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Surrogacy in Arkansas

If you’re wondering how to become a surrogate in Arkansas or how intended parents can find a surrogate, this guide can help.

When deciding if surrogacy in Arkansas is the right path for you, consider:

  • If you are prepared for the surrogacy process
  • What kind of surrogacy is right for you
  • The surrogacy professionals you want to work with
  • The type of surrogacy partner you want to match with
  • How you’d like your surrogacy journey to go

If you are ready to start your surrogacy journey, you can contact us today. But, if you want to find out more about how surrogacy in Arkansas works, here’s what you need to know.

What is Surrogacy in Arkansas?

Surrogacy in Arkansas involves a prospective surrogate mother and intended parents. A surrogate often chooses to pursue surrogacy to:

  • Help intended parents grow their family
  • Receive compensation to help with their future goals

Intended parents pursue surrogacy to:

  • Grow their family after trying to conceive
  • Biologically have a child with the help of someone else due to various circumstances

Although there are two types of surrogacy, gestational surrogacy is more common and less legally risky.

What is Gestational Surrogacy in Arkansas?

A gestational surrogate is not related to the baby she carries. With gestational surrogacy, an embryo is created via IVF using the sperm and egg from intended parents or donors. The embryo is then transferred to a surrogate’s uterus.

Nearly all modern-day surrogacies are gestational surrogacies.

What do Surrogacy Agencies in Arkansas do?

Surrogacy agencies in Arkansas make the surrogacy process smoother and can provide support during your surrogacy journey.

The right surrogacy agencies will provide you with professionals who can:

  • Help coordinate your psychological, physical, and medical screenings
  • Match you with the intended family/surrogate who has the qualities you admire
  • Ensure you have a skilled surrogacy attorney who will protect your interests
  • Make certain you’re fairly compensated for your time and energy
  • Provide support throughout the surrogacy journey
  • And more

If you’d like to connect with a surrogacy agency in Arkansas, here are a few you can consider:

How to Become a Surrogate in Arkansas

As a surrogate in Arkansas, you’re the missing piece to someone finally becoming a parent. Not only that, but your surrogate pay lets you become a hero in your family’s life by opening doors to opportunities that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise. Whether that’s taking a family vacation you’ve been putting off or starting a college fund for your children, all of this is possible when you become a surrogate.

To begin your journey toward becoming a surrogate in Arkansas, here are some of the steps you’ll need to take:

  1. Decide surrogacy is right for you
  2. Complete surrogacy screening
  3. Match with intended parents
  4. Agree to surrogacy terms and create a surrogacy contract
  5. Undergo the medical surrogacy process
  6. Confirm the pregnancy and start to receive surrogacy payments
  7. Receive your final base surrogacy payment upon delivery

How Much do Surrogates get Paid in Arkansas?

As a surrogate in Arkansas, you can earn compensation ranging from $50,000-$110,000 for your time, energy and dedication to the process. The amount you’re eligible for is influenced by your experience with surrogacy, the cost of living in your area and the agency you work with.

Some surrogates choose the altruistic route, which is when a surrogate mother decides to forgo base compensation. Surrogates sometimes choose this type of surrogacy because they know the intended parents. Surrogate professionals advise surrogates to take some base compensation – even if it’s smaller than the average amount – to avoid feelings of frustration down the line.

Next Steps Toward Surrogacy in Arkansas

Contact us today if you think you’re ready to start your Arkansas surrogacy journey. And while you wait to complete your screening process, you can read about what to expect during your surrogacy journey below.

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