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Why Surrogate Steps

Small Town Service, Big Time Results

  • 99.5%

    success at brining
    home a baby

  • 422

    babies and counting

  • 30+

    active surrogates

  • 80%

    returning surrogates

  • 60+

    years of combined surrogacy experience

Trusted and Referred to by Top Fertility Clinics
Fast Facts

What is Surrogacy

  • Traditional Surrogacy

    In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate uses her own eggs and is thus genetically related to the child.

    We do NOT do this.

  • Gestational Surrogacy

    A process where one person (the surrogate/gestational carrier), who did not provide the egg used in the creation of the embryo, carries a fetus through pregnancy for another person or couple.

    We do this.

  • The Choice is Yours

    We start by working with you to define some preferences for your carrier and then get hard to work finding you the perfect surrogate. Of course, you’ll have the opportunity to meet any potential surrogate before deciding if they’re indeed the perfect match.

  • A Priceless Investment

    Surrogacy is a significant financial investment, and we want to be upfront about that. Our agency fee is $20,000; most spend around $75,000 after factoring in surrogacy compensation and expenses. In the end, it’ll be worth every penny and more!

  • Always Yours

    As an attorney-directed agency, we know the laws around surrogacy and parentage. We ensure your surrogate resides and gives birth in the necessary states, that all legal hoops are jumped through, and that all paperwork is complete to ensure your baby is always yours and can be taken home directly from the hospital – every time.

Who we Help

No matter your reason, we’re here to help.

  • Infertility

  • Pregnancy Loss

  • Hysterectomy & Ablations

  • LGBTQ+

  • Single Dads

  • Other Medical Conditions

  • Single Moms

  • Personal Reasons

 

Meet Real Surrogate Steps’ Parents

  • Working with Surrogate Steps was straightforward, easy, and professional. They facilitated key elements of the process, and perhaps most importantly, connected us to an amazing GC with whom we remain good friends.

    Yifat listened to our concerns, and her and her team worked diligently to find us a match. Although it took some time, our ultimate match was perfect for our family and we are forever grateful for our carrier and the support Yifat and the team provided at all points along our journey. We highly recommend the Surrogate Steps family.

  • Yifat listened to our concerns, and her and her team worked diligently to find us a match. Although it took some time, our ultimate match was perfect for our family and we are forever grateful for our carrier and the support Yifat and the team provided at all points along our journey. We highly recommend the Surrogate Steps family.

  • The Surrogate Steps team is so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. They’ve been right there beside me through every step of this journey.

    Parent Caroline

    I want to personally thank Surrogate Steps for everything they have done for me. Everyone there were my angels throughout this process!

    Parent Serena
  • I want to personally thank Surrogate Steps for everything they have done for me. Everyone there were my angels throughout this process!

    Parent Serena
  • Thank you for my two amazing miracles and for helping me achieve my dream to be a dad! Your dedicated team made all the difference, and I will forever be grateful to you!

    Parent William

The Surrogacy Process

  • Step 1

    The Consultation

  • Step 2

    Sign Agency Agreement

  • Step 3

    Pre-Matching (surrogate screening)

  • Step 4

    The Match

  • Step 5

    Clinic Medical Screening

  • Step 6

    Final Agency Screening

  • Step 7

    Legal Contracts & Escrow

  • Step 8

    Establishing Pregnancy

  • Step 9

    The Pregnancy & Recognizing the Intended Parents as the Legal Parents

  • Step 10

    The Birth of Your Child

Who are Our Surrogates

Surrogate, gestational surrogate, carrier, and gestational carrier all terms mean the same thing, and we use them interchangeably. Surrogates can be married or single, have varying education levels, come from various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, and more. That said, some basic things unite all our surrogates.

  • Proven Birth Record

    Surrogates must have a minimum of one child born without pregnancy or delivery complications. Experienced surrogates get compensated an additional 5k per successful surrogacy for further demonstrating their reliability.

  • Good Health

    Surrogates must be in good health. They must pass a medical records review by our medical team, receive clearance for pregnancy from their OBGYN, and pass a medical record review and physical exam by your fertility clinic.

  • Excellent Communicators

    Surrogates must demonstrate timely and effective communication throughout the screening process so that we know they are reliable and will communicate empathetically and professionally with you throughout the journey.

  • Mature

    Surrogates must be between the ages of 23 and 41 and demonstrate a high level of maturity.

  • Non Drug, Alcohol, or Tobacco Use

    Surrogates may not have any history of drug or alcohol abuse and must be smoke-free for a minimum of 6 months before joining our program.

  • Strong & Supportive Home Life

    Surrogates must have the support of their family and live in a stable, loving home. They must be able to pass a psychological evaluation, a home study, and a background check with flying colors.

  • No Criminal Record

    Surrogates may not have any criminal history record.

  • Surrogate Friendly State

    A basic, but crucially important criterion; surrogates must reside in a surrogate-friendly state to ensure your parental rights are never jeopardized.

  • Valid State ID or Drivers License

    Another basic but still an important measure in ensuring your parental rights. All gestational carriers must have an active driver’s license or government ID that proves their legal status within the United States.

 

 

Meet Some Real Surrogate Step Surrogates

  • My surrogacy journey was amazing and I am so grateful to have helped such a wonderful family. Thank you!

    Surrogate Emily

    I appreciate all the Surrogate Steps team has done to help me through this journey. I have never once felt alone or out of place.

    Surrogate Lourdes

    Working with Surrogate Steps has been such an amazing experience; they make everything so easy. I am so appreciative of every single person that has helped me at Surrogate Steps, and I am forever grateful for them and this experience.

    Surrogate Diamonique

    I have been working with surrogate steps for the past few years now. They are all so wonderful and have helped me every step of the way.

    Surrogate Harlea
  • I appreciate all the Surrogate Steps team has done to help me through this journey. I have never once felt alone or out of place.

    Surrogate Lourdes
  • Working with Surrogate Steps has been such an amazing experience; they make everything so easy. I am so appreciative of every single person that has helped me at Surrogate Steps, and I am forever grateful for them and this experience.

    Surrogate Diamonique
  • I have been working with surrogate steps for the past few years now. They are all so wonderful and have helped me every step of the way.

    Surrogate Harlea

Tips from our Team

  • You’re amazing too, and we really appreciate how emotional this is. We know how difficult it is to give up control and are here to make this a beautiful process for you despite all the challenges you have faced in getting here.

    Four Time Surrogate Rachel Salazar Surrogate Journey Coordinator

    Please don’t hurry and match with just anybody. Please make sure you truly match with someone that has the same likes and wishes. Never create a shortcut. Especially in legal.

    Three Time Surrogate Michelle Valero Intended Parent Coordinator

    Your surrogate wants to connect with you! Be honest and open, and know that it is okay to be emotional. We are in this together as a team. Just as a surrogate has a vision for their journey, you must have one too. What do you want that to look like? Find a surrogate that matches that, and enjoy the journey!

    Two Time Surrogate Katy Brown Surrogate Intake Coordinator

    Think about anything you might have a question about or anything you may have a strong opinion on (things like vaccines or types of food you would want your surrogate to avoid). We would rather you ask if we’re okay avoiding a certain food at the beginning than demand a food journal be kept halfway through a pregnancy.

    Two Time Surrogate Erin Vaughan Surrogate Journey Coordinator
  • Please don’t hurry and match with just anybody. Please make sure you truly match with someone that has the same likes and wishes. Never create a shortcut. Especially in legal.

    Three Time Surrogate Michelle Valero Intended Parent Coordinator
  • Your surrogate wants to connect with you! Be honest and open, and know that it is okay to be emotional. We are in this together as a team. Just as a surrogate has a vision for their journey, you must have one too. What do you want that to look like? Find a surrogate that matches that, and enjoy the journey!

    Two Time Surrogate Katy Brown Surrogate Intake Coordinator
  • Think about anything you might have a question about or anything you may have a strong opinion on (things like vaccines or types of food you would want your surrogate to avoid). We would rather you ask if we’re okay avoiding a certain food at the beginning than demand a food journal be kept halfway through a pregnancy.

    Two Time Surrogate Erin Vaughan Surrogate Journey Coordinator

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