Our Surrogacy Program in North Carolina
For over 20 years, Fertility Source Companies has provided intended parents (IPs) and gestational surrogates in North Carolina, including Charlotte, Fayetteville, Raleigh, Wilmington, and beyond, with the means to achieve surrogacy success. For IPs, this involves unlimited access to our extensive, user-friendly online database. For surrogates, that means unwavering support, guidance, and advocacy every step of the way.
- Find a Surrogate in North Carolina
- Become a Surrogate in North Carolina
- Our Partner Clinics in North Carolina
Finding a Surrogate in North Carolina
The term “gestational carrier,” or “surrogate,” is a woman who agrees to carry a pregnancy for an individual or couple, known as the intended parents. Since opening our doors, Fertility Source Companies has worked with more than 4,500 IPs, both within the United States and internationally, striving to assist them in their surrogate search.
Surrogacy Laws in North Carolina
Currently, North Carolina has no specific laws or regulations regarding surrogacy in place, but the state has long been thought to be friendly toward surrogacy, with courts having a favorable attitude toward surrogacy arrangements and legal proceedings. Surrogacy contracts that are drafted by attorneys with reproductive law experience are considered valid and enforceable. These attorneys are responsible for establishing the rights, responsibilities, compensation, contact expectations, and birth plans between IPs and gestational surrogates.
North Carolina Surrogate Costs & Fees
In North Carolina, the total cost of surrogacy generally ranges from $100,000 to $125,000, including an initial agency fee of $28,000, paid in installments, along with a $50,000 base surrogacy fee. In addition, IPs must reimburse the surrogate for living expenses., including a $350 monthly allowance, an embryo transfer fee, a maternity clothing fee, and other miscellaneous expenses. You can explore this in-depth explanation of surrogacy costs and fees.
How Surrogates Are Screened in North Carolina
To safeguard the security and safety of all parties, Fertility Source Companies requires surrogate candidates to pass rigorous, thorough screenings, ensuring they’re well-equipped to complete each of the journey’s steps. To assess their physical and mental health, they’ll be subjected to various medical screenings, a background check, and a psychological evaluation, conducted by mental health professionals. Our staff registered nurse will review candidates’ past pregnancies to ensure no complications have occurred, as well.
Surrogacy FAQs for Intended Parents
The IP profile is designed to give potential surrogates a primer of you, the intended parent they may be working with. They’ll be able to access the IP profile, which includes information like your family description, your planned type of parenting style, and a snapshot of your interests and values. They’ll also be given photographs of you and your family members.
Yes. Despite expressing a positive attitude toward surrogacy, the surrogacy process in North Carolina can still be complex. However, if you work with a specialized attorney, you’ll be equipped with expert advice on all legal aspects, including speeding up the surrogacy contract to decrease the chances of any legal risks.
Yes. Fertility Source Companies partners with several institutions to offer financing options for the surrogacy journey. This may help to reduce any related stress, improving your surrogacy experience.
Become a Surrogate in North Carolina
At this time, we thank you for considering joining us as a North Carolina surrogate. Feel free to review this guide and find out just how you’ll be able to transform the lives of aspiring parents.
Why Become a Surrogate in North Carolina
As you may know, the decision to be a gestational surrogate is an altruistic endeavor. Through your actions, you’re giving another individual or couple a chance to realize their dreams of being parents. At Fertility Source Companies, we believe you should be amply compensated for this, including total reimbursements for expenses incurred.
Surrogate Requirements in North Carolina
We value the continued health and wellness of our surrogates, as this enables successful pregnancy outcomes and an overall positive experience. All North Carolina candidates must pass demanding surrogate requirements, devised to keep them safe and secure, while also protecting the babies they carry as well as the intended parents. These guidelines include:
- Being 21-43 years old
- Having experienced at least one healthy pregnancy and childbirth, but no more than five past live births or three C-section births
- Being a United States citizen or having the right to legally work in the U.S.
- Not having to rely on federal or state assistance
- Being both a non-smoker and a non-drug user
- Having a remarkable history of physical and mental health
- Having a stable home environment
- Having dependable transportation
- Passing both physical and mental health screenings
- Passing a criminal background evaluation
The Surrogacy Process
If your goal is to qualify as a surrogacy candidate with Fertility Source Companies, the first step is applying. To be accepted into our candidate database, you’ll have to provide medical records. This is also when you’ll be subjected to background checks for you and anyone in your household over the age of 18, as well as mental and physical health screenings. Upon being registered, the next step is matching up with prospective IPs in a virtual meeting. Once matching has occurred, the surrogacy process calls for certain steps to be completed.
- You will have an extensive physical examination, conducted by the IP’s selected fertility specialist.
- You will sign a surrogacy agreement with an attorney.
- You will begin self-injecting yourself with a series of hormonal medications to prepare for pregnancy, typically for about 30 to 60 days, once a day.
- You will undergo the embryo transfer procedure.
- Pregnancy is confirmed through multiple ultrasounds and blood tests.
- You will meet with your local obstetrician (OB) for regular pregnancy visits and the delivery.
Understandably, the surrogacy process may seem confusing or overwhelming, at least at first. Please know that the Fertility Source Companies team is available to assist you throughout your surrogacy journey. You may find it reassuring that several of our staff members were themselves surrogates. Being well-versed in the process, they’ll provide crucial, next-level support. We invite you to review the surrogacy process.
Surrogacy Pay & Compensation in North Carolina
In North Carolina, gestational surrogates earn $50,000 for their base pay, plus any incurred expenses, while rewarding them for their considerable time and effort. You should know that payment starts once the baby’s fetal heart rate is identified and is disbursed gradually, in installments. However, you’ll also be compensated for any other out-of-pocket expenses, including medical needs, travel, or maternity clothes. Learn more about surrogate compensation and pay.
Are you ready to become a surrogate? We’ve worked with surrogates from all over North Carolina, including Charlotte, Fayetteville, Raleigh, Wilmington, and more. Start your surrogacy journey and apply today!
Apply to Become a Surrogate in North Carolina
Become a Surrogate in North Carolina
Yes. Within North Carolina, gestational surrogacy is legal. As soon as the surrogacy contract — the legal agreement between IPs and surrogates — is signed by an attorney, it’s considered valid and enforceable.
Generally speaking, intended parenthood is open to anyone. Common audiences include aspiring singles, couples faced with infertility concerns, LGBTQ+ families, and anyone dealing with health issues, particularly those preventing them from safely carrying a pregnancy to term.
In most cases, gestational surrogates become pregnant through a fertility treatment called in vitro fertilization (IVF), which involves egg and sperm being combined in a laboratory to create an embryo, which is then implanted into the surrogate’s uterus.
Our Partner Clinics in North Carolina
Fertility Source Companies partners with many fertility clinics throughout North Carolina, including in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Raleigh, Wilmington, and beyond. You’ll find the contact information and website addresses of each of our partner clinics in North Carolina listed 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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