Your Guide to Becoming a Wisconsin Surrogate
The Seven Steps for Surrogate mothers outline the process from application to delivery. In general, from application to delivery takes a little over a year.
Applying to be a gestational surrogate — simple, quick, and online
If after reading about being a gestational surrogate you are interested in applying, complete the screening questions. Once the screening application is received and reviewed, you will receive an email directing you to the next step: either inviting you to complete the full application, asking you for additional information, or letting you know that your application was not accepted.
Requesting medical records and setting up an in-home interview
If your application is accepted, you will receive an email with a records release that allows you to request your medical records be sent to Forward Fertility. You may need to request records from more than one medical provider. Christie will call you to schedule an in-person meeting with you in your home.
Finding the right match
Now that Forward Fertility has connected with you – it is time to match you with the right recipient. Most gestational surrogates will be matched within two to four months, but the process can be as quick as a few weeks. Factors taken into consideration include your travel preferences, your willingness to carry twins, and individual feelings about critical decisions (such as selective reduction or genetic testing).
Preparing for fertility treatment
Before treatment begins, you will undergo a medical screening, meet with a mental health professional, and sign legal contracts.
Getting pregnant — as a gestational surrogate
The basic process for getting pregnant via gestational surrogacy can be boiled down to three goals for the gestational surrogate. These goals are coordinated by Forward Fertility under the guidance and instruction from the medical team at the fertility clinic where you will be getting your care.
The pregnancy and delivery
They say every pregnancy is different. A pregnancy as a gestational surrogate is surely unlike any pregnancy you have had with your own children. A whole team of people helped make this pregnancy possible: the medical staff at the fertility clinic, attorneys, psychologists, your support network, the Parents to Be, and you.
How to become a surrogate in Wisconsin
Being a surrogate is likely to be a deeply rewarding experience.
Specific surrogate requirements include:
Good physical and mental health
Living in a stable environment, including financial stability
21 to 40 years old (though some clinics work with women up to age 45)
Being a parent to your own child or children
No more than two previous C-sections
No more than five previous deliveries
Willing to take medications (oral, patches, vaginal and/or injections) for several weeks
Non smoker and NO exposure to second-hand smoke
Must abstain from alcohol, drugs, and make lifestyle modifications as requested
Having a healthy body mass index (BMI), ideally less than 30 and a maximum of 32
If you are in a relationship, your partner must be supportive of your decision, willing and able to complete infectious disease testing and psychological assessments, and sign legal contracts.
Become a Wisconsin Surrogate
Make dreams come true when you become a Wisconsin surrogate
Learn more about surrogacy
Working with Forward Fertility, you will find support, clear communication, and competitive surrogate compensation.
Carrying a baby for someone else is one of the most profound gifts a woman can give. If you enjoy being pregnant and are healthy, being a surrogate for a family that could not otherwise have a baby is likely to be a deeply rewarding experience for you.
As a gestational carrier, you are not genetically related to the child. Instead, an egg is removed from the mom-to-be or an egg donor and is fertilized with sperm to create an embryo. The embryo is placed inside the uterus of a gestational carrier. Your healthy body is a temporary space for the embryo to grow into a healthy baby.
Gestational carriers are compensated for the risks they take on and most surrogates find the emotional rewards to be much greater and deeper than they had ever imagined.
With Forward Fertility, you will be sure to enjoy the financial AND emotional compensation that surrogacy can offer
Being a surrogate for a family that cannot otherwise have a baby is enormously rewarding.