Thank you for considering the selfless gift of becoming a surrogate. It's a big step, and you probably have a lot of questions. We're here for you.

What is Surrogacy?

Surrogacy is a form of assisted reproductive technology (ART) where the surrogate offers to carry a baby through pregnancy on behalf of another person or couple and then return the baby to the intended parent(s) once it is born.

Surrogacy is a highly complex process, and there are many important steps to ensure that both parties make the best decisions - including extensive counselling, psychiatric assessment and independent legal advice. Better life surrogacy program can support you throughout this journey.

In surrogacy, an embryo is created using an egg and sperm produced by the intended parent(s) (or donors), and is transferred into the surrogate’s uterus. The surrogate has no genetic link to the child. Her eggs cannot be used to conceive the child.

How It Works

The entire surrogacy process can be as quick as 11 months, but on average, it takes approximately 15 to 18 months. You can expect the following steps:


Booking a Consultation

Your application is reviewed within 1 business dayWe’ll share the information you need to make the right decision.

Your free consultation will inform, inspire, and empower. You’ll learn more about our surrogacy program and surrogates, so you’ll know what to expect. Our consultations are offered in English, Spanish and Chinese.

Getting Started.

We’ll get to know you.

The best way to match you with a surrogate is to get to know you, so we’ll have you complete a short online profile. You will also schedule an introductory meeting with your Case Specialist who will support you through the remainder of the process and will discuss next steps. If you need an egg donor, we can help you find her at this stage. Better Life Surrogacy has its own egg donor database that you can browse at any time. If you need a clinic or IVF doctor referral, we can help you to find one as well.

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Matching  Process

We offer you qualified surrogate profiles to choose for free. After being matched with a surrogate through our highly personalized process, you’ll have a “match meeting” in person or via video conference that is facilitated by one of our staff members

We only require you to sign and return our retainer agreement with the retainer fee after the matching process is done. Accepted payment types include U.S. bank check, domestic or international bank wire. An escrow account will be opened that all the expenses will go through the escrow account.

Screening Your  Surrogate

Our surrogates are fantastic, and we pride ourselves in ensuring they are physically, emotionally, and financially prepared for surrogacy.

Our screening process includes an extensive application, interviews, psychological evaluations, and a criminal background check. Your surrogate will also undergo a medical examination by an in vitro fertilization (IVF) specialist, which includes an intrauterine ultrasound and drug, nicotine, and infectious disease screenings.

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The Medical  Cycle

We’ll get your surrogate medically prepared.

The legal process begins once your surrogate is medically cleared to proceed. After you’ve finished the legal portion of the process and your surrogate is medically prepared for an embryo transfer, your IVF specialist will provide a cycle calendar that outlines the date the embryo transfer will take place. Pregnancy results will come back 10 to 12 days following the embryo transfer procedure.

The Home  Stretch

We’ll be with you at delivery and beyond.

After about 10 to 12 weeks of pregnancy, your surrogate’s IVF specialist will release her to her obstetrician. As the pregnancy enters its second trimester, we will prepare you, your surrogate, and the hospital for the delivery of your child. While the long wait is over, we will continue to provide support as needed for weeks after the delivery.

We recognize that a lot of questions may arise throughout your process, and we have an open-door policy where you can always come to our team for the answers you need.  Even after your child is born, we will help you with the birth certificate and travel documents, breast milk, talking to your child about surrogacy, and many other questions. When you’re ready to proceed with your surrogacy journey, take the next steps with us.

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