How to Become a Surrogate Mother in Ohio

Surrogate mother in Columbus, OH

Choose ConceiveAbilities As Your Ohio Surrogacy Agency

ConceiveAbilities is a leading surrogacy center in Columbus, matching intended parents with Ohio surrogates like you throughout the Midwest 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 Ohio’s finest doctors and professionals. Our egg donation and Columbus surrogacy agency has been providing third party reproductive services to hopeful parents-to-be in Ohio and around the world for twenty-four years and counting.

We are proud to serve Columbus and its diverse community. The Ohio state slogan The Heart of it All fits the surrogacy journey perfectly. And, did you know that 50% of the U.S. population lives within a 500 miles radius of Columbus? With its midwestern charm and big ideas, The Biggest Small Town in America is a wonderful place to embark on your surrogacy journey.

Ohio’s capital city is the second largest city in the Midwest and has a reputation for being progressive and open minded. Not only do many of the LGBTQ copmmunity call Columbus home, it hosts one of the largest Pride parades in the Midwest attracting more than 700,000 people. As every Buckeyes fan knows, the Arch City is also home to The Ohio State University, the third largest university in the United States giving surrogates plenty of opportunities for continued education and sports excitement during your journey.

As your surrogacy agency in Ohio, we have deep relationships with local fertility centers and clinics, world-class doctors and surrogacy support staff that are based in Columbus and throughout Ohio, making us a strong local advocate for your surrogacy.

Ohio has a long tradition of successful surrogacy journeys and was famously home for the birth of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick’s twins through the assistance of a surrogate in 2009. Many people including celebrities like Anderson Cooper, Kristen Wiig, Kim Kardashian, Nicole Kidman and Dwyane Wade have used surrogacy to build their own families. We are grateful to match Columbus surrogates and local Ohio 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 in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo, Akron or anywhere else in Ohio.

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Columbus Surrogacy: What You Need To Know

As your local surrogate agency in Columbus, we are here to support every step of your surrogacy journey. From helping you do your research on the best Ohio 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 Columbus.

Our Ohio Surrogate Advocate, Heather Sailing, lives in Pickerington, Ohio with her husband and two ‘too-smart-for-their-own-good’ boys. She is an Ohio Buckeye for life and she also enjoys knitting, playing with her cat, and deciding on whether or not to pursue a PhD. Heather first started looking into becoming a surrogate in Ohio when one of her friends was struggling with fertility. After years of discussing and praying about gestational surrogacy, Heather decided to move forward with the support of her husband and family. She carried and delivered twin boys in 2018. She has volunteered to share her personal experience as a ConceiveAbilities surrogate in Ohio and is excited to answer any surrogacy questions with you directly.

Click here to learn more about ConceiveAbilities' surrogate advocate program and, more specifically, how to contact Heather.

Surrogacy in Ohio: Frequently Asked Questions

Is Surrogacy in Ohio Legal?

Yes. While Ohio does not have a gestational surrogacy statute, the Ohio Supreme court confirmed that gestational surrogacy is not contrary to public policy (J.F. v. D.B, 879 N.E.2d740 (2007)). Courts have commonly granted pre-birth orders for married couples and single individuals regardless of their sexual orientation. That said, there are restrictions as well as some variations by county and judge. With ConceiveAbilities’ long track record of working successfully with surrogates in Ohio, you can be confident about a successful surrogacy journey.

What Sets ConceiveAbilities Apart from Other Surrogacy Agencies in Ohio?

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.

How Do We Find Your Perfect Intended Parents in Ohio?

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.

How Much Does Being A Surrogate Mother in Ohio Pay?

One of the most common questions we receive is, how much do surrogates get paid in Columbus? 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 Ohio, you will earn $46,000 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 Ohio now!

Who Can Become A Surrogate Mother in Ohio?

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 Columbus!

Getting to know you Why do we ask?
Have you given birth before? A history of at least one full-term and uncomplicated pregnancy is essential to ensuring your surrogacy journey is healthy and successful.
Where do you live? Compensated surrogacy is legal in most, but not all, states. And, certain locations are highly valued by intended parents, which allows you to earn higher compensation.
Are you a long-term US resident? The surrogacy journey is lengthy and is accomplished only by working with a US-based IVF clinic.
How old are you? At the time you are matched with intended parents, you should be between 21 and 40 years of age.
Are you physically healthy? You must have an uncomplicated medical history, not be over- or under-weight, not currently smoke, and be free of certain chronic conditions.
Are you emotionally healthy? Your surrogacy journey is demanding and requires a stable foundation in your life without undue stress.
Why do you want to be a surrogate? Perhaps the most important requirement is your motivation for pursuing surrogacy. Surrogacy creates an exciting purpose and you can make a profound impact on helping others build their family, and get well-paid for doing so.

Testimonials about our surrogacy agency:

Thank you to ConceiveAbilities for being such an amazing support for myself and my family, for making a wonderful match and for caring about all of the gestational surrogates as if they were your own family. This experience has been one that has changed me as a person, mother, friend and wife.

Choose the ConceiveAbilities’ surrogate mother program in Columbus, Ohio.

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.


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