Our job is to help you realize your dream of how to become a surrogate with expert guidance, from learning about the surrogate process all the way to your fourth trimester care. Our proven process makes your dream of helping another family a reality. We are all-in as your guide for a healthy and successful surrogacy journey.
We customize our qualification process to work at your pace, with no timing pressure, What timing works for you? Some potential GCs are motivated to move through the process quickly. Some potential GCs need time to process and learn. We are on your timeline.
Our proprietary matching process pairs you with the family you were meant to help who have shared values and expectations. Matching Matters® has a 97% success rate at first introduction, expediting your journey.
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 we value your labor of love and 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. Period. Talk to us and we’ll make sure it is so.
Use our compensation calculator to find out your personalized base pay.
We tailor what you will earn according to where you live, your current salary, and whether you have prior experience as a surrogate. All put together into one easy and simple package of payments with no receipt tracking.
Our superwoman, you have been the light in our life during the darkest of times. You are the reason we will be able to meet the blessing that has taken half of my life preparing for. There truly aren’t enough words to express our most sincere appreciation towards the work you have put in to bring this baby boy into the world. WE LOVE YOU!
For many of our would-be-parents, the pandemic made a difficult journey to parenthood even more painful. Travel restrictions, stricter health protocols and challenging access to treatment made for a tricky time to build a family through surrogacy. But now? We have intended parents who know, more than ever, family is everything. And You. Are. Needed.
These are the actual words, unedited and directly from live applications, about why women applied to be surrogates. This is their purpose and experience. Is surrogacy your calling?
Your terms, our program:
Our All-In Surrogate Care and Compensation Program is a first in the marketplace, and possible only because of ConceiveAbilities’ long-standing track record for doing what we say we will do for the surrogates, intended parents, and professionals we have worked with for decades. A surrogacy journey is a big undertaking, and you are the hero at the center of that journey. Our experience ensures that you have a step-by-step process, from applying to be a surrogate all the way through a successful fourth trimester recovery, for how to become a surrogate by expertly coordinating:
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78% (5 on a scale of 1 to 5) of our surrogates want to recommend another woman to be a ConceiveAbilities surrogate because of their outstanding experience with our agency and 56% (5 on a scale of 1 to 5) want to do another surrogacy journey. ConceiveAbilities is a leading surrogacy agency in the United States. For twenty-five years, we have been at the forefront of the industry, working locally in every major city and many rural locales across the United States. Throughout our history, we have matched thousands of surrogates with the intended family they were meant to help, making dreams of a family for hopeful people become reality. We have the knowledge and network of a national surrogacy agency, and the personal touch of a small one, to make sure we provide you with best-in-class service.
Not only do we have eight former surrogates on staff and nearly three decades of experience, we invest in the science behind it. We commissioned an independent research study to learn more about what moves a woman to become a surrogate. From your motivation, needs and desires to your decision process in becoming a surrogate, we have done the work to make sure our All-In Program reflects what you, the surrogate, needs. Why? Because we want to serve you better, exceed your expectations and create the safest and most rewarding experience. We build families with you.
I’m helping a family by bringing more meaning into their lives while creating more meaning for mine as well.
ConceiveAbilities elevates your surrogacy experience. From our first-class professionals to our proven methods, we have taken measures to provide you with the most successful and healthy experience possible. ConceiveAbilities invests in building a large community of available surrogates because, simply, surrogates sit at the very heart of our program. Because of this investment, we are able to move with experience, more quickly than any other agency, to serve your interests in achieving a healthy and successful surrogacy journey. We are your people.
A surrogate is a woman who carries a baby for another person or a couple. The person who is trying to have a baby with the help of the surrogate is known as an intended parent. At ConceiveAbilities, we work with intended parents who undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) so that the surrogate can carry a baby to whom she is not genetically or legally related. The surrogate is paid for her time and efforts by the intended parent(s). The embryo is created from the intended father’s sperm, or donor sperm, and the intended mother’s egg, or donor egg. When the baby is born, the intended parents are listed on the birth certificate as the legal parents and assume all responsibility for the child.
The process to become a surrogate mother involves six basic steps.
ConceiveAbilities will be your partner throughout each of these steps, allowing you to experience the joy of surrogacy while we manage the details to ensure your journey is successful and healthy. Our process is rooted in precision, support and compassion. We know how to look around the corner and anticipate the key decisions that are key to a great outcome, because we have years of experience with surrogates, families, physicians and experts across the country.
Women feel called to be surrogates for many unique reasons. Through our work with thousands of women, however, we do see some common insights about many surrogates:
Would you like to learn more about why women find purpose in being a surrogate?
Please join us, right now, at the Surrogacy Learning Center, a one-of-a-kind community where you can collaborate about surrogacy with both newcomers and experts.
Can you be a surrogate during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Yes. Surrogacy is an essential service. With the right precautions, more hopeful people than ever are continuing to build their families with the assistance of a surrogate. Listen to a podcast conversation between our CEO Nazca Fontes and Dr. Marie Werner, a respected reproductive endocrinologist, as they discuss surrogacy during the time of coronavirus.
Our process anticipates the unanticipated, so you are supported and protected through the important milestones of your surrogacy journey. Our process is rooted in precision, support and compassion. We know how to look around the corner and guide you through the key decisions that are key to a great outcome, because we have years of experience with surrogates, families, physicians and experts across the country.
No. As a compensated gestational carrier working with ConceiveAbilities, you will not be genetically related to the child in any way.
Your initial care will be provided by the intended parent's Fertility Center and, as needed, a local monitoring facility that we help you arrange. As the pregnancy progresses, the Fertility Center will release you for care to an OB/GYN and, under most circumstances, your own OB/GYN can then take primary responsibility for your care. If a higher level of care is needed, you will be referred for care from other healthcare providers.
Depending on your location, long distance travel with a companion could be required. If you are required to travel, you can expect 2 to 3 trips lasting approximately 1 to 4 days in total. Additionally, it's important to understand local travel to various appointments is a requirement.
No. The field of assisted reproductive technology, and especially embryology, has undergone a revolution in recent years. For most surrogacy journeys, one embryo is transferred, per transfer, and usually no more than two.
Typically, intended parents ask for a commitment from you for up to 3 embryo transfers, which allows most surrogates to become pregnant.
You are responsible for taking care of yourself, and we help and support you through that fourth trimester! The intended parents, by law, will have parental rights and responsibility to their child or children.
When you become a surrogate, you will need a strong support system.
We ensure you have personal support, while we also provide and connect you with professional support including legal, financial and emotional health experts.
Our surrogates tell us that they feel strongest when they are able to connect with other surrogates. We foster surrogate-to-surrogate relationships through support groups and social communities. And the surrogate community extends beyond the special women who make this commitment – we also recognize the men behind surrogacy.
Surrogacy is not a solo journey and you will want to lean on your partner, family and obstetrician for their input. We provide you the tools you need to have meaningful conversations with the people who matter most in your decision-making process.
We provide a dedicated ConceiveAbilities Surrogate Sisterhood group to interact with you during your surrogacy journey and our online community Surrogacy Learning Center to connect with surrogate experts, professionals, and other people who are on or have been on a surrogacy journey.
This is where our years of experience and Matching Matters® methodology is most meaningful.
We cultivate the right relationship between all parties.
We work to establish mutual expectations for the kind of relationship the surrogate and intended parents each envision.
We know that expectations will vary from one match to the next. Some relationships can be business-like and other relationships involve frequent communication among the participants.
The kind of relationship you are interested in will be explored before and during a potential match with intended parents.
If you are among the 1% of surrogates who meet ConceiveAbilities high standards, choose the most experienced surrogacy agency in the field. Not only do you earn top surrogate pay, fourth trimester care and monthly care packages with our first-in-class All-In Surrogate Care and Compensation Program, you avoid unnecessary headaches of working with a less experienced agency or navigating the complexity of a surrogacy journey without an advocate. Without a national agency, a surrogate opens herself up to many potential pitfalls and unnecessary risks financially, legally and medically. With 25 years of experience and an exceptionally strong network of industry experts, we know how to protect and advocate for a surrogate and head off potential liabilities in a surrogacy journey. Additionally because of our decades of expertise in the industry, we dramatically shorten the timeline and increase the chances for a sustained relationship for everyone involved in the surrogacy journey. And, most importantly, we honor your selflessness in helping another family who otherwise can’t build their family, allowing you to focus on translating your dream into reality.
Since no two surrogacy journeys are the same, rest assured that we will guide you, step-by-step and with full transparency, putting in place a roadmap for a successful and healthy outcome - one that helps another family build their family. Discover if surrogacy is a calling for you and one that will send you forward even stronger than you were before.
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.
ConceiveAbilities was definitely the best choice I could have made.
I cannot reiterate enough how wonderful you all are at ConceiveAbilities. You make these incredible things come together so beautifully and for that I am so grateful.
I feel so blessed to be a part of the surrogate group and ConceiveAbilities. The support we are able to give and receive is such a beautiful thing.
Finding a path to parenthood by working with a gestational carrier continues to grow in its appeal. In 2019, an estimated 7,000 births took place by surrogate in the United States, as the market is steadily growing at 15% per year based on data from the Centers for Disease Control. And, in 2017, we know that 4.2% of all In Vitro Fertilization transfers occurred with a gestational carrier, which grew from just over 1% ten years prior.
The proud first-time mother welcomed a son via surrogate in August 2015. At the time, a rep for the actress confirmed that "Lucy Liu is the proud mother of Rockwell Lloyd Liu, brought into the world via gestational carrier."