Give the gift of life
One of the most rewarding experiences a woman can have. If you have been a surrogate previously or know someone who is a surrogate, you know how rewarding the journey can be. You will quickly find a sense of community and pride in your decision, and for the rest of your life you will know that you helped in creating the greatest gift one can receive.
Commitment and well being. Before pregnancy, a surrogate must sign legal documentation, receive a full medical and psychological evaluation, undergo drug testing, start a medication regimen (including 16 weeks of shots), and attend least 8 fertility appointments. The full surrogacy process can take from fifteen months to two years, so it is important that you are at a place in your life where you can meet these expectations.
Matching. Each surrogacy relationship looks different. In order to match surrogates with intended parents in the best possible pairing, a detailed questionnaire is answered by both parties and a match is made with the desired relationship in mind. Sometimes the intended parents want to be very close to the surrogate and attend every doctor's appointment. Other times, both parties wish to remain separate and have limited contact. Finding the right match for you and your intended parents is key and we take great care in ensuring that this match is one that will meet the expectations of all involved.
It takes a village. Surrogacy is a hugely rewarding process that involves not only you and your body, but also your partner and your children. Discussing surrogacy with your partner is an important part of the process, and may be a bit complicated at first. We are here to support you in navigating these discussions; answering any questions and addressing any thoughts, ideas, and concerns that may arise. Every adult who is a part of the process needs to be a willing participant, including your spouse or partner. It is only with their complete support does the process run smoothly. We are committed to working with you to make this possibility a reality for you and your family.
- You have delivered a child of your own and have at least 50% custody
- You are between 22-38 years old
- You do not participate in government aid programs such as cash assistance, welfare, public housing or section 8
- You have a healthy height/weight ratio
- You live in California or a surrogate friendly state
- You are vaccinated or willing to be vaccinated
- You have the support of family, friends and your partner (should one exist)
- You do not use illegal drugs, smoke cigarettes, or abuse alcohol
- You are not currently using any medications for mental health issues
If you do not meet all of the above requirements, please do not apply.
ROOTS SURROGACY COMPENSATION
Surrogacy is a gift that can not be matched; to help build a family is something so uniquely rewarding that it is difficult to describe in words. Intended Parents understand the amount of time, pain and emotional duress pregnancy causes for you and your family so there is a compensation package to help ease the burdens of everyday life. Below are the basics.
Total MINIMUM amount: $45,000
Surrogate Compensation: $35,000 base for first time surrogates
Legal Contracts Signed: $4,000
Transfer and Medication: $1,000
Maternity Clothing Allowance: $1,000
Housekeeping Bonus: $1,000
Monthly Extras: $250/mo ($3,000)