Surrogates

Are you ready to become someone’s miracle?

A gestational surrogate is a woman who becomes pregnant through in vitro fertilization and delivers a child for someone else. Surrogacy is one of the most generous things a woman can do for others. You’ve found us because you are a compassionate person considering giving this incredible gift to help someone begin their family. GSHC Surrogacy Agency works with you to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your time and effort. Whether you’re a first-time or experienced surrogate, we have some helpful information to prepare you for the road ahead.

See What Others Have Said

“I absolutely loved working with GSHC as a gestational carrier. I was matched with a couple quickly and was able to communicate with them through my entire journey. I definitely recommend GSHC to anyone who is wanting to be a surrogate ❤️ Jia is amazing.”
– <<JENNIFER>>, Surrogate Mother, <<Facebook>>
“From the very beginning of my experience with this agency, I always felt excited, supported, and important. I feel every member of the staff takes the time to genuinely get to know you and offer any support or answer any questions. I love that members of the staff have also been surrogates, so they understand the emotions, questions, and process of becoming a surrogate. They make sure you find the perfect match for a memorable experience. I felt a great deal of compassion for my feelings and journey every step of the way!”
– <<VALIENA>>, Surrogate Mother, <<Facebook>>
“GSHC has become more than just an agency to me, they became family. They really are there to guide you in the process, and really match you with the right family. I got matched with an amazing family and couldn’t have asked for a better way to start my first surrogacy journey with them.”
– <<MALLORY>>, Surrogate Mother, <<Facebook>>
“This agency goes absolutely above and beyond for their surrogates, from driving us all over the place to attending all of our appointments, the thoughtful gifts, daily check-ins, handling any issues that may arise any time of day or night…could not have asked for more throughout my journey. With GSHC it was smooth sailing. I got to know the owner and manager very well throughout my surrogacy, and I have to say the whole team feels much more like family than a business. Love these ladies to the moon and back and can’t wait to do another cycle with them. #teamgshc!!!!”
– <<ALICE>>, Surrogate Mother, <<Google>>
“LOVED my experience with this agency! Absolutely the best support I could ever have imagined. These angels handled everything, absolutely everything. Could not have asked for more. If you’re considering becoming a surrogate, consider this agency!”
– <<HANNAH>>, Surrogate Mother, <<Google>>
“I’ve been working with GSHC for a little while now as a surrogate and the experience I’ve had is overwhelming. They’re kind, they’re helpful and they’re always available. My case manager has become far more than a case manager, she has become a great friend through my experience. Jia, the owner of the company is so involved, it’s refreshing. I’m so happy to be a part of the GSHC Family!”
– <<MELISSA>>, Surrogate Mother, <<Google>>

The Right Agency for You

A successful surrogacy journey involves more than just a healthy delivery. A successful journey starts from the very beginning when you select the right agency to guide you along the way. You want to work with an agency that has your interests at heart and puts your health first. You also want to work with an agency that provides you with the freedom and flexibility to match with the right intended parents for you.

GSHC Surrogacy Agency works alongside you from the very start to ensure that your needs are met. From the moment you first reach out to us our courteous staff will ease you through the intake process to make sure that we have all necessary documents and discussions prior to creating your surrogate profile for intended parents to review. We are mindful of your time and we won’t rush you into a match before you’re ready to start. In order to ensure the best matches we take great efforts to learn your needs and wishes so that they are guaranteed to be met!

Experienced Surrogates

If you have been a gestational surrogate in the past and you’re thinking of doing another journey, our wonderful team can discuss the benefits of working with GSHC. 90% of our surrogates sign up for another journey with us because of our exceptional case management abilities and our negotiable compensation. Whether you’ve worked with our agency or another agency, contact us today to discuss your compensation agreement for another surrogacy journey with GSHC.

What GSHC can do for you

We understand that the decision to become a surrogate is an important one. Before you commit to an agency, you should know why GSHC is a top tier agency committed to your health, wellbeing, and a successful outcome for you and your Intended Parent(s).

What We Offer

  • 24/7 unparalleled, friendly, and professional service from people who are 100% invested in your experience, health, and happiness.
  • Experience! All recruiters and case managers are former/current surrogates – we understand this experience first-hand and we can guide you through every step of this process from personal experience
  • Local case managers who are more than just a voice on the other end of the phone. Our team is committed to meeting you at appointments whenever possible and personally helping you through your journey.
  • Zero financial burden for you – all expenses are taken care of on your behalf to ensure you receive all payments and reimbursements owed to you in a timely manner.
  • We are extremely proud of our satisfaction rate – 90% of our surrogates return to us and 50% of new recruits are referrals from our former surrogates.
  • Competitive compensation with full transparency – you will have access to your complete compensation package and a thorough understanding of what you will receive and when you will receive it.
  • Direct access to counseling services to help you throughout your entire surrogacy journey.
Learn more about our agency and our staff.

What You Can Expect to Earn

All of our surrogates are generously compensated for everything they do to help intended parents start their family. In addition to a monthly base compensation, our surrogates are also entitled to a monthly allowance, milestone payments, childcare/housekeeping reimbursement, maternity clothing allowance and more.

We encourage you to review our website to learn more about Surrogacy Compensation

 

Additional Surrogacy Resources Available to You

In addition to the 24/7 access you will have to your personal case manager and the rest of the GSHC staff during your journey, we also provide a wealth of surrogacy knowledge through our

A sample of surrogacy topics and useful information can be found below. We also encourage you to thoroughly investigate the Surrogate Resources page for information specific to your experience along your journey.

Frequently Asked Questions About Surrogacy
Does embryo transfer hurt?
Not at all. The embryo transfer process is very similar to having a pap smear. The embryo is introduced through a very thin catheter that is inserted through the cervix and positioned at the correct spot in the uterus.
Will I have to use my eggs?
Not at all. The embryo transfer process is very similar to having a pap smear. The embryo is introduced through a very thin catheter that is inserted through the cervix and positioned at the correct spot in the uterus.
Will I have to take hormones?
Never. We only deal with gestational surrogacy – that is, carrying a baby that is not biologically related to you in any way. The intended parents will use their own cells, or in the case that they cannot, they will use donor cells. But never yours!
Will I have to take hormones?
Yes, you will have to take hormones temporarily. If you did not, the conditions in your body would not be right to support the embryo and allow it to develop into a baby. However, you will only be on these medications until about 8-10 weeks of pregnancy, when your body takes over.
Do I have to have sex to be a surrogate?
Not at all! The embryos are created in a lab and are transferred into your body via a very clinical medical procedure. In fact, even the intended parents did not have sex to create these embryos. So, there is no need to worry.
Is being a surrogate safe?
Surrogacy is as safe as any other pregnancy. While there are risks involved with every pregnancy, and every pregnancy can potentially be different, the risks with carrying a surrogate baby are equal to carrying your own baby.
Do I have to abstain from sex throughout my pregnancy?
No, you don’t. The only time you do have to abstain is from the start of your medication cycle, until the first ultrasound. Following that, you may resume normal sexual activity, but ONLY with the partner that was screened alongside you at your medical screening. Multiple partners are a breach of contract and could potentially harm the baby if you were to contract a serious sexually transmitted disease.
Do I get paid for being a surrogate? When do I get paid?
Yes, surrogacy is generally compensated and just how much will be outlined in your gestational carrier agreement (contract). Usually, you will begin to receive your non-accountable monthly allowance on the first of the month following legal clearance, and your pregnancy monthly compensation (large checks) on the first of the month following confirmation of pregnancy. Any bonuses will be added to that month’s check. Please refer to our compensation package for more information
How does it feel to give up the baby?
Surrogacy can be a very emotional experience, and every woman deals with it differently. Most of the time, the surrogate has had almost a year to build a relationship with the intended parents, and by the time she gives birth she is overjoyed to give the baby over to his or her parents. Most surrogates want to embark on another journey soon after their first, and from our experience come back to us repeatedly to help out multiple families!

Surrogacy Requirements

he requirements for surrogacy can vary from clinic to clinic but the basic requirements are listed below. Please review these basic criteria to see if you are eligible:

  • Ages 21-38 and have had at least one child of your own
  • Have a BMI of 31 or less
  • U.S. citizen with no felonies
  • Financially stable and not receiving any government assistance
  • Reside in a stable environment, no short-term visiting or moving plan within months of you completing a cycle
  • Non-smoker and Non-drug users
  • No history of mental illness