The Surrogacy SOURCE Agency: Becoming a Surrogate Mother | Program Costs, Fees, Requirements

Chicago, Illinois Surrogate Mother Agency

We thank you for your interest in our surrogacy agency. For both surrogate mother candidates and intended parents located in Chicago and throughout Illinois, The Surrogacy SOURCE is a trusted and reliable resource. Our goal is to provide you with the most compassionate and skilled care available.


As a national organization with a local presence in the Chicago, IL area, we offer a unique combination of local care combined with one of the nation’s most comprehensive pools of surrogate mothers. For surrogate mothers in Illinois, this means superior care with reduced travel. Intended parents have the advantage of a local Illinois case manger combined with access to a larger database of potential surrogate mothers to suit your needs.

Each of our surrogate mothers from Illinois and around the nation are personally interviewed and informed of the legal and medical processes required before they proceed. Surrogate mothers are carefully screened and counseled as to their roles and obligations. There are many factors to consider in a surrogate mother arrangement, such as surrogacy laws, costs, fees, requirements and more. It is our role to make these concerns and their possible conclusions as clear as possible.

Surrogacy laws vary by state, therefore it can be helpful to work with a surrogacy agency with a local presence in Illinois. We can assist you in finding a qualified reproductive lawyer near Chicago or other areas of Illinois familiar with local surrogacy laws.

The surrogacy process and individuals who choose to take part in it are directly responsible for countless happy endings. However, taking those first few steps can be daunting. We have had great success in Chicago and Illinois matching surrogate mothers and intended parents. Rest assured that The Surrogacy SOURCE staff is here to answer any questions you have, and more importantly, to listen.

Thank you for your kind interest in our Illinois surrogate mother program. The Surrogacy SOURCE is one of the select few surrogate agencies that has a local, national and international presence. We understand that surrogacy is a very important step in your life. Our goal is to make it as enjoyable as possible.

Thank you for your kind interest.


Surrogate Mother Database
Becoming a Surrogate Mother
Tricia Howard
Director of Operations

Regional and International

877.375.8888 ext 254

Arika Avedano-Tucker
Senior Case Manager

Regional and International

877.375.8888 ext 251

Tricia Howard, our Director of Operations – Regional and International, has extensive knowledge in egg donation and the surrogacy process. With her had personal experience as a surrogate mother and an egg donor, Tricia wanted to continue her dream of helping people experience the joys of parenthood. Tricia states, “I believe everyone should have the chance to fulfill their dreams of having a family. I am excited to guide everyone through their journey and help create the pathways to parenthood.” This, combined with her dedication and emotional connection to each client, ensures that each client understands and feels complete support throughout their endeavor. Ultimately, Tricia feels it is a privilege to work in the business of helping dreams comes true.
Arika Avedano-Tucker, our Senior Case Manager – Regional and International, has 10 years of experience in the third-party reproductive field. She has experience assisting ovum donors, gestational surrogates and intended parents in all capacities of the egg donation and surrogacy process. Arika’s exceptional communication skills and commitment to professionalism guide our clients through the remarkable experience of third party reproduction with compassion and efficiency. Arika feels privileged to assist in the beautiful process of building a family.

Tricia and Arika help surrogate mothers and intended parents in International Locations and Regionally, including: Chicago (IL).