How to Become a Surrogate Mother in New Jersey

Water's edge by Jersey City in New Jersey

New Jersey Gestational Surrogates Welcome!

Jersey City is home to Liberty State Park, boasting easy access to breathtaking views of the Hudson River and Statue of Liberty. Additionally, the city offers close proximity to New York City, which is home to abundant attractions and accommodations. Thus, Jersey City is not only a great destination for residents and tourists, but it is also an ideal location to pursue a surrogacy journey.

Jersey City Surrogacy with ConceiveAbilities

ConceiveAbilities is the preferred Jersey City surrogacy agency, as we provide a local, personalized experience to all who work with us. 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.

We have dozens of hopeful parents in the area who are ready to immediately match with a Jersey City 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.

In addition to Jersey City, we are also accepting applications from ladies from the Newark, Paterson, Elizabeth, and Edison areas, as well as other areas in greater New Jersey. Please contact our Acceptance Team with any questions about the applicability of your location to become a surrogate mother with the best surrogacy agency in the area.

Who Can You Help Through Surrogacy in Jersey City, NJ?

As more people turn to surrogacy to build their family, more surrogates are needed. Surrogate mothers have the power to help hopeful parents’ dreams of a family come true. There are many reasons hopeful parents turn to a surrogate, including:

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

Matching Matters at ConceiveAbilities

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.

Unlike other surrogacy agencies that match using a simple wait list method, ConceiveAbilities takes the matching process very seriously. We set our surrogates and intended parents up for success by pairing them based on preferences, personalities, values and expectations; we do all we can to ensure that the journey is not only successful but also pleasant. We also create a surrogacy agreement that ensures a fair and positive experience for both the intended parents and you, the surrogate.

Over twenty years of experience, thousands of satisfied clients, and a strong community of repeat surrogates are the greatest testaments to our success.

We invite you to take the first steps to joining our elite surrogacy community by filling out an application today. If you are in the early phases of your research, we would like to encourage you to bookmark us and come back when you are ready. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you on this incredible family-building journey.

For more information about becoming a New Jerseyan gestational surrogate with ConceiveAbilities, learn about our surrogate mother process or contact our Acceptance Team. We will be pleased to answer any questions you have.

New Jersey Surrogacy Pay Calculator

As a surrogate in New Jersey, ConceiveAbilities values your labor of love. We prioritize your custom financial package so you have no bumps in the road that take you away from your dream of helping another family. Because you are needed, ConceiveAbilities is proud to offer our first-of-its-kind All-In Surrogate Care and Compensation Program. Our pay package for you is the highest of any surrogacy agency in New Jersey. Period. Talk to us and we’ll make sure it is so. Find out your own personalized estimate of pay for New Jersey surrogates.

Learn more about surrogate mother compensation in New Jersey.

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
  • A dedicated program of postpartum emotional support, with a trusted network of knowledgeable and caring surrogates
  • Monthly Q&A sessions with rotating experts throughout your pregnancy
  • 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:

  • Educational Support: Learn more about surrogacy and collaborate with others in our one-of-a-kind community, the Surrogacy Learning Center.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Jersey City Surrogacy FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions For Surrogate Mothers

What Are the Requirements To Become a Surrogate Mother in New Jersey?

We admire any woman who desires to become a surrogate mother. Surrogacy is a significant experience and advancement in reproductive medicine. But like any bold endeavor, there are some very important factors required to meet the surrogacy challenge. Requirements before pursuing the surrogacy process include:

  • Age between 21-39 years old
  • BMI between 18-34
  • Not underweight/under 100 pounds
  • No history of gastric bypass
  • Not currently on government financial support
  • Have given birth to and be raising at least one child
  • Must provide OB/GYN records and a clearance letter

Learn more about the surrogate requirements.

Why Become a Gestational Surrogate in Jersey City?

Gestational surrogacy is a calling. You may feel inspired by your own luck with fertility, or you may be interested in becoming a surrogate due to someone in your own life struggling with infertility. Perhaps you know single parents or same-sex couples who have dreamed about building their families. Whatever your reasoning, we applaud your intent to provide such an incredible gift to another family and we appreciate the opportunity to tell you a bit about ConceiveAbilities’ process for a surrogate mother. You can also check out ConceiveAbilities' surrogate advocate program to hear about surrogacy experiences and determine whether a journey is right for you.

Why Become a ConceiveAbilities Surrogate in Jersey City?

Since our establishment in 1996, ConceiveAbilities has helped build thousands of families through egg donation and surrogacy. We are the nation’s most experienced surrogacy agency. We have surrogates in nearly every state, intended parents all around the globe, and will develop a solid relationship with your fertility specialist in NJ to ensure a smooth process and help you fulfill your surrogacy dream. We are “proudly picky” and only work with surrogates who satisfy not only ASRM’s requirements to become a surrogate mother, but also fulfill our own additional qualifications of stability, health, wellness, support, and motivation.

Can You Recommend Additional Resources for Surrogacy in Jersey City?

If you are interested in getting more information about surrogacy and fertility, we recommend visiting the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and Resolve: The National Infertility Association.

To learn more about embarking on a surrogacy journey, we encourage you to join us at the Surrogacy Learning Center, a safe and secure online environment where you can interact with a kind and giving community of experienced surrogates and knowledgeable experts.

We also suggest checking out our podcast, All Things Conceivable: A Surrogacy Podcast with Nazca Fontes, as it 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.

How Much Is Compensation for Jersey City Surrogate Mothers?

With ConceiveAbilities, first-time New Jersey surrogates earn top compensation for being gestational surrogates. You will earn up to $72,000 in base pay, together with the $10,000 limited time bonus. Other competitors list lower base compensation. ConceiveAbilities covers 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. Your time is valuable, and for your efforts, we offer competitive surrogate compensation for surrogates in New Jersey. When you become a surrogate mother, your compensation will include lost wages (if applicable), any medical co-pays, maternity clothing, travel (if applicable) and medications. All costs associated with your legal representation are paid for as well. Learn more about surrogate mother payment, compensation, and variable reimbursement.

What Is the Step by Step Process of Becoming a Jersey City Surrogate?

There are many steps to pursuing a surrogacy journey with our surrogate program – they may vary slightly based on location, physician, and needs of the surrogate mother and intended parents but below you’ll find a general framework of what to expect as a surrogate mother. And remember, from the qualification process to after the baby is born, we will be there walking you through each step to make becoming a surrogate mother as easy as possible.

Learn more about the surrogate mother process, or take our survey here to qualify to be a ConceiveAbilities surrogate. Your information is safe with us and you are under no obligation to move forward.

How Long Does a Surrogacy Journey in New Jersey Take?

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

Will I Be Related to the Baby?

No. A ConceiveAbilities surrogate does not share DNA or any genetics with the baby they are carrying for another family.

Will I Be Matched With Intended Parents From New Jersey?

We know being close to your intended parents and fertility clinic throughout your surrogacy journey might be important to you. This bond ensures convenience, relationship building, and overall peace of mind. New Jersey has access to incredible IVF clinics, and it is also home to families who are seeking local surrogates like you. If matching with a New Jersey family is important to you, we will prioritize matching you as close to your location as possible. You may find, in your matching process, that factors other than geographic proximity become more important to you as well. We see great success in both local and long distance surrogacy journeys.

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 New Jersey, specifically an attorney who specializes 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 Jersey City?

We are located in New York, just over the Hudson River, and you can reach us anytime at (929) 266-3644. Becoming a surrogate in Jersey City and surrounding cities is convenient. And, we work with ease through our own online platform to ensure an efficient and safe surrogacy process for you.

Frequently Asked Questions for Intended Parents

What Are Our Surrogacy Program Benefits for New Jersey Intended Parents?

Our New Jersey surrogacy program offers many advantages for intended parents and surrogates. Whether you are struggling with infertility or you are a gay or single parent, we ensure the best surrogacy partnership for anyone hoping to create their family. We provide attentive care, access to local resources, less travel time, and more—these are just a few of the benefits. Intended parents can also reduce their surrogacy costs significantly by choosing a surrogate who will not need airfare and hotel expenses for visits to a local New Jersey fertility center.

Does the New Jersey Surrogacy Law Make Gestational Surrogacy Legal?

Yes! 2018’s New Jersey Gestational Carrier Act allows legal protection for surrogacy arrangements with gestational carriers.

The law includes the following provisions:

Eligibility and criteria for surrogacy agreements, as a surrogate must

  • be at least 21 years old
  • have previously given birth to at least one child
  • complete medical and psychological evaluations
  • retain independent legal counsel
  • Procedures for obtaining court orders recognizing and enforcing surrogacy agreements.

This state law also explicitly states that the intended parents have parental rights after the child’s birth, allowing them to be placed on the birth certificate. The surrogate and her spouse have no parental rights. By working with ConceiveAbilities, you can feel confident knowing your intended parents will be granted parentage and go home with the baby that you help bring into the world.

Do You Have More Information About the LGBTQ Community in Jersey City Interested in Becoming Gay Parents?

We are proud to be an LGBTQ+ friendly surrogacy agency in Jersey City. Men Having Babies is an international organization dedicated to providing gay men with educational and financial support to achieve parenthood through surrogacy. We highly recommend this great resource for gay dads, as you can learn more about how hopeful Jersey City 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.

Get started with surrogacy in Jersey City, New Jersey

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.

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For questions about our agency's surrogacy program or more information about becoming a surrogate mother in the state of New Jersey, please contact ConceiveAbilities.

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