For almost 20 years, ConceiveAbilities has brought together extraordinary surrogate mothers with loving new parents in the Bloomington, IL area. We know from experience that it takes a dedicated team of professionals and individuals to make the dreams of future parents a reality. Get on board with ConceiveAbilities and join us on this remarkable journey!
The ConceiveAbilities team is truly grateful for your interest. It takes a very special person to dedicate their energy and time to becoming a surrogate mother. We ask that you take a moment to look over the surrogate requirements we’ve listed below. You can also visit our surrogate mother requirements page for more details.
Surrogacy is legal in Bloomington, IL. In fact, Illinois has some of the most surrogacy-"friendly" laws in the United States, with several laws supporting the surrogacy process. Among the most prominent is the Illinois Gestational Surrogacy Act. Passed in 2005, the Gestational Surrogacy Act has made surrogacy arrangements more straightforward for intended parents and surrogates in Bloomington and throughout Illinois. We invite you to learn more about Illinois Surrogacy Laws.
Our staff receives countless thoughtful notes from parents and surrogates in Illinois and across the nation. We are both grateful and honored that people take the time to share their experience with ConceiveAbilities. We're humbled by the role we play in this process, and we invite you to read more stories about our agency.
Whether you are an intended parent or a surrogate applicant, the process for getting started is easy, secure & confidential. Go ahead and take the first step with ConceiveAbilities.
To learn more, we invite you to read reviews from Illinois surrogates and intended parents who have used ConceiveAbilities as their surrogacy agency. And for questions about our agency's Bloomington surrogacy program or more information about becoming an Illinois surrogate mother, please contact ConceiveAbilities.
Finding a path to parenthood by working with a gestational carrier continues to grow in its appeal. In 2019, an estimated 7,000 births took place by surrogate in the United States, as the market is steadily growing at 15% per year based on data from the Centers for Disease Control. And, in 2017, we know that 4.2% of all In Vitro Fertilization transfers occurred with a gestational carrier, which grew from just over 1% ten years prior.
The decision to become a surrogate means entering into a unique partnership with the intended parents. Think about it: you’re taking on an incredibly powerful responsibility, and it’s often for someone you’ve never met. One of the most important decisions you’ll make during your surrogacy journey is the people you’ll enter into this partnership with. What should you consider when being matched with intended parents? From working with a surrogacy agency to communication and beyond, we’ll explore how to make the very most of your match.