USA surrogacy offers a path for international intended parents
For thousands of international intended parents, USA surrogacy has provided a path to parenthood. Some countries such as Germany, Finland, Spain, and France ban surrogacy altogether. Others, like Australia and Canada, forbid any financial gain for the surrogate.
Why should international parents consider surrogacy in the US? In addition to excellent medical facilities, infertility doctors and obstetrical care, USA surrogacy is legal. There are no laws governing the age, marital status or sexual orientation of the parents. And, a child born in the U.S. will have automatic citizenship if he or she shares a biological connection with one of the parents, which opens up the possibility of dual-citizenship status with the parents’ home country.
For the past 37 years, the Center for Surrogate Parenting has provided a legal, supportive path through international surrogacy for those who live outside of the US. Our experience has led to happy and successful surrogacies for thousands of parents from around the world, including gay parents.
Fill out the forms for USA surrogacy
Share your contact information and details with CSP, including your gender, date of birth, and, if a couple, how long you’ve been together. We may request additional information about whether you are considering egg donation, your reasons for seeking surrogacy and basic medical information. We understand these questions may seem personal, but rest assured our process is confidential. The information you provide allows us not only to perform screening, but also initiates a preliminary process of matching you with possible surrogates.
Consultation for USA surrogacy
Realistically, we don’t expect international parents to travel to the U.S. for the first face-to-face consultation. However, we do offer that option. We provide Skype consultations as an option, completed in one or two sessions, and scheduled at a convenient time.
The initial consultation is important. It introduces parents to their CSP case worker, psychological counselor, an independent attorney and the trust coordinator. This experienced team will offer guidance through the surrogacy process.
Trips for USA surrogacy
There are three trips that international parents are asked to make to ensure a smooth surrogacy process:
- Trip 1 follows the matching process with a potential surrogate. The trip typically lasts from 3 to 7 days. The parents have the opportunity to meet with the surrogate to determine if they feel a connection. If the surrogate and parents agree to the match, we discuss and finalize the surrogacy plans.
- Trip 2 allows the parents to spend 2 to 4 days to participate in the important prenatal process. It is an opportunity to see and hear their child for the first time. It occurs in the sixth month of pregnancy. The parents will attend a physician visit with their surrogate to hear the baby’s heartbeat and participate in an ultrasound.
- Trip 3 is the trip where parents meet their child—delivery day! We suggest arriving at least one week prior to the birth and staying for an additional 10 days following your child’s arrival. Within this 10-day period, the parents will secure a passport and birth certificate for their newborn child.
A CSP surrogacy solution
CSP offers expert support and guidance through the USA surrogacy process. It is our goal that the surrogacy results in an event-free departure back to your home country with your new child in your arms. We welcome questions about screening, fees and legal details. Contact us to learn more.