Become a Surrogate in Colorado

Surrogate in Denver, Colorado
I would hear parents’ struggles of infertility and I knew that if I had the opportunity to help, I’d love to help those who needed that help. I enjoyed being pregnant so it was ideal.

ConceiveAbilities Surrogacy Agency: Leading the Way in Colorado Surrogacy

Most Experienced Denver Surrogacy Agency. Highest Colorado Surrogate Pay. Best Surrogate Support.

ConceiveAbilities is the most experienced surrogacy agency in the United States and the best for surrogates. We have been working with Colorado’s finest doctors and professionals in surrogacy, families and Denver-area surrogates for 25 years. Did you know that Colorado pioneered modern surrogacy, with the founding of the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (“CCRM”) by Dr. William Schoolcraft in 1987? At ConceiveAbilities, we have deep, long standing relationships with the best fertility and obstetrical experts. Plus, we have the on-the-ground know-how to protect your interests as a surrogate at every step, so you can focus on the joy of helping another family build their family and get paid well for doing so.

Surrogates sit at the heart of our program. We are ready to guide you through your Colorado surrogacy journey from our Denver office and you can call us anytime at (720) 466-3480. We pride ourselves on providing a local, personalized experience for each surrogate, while using our decades of experience and national reach to help match Colorado surrogates with intended parents in Colorado, throughout the Midwest and across America. Because of our earned reputation, Denver hospital systems, OB-GYNs, and fertility clinics turn to us for highly qualified surrogates. We partner with the best IVF clinics including CCRM Colorado Springs, CCRM Denver, CCRM Sky Ridge, CCRM Louisville, Shady Grove in Denver and Shady Grove Colorado Springs that are readily accessible for surrogates from Colorado and the Denver metropolitan alike.

Our match manager is amazing and has helped resolve any issues or questions extremely quickly, makes sure I've got what I need and has made this process a lot easier. I'm so honored to help make families' dreams come true!

Why do women become surrogates in Colorado? Simply put, surrogates have a remarkable opportunity to create fulfillment and joy for others, discovering a purpose in an unforgettably unique way. Surrogates find happiness in helping others. And, we’ve used all of our experience to create something no one else has: a first-of-its-kind innovative program built just for surrogates to care, compensate, and protect you so you can do just that. Colorado is an exceptional place to be a surrogate, with a great environment for legal, medical, and support for your surrogacy journey.

Watch our founder and CEO, Nazca Fontes, and experienced surrogate, Kristi Graves, talk with Colorado’s Best about becoming a surrogate in Denver.

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All-In Surrogate Care and Compensation Program

ConceiveAbilities will expertly guide you through the surrogacy process. We know timing, matching and surrogate pay are priorities for you and your family. You may want a local match with intended parents that also live in the Colorado area and, if so, we have many hopeful Colorado families waiting to find their perfect surrogate. Colorado-based surrogates are in high demand and you will find many options to consider. Here is simply why ConceiveAbilities is the best Colorado surrogacy agency for surrogates to partner with: We offer a comprehensive All-In Surrogate Care and Compensation Program designed just for you.

Full partum care is offered from the beginning of your surrogacy journey through fourth trimester recovery. We help you take full advantage of the immense resources available throughout Colorado, including pregnancy support and doula groups like Balanced Beginnings Doulas, Birth in Black, and Soul Baby Birthing, so that you emerge from your surrogacy journey stronger than ever.

At ConceiveAbilities, you are surrounded by a complete support team, all in-house, including financial, insurance, legal guidance and a personal Match Manager, that guides you step by step through the process. We are fully invested in your emotional and physical health to ensure you have the best surrogacy journey possible.

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And, we offer great pay for you. We know, and you know, that surrogacy is motivated by the desire to help a family. And, compensation is also important. As a surrogate in and around Denver, your estimated base pay with us begins at $57,000. Our pay package for you is the highest of any Colorado surrogacy agency where agencies list base pay between $40,000 and $45,000 and require you to negotiate your own package and send in expense forms for reimbursement. We are not shy to talk about compensation and we want to hear your questions. Talk to us and we’ll make sure you have the perfect package for you. Use our surrogate salary calculator to get your estimated base pay. Then take this survey and our Surrogate Engagement Coordinator will work with you to get you your personalized surrogate compensation package. And, no expense reports!

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There Are Many Surrogacy Agencies in Denver. Why Should You Choose ConceiveAbilities?

We have earned our stellar reputation and we intend to keep it. Our surrogates are known for being exceptional by both intended parents and medical professionals. The proof is in our well-established networks and in the numbers.

  • 95% of our surrogates are medically cleared by IVF clinics.
  • 56% of our surrogates do a repeat surrogacy journey.

And, perhaps the ultimate proof: 78% of our surrogates want to refer a friend to be a surrogate.

Why? Because they loved their experience with us. We have decades of experience helping hundreds of surrogates and families in Colorado grow their families. Our expert staff is at your fingertips and ready to help you start your surrogacy journey. We have dozens of hopeful parents in Colorado ready to immediately match with a Colorado surrogate like you. Want to wait to get pregnant? We can do that too. We customize our qualification process to work at your pace, with no timing pressure. We are on your timeline and you are in control.

I decided to become a surrogate in Colorado because I wanted to be able to help give a family the same joy I have when spending time with my girls. I can’t imagine what some of these families have gone through trying to conceive a child of their own. I had such wonderful pregnancies and absolutely loved every minute of each one. Getting to spend time with my intended parents and share their excitement helps make this journey all the more special.

Why Colorado Is A Great Place To Be A Surrogate

The Mile High City of Denver is a long-standing pioneer in the field of reproductive medicine. ConceiveAbilities is proud to be a part of that forward-thinking tradition as we lead the surrogacy industry in Colorado alongside top fertility clinics, doctors and surrogacy experts. Our deep roots here with the very best experts in the field allow us to connect you with the very best surrogacy resources available to you.

Colorado is pro surrogacy


Colorado is already a great state for surrogacy and it’s now even better. The Colorado Surrogacy Agreement Act went into effect on May 6, 2021, which establishes requirements for legally enforceable surrogacy agreements. Until this law was passed, Colorado had no surrogacy law on the books and courts typically relied upon established case law.

The law has several provisions which include:

  • Eligibility and criteria for surrogacy agreements. Specifically, under the law a surrogate must:
    • be 21 years old or older
    • have previously given birth to a child
    • undergo a medical evaluation and mental health counseling
    • have independent legal counsel of her choosing, licensed in the state, throughout the arrangement.
  • Procedures for obtaining court orders recognizing and enforcing surrogacy agreements.

The law also explicitly provides that parental rights for the intended parents vest immediately on the birth of the child, and the surrogate and her spouse have no parental rights. This will allow the parents to be placed on the birth certificate. However, a court order will still be required before the delivery before a birth certificate can be issued.

Judith Hoechst, a Colorado assisted reproductive technology attorney, was part of the team leading the effort to pass the new law. After almost dying giving birth to her first child, Judith used a surrogate to complete her family. “Loving families are formed in many ways, among them, surrogacy. Because of my son’s birth it was important to me to work to codify best practices and balanced protections for Colorado parents and surrogates. Denver undoubtedly has some of the best fertility clinics in the country. Now intended parents and surrogates under the care of Colorado fertility clinics can feel safer knowing they are legally protected here.”

Colorado is our second home


As the first agency in Denver, we opened our doors in 2004. Since then we've fully staffed this location with excellent team members, including our Director of Operations Kristin Welch and Tisha Bean-Wilcox, LPC, CACII, our Manager of Clinical and Matching Services. Not only are Kristen and Tisha trained experts in the surrogacy field, they both were Denver surrogates and know the Colorado surrogacy process first-hand to help guide our surrogates through their journey. With their leadership, we have helped hundreds of surrogates fulfill their dream of being a surrogate in Colorado.

Best Podcast for Denver Surrogates? Check Out All Things Conceivable: A Surrogacy Podcast with Nazca Fontes that covers all things surrogacy. From what drives women to become surrogate mothers to intended parents’ emotional journeys including infertility to industry experts weighing in on important topics you need to know about.

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Who Can You Help By Becoming a Surrogate in Colorado?

1 in 8 couples struggle with fertility. Did you know surrogacy is the most successful treatment for infertility with a 75% success rate? And a growing percentage of all IVF treatments are completed with a surrogate, now over 5.4% in 2019? As more people turn to surrogacy to build their family, more surrogates are needed. You, as a surrogate mother, have the power to help hopeful parents’ dreams of a family come true. Why do people need a surrogate to build their families? There are many reasons hopeful parents turn to a surrogate, including:

  • LGBTQ community including single men and gay couples
  • Infertility diagnosis
  • Uterine medical conditions that are either genetic or caused by illness like cancer or endometriosis

Kristi Graves, a single mom of her daughter, had wanted to be a surrogate for years. Finally when the time was right for her and her family, she applied with ConceiveAbilities and matched with a local Colorado family for a life changing surrogacy journey. She shared why she made the decision to become a surrogate. “I have always loved kids! My background is in early childhood development and I worked in the classroom with infants and toddlers and was always around kids from a young age (babysitting, nannying). I worked with parents as well, and sometimes they were older parents. I heard stories about issues with fertility pretty often and it inspired me to become a surrogate. My heart really wanted me to do this.” Read more about Kristi’s 3-part surrogacy story featured on Mile High Mama’s How To Become A Surrogate in Colorado: A Denver Mom Shares Why She Became A Surrogate.

Inspired by Kristi? Apply now to help Colorado families.

What Is The Process of Becoming A Surrogate in Colorado?

A surrogacy journey in Colorado is a big commitment and you are the hero at the center of that journey. Our experience ensures that you have a step-by-step process, from applying to be a surrogate in Colorado all the way through a successful fourth trimester recovery. Learn more about our surrogate process here. Want to learn about how to qualify to be a surrogate? Watch our video that shows what happens when you apply.

From helping you do your research on the best Colorado 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 had a shared experience. We have a rich resource group of past Colorado surrogate advocates who have volunteered to speak with you about the process.

Our two Colorado Surrogate Advocates are ready to share their personal experiences as ConceiveAbilities surrogates in Colorado and answer any surrogacy questions you have directly. Click here to learn more about ConceiveAbilities' surrogate advocate program and, more specifically, how to contact Leslie or Kimberly.

Leslie lives in Aurora, Colorado, has been married for 11 years with two daughters and two puppies and works overnight as a dispatcher. She is a three-time surrogate mother carrying four children for three different local Colorado families including twins. You can read about her surrogacy stories on her blog My Pod, Their Pea.

Kimberly is a two-time surrogate who lives in Castle Rock, Colorado. She works part-time at her son’s school and has been a surrogate for two Colorado families including her last journey with twins. She is passionate about improving the public’s understanding of surrogacy and is eager to answer your questions!

We also invite you to join us at the Surrogacy Learning Center, a safe and secure online environment to learn more from a kind and giving community of joyful surrogates and fantastic experts.

Take the next step to become a surrogate in Colorado. Take our short survey to begin your surrogacy journey.

Matching with Your Intended Family in Colorado

How do we match you, as a surrogate, with the intended family of your choice? Our proprietary matching process pairs you with the family you were meant to help who has shared values and expectations. Matching Matters® has a 97% success rate at first introduction, expediting your journey.

Throughout the screening process, we will have gotten to know you well; toward the end of that process, we will interview you in detail to learn more about your values and expectations for your surrogacy journey. The principles we prioritize in Matching Matters are based on relationship compatibility, medical criteria of the intended parents’ clinic, legal considerations, reproductive choices and other specifics requested by you as a surrogate, and the intended parents. Our experts take into account all aspects of the surrogacy process to thoroughly vet compatibility.

Unlike some other surrogacy agencies in Colorado who don’t show you parent profiles, we will then present you with a curated, carefully vetted profile of potential intended parent matches, so you can learn about the family you choose to help. The result? The right match the first time, helping you move closer to your dream of helping a family build their family.

Surrogate Requirements in Colorado

Our surrogate requirements make sure your surrogacy journey is as healthy and successful as possible. In addition to being physically and emotionally healthy, you will have to meet set criteria to be a surrogate. Review these basic qualifications to find out if you qualify as an Colorado surrogate candidate:

  • A long term resident of the United States
  • Between the ages of 21 and 40 at time of matching
  • At least one healthy, uncomplicated full-term birth
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Frequently Asked Questions About Becoming A Surrogate in Colorado

What Is Included in the All-In Surrogate Care and Compensation Program?


It’s not just about the base pay, we are deeply invested in your physical and emotional health. ConceiveAbilities is proud to offer our first-of-its-kind All-In Surrogate Care and Compensation Program.

Fourth Trimester Partum Care: A comprehensive plan to ensure a successful Fourth Trimester recovery, from the start of your pregnancy and based on the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists standard of care, including

  • A personalized intake session covering the facts behind, and options for, doula care and birth preparation, physical therapy, nutrition, and fitness / movement
  • Monthly Q&A sessions with rotating experts throughout your pregnancy
  • A dedicated program of postpartum emotional support, with a trusted network of knowledgeable and caring surrogates
  • Monthly care packages, because we love to let you know how much we appreciate you, with items that are hand-selected based on what is most appealing to you.

What Other Support Does ConceiveAbilities Provide Surrogates?


A surrogacy journey is a big undertaking. We understand that and want to support our Colorado surrogates through every step, so you can focus on the joy of helping another family build their family and get paid well for doing so. In addition to your dedicated ConceiveAbilities Match Manager who will serve as your primary point of contact throughout your entire surrogacy journey, you will also receive the following:

  • Legal Support: The comprehensive ‘Pregnancy on Paper’ is one of the most reassuring parts of the surrogacy process to have small details and ‘what-ifs’ predetermined so that you can feel secure and legally protected. Your own lawyer who represents you, but is paid for by your intended parents, ensures that the comprehensive agreement between you and your intended parents covers everything having to do with your surrogacy including obstetrical care, payments to you, communication between you and your intended parents, “What Ifs” like what happens if you go on bed rest and need additional support, and parentage.
  • Insurance Support: Insurance coverage? Money negotiations? Payment disputes? Handled. Not your problem. We work closely with an insurance specialist to manage all the details of your insurance coverage including billing and coverage.
  • Emotional Support: Continuing through your full recovery from the pregnancy, we provide dedicated support, with mental health professionals on staff, to guide and help you through this demanding time in your life. We help you build your relationship with your intended parents, using our decades of experience across 100s of surrogacy journeys to guide you through tough conversations and potential conflicts. You, your voice and your choices are at the forefront of your surrogacy journey. Additionally, we introduce you to the Surrogate Sisterhood, a private community of women who are actively engaged with us on a surrogacy journey. You will have routine opportunities to connect with this incredible network of supporters that totally “get it” and are available to answer any question you may have.
  • Educational Support: Learn more about surrogacy and collaborate with others in our one-of-a-kind community, the Surrogacy Learning Center.

Is Surrogacy in Colorado Legal?

Yes. Gestational surrogacy is explicitly permitted in Colorado by the Colorado Surrogacy Agreement Act. This law supports parents that are single, unmarried or married, and of any sexual orientation. Intended Parents may use their own sperm or eggs or a donor, or they may use an embryo that is unrelated to them. Under the new law, Intended Parents are able to petition the juvenile court before the birth to obtain an order that allows them to have their names placed on their child’s birth certificate at the time of birth. If the Child is born in Colorado, vital records will issue a birth certificate that lists the names of the Intended Parent(s) as the parent(s) of their child. Working with ConceiveAbilities, you can be confident that your intended parents will be granted parentage and go home with the baby that you help bring into the world.

Will I Be Related To The Baby?

No. A ConceiveAbilities surrogate does not share any genetics with the baby they are carrying for another family. Learn more here.

How Much Do Colorado Surrogates Get Paid?

Denver area surrogates earn top compensation for being gestational surrogates because Colorado is a high-demand state. Base salary for a first time surrogate in Denver is $52,000. Plus if you apply now, you earn an additional $7,500 for a limited time. Other competitors list lower base compensation. With ConceiveAbilities, we cover your needs in our base pay including location and insurance and we also take into consideration your wage replenishment and qualifications that can increase your financial package. Use our surrogate pay calculator to get your estimated base pay, knowing your detailed personal surrogate compensation can be more depending on your situation.

How Do I Choose The Best Colorado Surrogacy Agency For Me?

As the nation’s most experienced surrogacy agency, ConceiveAbilities is ready to help you navigate your surrogacy journey in Colorado. For years, we have been helping hopeful Colorado parents build their families through surrogacy. We have the experience, surrogacy professional network and legal knowledge to help you fulfill your dream of becoming a surrogate. We are grateful to have matched hundreds of Colorado surrogates and local Colorado couples struggling with infertility, gay dads and single parents-to-be to ensure the best surrogacy partnership for anyone hoping to create their family. Watch our 20th Year Denver Picnic here!

How Do I Start My Surrogacy Journey in Colorado?

As a potential Colorado surrogate, we have made it easy and fast for you to find out if you meet basic requirements. Learn more about how to take our survey here to qualify to be a ConceiveAbilities surrogate.

Can I Be A Surrogate If I Don’t Live in The Denver Area?

Yes! If you live anywhere in Colorado, you can fulfill your dream of being a paid surrogate for a hopeful family. We have surrogates applying from everywhere in Colorado: Aspen, Vail, Estes, Pueblo, Centennial, Durango, Castle Rock, Parker, Lakewood, Thornton, Arvada, Greeley, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Longmont, and more. Colorado is a great environment for surrogacy and attracts women from all over the country to start their surrogacy journey here in the Centennial State.

How Long Does A Surrogacy Journey in Colorado Take?

Once you are qualified to become a Colorado surrogate, we may be able to match you immediately. A surrogacy journey takes approximately 1-2 years to complete.

Can My Surrogacy Agency Help Me Navigate the Legal Aspects of Surrogacy?

Yes, ConceiveAbilities will assist you with finding legal representation for the state of Colorado, specifically an attorney who is specialized in surrogacy and assisted reproductive technology law. Your legal services are paid for by your intended parents. ConceiveAbilities will work closely with your attorney to coordinate all of the legal aspects of your match.

Does ConceiveAbilities Surrogacy Agency Have An Office in Denver?

Yes. We are located in Greenwood Village just south of Denver and you can reach us anytime at (720) 466-3480. Becoming a surrogate in Aurora, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Fort Collins-Loveland, Greeley, Pueblo and all Colorado locales is convenient. And, we work with ease through our own online platform to ensure surrogacy is efficient and safe for you.

Will I Be Matched With Intended Parents From Colorado?

We know being close to your intended parents and fertility clinic throughout your surrogacy journey might be important to you - for convenience, relationship building and peace of mind. Colorado has some of the best IVF clinics in the world and families who are seeking local Colorado surrogates like you. If matching with a local Colorado family is important to you, we will prioritize matching you as close to home as possible. You may find, in your matching process, that factors other than geographic proximity become more important to you. We see great success in both local and long distance surrogacy journeys.

Do You Have More Information About The LGBTQ Community in Denver interested in becoming Gay Parents?

We are proud to be an LGBTQ+ friendly surrogacy agency in Denver. Men Having Babies is a great resource for gay dads. It is an international organization dedicated to providing gay men with educational and financial support to achieve parenthood through surrogacy. You can learn more about how hopeful Denver gay parents and men all over the world become parents at their website. Proud Parenting and LGTBQ Colorado also lists resources available to the gay Colorado community. You can also check out our podcast with single gay dad Joseph Tito, The Dad Diaries, and his surrogacy journey experience.

How Do I Learn More About Infertility and Surrogacy?

You can get more information about surrogacy and fertility at American Society for Reproductive Medicine and Resolve: The National Infertility Association.

Choose the ConceiveAbilities’ surrogate mother program in Denver, Colorado.

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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