Pursuing Surrogacy in Columbus, Ohio

Surrogate mother in Columbus, OH

Why Choose ConceiveAbilities As Your Ohio Surrogacy Agency?

ConceiveAbilities is a leading surrogacy center in Columbus, matching intended parents with Ohio surrogates like you throughout the Midwest region and across the United States. As one of the oldest agencies in America, we’ve been at the forefront of a changing landscape alongside Ohio’s finest doctors and professionals. Our Columbus surrogacy agency and egg donation center has been providing third party reproductive services to hopeful parents-to-be in Ohio and around the world for twenty-four years and counting.

We are proud to serve Columbus and its diverse community. The Ohio state slogan “The Heart of it All” fits the surrogacy journey perfectly. And, did you know that 50% of the U.S. population lives within a 500 miles radius of Columbus? With its midwestern charm and big ideas, The Biggest Small Town in America is a wonderful place to embark on your surrogacy journey.

Ohio’s capital city is the second largest city in the Midwest and has a reputation for being progressive and open minded. Not only do many of the LGBTQ+ community call Columbus home, it hosts one of the largest Pride parades in the Midwest attracting more than 700,000 people. As every Buckeyes fan knows, the Arch City is also home to The Ohio State University, the third largest university in the United States giving surrogates plenty of opportunities for continued education and sports excitement during their surrogacy journeys.

Surrogacy in Columbus, Ohio: Frequently Asked Questions

Is Surrogacy in Ohio Legal?

Yes. While Ohio does not have a gestational surrogacy statute, the Ohio Supreme court confirmed that gestational surrogacy is not contrary to public policy (J.F. v. D.B, 879 N.E.2d740 (2007)). Courts have commonly granted pre-birth orders for married couples and single individuals regardless of their sexual orientation. That said, there are restrictions as well as some variations by county and judge. With ConceiveAbilities’ long track record of working successfully with surrogates in Ohio, you can be confident about navigating surrogacy laws and pursuing a successful surrogacy journey.

What Sets ConceiveAbilities Apart from Other Surrogacy Agencies in Ohio?

In addition to our staying power of twenty-four years as a surrogacy agency, ConceiveAbilities' reputation for expertise, personalized care, and professionalism and expertise is unmatched. We have received countless notes from our surrogate mothers, egg donors, and intended parents describing their experience with us as warm, honest and the best part of a difficult process.

ConceiveAbilities invests in building a large community of available surrogates because, simply, surrogates sit at the very heart of our program. Read more about our process, including how we find your perfect intended parents."

How Do We Find Your Perfect Intended Parents in Ohio?

Our Matching Matters process sets us apart from other surrogacy agencies. Whether we work with same-sex couples, single parents, or couples struggling with infertility, we understand the significance of the right match during the surrogacy process. We are proud of our Matching Matters process that focuses on the connection between a gestational carrier and the intended parent.

How Much Does Being A Surrogate Mother in Columbus Pay?

One of the most common questions we receive is, how much can you get paid for surrogacy in Columbus, Ohio? At ConceiveAbilities, our surrogate compensation package is one of the most generous, and well-planned, in the field. As a first time surrogate in Ohio, you will earn up to $72,000 in base pay, together with a $10,000 limited time bonus - and more as an experienced surrogate! With ConceiveAbilities, we cover your needs upfront including location, insurance, and incidentals. We also take into consideration your wage replenishment and qualifications that can increase your financial package. Take the first step to become a surrogate in Ohio now!

Who Can Become A Surrogate Mother in Ohio?

Our surrogate requirements make sure your surrogacy journey is as healthy and successful as possible. Review these basic criteria to find out if you qualify as a surrogate candidate. Or, better yet, take our short personal assessment to see if you qualify to be a surrogate in Columbus!

Getting to know you Why do we ask?
Have you given birth before? A history of at least one full-term and uncomplicated pregnancy is essential to ensuring your surrogacy journey is healthy and successful.
Where do you live? Compensated surrogacy is legal in most, but not all, states. And, certain locations are highly valued by intended parents, which allows you to earn higher compensation.
Are you a long-term US resident? The surrogacy journey is lengthy and is accomplished only by working with a US-based IVF clinic.
How old are you? At the time you are matched with intended parents, you should be between 21 and 43 years of age.
Are you physically healthy? You must have an uncomplicated medical history, not be over- or under-weight, not currently smoke, and be free of certain chronic conditions.
Are you emotionally healthy? Your surrogacy journey is demanding and requires a stable foundation in your life without undue stress.
Why do you want to be a surrogate? Perhaps the most important requirement is your motivation for pursuing surrogacy. Surrogacy creates an exciting purpose and you can make a profound impact on helping others build their family, and get well-paid for doing so.

As your surrogacy agency in Ohio, we have many deep relationships with local fertility centers and clinics that provide world-class doctors and surrogacy support staff. They are all based near Columbus and other major cities throughout Ohio, making us a strong local advocate for your surrogacy journey.

Ohio has a long tradition of successful surrogacy journeys and was famously home for the birth of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick’s twins through the assistance of a surrogate in 2009. Many people including celebrities like Anderson Cooper, Kristen Wiig, Kim Kardashian, Nicole Kidman, and Dwyane Wade have used surrogacy to build their own families. We are grateful to match Columbus surrogates and local Ohio couples struggling with infertility, gay dads, and single parents-to-be to ensure the best surrogacy partnership for anyone hoping to create their family. We specialize in helping all couples grow their families and strive to make your modern family-building surrogacy experience an amazing and successful one.

We work with ease through our own online platform to ensure becoming a surrogate is safe and convenient, whether you live in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo, Akron, or anywhere else in Ohio.

Ohio Surrogacy Pay Calculator

As a surrogate in Ohio, ConceiveAbilities values your labor of love. We prioritize your custom financial package so you have no bumps in the road that take you away from your dream of helping another family. Because you are needed, ConceiveAbilities is proud to offer our first-of-its-kind All-In Surrogate Care and Compensation Program. Our pay package for you is the highest of any surrogacy agency in Ohio. Period. Talk to us and we’ll make sure it is so. Find out your own personalized estimate of pay for Ohio surrogates.

Learn more about surrogate mother compensation in Ohio.

Columbus Surrogacy: What You Need To Know About Becoming A Surrogate Mother

As your local surrogate agency in Columbus, we are here to support every step of your surrogacy journey. From helping you do your research on the best Ohio surrogacy agency and partnering with leading medical providers to matching you with a family, ConceiveAbilities is honored to make your dream of being a surrogate come true. We are happy to answer all of your surrogacy questions and we also know how valuable it is to be able to speak with someone who has the personal experience of being a surrogate mother in Columbus.

Contact Us Surrogate Mother Requirements

Our Ohio Surrogate Advocate, Heather Sailing, lives in Pickerington, Ohio with her husband and two ‘too-smart-for-their-own-good’ boys. She is an Ohio Buckeye for life and she also enjoys knitting, playing with her cat, and deciding on whether or not to pursue a PhD. Heather first started looking into becoming a surrogate in Ohio when one of her friends was struggling with fertility. After years of discussing and praying about gestational surrogacy, Heather decided to move forward with the support of her husband and family. She carried and delivered twin boys in 2018. She has volunteered to share her personal experience as a ConceiveAbilities surrogate in Ohio and is excited to answer any surrogacy questions with you directly.

Learn more about ConceiveAbilities' surrogate advocates, more specifically, how to contact Heather by visiting our Surrogate Advocate Program page. Join a proud group of women who share this life-altering act of generosity, while demonstrating a capacity for commitment that will serve you well throughout your life. Gain a sense of achievement, receive considerable surrogate mother compensation, and earn a couple's everlasting gratitude.

Testimonials about our surrogacy agency:

Thank you to ConceiveAbilities for being such an amazing support for myself and my family, for making a wonderful match and for caring about all of the gestational surrogates as if they were your own family. This experience has been one that has changed me as a person, mother, friend and wife.

Intended Parent FAQs

How Are Intended Parents Matched with Surrogates?

ConceiveAbilities utilizes proven surrogacy processes, and our proprietary matching program is included in these. Through our experience, we have learned that matching does matter—and our 97% initial acceptance rate proves it. The right match lays the foundation for the entire surrogacy process, resulting in a successful and rewarding experience. Often surrogates and intended parents, who start off as strangers to one another, become an extended part of one another’s families. For those who seek this depth of connection, and equally for those who don’t, ConceiveAbilities uses its Matching Matters to understand your goals and make matches that make sense.

How Much Does Surrogacy Cost in Ohio?

ConceiveAbilities takes the guesswork out of surrogacy costs. Though expenses can vary depending on your location, your surrogate’s needs, and more, we understand that your focus should be on the family you’re creating, which is why every customized surrogacy roadmap has one fixed price.

Choose the ConceiveAbilities’ surrogate mother program in Columbus, Ohio.

Whether you are an intended parent or a hopeful surrogate, the process for getting started is easy, confidential, and secure. Go ahead and take the first step with ConceiveAbilities. We are looking forward to getting to know you.


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