Building families is our privilege
The Surrogacy Center of Philadelphia serves clients from Philadelphia and around the world. As a full-service agency with over a decade of experience, we are proud to support you on your journey.
FIND A LOVING SURROGATE
If you are looking for a surrogacy experience you can be fully confident in, you’ve come to the right place. Our surrogates are incredible – healthy and kind women that are dedicated to helping you create your family. Are you ready to be a parent? Visit our Intended Parents page to learn more.
JOIN OUR PROGRAM AS A SURROGATE
Bringing a new life into the world is an unforgettable experience. Providing that precious gift to another family is one of the most empowering decisions you can ever make. If you’re a giving, confident woman with an awesome attitude, we want to hear from you! Learn more about becoming a surrogate.
WE THINK YOU DESERVE A DIFFERENT KIND OF EXPERIENCE
We have more than a decade of experience helping Intended Parents fulfill their lifelong desire to create a family.
We can help you, too.
At the Surrogacy Center of Philadelphia, we think you deserve a different kind of experience. What does that look like? To start, we give you a realistic budget and offer certified financial coaches that will help you fund your journey. We completely pre-screen all surrogates in our program, so you never set your heart on someone who isn’t a viable candidate. We hear your story and will match you with a surrogate who has the same values as your family.
All of this happens before we ever ask for a penny from you.
WHAT SETS US APART
We recognize the significant investment you are making – financially and emotionally. And we are committed to protecting you. That means we have milestone-based agency payments that reflect the progress you are making through your surrogacy journey. We use an independent, fully licensed and insured professional escrow agency to hold your surrogate’s funds (with balances and transactions accessible to you anytime online). We work closely with the 3rd Party Coordinator at your clinic of choice to make sure your cycle gets off to a great start. Our surrogates arrive at the clinic with all the necessary paperwork in hand and verified surrogacy-friendly insurance.
The Surrogacy Center of Philadelphia Experience
When you start a family through the Surrogacy Center of Philadelphia, you’re joining our family too. We’re with you every step of the way. From calming your anxieties and concerns, answering questions about each step of the gestational surrogacy process, and being there with you during the birth and the days that follow.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS GESTATIONAL SURROGACY?
Gestational surrogacy is a method for having a child for individuals and couples. Intended Parents work with a gestational carrier who becomes pregnant using embryos created with: (1) the intended mother’s ovum or donor ovum, and (2) the intended father’s sperm or donor sperm. The Gestational Surrogate has no genetic relationship to the baby. She is simply the oven for a very precious bun!
HOW DOES SURROGACY WORK?
There are many parties involved in a surrogacy journey. That can be overwhelming. As an agency, our job is like an orchestra director, bringing together different players to create a harmonious journey.
Besides the Gestational Carrier and the Intended Parents, there is the fertility clinic that performs the medical cycle and many other professionals – attorneys that draw up contracts between all parties, psychologists that explore the motivations and mental state of everyone involved, and escrow companies that hold all the funds to be paid to the gestational carrier in a safe and secure account.
At the Surrogacy Center of Philadelphia, our decade-plus of experience helps you confidently navigate this process.
HOW MUCH DOES SURROGACY COST?
We believe in financial transparency. Our agency will provide you with a detailed cost estimate based on your circumstances, in conjunction with the clinic of your choosing. On average, a complete surrogacy journey costs around $80,000.
INTERNATIONAL SURROGACY. HOW DOES IT WORK?
Not every agency is familiar with the complexities of international surrogacy. We are proud to have facilitated a number of journeys with Intended Parents that reside outside of the United States.
We provide online consultations and facilitated video conference matching sessions. We work closely with your home-country attorney to ensure all legal documents are properly recognized. We offer highly personal post-delivery support – from helping you get passports to go home, to providing you with baby supplies, making your family’s stay here as comfortable as possible.
WHAT DOES THE MEDICAL CYCLE INVOLVE?
A gestational carrier will carry embryos created through IVF. Prior to the embryo transfer, the gestational carrier will be on cycling medications. These medications are hormones that can control and suppress ovulation, as well as build up the uterine lining so the body is ready to receive the embryos. The hormones are taken in the form of injections.
The gestational carrier will have regular visits to the clinic to monitor her hormone levels and measure the thickness of her uterine lining. At the appropriate time, the doctor will transfer the embryos into the gestational carrier’s uterus via a tiny catheter. It is a short, painless procedure. The gestational carrier then goes home to rest for a day or two before resuming normal activities.
WHO IS INVOLVED IN SURROGACY?
Besides the gestational carrier and the Intended Parents, there is the fertility clinic that performs the medical cycle and many other professionals – attorneys that draw up contracts between all parties, psychologists that explore the motivations and mental state of everyone involved, escrow companies that hold all the funds to be paid to the gestational carrier in a safe and secure account, and finally, an agency that coordinates all the parties involved.
WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
Whether you are an Intended Parent or a Surrogate, we know you will have questions and concerns. That is why we make communicating with us easy and convenient. We also have an extensive partner network of professionals to support you. We work hard to make sure you are confident and informed throughout the process.