share of political extremes,Vermont is recognized for its widespread societal acceptance. Currently, there are no laws permitting or prohibiting surrogacy.  In 1999, however, the Supreme Court of Vermont stated in Baker v. State that it does not discourage or prohibit technologically assisted methods of reproduction by individuals or couples.  This implicit approval of surrogacy was further supported by the state’s assertion in Baker, that it promotes a public policy of minimizing disputes arising from surrogacy contracts, suggesting a general acceptance of such agreements.

Progressive Thinking

When the state of Vermont’s Marriage Equality Act took effect in September 2009, the doors to legal recognition of surrogacy contracts were opened. This monumental change allowed for surrogacy as a family building option to all married couples, including gay and lesbian marriages.

Low-Stress Legal Work

Because there are no detailed laws related to surrogacy in effect in the state of Vermont, it is important to work alongside are productive law attorney to ensure the rights of the intended parents, the surrogate, and the child born through surrogacy.

The legal work required in Vermont to establish the rights of the intended parents is rather simple and court hearings are rarely required. The pleadings are all drafted in advance of the birth but the final order cannot be obtained until after the child[ren] are born.

Benefits for Surrogates in Vermont

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 Vermont 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

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.

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