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If you’re wondering how to become a surrogate in Rhode Island or how intended parents can find a surrogate, this guide has the answers.
In general, surrogates and intended parents go through the following steps during their Rhode Island surrogacy journey:
If you know that surrogacy in Rhode Island is right for you, you can contact us today to start the surrogacy process in Rhode Island. And if you want to find out more about how to become a surrogate in Rhode Island and how surrogacy works, continue reading.
Surrogacy in Rhode Island is when a surrogate carries a baby for intended parents.
Although there are no specific surrogacy laws in Rhode Island, the state has an established precedent for completing surrogacies. This is because all Rhode Island surrogacy cases are heard by one judge, meaning the legal results are consistent across the state.
Gestational surrogacy in Rhode Island is the most common (and safest) type of surrogacy.
Gestational surrogacy in Rhode Island 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).
Surrogacy agencies in Rhode Island ensure that your surrogacy is 100% legal and that the rights of intended parents and surrogates are protected.
Professionals who work at surrogacy agencies in Rhode Island are connected with other surrogacy professionals to ensure that:
If you’d like to speak with a surrogacy agency, here are a few you could consider:
People interested in becoming a surrogate in Rhode Island should get acquainted with the following seven common surrogacy steps.
Surrogacy is a wonderful choice for many women!
The following are just a few reasons you may decide to start your surrogate journey:
Working with a surrogacy agency in Rhode Island can help ensure your surrogacy goes smoothly.
You’ll want to pick a surrogacy agency that can help set up your surrogacy screenings, match with an intended family, and support you throughout the entire surrogacy process.
You’ll need to complete medical, psychological, and physical screenings to ensure you can safely fulfill a surrogacy with no complications. That may sound intimidating, but don’t worry. Your surrogacy agency wants you to succeed! These screenings are only meant to make sure you are fully prepared for the surrogacy process in Rhode Island.
A surrogacy attorney will represent your interests in the surrogacy. Your agency can connect you with a trusted attorney. The intended parents you work with will have their own surrogacy attorney.
Your surrogacy specialist will help guide you through the sometimes lengthy embryo creation and transplant process.
Once a pregnancy is confirmed, be prepared for the intended parents to be part of your surrogacy journey. The intended family may come to some OBGYN appointments to get updates about their baby. You’ll also start to receive your base pay in monthly sums.
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. The intended parents will go home with their baby and begin their parenthood journey.
In general, first-time surrogates get $45,000-$50,000 for their time and energy; second or third-time surrogates can receive up to $75,000 for their services. Additionally, every surrogate will be compensated for their surrogacy- and pregnancy-related expenses.
Surrogates at our partner agency earn $50,000 to $110,000 depending on location and experience.
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 chooses not to receive compensation for their surrogacy.
Surrogates sometimes choose this type of surrogacy because they want to carry a child for their friend or family member. But, surrogate specialists typically advise surrogates to accept base pay, so they are fully compensated for the amount of time and energy a surrogacy takes.
Contact us today if you’re ready to start your Rhode Island 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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