Q&A for Surrogates
Q: What do I need to do to be approved as a surrogate?
A: Before you can start any part of the process, you must meet the requirements, submit a Surrogate Application, complete a detailed background check, pass a psychological evaluation, and have your previous medical records (including delivery notes) sent from your OBGYN. Once those have been approved, you will have comprehensive labs as well as an ultrasound performed when you are screened for the process. There will also be random drug testing before and during your pregnancy.
Q: Will all my expenses be covered?
A: There should be no ‘out-of-pocket’ cycle-related expenses to you throughout your surrogacy journey.
Q: Will I have a background check prior to being accepted into the surrogacy program?
A: Yes. Dream Surrogacy does a background check on all surrogates, and any adults who live in the same home.
Q: How does this work with my insurance?A: If you don’t currently have insurance, or your current insurance does not cover surrogacy, a separate medical and life insurance policy will be taken out for your surrogacy.
Q: Do I have to use my own eggs?
A: No. Dream Surrogacy facilitates gestational surrogacy only, which means only donor eggs, or eggs from the intended mother will be used.
Q: Will I need to take injections?
A: Yes. As a surrogate, there is a series of injectable medications that you will need to take until the end of your first trimester of pregnancy.
Q: How long will it take to find someone in need of a surrogate?
A: It’s hard to say exactly how long it will take, but it shouldn’t take more than a month or two.