Surrogacy in Houston, Texas (TX)

ConceiveAbilities Surrogacy Agency: Leading the Way in Texas Surrogacy

Most Experienced Houston Surrogacy Agency. Highest Texas Surrogate Pay. Best Surrogate Support.

ConceiveAbilities is the most experienced surrogacy agency in the United States and the best for surrogates. ConceiveAbilities has been matching intended parents with Texas surrogates like you throughout the South Central region and across the United States for 25 years. 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. 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.

Surrogates sit at the heart of our program, and we are ready to guide you through your Texas surrogacy journey from our The Great Jones building in Houston, where you can reach us at (713) 280-7992, as well as in Dallas, where you can call us at (469) 779-4656. We pride ourselves on providing a local, personalized experience for each surrogate, while using our decades of experience and national reach to help match Texas surrogates with intended parents in Texas, throughout the Southwest and across America. Because of our earned reputation, Houston hospital systems like Houston Methodist and Willowbrook Hospital, OB-GYNs, and fertility clinics turn to us for highly qualified surrogates. We partner with the best IVF clinics in Texas including CCRM-Houston and Houston Fertility Institute that are readily accessible for surrogates from all parts of Texas and the Houston area alike.

Why do women become surrogates in Texas? Simply put, surrogates have a remarkable opportunity to create fulfillment and joy for others, discovering a purpose and calling 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. Texas is a great place to be a surrogate, with a strong legal framework to ensure your rights are protected as a gestational carrier and an impressive medical community of fertility and obstetrical experts.

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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 near you and, if so, we have many hopeful Texans waiting to find their perfect surrogate. Texas surrogates are in high demand and you will find many options to consider. Here is simply why ConceiveAbilities is the best Texas 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 your fourth trimester recovery. Because everything is bigger in Texas, we help you tap into all the amazing resources that can play a role in your experience.

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 Texas, we give you straight talk about the money you earn as a surrogate. Other agencies list a low base pay between $35,000 and $45,000 or don’t list any surrogacy pay at all or cap their pay at $60,000. We believe in transparency. As a surrogate in and around Houston, Dallas and other key markets in Texas, your estimated base pay with us begins at $57,000. Our pay package for you is the highest of any Texas surrogacy agency. Period. We are not shy to talk about compensation and we want to hear your priorities. Talk to us and we’ll make sure you have a great 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.

There Are Many Surrogacy Agencies in Texas. 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 Texas grow their families. Our expert staff including social workers, nurses, lawyers and insurance experts is at your fingertips and ready to help you start your surrogacy journey. We have dozens of hopeful parents in the Southwest ready to immediately match with a Texas surrogate like you. Not quite ready to get pregnant? We can wait until you are. We customize our qualification process to work at your pace, with no timing pressure. We are on your timeline and you are in control.

Why Texas is A Great Place To Be A Surrogate

Excellent maternity care


If you are a surrogate in Texas, you know you have many top maternity hospitals for your surrogacy care. Four area Houston hospitals earned a spot on Newsweek’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2021. Newsweek partnered with The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization that reports on the safety and quality performance of U.S. health care facilities, to highlight the Best Maternity Hospitals. Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Southeast, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital all made the list for meeting Leapfrog's high standards for safety and quality of the maternity care they provide. Houston Methodist Hospital earned a spot on US News & World Report Best Hospitals for Maternity 2021. And Kev’s Best listed their top five best maternity hospitals in Houston: Houston Methodist, Memorial, Hermann, St. Joseph Medical Center, The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, And Texas Children’s Hospital.

We keep it all under one roof


As a full service Texas surrogacy agency, we work to keep all aspects of your surrogacy journey in house to ensure the most efficient and smooth experience as possible. Some agencies outsource matching, escrow and other parts, but because we have highly qualified personnel including lawyers, accountants, insurance experts, nurses and mental health care professionals, we are able to provide each individual surrogate very focused attention because we are all familiar with your case. To boot, many of our staff are experienced surrogates, egg donors or intended parents themselves, so not only do we have the professional experience, we have the personal experience as well.

Best Podcast for Houston 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 Texas?

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

Texans Lara Beth and Fritz Levy struggled for years with infertility and suffered multiple miscarriages. She even resigned from her demanding marketing job just to focus on her fertility and in vitro fertilization treatments. To add to the complications, Lara Beth underwent a prophylactic double mastectomy early in 2020, having discovered she was a gene carrier for the BRCA1 gene mutation. The Levys worked with agency ConceiveAbilities to help pair her with a Dallas-area surrogate, Celeste, who had a successful embryo transplant on the second try. While their surrogacy journey progressed, Lara Beth got some amazing news. Read more about their surrogacy journey in a NY Post article "Hilaria Baldwin Isn’t The Only One with Surrogate ‘Twinblings’ Babies."

Help a family like the Levys. Apply now to be a Texas surrogate.

What Is The Process of Becoming A Surrogate in Texas?

A surrogacy journey in Texas 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 Texas all the way through a successful fourth trimester recovery. Learn more about our surrogate process here and how to apply to be a surrogate.

From helping you do your research on the best Texas 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 Texas surrogates who have volunteered to speak with you about the process. Our three Texas Surrogate Advocates are ready to share their personal experiences as ConceiveAbilities surrogates in Texas and answer any surrogacy questions you have directly.

Leigh-Anne Cooey lives in the Houston suburb of Spring, Texas with her boyfriend, toddler son and Great Dane fur-baby. She has called Texas home for the past three years but has lived in various states throughout the U.S. over the course of her life. She has a busy lifestyle—working at an audiology clinic, picking up shifts at the hospital as a CNA, and attending school part-time. Leigh-Anne wanted to become a surrogate in the Houston area because she had several friends who experienced infertility and needed to use IVF and also a surrogate to build their own family. She says her life is so much more fulfilling and joyful with her son and that she wanted to help another family bring new life into the world and experience that joy. Leigh-Anne is the type of person who has "never met a stranger" and would love to connect with other moms answering any questions they have regarding surrogacy.

Kim Foy and her hubby of 17 years have four children, two biological and two adopted, and reside in Fulshear, Texas. Kim grew up on a farm/ranch in the Lone Star State and still spends many weekends there with her family. Kim’s family has been very supportive of her three surrogacy journeys and she considers surrogacy one of the “best choices” she has ever made. Kim went to college to become a teacher and did so for five years before starting her family. Since then she has been a stay-at-home mom and would not trade a minute of her life for anything. Kim looks forward to the opportunity to visit with others interested in embarking on the one-of-a-kind journey that is surrogacy.

Melanie Wright is a native Texan who lives in Spring, Texas but has family all over the United States. She is happily married, has a six-year-old daughter, a two-year-old son, and works part-time as a Registered Nurse. Melanie feels she has been blessed with healthy pregnancies and wanted to help others wanting to make their families complete! Melanie has been a part of the gestational surrogacy community since becoming an Advocate surrogate in 2018. She is proud of her surrogacy advocacy and is happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Click here to learn more about ConceiveAbilities' surrogate advocate program and, more specifically, how to contact Leigh-Anne, Kim or Melanie.

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Matching with Your Intended Family in Texas

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, reproductive choices, legal considerations, 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 Texas who don’t show you parent profiles, we will 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 Texas

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 a New York 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
ConceiveAbilities is comprised of genuinely caring and helpful individuals. They make a seemingly daunting and multifaceted process go by smoothly and provide support for their surrogates every step of the way. They provide match managers that help navigate you throughout the whole journey. Their matching process between surrogate and intended parents is phenomenal. For me, there was an immediate connection and I feel like our personalities/interests were used as guiding factors to further enable a smooth journey. Overall, I am very much impressed and am grateful to have found such a wonderful organization.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Becoming A Surrogate in Texas

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 Texas 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 Texas Legal?

Yes. Texas authorizes gestational surrogacy by statute (Tex.Fam.Code § 160-751 through § 160-763) for married couples. Courts have commonly granted pre-birth orders for married couples regardless of their sexual orientation or genetic relationship to the child, provided that the Gestational Carrier Agreement is validated by a court prior to the child's birth. Some judges have allowed single individuals and unmarried couples to obtain pre-birth orders. With ConceiveAbilities’ long track record of working successfully with surrogates in Texas, you can be confident about a successful surrogacy journey.

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 about the difference between traditional and gestational surrogacy from Dr. Shapiro of Reproductive Biology Associates

How Much Do Texas Surrogates Get Paid?

Houston-area surrogates, along with Dallas and other key markets in Texas, earn top compensation for being gestational surrogates because Texas is a high demand state. Base salary for a first time surrogate in Houston is $52,000. Plus if you apply now, you earn an additional $7,500 for a limited time. Our base pay for first time surrogates exceeds our competitors who list their top base pay is between $35,000-$45,000 or have a cap at $60,000. With ConceiveAbilities, we cover your needs upfront including 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 Texas Surrogacy Agency For Me?

As the nation’s most experienced surrogacy agency, ConceiveAbilities is ready to help you navigate your surrogacy journey in Texas. For years, we have been helping hopeful Texas 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.

How Do I Start My Surrogacy Journey in Texas?

As a potential Texas 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 Houston Metropolitan Area?

Yes! If you live anywhere in Texas, you can fulfill your dream of being a paid surrogate for a hopeful family. We have surrogates applying from everywhere including Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Galveston, Corpus Christi and all of Texas. We also work with ease through our own online platform to ensure surrogacy is efficient and safe for you anywhere in the Lone Star State. And since Texas is a great state to be a surrogate, women from all over the country choose to start their surrogacy journeys here in Texas.

How Long Does A Surrogacy Journey in Texas Take?

Once you are qualified to become a Texas 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 qualified legal representation for the state of Texas who is specialized in surrogacy and assisted reproductive technology law. Your intended parents pay for your legal work and ConceiveAbilities works closely with your attorney to coordinate all of the legal aspects of your match.

Does ConceiveAbilities Surrogacy Agency Have An Office in Texas?

Yes, we have an office conveniently located in the Great Jones Building right in Houston, and you can call us at (713) 280-7992, as well as in Dallas, where you can call us at (469) 779-4656.

Will I Be Matched With Intended Parents From Texas?

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. Houston has some of the best IVF clinics in the world and families who are seeking local Texans surrogates like you. If matching with a local Texas 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 Texas Courts Grant Pre-birth Orders?

Yes, however, if unmarried, a non-genetic parent may need to complete a second parent adoption.

Is A Hearing Required To Obtain A Pre-birth Order In Texas?

Typically no, but this can vary by judge.

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

We are proud to be an LGBTQ+ friendly surrogacy agency in Texas. 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 Texas gay parents and men all over the world become parents at their website. 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.

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.

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