Who is this programme right for?
The surrogacy programme in the US is open to all: heterosexual, same-sex, couples and singles. This is our best location, with extensive insurance for the surrogate mother and excellent clinics and hospitals. Children born in the United States automatically become American citizens and receive their own passport.
In the US there is no requirement for a documented medical reason for involuntary childlessness. Nor is there any requirement for one to be married or in a domestic partnership. We offer programmes using your own eggs, or an egg donation guarantee programme.
Every journey is unique and the programme you choose depends on your own personal circumstances and preferences.
Whatever your background, we have many years of experience in assisting, guiding and supporting prospective families on their journey to parenthood. The surrogacy process and the criteria for who can go through the process are subject to regulation for the purpose of safety and security. Which programme you choose depends on your individual preferences and circumstances. Our free introductory consultation will help you make the choice that’s right for you.
What makes Nordic Surrogacy the choice for prospective parents
We are a full-service agency and will assign you a personal coordinator to guide you through the entire process. We handle the practicalities and are always there along the way to answer your questions and provide you support. This lets you focus on becoming parents.
We bring you a full-coverage service in all our programmes. We are always striving to offer competitive prices for comparable services. Working directly with the clinic lets us do just this by eliminating the added costs of working with intermediaries.
The surrogacy process is safe and secure for all parties involved from both a legal and medical perspective. This applies for the surrogate, the child and the prospective parents. Local legal support in the US is included in all programmes.
Surrogate mothers in the US
The health and well-being of the surrogate mother are the highest priority. The surrogate mothers participating in the programmes come from states in the US where surrogacy is legal.
In the initial stages, the clinic conducts a comprehensive medical and psychological screening to ensure the surrogate’s eligibility for the programme. Once a surrogate is matched with you as prospective parents, further treatment and follow-up of the surrogate mother takes place at the clinic.
Requirements placed on surrogate mothers typically include:
- Between 21-42 years of age, depending on the clinic.
- Financially stable.
- History of at least one successful full-term pregnancy and delivery.
- History of uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery.
- History of no more than 3 previous deliveries by cesarean section.
- No sexually transmissible infections.
- Non-smoking without exposure to second-hand smoke at home or work.
- Willingness to abstain from alcohol consumption throughout entire pregnancy.
- Residence in a surrogate-friendly state.
Cost for surrogacy in the United States
Our surrogacy programme in the United States starts at 141,250 USD, including all agency fees. Price includes egg donation. Embryo guarantee is included for Full and Shared Cycle.
Full Cycle involves an attempt at siblings or twins, where all the eggs from the egg donor’s cycle are used. Shared Cycle means that a single child is desired and half of all the eggs from the egg donor’s cycle are used.
Cost of surrogacy in USA
- Own eggs: 151 950 USD
- Shared Cycle: 155 950 USD
- Full Cycle: 162 950 USD
What is a guarantee programme?
In all our locations we offer a guarantee programme with egg donation programmes where all costs associated with the process are included. This provides financial security and transparency and thus increases accessibility.
In the US we have also developed a number of different guarantee programmes to create financial security and accessibility for more people. A guarantee programme means that all parts of a surrogacy process, such as egg donation, embryo creation, embryo screening, legal process at the destination, compensation and insurance to the surrogate mother including coordination and support, are carried out as many times as necessary until you become parents. The programmes were developed to provide financial security and transparency throughout the entire process and so you can track your budget.
What sets the guarantee programme apart from other programmes is that for other programmes you pay on an ongoing basis for costs incurred if parts of the process need to be repeated.
Egg donation in the US
The egg donation and IVF are done in the USA according to the chosen programme and we use American egg donors.
Nordic Surrogacy offers access, through selected partners, to some of the largest databases of egg donors in the US. All profiles include information on the egg donors’ reason for donating, educational background and family medical history. There is also the option of a genetic report.
Legal support in the US
We work with attorneys in the US who will assist you throughout the entire legal process. Services include an agreement between the prospective parents and surrogate mother and the child’s registration with authorities immediately after birth.
Birth is followed by a legal process that ends with the child receiving a US passport with which he or she can enter their home country. Our attorney in the US assists with this.
Then comes a process for the child to be registered by the local authorities in the country of origin. We will guide you as prospective parents through every step.
HIV and sexually transmitted diseases
Nordic Surrogacy is proud to offer options for couples and single men living with HIV and certain other diseases as well. Prospective parents travel to the clinic in Colombia to provide gametes, where the genetic material is washed and tested before carrying out the IVF process. The process is very safe and prevents transmission of viruses and diseases to the foetus.