YOU CHOOSE THE DONOR, WE DO THE REST.
At Elevate, we are committed to providing guidance and support to families who may need a surrogate to grow their family, as well as anyone who is interested in becoming a surrogate in order to help intended parents realize their dreams. We understand how to help make journeys seamless and comfortable because the members of our team have also experienced what it means to be a surrogate, work with a surrogate, or undergo the egg donation process.
We offer a boutique program that allows us to give individual attention to our clients, surrogates, and their specific needs. By streamlining the complicated process of family building through assisted reproduction, our clients are able to focus on the exciting journey. As a California surrogacy agency, we hope to provide an empathetic approach to family building and support you through the process.
Surrogacy in California
A gestational surrogate carries no genetic link to the baby she is carrying. In order to achieve pregnancy, the surrogate must undergo In-Vitro fertilization (IVF). An embryo created by the intended parents will be implanted into the surrogate mother through an embryo transfer. Even though there is no genetic link in this process, Intended Parents may find that they establish a close connection with the surrogate and her family, leading to a potential lifelong friendship.
Surrogacy arrangements greatly vary from state to state due to the varying laws and regulations set forth. California is regarded as the standard for surrogacy thanks to the well-developed legal process that ensures protections for both intended parents and surrogates.
In California, intended parents, regardless of marital status, sexual orientation, or status as genetic contributors, are allowed the opportunity to establish legal parental rights before their baby is born through a pre-birth order (PBO). Once the baby is born, the PBO ensures that intended parents get complete legal parental rights as well as their name going directly on the birth certificate.
California Surrogacy Laws
California, known for its surrogacy-friendly legal policies, outlines everything Intended Parents and surrogates need to remain protected. That being said, both the intended parents and the surrogate must have their own legal representation during the process. Laws also dictate that a surrogacy contract must be created, signed, and notarized before the embryo transfer can take place.
LGBTQ+ have the same legal rights as heterosexual partnerships in California, extending to their right to assisted reproduction.
Having a surrogacy contract outlines the legal terms of the surrogacy process and helps protect all the parties involved. Our California surrogacy agency and your surrogacy lawyer may answer any additional legal questions that you have about surrogacy in California.
Matching You With the Right Surrogate in California
Our surrogacy agency in California, we are highly selective when it comes to finding the right match. This process allows all parties to establish a genuine connection.
After meeting with an Elevate surrogate specialist in California, a questionnaire is issued consisting of over 40 data points that will help us understand expectations and preferences. Because all parties complete this form, our sophisticated software reporting system cross-references client preferences with our current roster of surrogates and presents each party with the best-fit options.
Becoming a Surrogate in California
Our surrogacy agency in California follows the guidelines set by The American Society for Reproductive Medicine to ensure the health of the fetus and surrogate during the process.
The following are Elevate requirements to becoming a surrogate:
- Be at least 21 to 40
- Have a maximum BMI of 32
- Abstain from smoking or alcohol use
- Given birth to at least once, but less than 5 times
- Had healthy pregnancies and delivery histories
- No more than 2 births via cesarean section
- Financially independent
- Be a United States citizen or permanent resident, and live in a surrogacy-friendly state
- Have a stable lifestyle and support system of family and friends
To find out more information about becoming a surrogate or using a surrogate in your family planning, contact our California surrogacy agency for a chance to speak with our surrogate specialists.
Contact Our California Surrogacy Agency for Information Regarding Surrogacy Today
At Elevate, we are selective when it comes to choosing our donors and surrogates. We understand the necessity of rigorously screening our applicants to ensure a seamless, comfortable, and confident journey. Our process focuses on the most healthy and elite surrogates to ensure our clients are never disappointed. We source surrogates from surrogacy-friendly states, utilize the favorable gestational surrogacy policies of parentage, and adhere to the guidelines presented by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
The Elevate founders have done the process themselves so you can be sure that they and the team can empathize with the process and understands how to help you every step of the way with compassion, as all of us have either experienced egg donation, worked with a surrogate, or have been a surrogate for a family. Call us today for more information regarding surrogacy in California at (323) 933-8918, or fill out our contact form.
Whether you are interested in surrogacy or egg donation as an intended parent or potential donor, the process can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Begin your journey today!