Surrogacy in Nevada
If you’re wondering how to become a surrogate in Nevada or how intended parents can find a surrogate, this guide can help.
Surrogates and intended parents typically go through the following steps during their Nevada surrogacy journey:
- Decide that surrogacy is the right choice
- Choose a surrogacy agency to work with
- Qualify via surrogacy screenings
- Sign a surrogacy contract
- Start the medical surrogacy process
- Confirm a pregnancy and enjoy pre-birth visits
- Finalize parental rights after the baby is born
If you know that surrogacy in Nevada is right for you, you can contact us today to start the process. But, if you want to find out more about how to become a surrogate in Nevada and how surrogacy works, continue reading.
What is Surrogacy in Nevada?
Potential surrogates and intended parents will be pleased to know that Nevada is a surrogacy-friendly state. It’s one of the few states with laws that explicitly permit gestational surrogacy.
Gestational surrogacy in Nevada is the most common (and safest) type of surrogacy. This type of surrogacy is when a surrogate is not related to the baby they carry. An embryo is created with the sperm and egg from the intended parents or donors via in vitro fertilization (IVF).
What do Surrogacy Agencies in Nevada do?
Surrogacy agencies in Nevada ensure that your surrogacy is 100% legal and that intended parents’ and surrogates’ rights are protected.
Professionals who work at surrogacy agencies in Nevada also are connected with other surrogacy professionals to ensure that:
- Screenings happen quickly
- You match with the perfect intended family/surrogate for you
- Your personal surrogacy attorney creates your legal contract
- And more
If you’d like to speak with a surrogacy agency professional in Nevada, here are a few you could consider:
- American Surrogacy
- Tree of Life Center for Surrogacy
- Surrogacy Choices, LLC
- Gestational Concepts
- Footsteps to Family
- Center for Surrogate Parenting, Inc.
How to Become a Surrogate in Nevada
People interested in becoming a surrogate in Nevada can start the process by following these seven steps.
Step 1: Decide That Surrogacy is the Right Choice
Through surrogacy, you can play the most important role in turning someone’s dream of a family into a reality. This is a life-changing process, but it is also a challenge. Think about if you are comfortable carrying a baby that’s not yours. Also, be prepared to commit at least a year of your time to the surrogacy medical process and pregnancy.
Step 2: Choose a Surrogacy Agency to Work With
Work with a surrogacy agency that will help set up your surrogacy screenings, match with an intended family, and support you throughout the surrogacy process in Nevada.
Step 3: Qualify via Surrogacy Screenings
You’ll go through medical, psychological, and physical screenings to ensure you can safely complete a surrogacy with zero complications.
These screenings may sound stressful, but don’t worry. Your surrogacy professional wants you to succeed and will fully prepare you for the process.
Step 4: Match with Intended Parents and Sign a Surrogacy Contract
Your surrogacy agency will show you profiles of intended parents with qualities you admire. Intended parents will view your profile, too.
If you and the intended parents decide you are a good match, your specialist will set up a call so you can chat. If everyone agrees to the match, a contract is created.
Your surrogacy agency will connect you with a surrogacy attorney to represent your interests in the contract. The intended parents will have their own surrogacy attorney.
Step 5: Start the Medical Surrogacy Process
Your surrogacy specialist will guide you through the embryo creation and transplant process. This process may take some time, but you’ll also receive help from the fertility clinic.
Step 6: Confirm a Pregnancy and Enjoy Pre-Birth Visits
Once a pregnancy is confirmed, the intended parents may come to some of your OBGYN visits, and more. You’ll also start receiving your base pay in monthly amounts.
Step 7: Finalize Parental Rights After the Baby is Born
Once the baby is born, the surrogacy agency and attorney will ensure all paperwork is finalized, and you’ll receive your final base pay installment. You will go home and recover, and the intended parents will go home with their baby.
How Much do Surrogates get Paid in Nevada?
In general, first-time surrogates get $45,000-$50,000 for their time and energy. Experienced surrogates can receive up to $75,000 for their services. Additionally, every surrogate will receive compensation for their surrogacy- and pregnancy-related expenses.
The following are the two financial surrogacy terms you should know.
Compensated surrogacy (commercial surrogacy) is when a surrogate receives monthly base pay for the surrogacy.
Altruistic surrogacy is when a surrogate waives her right to monthly surrogate payments. Surrogates sometimes choose this type of surrogacy because they want to carry a child for their family member or friend. But, surrogate specialists advise surrogates to accept base compensation to avoid any negative feelings during the surrogacy.
Next Steps Toward Surrogacy in Nevada
Contact us today if you’re ready to start your Nevada surrogacy journey. And while you wait to complete your screening process, you can read in detail about surrogacy in Nevada below.