Welcome to Illinois Surrogate Agency

We are a premium surrogacy service that matches surrogates and intended parents both here in the United States and internationally. Our team’s combined years of experience in surrogacy, fertility, and online services ensuring you will receive the highest quality experience and results.

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Exceptional Surrogates

As a surrogate mother with the Illinois Surrogate Agency, you have the incredible responsibility of protecting and nurturing the life of someone else's baby. The intended parents who work with the Illinois Surrogate Agency rely on you alone to make their dream of having their baby come true. In order to make everyone's experience during the surrogacy process the best it can be, here are some helpful guidelines to follow.

Surrogates are the ones most in tune with the baby during the surrogacy process. Therefore, it is very helpful for the intended parents and everyone else involved if the surrogate maintains open lines of communication. When a surrogate is very communicative throughout the duration of the pregnancy, she will be sure to notify the proper people in the unlikely event that she feels either she or the baby may be ill. When the surrogate promptly communicates that information she can ensure that she and the baby receive proper medical attention without delay.

The surrogate's primary goal is to maintain a healthy pregnancy, and to do this, she must pay strict attention to details. The medical procedures she will undergo to both become pregnant and maintain the pregnancy can be adversely affected by not following instructions precisely. It is vital that the surrogates precisely follow the many medical instructions they will be given, like when to take a medication or go to a doctor's appointment. Paying attention to details is what distinguishes good surrogates from great surrogates.

When gestational surrogates follow these guidelines throughout their pregnancies, they ensure that the surrogate process is as easy and enjoyable as possible for everyone involved. Going above and beyond to pay attention to detail and communicate effectively are what keep the surrogates at Illinois Surrogate Agency in such high demand.

If you’re interested in becoming a surrogate mother with the Illinois Surrogate Agency and meet the requirements, we want to hear from you! Simply fill out the easy online application and a case manager will be in touch soon to discuss the next steps.

Gestational Surrogacy FAQs

Not everyone is familiar with the concept of gestational surrogacy, so you’re naturally going to have questions. What follows are some of the most common questions potential surrogates and intended parents ask us...

Q: How Long Does the Gestational Surrogacy Process Take?

A: From the time the surrogate and intended parents are matched together, a pregnancy can be achieved in as little as two months. Ultimately, there are many factors which will affect how long the surrogacy process takes, but the average is between 12 and 14 months.

Q: Will the Gestational Surrogate Be Related to the Baby?

A: No! The gestational surrogate will have no genetic relation to the baby she carries. The baby will be genetically related only to the intended parents, or the donors they may have used. Through the process of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), the egg and sperm from the intended parents or their donors will be combined to form embryos. The embryo created from the egg and sperm is what will be then transferred into the gestational surrogate's uterus for her to become pregnant with it. Therefore, since the surrogate did not provide any genetic material to create the baby, she will not have a genetic relationship with it.

Q: How much involvement do the intended parents have with the gestational surrogates?

A: As part of the matching process, the case managers at Illinois Surrogate Agency speak with both the gestational surrogate and intended parents separately, to determine their preferred involvement level. In order to ensure that both parties have the best possible experience, only parties that prefer the same level of involvement will be placed together. We find that taking this extra step to ensure compatibility in this area both decreases the potential for stress and increases the enjoyment of everyone involved.

If you’re interested in becoming a surrogate mother with the Illinois Surrogate Agency and meet the requirements, we want to hear from you! Simply fill out the easy online application and a case manager will be in touch soon to discuss the next steps. If you are an intended parent looking for a qualified gestational surrogate, we want to hear from you too! Contact us here.

Intended Parents FAQs

Most people have never been an intended parent before, so you’re naturally going to have questions. What follows are some of the most common questions potential intended parents ask us...

Q: Will I Have to Pay All of the Surrogacy Fees at Once?

A: No, you will not have to pay all of the fees at once. The first payment will be made once the surrogate agency contract is signed. Once the match has been made between you and the surrogate and the surrogacy contract is signed, the remainder will be due then. The money will be held in an escrow account and payments to the insurance agency, reproductive specialty lawyers, and gestational surrogate will be made from the escrow account.

Q: We have a family member whom we would like to use as our surrogate. Can we still work with Illinois Surrogate Agency?

A: Of course! We will provide you and your family member with the same legal, medical, and financial guidance we provide to all of our intended parents and gestational surrogates.

Q: We do not live in the United States, but wish to use a gestational surrogate who is located in the U.S. Does the Illinois Surrogate Agency work with international clients?

A: We do! We have experience working with intended parents from all over the world and would be delighted to work with you as well.

Q: What level of communication will we have with our gestational surrogate?

As part of the matching process, the case managers at Illinois Surrogate Agency speak with both the gestational surrogate and intended parents separately, to determine their preferred involvement level. In order to ensure that both parties have the best possible experience, only parties that prefer the same level of involvement will be placed together. We find that taking this extra step to ensure compatibility in this area both decreases the potential for stress and increases the enjoyment of everyone involved.

If you are an intended parent looking for a qualified gestational surrogate and have further questions, we would love to answer them for you! Please contact us here and we will be sure to contact you shortly after. If you’re interested in becoming a surrogate mother with the Illinois Surrogate Agency and meet the requirements, we want to hear from you! Simply fill out the easy online application and a case manager will be in touch soon to discuss the next steps.

Every Surrogacy Is Unique

As a surrogate mother with the Illinois Surrogate Agency, you can earn up to $45,000 (in compensation and benefits) or more and still have time for your career and family. Student loans, a mortgage to get ahead on, a nest egg for the future, or whatever you need – you’ll find that being a surrogate mother is an unmatched way to not only help another family experience the wonders of parenthood, but also get ahead financially. And you’ll still be able to continue with your current employment, spend time with your family, and do all of the things you already enjoy doing!

Surrogate mothers are real-life miracle workers, and the personal and emotional rewards of being able to give the gift of a child to a loving family is certainly a large part of the appeal for our surrogates – but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t also be financially compensated for your contributions. No matter how personally rewarding it is, we understand that pregnancy and giving birth is still a lot of hard work. Our surrogates are compensated for their time, as well as the energy, dedication and commitment it takes to nurture a child until birth and for the many inconveniences and ‘growing pains’ that occur along the way.

The Illinois Surrogate Agency's surrogate mothers are compensated well for all of their hard work. In addition to a base compensation rate of up to $45,000 for first time surrogates, all of your medical expenses – such as prenatal care, and labor and delivery – will be covered by the intended parents, ensuring you have everything you need to nurture and bring a healthy baby boy or girl into the world. If you’re interested in becoming a surrogate mother with the Illinois Surrogate Agency and meet the requirements, we want to hear from you! Simply fill out the easy online application and a case manager will be in touch soon to discuss the next steps.

A Look Into The Surrogate Process

If you qualify to be a surrogate mother with the Illinois Surrogate Agency, then you already know what pregnancy and birth are like, but that’s not all there is to being a surrogate mother. The surrogacy experience is one of the most rewarding you can undertake in your life, but it’s a different type of commitment than adding a new member to your own family! In addition to your prenatal care, pregnancy, labor and delivery, you’ll also be committing to...

  • Participation in the full screening process, including personality profiles and home visits.
  • A visit to a psychologist so that your ability to handle the surrogacy experience can be assessed.
  • Meetings with the intended parents with whom you will work. All of our intended parents are screened just as carefully as you will be screened, and these meetings are designed to ensure we find the most compatible matches.
  • Meetings with an attorney to ensure everything is legal and all parties involved are protected.
  • The medical procedure of getting pregnant itself, which consists of a multi-step process involving hormone therapy and the embryo transfer.

Being a surrogate can be one of the most rewarding, exciting experiences of your life, but it’s also a long-term commitment to helping another family grow. If you’re interested in becoming a surrogate mother with the Illinois Surrogate Agency and meet the requirements, we want to hear from you! Simply fill out the easy online application and a case manager will be in touch soon to discuss the next steps.

Being A Surrogate Is A Wonderful Experience

We take pride in the high standard of care we provide for both our surrogate mothers and our intended parents, and due to the sensitive and life-changing nature of the surrogacy experience, we employ a careful screening process designed to ensure that only the best possible applicants participate.

Surrogacy is a rewarding and inspirational experience for everyone it touches, but it also takes a special kind of woman to become a successful surrogate mother. A qualified surrogate mother is one that is not only physically capable of handling the pregnancy itself, but also mentally, emotionally, and financially prepared to handle everything else that goes along with it. Trust and integrity are key, and honest and open communication is a must.

To that end, the screening we employ is an in-depth process designed to examine every area of your life – from your health history to your home life, from your financial situation to your social media behavior, and everything in between. Our intended parents are naturally looking for someone that they can trust, and this screening process helps us ensure a smooth, rewarding experience for everyone involved. If you’re interested in becoming a surrogate mother with the Illinois Surrogate Agency and meet the requirements, we want to hear from you! Simply fill out the easy online application and a case manager will be in touch soon to discuss the next steps.

Answers to the Most Common Questions

Becoming a surrogate mother is an involved, long-term commitment, so you’re naturally going to have questions. What follows are some of the most common questions potential surrogates ask us...

Q: How Long Does the Surrogate Process Take?

A: Each surrogate pregnancy is unique, but we find that most surrogate processes take between 12 and 14 months.

Q: How Much Does a Surrogate Earn?

A: Our surrogates are compensated well for a variety of expenses, including their time, effort, and sacrifice. Depending on the pregnancy, our surrogates can earn up to $45,000 (in compensation and benefits) per pregnancy. All of your medical expenses will be covered, and you will also be compensated for incidentals, such as gas and parking for medical appointments, maternity clothing, and even a cleaning service to help out around the house during your third trimester!

Q: Who Will Cover the Medical Expenses?

A: All of your medical expenses relating to the pregnancy and delivery will be covered by the intended parents.

Q: Can I Choose the Family?

A: Yes! Every Surrogate and every Intended Family has the ability to screen one another and come to a mutual agreement on who they want to work with. It’s our goal to find compatible matches that will make the surrogacy process an enjoyable, rewarding experience for everyone involved, and part of reaching that goal includes making sure everyone is comfortable with whom they are working.

Q: Where Will I Receive My Medical Care?

A: In most cases, you will receive your prenatal care and deliver the baby in your local area.

Q: What’s the Advantage to Working with the Illinois Surrogate Agency Over Working Directly With the Parents?

A: Working with the Illinois Surrogate Agency offers you protection you might not otherwise be able to ensure when working directly with a couple. In addition to ensuring you are compensated for your time and considerable effort, we also facilitate all of the legal aspects involved with carrying a child for someone else, as well as facilitating the medical aspects, the screening process, and more. In short, when you work with us, you can be assured that you’re dealing with people that fully understand the process and will work hard to make sure you and the intended parents you work with have a safe, enjoyable, and rewarding experience.

Q: Are the Intended Parents Screened, Too?

A: Yes! Just as we carefully screen each and every one of our surrogate mothers, we also carefully screen each and every couple that wants to become parents with us. You will always have control over what couple you work with during the experience, because we are dedicated to finding compatible matches that make for the best possible journey for all involved.

Q: What Happens If I Have Questions or Concerns Along the Way?

A: Each surrogate mother we work with is assigned a caring, knowledgeable case manager to help her throughout the experience. Should you find yourself with any questions or concerns during your surrogate experience, simply contact your case manager and she’ll help!

If you’re interested in becoming a surrogate mother with the Illinois Surrogate Agency and meet the requirements, we want to hear from you! Simply fill out the easy online application and a case manager will be in touch soon to discuss the next steps.