Become a Surrogate in Sacramento

Being a surrogate can be a life-changing experience, helping people grow their families and fulfill their dreams of parenthood. This involves a deep physical and emotional commitment: Surrogates carry and give birth for intended parents who are unable to conceive or give birth on their own. At West Coast Surrogacy (WCS), we specialize in gestational surrogacy, in which the surrogate has no biological relation to the baby.

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West Coast Surrogacy is proud to assist surrogates throughout California, including Sacramento and the surrounding area. We understand the great responsibility that comes with being a surrogate and offer compassionate, comprehensive support throughout the entire journey. With our guidance, surrogates feel supported from start to finish.

Why Surrogates Choose Us: The Benefits of Becoming a Surrogate with West Coast Surrogacy

West Coast Surrogacy is a leading agency for surrogates, with years of experience helping surrogates and intended parents. Our dedicated case coordinators work closely with surrogates, providing personalized support, while our associates — comprised of independent mental health providers, birth doulas, insurance specialists, and more — offer around-the-clock availability. We understand the deep commitment involved in being a surrogate and are proud to be one of the highest-paying surrogacy agencies in the country.

“Emotional support is very important as a surrogate, and I feel like West Coast really provided that for me.”

The Surrogacy Process in Sacramento

The caring and experienced team at West Coast Surrogacy guides surrogates through every step of their surrogacy journey, helping to cultivate a smooth, seamless process. Here is an overview of the typical process for surrogates in Sacramento and throughout California:

1. Initial application

If you think you’d be an ideal candidate for surrogacy, submit an application to West Coast Surrogacy. If your application is a good fit, you’ll then meet with our team to discuss your qualifications and interest in becoming a surrogate.

2. Prescreening and matching

If our team moves forward with your application, we will begin the prescreening process, which includes comprehensive interviews with a Maternal Fetal Medicine doctor, a home visit, and background checks. If we move forward, you’ll then be matched with intended parents.

3. Medical evaluation

Next, you’ll undergo necessary medical screenings and evaluations to receive medical clearance. This step is critical for the safety and well-being of yourself, the intended parents, and the baby. A member of the West Coast Surrogacy team will attend all medical screenings with you.

4. Legal process

You will have access to experienced independent attorneys specializing in surrogacy and reproductive law. The intended parents’ attorney will draft a surrogacy agreement, which you will review with your own attorney.

5. Embryo Transfer

After the surrogacy contract is agreed upon and signed by all parties, you can start the medical process, which begins with fertility treatments and the embryo transfer cycle with an in-vitro fertilization (IVF) physician.

6. Pregnancy

After successful embryo transfer, you will continue to see the IVF physician for about 10 weeks, after which you will begin seeing your obstetrician. The committed team at West Coast Surrogacy will continue to guide and support you throughout your pregnancy.

Along with dedicated medical and legal experts, the caring team at West Coast Surrogacy supports surrogates throughout their experience, from initial evaluations all the way through delivery.

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Becoming a Surrogate Mother

Surrogate Requirements in Sacramento

West Coast Surrogacy maintains a rigorous screening and evaluation process for anyone applying to be a surrogate to help intended parents grow their families. Certain requirements must be met to help secure a happy and healthy surrogacy experience. Some of these requirements include:

  • Being 21 - 40 years old
  • Having a healthy height and weight ratio
  • Having given birth to at least one child that you are raising
  • Having a healthy reproductive history without complications

Surrogate Compensation and Pay in Sacramento

West Coast Surrogacy provides surrogates with competitive compensation for their time and dedication in helping intended parents realize their goals of parenthood. As one of the highest-paying surrogacy agencies in Sacramento, we’re committed to providing surrogates the compensation they deserve. Explore the table below for a breakdown of our compensation packages.

Employed Surrogate Compensation

Experienced Surrogate in Sacramento
Base Pay - Covers Up to $10,000 in Lost Wages $92,000
Total Cash Compensation, can be up to: $104,000
First Time Surrogate in Sacramento
Base Pay - Covers Up to $10,000 in Lost Wages $72,000
Total Cash Compensation, can be up to: $84,000

Non-Employed Employed Surrogate Compensation

Experienced Surrogate in Sacramento
Base Pay $85,000
Total Cash Compensation, can be up to: $97,000
First Time Surrogate in Sacramento
Base Pay $65,000
Total Cash Compensation, can be up to: $77,000

What is the highest-paying surrogacy agency in Sacramento?

Surrogates typically receive higher base pay in Sacramento than in other parts of the country due to the higher cost of living and higher demand for surrogates. At West Coast Surrogacy, our competitive compensation packages are designed to reflect the deep physical and mental commitment involved in surrogacy. We’re proud to offer one of the highest base compensations in the country, including within Sacramento.

What factors determine the amount of compensation a surrogate receives?

Surrogate compensation depends on several factors, including location, previous experience as a surrogate, whether the surrogate becomes pregnant with more than one child, whether a C-section is needed, and any unique medical circumstances.

Are there any additional expenses or benefits that surrogates receive besides compensation?

In addition to base pay, West Coast Surrogacy provides itemized allowances for individual medical expenses or unexpected medical circumstances, as well as compensation for lost wages, if applicable. Surrogates may also experience a sense of deep emotional fulfillment from helping intended parents create the family they’ve always hoped for.

Surrogacy FAQ

What medical procedures are involved in surrogacy?

The medical procedures involved in surrogacy typically include ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval from the intended mother or an egg donor, fertilization of the eggs with sperm (either from the intended father or a sperm donor) to create embryos, and the transfer of one or more embryos into the surrogate’s uterus. The surrogate may need to take hormone medications to prepare her uterus for implantation and support early pregnancy.

What are the benefits of becoming a surrogate?

Becoming a surrogate can be a deeply rewarding experience, allowing you to help individuals or couples achieve their dream of having a child. It provides a sense of fulfillment and purpose, knowing that you are making a profound difference in someone else’s life. Surrogates often receive generous compensation, which can help with financial goals or provide for their own families. Additionally, surrogates receive comprehensive medical care throughout the process to support their health and well-being.

How do I become a surrogate?

To become a surrogate with West Coast Surrogacy, start by reviewing the surrogate requirements and filling out an online application on our website. After submitting your application, you will undergo a screening process that includes medical, psychological, and background evaluations. If you meet the requirements, you will be matched with intended parents. Throughout the surrogacy journey, you will receive support and guidance from the West Coast Surrogacy team.

Are there specific laws or regulations regarding surrogacy in Sacramento?

In Sacramento, as well as in the state of California, there are specific laws and regulations regarding surrogacy. California is known for being surrogacy-friendly, with laws that protect the rights of both surrogates and intended parents. Surrogacy agreements are legally enforceable, and California courts typically uphold them. Additionally, California allows for pre-birth orders, which establish the intended parents’ legal parentage before the birth of the child.

How do I find a surrogate?

To find a surrogate with West Coast Surrogacy, you can start by registering as an intended parent on our website. If you have any questions, you can contact us directly and we will guide you through the process, which includes filling out an application and undergoing a screening process. Once approved, West Coast Surrogacy will begin the process of matching you with a surrogate who meets your criteria and shares your surrogacy goals.

How much does surrogacy cost?

Surrogacy costs can vary widely depending on several factors, but the total cost typically ranges from $190,000 to $230,000. This cost includes agency fees, legal fees, medical expenses, and surrogate compensation. Other factors that can impact the cost include the location of the surrogacy, the specific services provided by the agency, and any additional medical procedures that may be required.

Why West Coast Surrogacy is the Best Agency for Surrogacy in Sacramento

West Coast Surrogacy is the premier choice for intended parents and surrogates in Sacramento. Founded by a former surrogate, our boutique-style agency understands the intricacies of the surrogacy journey and is dedicated to providing personalized support and guidance every step of the way. Our agency has garnered many happy testimonials and reviews from intended parents and surrogates alike, reflecting our reputation for excellence in the surrogacy community. Additionally, we offer high compensation for surrogates, recognizing the invaluable gift they provide to others. Choose West Coast Surrogacy for a surrogacy journey that is both rewarding and fulfilling.

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