For intended parents, surrogacy is great way to welcome a baby into your family, and if you are considering becoming a surrogate, your journey will be as rewarding, as you are helping someone fulfill their cherished dream of parenthood.
We understand that trying to make sense of the sometimes confusing laws and regulations around surrogacy can be overwhelming. While Nevada residents live in a surrogacy-friendly state, it’s still very important to learn about the surrogacy process before beginning your journey, either that of parenthood through surrogacy or becoming a surrogate yourself. Here is what you need to know if you are considering becoming a surrogate or hiring a surrogate in Nevada.
Nevada Laws for Gestational Surrogacy
Gestational surrogacy is a popular option for women as well as couples who cannot carry their own pregnancy. This form of assisted reproduction involves a surrogate carrying a pregnancy created with a of donor egg and donor sperm, the intended mother’s egg and intended father’s sperm, or a combination of the above.
With gestational surrogacy, the surrogate is not genetically related to the baby, which makes this type of surrogacy easier for all parties involved, both from a legal as well as an emotional standpoint. Gestational surrogacy is legal in Nevada, and the state is known for its detailed and friendly surrogacy laws. In fact, intended parents from other states often choose Nevada for their surrogacy journeys because of the protection afforded under these laws.
Is Surrogacy Legal in Nevada?
Yes, surrogacy is completely legal in Nevada. A surrogacy contract is one of the most important legal steps you will take, either as an intended parent(s) or as a surrogate, in your reproduction journey. This contract will guarantee the rights of both the surrogate and the intended parents. Nevada law requires these contracts for all surrogacies in the state and they must be completed before any embryo transfer can take place. The surrogate, the intended parents, legal counsel for both parties, and any spouses involved must all participate in this contract.
The surrogacy agreement also helps to establish parentage. After the legal contract is signed, the intended parents can complete a pre-birth order, making them legal parents even before the baby is born.
Traditional Surrogacy in Nevada
Traditional surrogacy, which is a pregnancy that is created using the surrogate’s egg, is not legal in the state of Nevada. While traditional surrogacy is less common than gestational surrogacy, single men, men in same-sex relationships, and women who cannot carry their own pregnancy will occasionally consider this type of surrogacy.
Nevada law states that surrogates cannot be genetically related to the pregnancies they are carrying for other people, effectively outlawing traditional surrogacy in the state. People looking to pursue traditional surrogacy may run into problems, even in states where this practice is not illegal. Many fertility clinics choose to stick to gestational surrogacy for ethical reasons and to avoid the legal problems that can occur with traditional surrogacy.
How to Become a Surrogate Mother in Nevada?
Nevada is a great state for surrogates, as Nevada’s surrogacy-friendly laws detail numerous rights for the gestational carrier. Nevada legally recognizes the terms set in a surrogacy agreement, which means a surrogate is guaranteed certain protections if they are included in this contract. Nevada surrogates are allowed to be compensated and intended parents must cover all of a surrogate’s medical and legal costs during the process.
How Much Do Surrogates Get Paid in Nevada?
We understand that a discussion around how much do surrogates get paid can be a sensitive topic, as not all agencies are transparent about their compensation packages. We believe in transparency in everything we do and that includes being clear about how much surrogates get paid in Nevada.
The compensation package for Nevada surrogates starts at $50,000 and can be more, based on individual circumstances. If you get pregnant with twins, then of course you are paid more. Also, women who have been surrogates before will also be paid substantially more for a second or third surrogacy pregnancy.
Requirements to Become a Surrogate in Nevada
Surrogacy is very, very rewarding but it’s important to understand that the process is not for everyone, as surrogacy can take quite a physical and mental toll on a woman. So it’s understandable that our potential surrogates must meet certain physical and mental health requirements.
In order to qualify to become a gestational surrogate in Nevada, you must meet several requirements. These include your age, which must be under 40, as women who are older than this are at greater risk for pregnancy complications.
Other requirements are:
- Excellent physical and mental health with no history of smoking or drug use, and a healthy weight.
- You, or any member of your household must not have a criminal record, as we want our surrogates and babies to have the safest environment possible.
- You also must have previously carried a healthy pregnancy to term and currently should be raising at least one child.
You can find a detailed information on requirements and what it takes to become a surrogate in Nevada here.
Once you meet these basic requirements and you apply, we will schedule a comprehensive medical, psychological, and socio-economic screening to ensure you are a good surrogacy candidate. Our goal is to ensure that the surrogacy journey is as safe as possible for both the you and the baby.
Nevada Surrogacy For Gay Men
Many gay men choose surrogacy as a way to welcome children into their families, and you will be pleased to know that LGBT surrogacy is fully legal in Nevada. Marriage equality means that all married couples in the U.S. now have the same rights, regardless of sexual orientation. Of course, these rights extend to fertility treatments as well.
Nevada allows married couples, unmarried couples, and single parents to welcome children through the process of surrogacy. This makes Nevada a great state for everyone to grow their families.
For further information on family building and surrogacy for gay men who what to grow a family, please see this page.
Surrogate Cost Nevada
Committing to a surrogacy arrangement is a big responsibility, both financially and emotionally. This is why we are very clear right up front about the costs involved.
The average cost at Premium Surrogacy for the entire surrogacy process falls between $140,000 and $160,000. You may see slightly lower prices at some other local surrogacy agencies, but often the number you see does not reflect all the costs involved, such as escrow charges, legal fees, payment to the fertility doctor and other expenses.
Your individual situation can also affect how much you can expect to pay for surrogacy, such as circumstances in which your gestational surrogate is carrying twins or has to have a c-section. For complete information on the costs of surrogacy please go here.
Nevada Surrogacy Agency
Every surrogacy agency likes to think they are the best and here at Premium Surrogacy, we are no exception. There is one difference though that makes us stand out. We don’t just believe we are the best Nevada surrogacy agency, both for surrogates as well as intended parents, we know so!
We work with surrogates across most of the United States, including Nevada. We also work with intended parents, not only from all over the U.S, but from around the world, who have Nevada surrogates.
Our reputation for excellence comes in part from working with a single dedicated and experienced team, plus a world renowned fertility specialist. All of our surrogates are thoroughly and rigorously screened, both medically and psychologically, before they are accepted into our program and before they are matched with intended parents.
Here’s what Jessica A. had to say about her experience:
I knew I wanted to be a surrogate but I was a little hesitant and scared. I took a leap based on the shared stories and reviews and I would not change this for anything. This agency has an amazing team (that feel more like really supportive friends) that works with you every step of the way. They are professional, caring and they make the whole journey feel so smooth. They honestly think of everything to make sure you are comfortable and doing good. I honestly felt like top priority with them, not just a transaction!
This was my first Surrogacy and I was recommended to them by a friend. They are truly committed not only to their Intended Parents but to their surrogates as well. I was extremely lucky and matched with a local couple who are just the most amazing people. We built a priceless relationship while I carried their twins and they were so kind and loving and welcomed my family to be part of the process.
More Premium Surrogacy reviews and testimonials can be seen here.
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Also we have a resource page here answering the sometimes confusing question about epigenetics and does a surrogate share DNA with the baby, as well as other information about assisted reproduction.
Premium Surrogacy is here to help you demystify the process of assisted reproduction. If you are looking to grow your family, our team will walk you through all of your options and answer all of your questions so you can choose what’s best for you.
If you are considering becoming a surrogate, we will also walk you through the entire surrogacy process so you, if you qualify, can help families in a safe and fulfilling way. Take that first step today by contacting us here or calling our office at 310-566-1470 to schedule a consultation. We look forward to getting to know you!