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Becoming A Surrogate In North Carolina
Very few people have the ability to change someone’s life so completely by giving them the chance to become a parent. If you are interested in becoming a Surrogate in North Carolina with an agency that can guide and support you every single step of the way, we have outlined the process and requirements below. Becoming a Surrogate is truly an amazing experience that few women get to have. You get to help make someone’s dream come true – often after they’ve taken a long, complicated walk toward parenthood. If this is a journey you are ready to start, feel free to reach out to our team for more information about becoming a Surrogate in Georgia – or read on for more information.
Becoming A Surrogate In North Carolina: The Requirements
If you are thinking about becoming a Surrogate in Georgia, you need to meet specific requirements. These have been put into place by several organizations, including the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, in order to keep our Surrogates safe and to help promote healthy births and babies. Family Makers’ list of requirements include:
– Being between the ages of 21-39 years old
– Having delivered a baby in the last 10 years
– Having a great pregnancy history without significant complications
– Having had no more than 2 deliveries via cesarean section
– Being a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
– Consenting to a background check for herself and adults living in her home
– Having a stable home life, strong support system, and reliable childcare
– Not having a recent history of smoking or vaping
– Being willing to refrain from any alcohol during pregnancy
– Not taking prescription medications recreationally or use illicit drugs
– Being financially stable
– Not having had an endometrial ablation or the Essure® procedure
– Not taking medications that are labeled Category D or Category X
– Not taking antipsychotics, anti-anxiety or antidepressants
– Having flexibility for 3-6 morning appointments
– Understand that daily injections for up to 12 weeks may be necessary
– Having no plans for international travel in the next 18-24 months
Other requirements may emerge on a case-by-case basis. However, you will also need to visit with appointed doctors for physical and emotional evaluations to ensure that you can be a Surrogate in North Carolina, all at no cost to you. Remember that this is all done to ensure that you are safe and to ensure you have the best chance to help someone have a baby. If you meet these requirements, read on to find out more about becoming a surrogate in North Carolina.
Becoming A Surrogate In North Carolina: What To Do Next
When you first fill out the application to become a Surrogate in North Carolina, you can expect to hear from one of our friendly staff within 24 hours. Once it is reviewed, one of our knowledgeable Surrogacy Case Managers will reach out to you to go over your answers and to learn more about you. The goal is to determine why you want to become a Surrogate and what you expect out of the experience. Sometimes you may not know what to expect or what questions to ask, and that’s okay. We are happy to go over the process with you, step by step. We will also ask about your medical history, personality, pregnancy history, and a bit about your life. From there, if you are chosen to continue to the next phase of our approval process, you will meet with our Agency Director and eventually the infertile couple you choose to help.
This phase will be information gathering for you – requiring no commitment from you until you find the perfect couple to help.
Becoming A Surrogate In North Carolina: Compensation Packages
One of the first questions someone has about becoming a Surrogate in North Carolina is about compensation – just how much do Surrogates make? Being a Surrogate requires a certain amount of time and dedication, and it also takes a toll on your body. For that commitment, you deserve to be paid. When you decide to become a Surrogate for deserving Intended Parents, you will enter into detailed discussions about compensation and benefits you will receive. First-time Surrogates with Family Makers can expect to receive generous benefits and base compensation equalling $40,000 – $55,000 throughout your journey at specific milestones. Additional pay is also given for unexpected situations, like an emergency c-section or complications during pregnancy. Compensation for providing pumped breast milk may also be offered, depending on the family you decide to help. Surrogates who have completed journeys before can expect to receive a significantly higher Surrogate base compensation amount, as they have proven to be able to responsibly and successfully help someone complete their family.
For more information about what Surrogates make in North Carolina, click here.
Interested In Becoming A Surrogate In North Carolina?
If you are interested in becoming a Surrogate in North Carolina, contact us today. You can do this by either filling out our Surrogate Application or by giving our friendly and knowledgeable team a call. We are here for any questions you have – whether you are still in the learning phase or already committed to beginning your journey with us.
Testimonials from Surrogates
These people were amazing!
After my cousin suffered through years of IVF, I learned about surrogacy but honestly knew nothing about it. These people were amazing in not only teaching me, but supporting me and my Intended Parents from day one. It was a fantastic adventure, it was so incredibly humbling, and it is something I would do again given the opportunity. If anyone deserved to be parents, it was the couple I was blessed to help!
I always felt informed, respected, and supported.
As an L&D nurse, I didn't think there was anything in this world like witnessing someone meet their child for the first time. Being the person to make that happen? THAT was one of the most amazing moments of my life. Family Makers listened to everything I said wanted in a match. I was never a number to them and the family I helped was a perfect match. I always felt informed, respected, and supported. It was truly one of the most profound experiences of my life!
My surrogacy journey was a beautiful experience!
I definitely researched surrogacy before jumping in but still felt a little green on certain details. But Family Makers was always there for both myself AND my intended parents! They are a great judge at HOW MUCH support you need. They were always available for at chat, day or night which was very helpful. My surrogacy journey was a beautiful experience. It's bittersweet that its over, but maybe I'll be back for another!
Family Makers has been great!
Family Makers has been great! This was my second journey, and my first was independent. I was nervous about going through an agency. I like to typically handle things myself. They understood this and let me handle the things I wanted to, but stepped in when we needed help. The whole process went very smooth!
Highly recommend Family Makers Surrogacy for your next journey whether as an IP or surrogate.
At the very beginning, I was highly impressed with how quickly they collected all of my medical information from the two separate hospitals and three different OB’s I had used for previous deliveries. I was thankful for the opportunity to match with a couple that had the same views on termination which was a major matching point for me. Overall, their matching process made me feel heard and that what I was looking for mattered. They listened intently and matched me with a couple who desired the same on all major matching points. During the entire journey, I never felt like a bother or burden but my coordinator, Ashley, was always available for questions and support the entire journey. I was very pleased with how the owner, Ashlee, handled delivery during a pandemic by personally calling the hospital and figuring out what that would look like and guiding my IPs and I through that new expectation of labor & delivery. After delivery, I felt incredibly loved and honored by the way the owner herself messaged me to check on me along with my coordinator, Ashley. Financially, I love that they use SEAM for their escrow as all bills have been paid promptly within one day of submitting. I am officially retired from surrogacy but would highly recommend Family Makers Surrogacy for your next journey whether as an IP or surrogate. Family Makers attention to detail in every aspect of the journey made the entire process seamless.
I’ve completed my first surrogacy with Family Makers Surrogacy and couldn’t be more pleased.
I've completed my first surrogacy with Family Makers Surrogacy and couldn't be more pleased with working with Ashlee. No matter what was going on, Ashlee was always there to answer any questions I had and resolve any issues. I really have absolutely nothing negative to say.
I highly recommend Family Makers. All around great experience!
I completed my journey June 2019. My coordinator was Ashley Hackenmiller. She was always attentive and responded proptly to email and text. If she didn't know something, I'd get a call from Ashlee Hammonds (owner) and my issue would be resolved. I had a few issues with the ips. They were so sweet but often flakey and hard to get ahold of. Me, I'm a planner. So when things were not going as needed and I couldn't get ahold of ips the agency always helped me get a plan b. They were extremely supportive and I knew if anything happened they would be right there with me. After delivery, they constantly checked up on me. I was pumping and another employee from Family Makers reached out for pumping assistance if I needed it. I highly recommend Family Makers. All around great experience!
Family Makers was absolutely amazing.
I worked with family makers as a gestational carrier after “breaking up” with another agency due to a poor experience. Family Makers was absolutely amazing the entire time. They were on top of everything, they made sure things were constantly moving since the starting process requires so much leg work, and they were always supportive. I set my own fees, I chose my own lawyer as did my intended parents, and a third party escrow company was used. Anything I needed was done even if it was just verbal support. Reimbursements were paid quickly bills were paid on time it was a perfect journey from start to finish. I highly recommend family makers for both surrogates and intended parents as there are both surrogates and intended parents working for the agency so they can really understand both sides of the journey.
Family Makers Surrogacy is a solid agency.
I just finished my first surrogacy journey on April 3, 2019! I was, and still am, impressed, at how fast and informative she was with the whole experience! Ashlee's knowledge of surrogacy and IVF is very extensive and that put me at ease instantly. But Ashlee always seemed to be there for both myself AND my intended parents! She also is a great judge at HOW MUCH support you need. I didn't feel like she was "bothering" me with texts or emails. I never felt rushed or "pushed" into anything. There were weeks where it felt like we spoke every day and then weeks where we wouldn't but her support in our journey was still there. Any issues we had she was right there for help and support. She was also always available for a chat, day or night which was very helpful in those times of confusion or what have you. My surrogacy journey was a beautiful experience. It's bittersweet that it's over but maybe I'll be back for another ;) Family Makers Surrogacy is a solid agency. If you're looking for strong support and rich knowledge in the surrogacy world definitely reach out!
Our experience was nothing short of stars aligning.
The founder of this company is just like you. I can say that because I am her previous gestational carrier. Our experience was nothing short of stars aligning. I owe that greatly to her attention to detail and naturally caring demeanor. We went through an independent match with a few hiccups all normal things we made it through as family. She is uniquely qualified to this tackle this new feat. She has been in many of your shoes as a previous IP. She KNOWS the struggle, investment, loss, and disappointment, but the other side of that is she KNOWS the little joys and triumphs moving forward with your dreams and sigh of relief when over. She is dedicated to everything she invests herself in. I have no doubt in my mind this will be a huge success and bring her as well as others much joy.
Best choice ever to go with Family Makers Surrogacy.
From the start, Ashlee was amazing. She always answered any question I had. She was very quick with following up. Everything has gone smoothly. Ashley my coordinator was amazing too, she always checked in and made sure I never needed anything. During my short pumping journey, Ashley helped me with some great pumping tips etc. No issues, No complaints. This was my 2nd journey and 1st with Family Makers Surrogacy, best choice ever to go with Family Makers Surrogacy this 2nd time.
You won’t find a more compassionate, kind, professional than Ashlee.
You won't find a more compassionate, kind, professional than Ashlee. Intended Parents and surrogates, etc. should be honored to use her agency. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to highly recommend her.
I recommend them 100%.
This agency could not have possibly made my journey as a surrogate more smooth. Ashlee specifically was available anytime I needed her and was amazing to work with. I appreciated her different perspective as an Intended Parent, and I ran several things by her during my journey when I wanted her advice on things that made the relationship with the family I worked with stronger. They were super diligent about making sure I understood what I was getting myself into and helped set realistic expectations. It really feels like I've got a close friend walking me through my journeys and really can't think of anything but amazing things to say about them. Ashlee is well known in the community for being a great educator and resource, and I recommend them 100%.
I knew right away that this was the agency for me.
I am almost 6 weeks pp so here is my agency review. I matched with Family Makers Surrogacy in July of 2018. I had talked to other agencies before deciding and when I talked to Ashlee the owner of Family Makers I knew right away that this was the agency for me. I was matched in September 2018 with amazing like minded IPs. Ashlee was amazing taking care of things when we had issues with insurance. We had our transfer in January 2019 and I delivered a healthy baby boy September 27, 2019. I had some issues after delivery and the agency was amazing. They made sure I was taken care of in every way. Throughout the pregnancy, I was checked on but never felt like I was being micromanaged. If I could I would do it all again.
I would strongly recommend Family Makers Surrogacy to anyone thinking about becoming a surrogate.
I completed my first surrogacy journey at the end of January helping a wonderful couple become parents to a beautiful little girl. I do not think I would have been able to do this without the help of Ashlee. She was there EVERY single step of the way from the beginning until the end. She has become a dear friend of mine and my husband and I cannot wait to work with her again in the future. I never realized how much would be involved throughout the process and Ashlee was very knowledgeable throughout every step. I would strongly recommend Family Makers Surrogacy to anyone thinking about becoming a surrogate.
I highly recommend Family Makers for both surrogates and intended parents.
I worked with family makers as a gestational carrier after "breaking up" with another agency due to a poor experience. Family Makers was absolutely amazing the entire time. They were on top of everything, they made sure things were constantly moving since the starting process requires so much leg work, and they were always supportive. I set my own fees, I chose my own lawyer as did my intended parents, and a third party escrow company was used. Anything I needed was done even if it was just verbal support. Reimbursements were paid quickly bills were paid on time it was a perfect journey from start to finish. I highly recommend Family Makers for both surrogates and intended parents as there are both surrogates and intended parents working for the agency so they can really understand both sides of the journey.