What is Surrogacy and How Can I
Become a Surrogate?
Working Together, We Bring Families to Life
Many of our surrogates say that surrogacy was something that they just knew was right for them when they first learned about it.
How Does the Surrogacy Process Work?
Our process is built on love, support, and compassion for both our surrogates and our families. We guide you through every step of the surrogacy process with our expert knowledge and hands-on approach. We at Family Inceptions Surrogacy Agency understand that the journey for surrogacy is a long one, but it can be turned into a fulfilling, soul-enriching experience with a step-by-step process and the right people by your side.
From matching you with the best-fit intended parents to making sure your medical bills are being paid on time and you’re well taken care of, we’ll be there for you every step of the way.
The entire surrogacy process takes about 13-18 months from the moment you apply to the time of delivery. Here is an average timeline of what to expect and when to expect it. Please remember that like every pregnancy, every surrogacy is unique, so the process may vary from case to case.
Time to Completion: 60 minutes
Your journey begins with a two-part application.
Part 1 is a pre-screening questionnaire to ensure that you’re a great preliminary fit for surrogacy.
Part 2 is there to help us understand your personality, your current lifestyle, your background, overall health, and your expectations.
Time to Completion: 2-3 hours
Once we receive your application to become a surrogate, we’ll schedule a one-on-one video or in-person meeting to share with you a detailed overview of gestational surrogacy journey, what to expect, your match preferences, your compensation plan, and the next steps. You will be encouraged to discuss your fears and ask us any questions you may have. Surrogacy is a two-way process – you support the family in need while we support you.
Time to Completion: 3-4 weeks
Before we approve and welcome you as a surrogate with Family Inceptions, you’ll go through a pre-screening process. This pre-screening process includes personal and medical checks, including a psychological evaluation for you and your spouse/partner, a home visit, review of your pregnancy and health records, as well as review of your medical insurance (if applicable – health insurance is not a requirement to become a surrogate!).
Time to Completion: 1-3 weeks
After a successful pre-screening process, the next step is to find the best-fit intended parents for you, so you can help the family you are meant to help. This starts by us keeping your values, beliefs and expectations at the forefront and matching you with the right intended parents! We are proud to tell you that Family Inceptions has a high success rate on an impeccable match the very first time.
Time to Completion: 1-2 months
To move forward, next we would need to get a green light from the intended parents’ fertility clinic. Necessary medical evaluations will be done to make sure we are good to go. Please note: The intended parents will be bearing all the expenses related to the surrogacy journey, so you have nothing to worry about!
Time to Completion: 2-4 weeks
Once we’ve found the best-fit Intended Parents match for you, and the medical screening checks out, we’ll legalize the entire process by establishing the terms of surrogacy and all the nitty-gritty. Our expert attorneys draft the legal agreement, a Gestational Surrogacy Agreement (GSA) for you, your partner/spouse and the intended parents. Each party will have their own separate legal counsel. Your attorney will review the GSA with you in detail. Upon the legal process completion, our experienced case expert will share the timeline + procedure details with you.
Time to Completion: 1 month
As a surrogate, it’s necessary for you to undergo a medical procedure called In Vitro Fertilization. You will be prescribed medication to prepare your body to accept the embryo created by the intended parents. You’ll be notified of all do’s and don’ts during this period. Family Inceptions along with the fertility center will make the necessary preparations, to ensure you are ready for the embryo transfer.
Time to Completion: 9+ months
After you’ve conceived, Family Inception and the intended parents will stay in close contact with you, helping you with anything that you may need, supporting you in every possible way to make this an easy, enjoyable and an extraordinary experience for you.
With the prayers, well-wishes and our complete support, we’ll help plan the BIG DAY, the moment that will have everyone excited and smiling from ear to ear. Together, we’ll welcome the newest member to the world.
Surrogacy is a big undertaking.
Your score on this Quiz will help determine if now is the right time for you to become a surrogate.
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Part 1 – Quick Eligibility Check
We encourage you to take this first step even if you are only considering the possibility of becoming a surrogate.
Knowing where you stand will save you time and empower your research.
No matter the results, you will receive an email from us within 24 business hours, thanking you and providing results. We recommend allotting 5-10 minutes to complete the Quick Check.
Part 2 – Full Application
If your Quick Check goes well, you will receive an email inviting you to complete a Full Application.
Using your email address and the password you establish, you will login and answer new questions.
Our Full Application includes questions relevant to your overall health, medical background, past pregnancies, current lifestyle, journey expectations, and motivation.
We recommend allotting 60-90 minutes to complete this section in one sitting.
The Application Process: What to Expect
Ultimately, qualifying to become a gestational surrogate is an involved, multi-phase process, with many safety checks and considerations. (Family Inceptions will guide you every step of the way.)
Prompt completion of your Quick Check and Full Application provide applicants with improved control over their timeline. There is a lot of “hurry up and wait”, so even if now is not the right time, many applicants choose to frontload their application and intake process so that they are able to efficiently move forward when they are ready.
The Family Inceptions application and interviews include questions which not only assist our team and, eventually, the intended parents in getting to know you, but are also designed to educate and prompt you to begin thinking about specific aspects of becoming a surrogate.
(What do YOU hope to get out of this surrogacy journey? How will becoming a surrogate affect your family? )
After completing the Full Application, our Surrogate Coordinator will be in touch to schedule a phone interview, answer any questions you may have, and if you are ready, move you forward in the process towards becoming a surrogate.
Don’t see your question here? Email your questions to our Intake Team directly at or schedule a free, no-obligation 15-minute consultation to chat live.
Our team is here to walk with you through every step.
We at Family Inceptions know the decision to become a surrogate isn’t made overnight. It takes time to learn about the process, the qualifications, and the commitment.
Reach out to our team today and schedule a free 15-minute informational call where you can speak with us directly and ask all your burning questions.
Right now, there is someone hoping, praying, and wishing for a baby. Will you step forward and help make it happen as a surrogate?
Learn More About Becoming a Gestational Surrogate
Take a deep dive into the surrogacy process and learn how to make this journey your own.
Making the decision to become a gestational surrogate is, without a doubt, life changing. Before you set out on the surrogacy journey though, there are a few things to know to ensure you’re ready to take this role on.
While we’d love to take every interested woman on this journey, the truth is that not every woman is qualified to become a surrogate.
You’ve decided you want to become a gestational surrogate, now what? Is it best to match with an agency or should you find your intended parents independently?
Have you ever wondered: What do intended parents look for when they are seeking a gestational surrogate? Or “Who actually uses a gestational surrogate?” and “Why would someone need to use a surrogate?”
Got questions about becoming a surrogate? We are here to answer them for you!
All intended parents are interviewed to assess their vision for life, emotional state, and financial capability before we decide to proceed. The intended parents also go through an application process and a background check, along with a psychological consultation to ensure their readiness for a surrogacy journey. And yes, you get to select the intended parents that you would like to work with (All parties must agree to work with one another).
Typically, you only have to travel to a clinic for your medical evaluations and for the embryo transfer. This clinic can be located in the city nearest you. Any travels that are necessary for your surrogacy journey will be paid for by the intended parents.
Yes, but there are a few limitations. You’ll need to make sure that your OB is onboard with a surrogate pregnancy. You’ll also need to make sure that your OB has delivery rights at a hospital with an appropriate NICU. (NOTE: You will be required to waive your HIPAA rights so that the intended parents are able to be informed of how the pregnancy is moving along).
Family Inceptions has never had any intended parents refuse to take their baby. Before you begin the surrogacy journey, the intended parents are contractually obligated for the responsibility of the child. However, if the intended parents do refuse the child, we would arrange an adoption to a loving family.
Furthermore, in the unfortunate event of intended parents’ demise, even though this is very rare in our experience, the parents would have already established a guardian for the child.
You just need to take care of yourself and your family, and we’ll take care of the rest.