Surrogacy in Hawaii
Many intended parents and surrogates have completed successful, supported surrogacies in Hawaii with the assistance of surrogacy agencies and surrogacy attorneys.
Working with surrogacy professionals ensures you:
- Receive assistance through your entire surrogacy journey
- Match with the right intended parents/surrogate
- And more
If you want to learn more about surrogacy or how to become a surrogate in Hawaii, this guide can help. But, you can contact us today if you’ve decided that the surrogacy process in Hawaii is the right choice for you.
What is Surrogacy in Hawaii?
Surrogacy in Hawaii involves intended parents and a surrogate. The surrogate carries the baby of the intended parents, and when the surrogate gives birth, the intended family goes home with their baby, and the surrogacy is complete.
While there used to be two types of surrogacy scenarios (“traditional” and “gestational”), all modern surrogacies in Hawaii are gestational.
Gestational Surrogacy in Hawaii
Gestational surrogacy is when an embryo is created with the intended parents’ or donors’ egg and sperm. The embryo is then transferred to the surrogate. The surrogate is not related to the baby.
Although most intended parents and surrogates find each other via the help of a surrogacy agency, some surrogacy partners know each other. This is known as identified surrogacy. Even if you already have a surrogate or intended parents that you want to work with, you can still complete the rest of the surrogacy process with the help of an agency.
Surrogate Agencies in Hawaii
Surrogate agencies in Hawaii can help intended parents and surrogates realize their surrogacy goals.
Surrogacy agencies are dedicated to making sure your surrogacy journey goes smoothly. This is because agencies provide the following services:
- A surrogacy professional who will support you through the entirety of your surrogacy
- Match you with the ideal intended family/surrogate
- Fulfill your psychological, physical, and medical screenings
- Help you find professionals who can create your surrogacy contract
- Arrange for pre-delivery visits
- And more
If you’re looking for a surrogacy agency to work with, you can start with this list:
How to Become a Surrogate in Hawaii
If you’ve been considering becoming a surrogate, one of your first questions was most likely, “What’s the surrogacy process in Hawaii like, and how can I become a surrogate in Hawaii?”
Following these steps can help you become a surrogate in Hawaii:
Step 1: Decide Surrogacy is Right for You and Work with an Agency
Once you determine surrogacy is the right choice for you and your family, you’ll choose the best surrogacy agency for your needs.
Step 2: Complete Surrogacy Screenings
Don’t worry too much about the standard surrogacy screenings (psychological, medical, and physical). These screenings are to ensure you’re prepared for the journey ahead. Your surrogacy professional wants you to succeed and will support you during this surrogacy process.
Step 3: Find a Surrogacy Match
You will get the opportunity to look through intended parent profiles and choose a family match who meets your list of requirements. The intended parents will have a chance to review your profile, too. Once everyone decides to work together, your specialist will arrange a call.
After everyone agrees on the match, you and your surrogacy attorney will begin to make a surrogacy contract with the intended family and their attorney.
Step 4: Start the Surrogacy Medical Process
Although the surrogacy medical process can be complex, the fertility clinic and your surrogacy professional will be there with you. They can answer any questions you have.
Step 5: Complete Your Surrogacy Journey
After your delivery, you’ll receive your final surrogacy payment. You can rest, recover, and reflect on the amazing gift you’ve given the intended parents.
How Much do Surrogates get Paid in Hawaii?
All surrogates have the opportunity to receive compensation for their surrogacy services. This is because surrogates spend a lot of time and energy during the medical process and throughout pregnancy. Also, as pregnancy progresses, a surrogate may need to take time off work to deliver the baby and recover.
In general, there are two types of financial situations in surrogacy in Hawaii:
- Commercial (compensated) surrogacy in Hawaii: This refers to surrogates who receive base pay for their time and energy. Most first-time surrogates get $45,000-50,000, and repeat surrogates can receive up to $75,000. In addition to base pay, your medical, legal and travel expenses will be reimbursed by the intended parents.
- Altruistic surrogacy Hawaii: This refers to surrogates who waive their right to compensation. Surrogates who pursue this type of surrogacy tend to do so because they know the intended parents. Although you may want to waive compensation to help your friends or family become parents, surrogate professionals suggest you take at least some form of compensation to avoid frustration as your pregnancy progresses.
It’s important to know that no matter what, you will get compensated for your surrogacy- and medical-related expenses in Hawaii. You never have to pay to be a surrogate.
Next Steps Toward Surrogacy in Hawaii
If you think you’re ready to start your surrogacy journey in Hawaii, you can contact us today. If you want to learn more about surrogacy before talking to a professional, continue reading about surrogacy in Hawaii in the articles below.