Our Surrogacy Program in Maryland
At Fertility Source Companies, we have been matching qualified surrogates with intended parents (IPs) in Maryland for over 20 years. Learn more about the surrogacy process, costs and fees, compensation, finding a surrogate, and becoming a surrogate in Maryland. Serving Baltimore, Rockville, Bethesda, Germantown, and beyond.
Finding a Surrogate in Maryland
Fertility Source Companies provides support and assistance throughout every step of your family planning journey, including the initial application process, what to look for in a surrogate, and how to screen surrogates.
Surrogacy Laws in Maryland
The laws pertaining to surrogacy vary from state to state. Gestational surrogacy (i.e., hiring a person who is not the biological parent of the baby to carry the pregnancy) is very complex legally. In Maryland, surrogacy is implicitly legal, even though there are no specific surrogacy laws. Because of the legal complexities, it’s important to seek legal consultation with a licensed fertility attorney in Maryland and become familiar with the local surrogacy laws.
Although Fertility Source Companies never gives legal advice, we are here to help point you in the right direction. We have extensive resources to assist you in locating a Maryland reproductive attorney.
Surrogate Costs & Fees in Maryland
The average cost of a surrogate in Maryland, including the agency fee, surrogate screening costs, legal consultation, and surrogate compensation, ranges between $100,000 to $125,000. Learn more about the breakdown of surrogacy fees and costs in Maryland.
How Surrogates Are Screened in Maryland
A professional screening process is used to determine the qualifications of surrogates for surrogacy. Healthcare providers and mental health professionals perform medical and psychiatric testing. Medical tests, a criminal background check, and partner screening are all included in our surrogacy screening process. Finally, our on-staff RN reviews past pregnancies to ensure there were no complications.
Surrogacy FAQs for Intended Parents
The IPs are responsible for any co-pays or out-of-pocket medical expenses related to the surrogate’s pregnancy and delivery. In some cases, medical bills incurred for the pregnancy and baby’s birth may be fully or partially covered by the surrogate’s medical insurance unless there is an exclusion.
Yes. All surrogate babies born in the United States will be a citizen of the U.S. and have a U.S. birth certificate.
The first step is to contact us using our online form with your basic information and any questions or comments you may have. From there, one of our knowledgeable professionals will contact you to answer your questions and walk you through the initial application process.
Become a Surrogate in Maryland
A gestational surrogate is an individual who undertakes the role of carrying a pregnancy for either a person or a couple. At Fertility Source Companies, we offer guidance, support, and knowledge to aid our surrogates throughout every phase of the surrogacy process. Before embarking on this journey, surrogate candidates must satisfy a set of rigorous criteria to ensure they are well-prepared and able to take on the responsibility.
Why Become a Surrogate in Maryland
It’s not uncommon to hear surrogates describe the experience as one of the most rewarding experiences in life. IPs and surrogates have a bond that few other relationships can match; in some cases, these relationships can even develop into lifelong friendships. Apart from the emotional satisfaction of helping a couple struggling with infertility, surrogates are also generously compensated for their time and dedication.
Surrogate Requirements in Maryland
There are several requirements that surrogates must meet before they are entered into our database to get matched with IPs; surrogates in Maryland must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be between the ages of 21 and 43
- Have a history of at least one healthy pregnancy
- Have excellent physical and mental health and be able to pass our screening exams
- Have a normal height-to-weight ratio (BMI)
- Live in a stable family environment
- Pass a criminal background check
Learn more about surrogate requirements.
The Surrogacy Process
The surrogacy process includes several steps:
- An application to become a surrogate candidate
- Medical records submission
- A variety of screening tests to ensure you are mentally and physically healthy
- A background check to ensure there is no history of legal problems
- Surrogate-IP matching
- The match meeting where surrogates and IPs are connected
Once you have been approved, you will be added to our roster of available surrogates. The next step is to be matched with the intended parents. Matching involves meeting virtually with IPs once you review each other’s profiles and agree to be connected.
After you are matched, there are more steps, including:
- Signing the surrogacy agreement with an attorney
- Taking a series of hormone self-injections to prepare you for pregnancy
- Undergoing the embryo transfer
- Getting a pregnancy test and ultrasound to confirm pregnancy
- Participating in appointments with your OB healthcare provider during your pregnancy and delivery
Once the baby is born, you will have completed your gestational surrogacy journey, having made a significant impact and a lasting difference in the life of a person or couple otherwise unable to have a child. Find out more about the surrogacy process.
Surrogacy Pay & Compensation in Maryland
In Maryland, surrogates receive a base fee of $50,000 or $55,000 for a repeat surrogate. This compensation covers the surrogate’s time, effort, and living expenses. Compensation is paid in eight installments once a fetal heartbeat confirms the pregnancy. Additional expenses include any medical expenses, maternity clothing, and other out-of-pocket costs. Learn more details about surrogate compensation and pay.
Are you ready to become a surrogate? We’ve worked with surrogates from all over Maryland, including Baltimore, Rockville, Bethesda, Germantown, and beyond. Start your surrogacy journey and apply today!
Apply to Become a Surrogate in Maryland
Become a Surrogate in Maryland
Every surrogacy/IP relationship is different. It is common for surrogates and IPs to stay in touch before, during, and even after the journey, but some prefer less contact. The amount of contact you will have with the IPs depends on personal preferences, which is one topic that is explored and established during the match meeting to ensure everyone is on the same page.
As soon as a healthcare provider notes the fetal heart rate, surrogates will begin receiving installment payments, with eight payments in total. Within seven days of delivery, any outstanding balance must be paid.
We are unable to accept surrogates who receive government assistance or live in public or Section 8 Housing because reimbursement for federally issued financial assistance programs may become restricted due to the amount of surrogacy income you would receive.
Our Partner Clinics in Maryland
Fertility Source Companies partners with many fertility clinics across Maryland. You’ll find the contact information and website addresses for each of our partner clinics in Maryland below.
Montgomery Fertility Center
Tower Oaks Professional Park
3202 Tower Oaks Blvd Suite 370
Rockville, MD 20852
15001 Shady Grove Road Suite 220
Rockville, MD 20850
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