Intended Parents FAQ

How do I become a parent through surrogacy?
Your first step is to partner with an agency to assist you with the process. If you decide to move forward with GSHC (and we hope you do!), just sign the agency agreement and make a small deposit. It’s that easy! Once those 2 items are received, we will get the process started for you.
How much does a surrogate cost?
The costs of surrogacy can vary greatly depending on a number of factors, such as whether you use an egg donor, which state your surrogate lives in and whether you use a first-time or experienced surrogate. Plan on at least $100,000-150,000.
How are surrogates screened?
All surrogates undergo thorough state and federal background checks, drug/alcohol/nicotine screening, a psychological evaluation, and a medical examination.
How long does the process take?
Usually, the surrogacy process takes anywhere from 12-20 months.
Where is surrogacy legal?
Surrogacy is legal in many states across the US, although the laws can vary greatly from state to state. Some states are much easier to work with than others, and your options will be discussed during your consultation.
Will the surrogate keep the baby?
No. The surrogate cannot legally keep the baby, and probably doesn’t want to! All of our surrogates have undergone psychological screening to make sure they are ready to complete the process and will not suffer any emotional distress by doing so. Legally, the surrogate relinquishes any right to the child before the baby is born.
Does insurance cover the surrogacy process?
Your surrogate’s insurance will cover the costs of prenatal care and delivery. She may already have a plan in place, or we will help you to purchase the best option for her.
Why choose GSHC as your surrogacy agency?
We are committed to providing the absolute best support and education possible to our intended parents, to guide them smoothly through the entire process and make sure everything goes according to plan. Although unexpected things can sometimes happen, we will be by your side to help you every step of the way, to ensure your experience is as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.