ConceiveAbilities is a leading surrogacy center in Charlotte, matching intended parents with Charlotte surrogates like you throughout the Southeastern region and across the United States. As one of the oldest agencies in America, we’ve been at the forefront of a changing landscape alongside Charlotte’s finest doctors and professionals. Our egg donation and Charlotte surrogacy agency has been providing third party reproductive services to hopeful parents-to-be in North Carolina and around the world for twenty-four years and counting.
We are proud to serve Charlotte and its welcoming community. As North Carolina’s largest city, Queen City is the third fastest-growing major city and home to many Fortune 500 companies including Bank of America, Lowe’s and Duke Energy. We know it’s important to have local support that understands North Carolina values throughout your surrogacy journey. At ConceiveAbilities, we have deep, long standing relationships with all local Charlotte area top-tier medical care, fertility clinics and surrogacy support staff, making us a strong local advocate for your surrogacy journey in The Tar Heel State.
From outdoor activities like hiking and whitewater rafting to sports like NASCAR and the Charlotte Hornets to award winning culinary experiences and world-class barbecue, Charlotte is the perfect city to enjoy your surrogacy journey in.
Many people including celebrities like Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, and Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have used surrogacy to build their own families. We are grateful to match Charlotte surrogates and local North Carolina couples struggling with infertility, gay dads and single parents-to-be to ensure the best surrogacy partnership for anyone hoping to create their family. We specialize in helping all couples grow their families and strive to make your modern family-building surrogacy experience an amazing and successful one.
We work with ease through our own online platform to ensure becoming a surrogate is safe and convenient, whether you live right in Charlotte, its suburbs, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem and all of North Carolina even more convenient.
As your local surrogate agency in Charlotte, we are here to support every step of your surrogacy journey. From helping you do your research on the best North Carolina surrogacy agency to matching you with a family, ConceiveAbilities is honored to make your dream of being a surrogate come true. We are happy to answer all of your surrogacy questions and we also know how valuable it is to be able to speak with someone who has the personal experience of being a surrogate mother in Charlotte.
"A lot of people I know have struggled with infertility. It’s heartbreaking to watch."
ConceiveAbilities' North Carolina surrogate Bri Buck shared her surrogacy journey experience with Axios Charlotte and the process she went through to become a surrogate mother. Bri decided on becoming a surrogate in North Carolina after she was finished building her own family. She was motivated to be a surrogate by watching others struggle with infertility and she wanted to be able to give that gift to someone who couldn’t carry their own child. "I care for this child and want to do everything I can to build him the best that I can. But the real joy for me will be getting to see the parents’ faces when they meet him,” she says. Read more about her experience as a surrogate in Charlotte and follow her Instagram to learn more about her journey!
Our North Carolina Surrogate Advocate, Corrine Smith, is a 2-time surrogate mother who delivered her first surrogate baby at Duke Fertility Center and is currently on her second journey. Corrine decided to become a surrogate mother because she knew many women personally including her sister who struggled to get pregnant and she wanted to be able to help them have a family. When deciding on her second journey, she says she feels part of a rare group that can do something special and she feels she should act on that. She said, “How could I say no? I have the ability to make an important impact on someone's life.” She resides in Blowing Rock, North Carolina with her husband and her son in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and is excited to connect with others who are considering becoming a gestational carrier. She has volunteered to share her personal experience as a ConceiveAbilities surrogate in North Carolina and answer any surrogacy questions with you directly.
Click here to learn more about ConceiveAbilities' surrogate advocate program and, more specifically, how to contact Corrine.
Yes. While North Carolina does not have a gestational surrogacy statute, it also does not have case law that prohibits it. Courts have commonly granted pre-birth orders for married heterosexual couples, unmarried heterosexual couples, married same-sex couples, and single individuals. That said, it is important to note that the results can vary by county and judge. With ConceiveAbilities’ long track record of working successfully with surrogates in North Carolina, you can be confident about a successful surrogacy journey.
In addition to our staying power of twenty-four years as a surrogacy agency, ConceiveAbilities invests in building a large community of available surrogates because, simply, surrogates sit at the very heart of our program. Read more about our process, including how we find your perfect intended parents.
Our Matching Matters process sets us apart from other surrogacy agencies. We understand the significance of the right match, and we are proud of our Matching Matters process that focuses on the connection between a surrogate and the intended parent. Our experience has proven that matching does matter and our 97% initial acceptance rate proves it. The right match lays the foundation for the entire surrogacy process, resulting in a successful and rewarding experience. Often surrogates and intended parents, who start off as strangers to one another, become an extended part of one another’s families. For those who seek this depth of connection, and equally for those who don’t, ConceiveAbilities uses its Matching Matters to understand your goals and make matches that make sense.
One of the most common questions we receive is, how much do surrogates get paid in Charlotte? At ConceiveAbilities, our surrogate compensation package is one of the most generous, and well-planned, in the field. As a first-time surrogate living in North Carolina, you will earn $44,000 and more in base pay, depending on your specific situation, and with payments starting well before your pregnancy. Factors that increase what you get paid in base compensation include whether you have prior experience as a gestational surrogate. Take the first step to become a surrogate in North Carolina now!
Our surrogate requirements make sure your surrogacy journey is as healthy and successful as possible. Review these basic criteria to find out if you qualify as a surrogate candidate. Or, better yet, take our short personal assessment to see if you qualify to be a surrogate in North Carolina!
The process for getting started is easy, confidential, and secure. Go ahead and take the first step with ConceiveAbilities. We are looking forward to getting to know you.
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.