Frequently asked questions
How long does the surrogacy process take?
The normal estimation is 18 months, although it depends on the specific circumstances of the intended parents. That being said, our coordinator is always trying to work with you to achieve the best results as fast as possible.
Can I be a parent if I am single?
Absolutely, we work with intended parents with a wide range of backgrounds.
How are your surrogates pre-screened?
When a candidate carrier applies to be a surrogate through Babytree, she needs to complete an comprehensive questionaire about herself, her child(ren), her parents, pregnancy history, medical history, employment, background, etc. Once we receive an application, our surrogate coordinators interview each applicant by person through a screening process. The candidates who make through the screening process will have all relevant medical records collected including pregnancy and delivery records. If she passes all the evaluation steps, the surrogate can then move on to being ready to match.
What are the costs for surrogacy?
Our total cost estimate is $111,500. In our Parent Package we break down every single item of the costs so parents can feel confident about where the money will be spent.
Is it possible for the surrogate to keep the baby?
No, all surrogates we work with are from states that honor surrogacy contracts. Before embryo transfer ever occurs surrogates have already signed legal paperwork and undergone extensive psychological evaluations stating they are aware that the baby is not theirs and they
have no claim to parentage.
Is it possible to get breast milk?
A majority of surrogates are willing to pump If an intended parent wishes to have breast milk for the baby. In your contract with the surrogate it explains exactly how much the surrogate would want for compensation for them to provide breast milk.
Can I work with a surrogate if I have HIV?
Yes, we have surrogates who are willing to work with HIV positive parents. In fact, we work with doctors who specialize in the field. All of our surrogates, doctors, and Intended Parents who qualify participate in the HART Program. Any surrogate and parents interested in this program can request a phone consultation with our IVF doctor so he can review the program and answer any questions you may have before committing to the program.
How many times should I come to the USA if I am International?
Assuming your embryos have already been created, you will only need to come to the U.S. for delivery. We do encourage you to be a part of any steps of the process you would like with your surrogate such as
transfer, heartbeat confirmation, ultrasounds, etc.