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(210 Msgs in forum)    LastPost: Jul-16 2018 7:02 PM
Second Time Surrogate Click here to view ONLY this message
    Good question! Yes, the second time around should be quicker in the long
    run. We will have completed the gathering of all your medical records
    (except for you last delivery) and have already completed a home visit and
    criminal background check. Sometimes intended parents do like to update
    those, but again, it is quick! The only thing that will remain the same is
    the screening visit at the clinic, and the psychological exam. Sometimes
    you don't work with the same clinic, so psychological evaluations may be
    done over in their completion. If you work with the same clinic, they will
    do the standard medical screening and then may just update the psych
    screening. It can vary, so unfortunately no promises.

    I see you are
    matched now and you have a screening visit coming up soon, so you are well
    on your way! :) Let me know if you need anything else!

    Virginia

    Posted by Virginia   on Jul-16 18       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Second Tme Surrogate Click here to view ONLY this message
    Just curious... if a carrier has undergone the entire process once, do they
    follow the exact same process a second time when working with the same
    agency? Same multiple interviews, psych eval's, etc. Just trying to get a
    since of whether or not the beginning process will be as time consuming the
    second time around or will certain information remain on file and be able
    to expedite the process when choosing to carry again?

    Posted by CraftySnaps   on Jul-16 18       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Age range Click here to view ONLY this message
    Thanks for reaching out to us! Many of the clinics we know will accept
    women up to 43 years old. Usually they like to see that you have delivered
    within the past 10 years as well. Hoping this is what you were wanting to
    hear!

    Thanks

    Virginia

    Posted by Alyssa   on Jun-23 18       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Age Click here to view ONLY this message
Re: Holly Click here to view ONLY this message
Application Click here to view ONLY this message
Re: Surrogacy Click here to view ONLY this message
    Although you may see other amounts listed from other agencies, our research
    confirms that the fees posted are typically for experienced surrogates.
    And when contacting agencies, you will find that they are definitely in
    line with us.

    Our base fee for a first time surrogate carrying a
    single baby is typically $25,000. This is just the compensation though and
    does not include the additional amounts that you would receive throughout
    the surrogacy journey. There are additional fees paid to you at different
    time frames during a journey, such as a transfer fee, mock cycle fee (if
    needed), maternity clothing fee, lost wages, childcare, mileage, etc. I
    hope this helps to answer your questions, but feel free to contact us for
    more information if you’d like! We hope to see an application from you
    soon!

      Posted on Aug-18 17       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Surrogacy Click here to view ONLY this message
Re: Age Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi Denise,

    If you have had a full term pregnancy within the last 5
    years, I would absolutely recommend that you apply!

    You can find the
    application on our website at reproductivepossibilities.com.

      Posted on Jul-13 17       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Age Click here to view ONLY this message
IUGR Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi Natasha,
    If you gather your medical records from your last delivery, we
    would be happy to ask some IVF Docs if they would consider you. It would
    also be helpful if you could fill in our application on the website. You
    can contact [email protected] to send your medical
    records. Thank you!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Jun-21 17       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
disqualication? Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi there! I am an experienced carrier but had a IUGR baby weighing 4lbs at
    36wks after being induced because of an insufficient placenta. Per the
    pathology the reason is unknown although they suspect it was due to using a
    donor egg because that can happen with ivf babies apparently. I had 2
    healthy pregnancies before that with my own children and have been cleared
    by my OB. Would having an IUGR baby and technically ,even though only by 1
    week, being pre term disqualify me? I just recently gave birth so I would
    be waiting a few more months but I know its something I want to do again
    and I'm NOT happy with the agency I used before.

    Posted by natasha   on Jun-21 17       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Re: Compensation Click here to view ONLY this message
    Thank you for your interest in becoming a surrogate! The current rate is
    $25,000 for a 1st time surrogate carrying a single baby. Each additional
    baby goes up about $3-5,000. Not included in this amount are additional
    financial benefits that you will receive (maternity clothing fee, transfer
    fee, etc.). The waiting time to match with Intended Parents is not long at
    all! With the many hopeful Intended Parents we have waiting, we match our
    carriers very quickly!

      Posted on Jun-06 17       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Compensation Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi I am interested in becoming a surrogate but wondering how you get
    compensadated for it? Monthly or one lump sum? How much would it be?
    Also how long does it usually take to get placed with a couple?

      Posted on Jun-06 17       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Meds you are taking Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi Kim,
    Unfortunately if you are taking medications that help you, doctors
    and psychologists that screen potential surrogates would not recommend
    putting you in a stressful and emotional situation, like carrying a baby
    for someone else. You might need to modify meds and in the long run this
    could be a negative for you. Your health is a prime concern for everyone
    in that regard.

    Thank you for reaching out to us.

    Virginia

      Posted on May-13 17       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Medications Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi, I am currently taking several medications for bi-polar and generalized
    anxiety.
    I took 1 med throughout my pregnancy and gave birth to my healthy 10.2 pound baby boy.
    What are the requirements around this?

    Posted by Kim   on May-13 17       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Re: BMI Click here to view ONLY this message
    Yes, you can still be a surrogate with our agency! We work with many
    clinics who have their own BMI criteria and some of them do accept a BMI of
    up to 38!

    Please go ahead and fill out our application at
    reproductivepossibilities.com and if you have any questions, please call us
    at 888-363-9457. Thanks!

      Posted on May-02 17       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Bmi Click here to view ONLY this message
Re: Age Click here to view ONLY this message
    Since you have a recent delivery, we would absolutely consider you to be a
    surrogate! It would really depend on how many pregnancies, how many
    C-sections, if there were any complications, etc. Please go ahead and fill
    out the application on our website at reproductivepossibilities.com!

      Posted on Apr-24 17       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Age Click here to view ONLY this message
    I am an experienced carrier and just shy of turning 44 and not that long
    ago delivered a baby and was wondering if I am to old for your agency as I
    know there are a couple of agencies that take you up until you are 45.

      Posted on Apr-23 17       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Shoulder dystocia Click here to view ONLY this message
    We are happy to hear that you and your son came through delivery well! No,
    this will not negatively impact you regarding your hope to be a GS. Please
    go to our website and complete an application. We look forward to hearing
    from you and helping you make someone's dreams come true!

    Posted by Virginia   on Mar-20 17       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Disqualify me? Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi there! I am interested in become a GS. During the birth of my last child
    we had a case of shoulder dystocia during delivery. They said it was
    because he was a large baby, 9 lbs. They were able to delivery him without
    any injury to me or him. He is healthy and well. We had a normal hospital
    stay. Would this disqualify me from becoming a surrogate mother?

      Posted on Mar-18 17       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
4 C-Sections Click here to view ONLY this message
    Thank you for reaching out regarding the multiple C-sections that you have
    had. I would suggest that you complete an application and email us a copy
    of the clearance letter from your OB. We are happy to send the information
    to some of the fertility clinics that we work with and see if they will
    consider you. They will do what is best for you as well as any baby you
    are carrying. Thank you.

    Posted by Virginia   on Mar-03 17       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Multiple choice sections Click here to view ONLY this message
    I am an experienced Surrogate but I just had my 4th section. I have a clearance letter from my ob, but would you accept me? All healthy pregnancies with no complications, minus high bp in 1st pregnancy 9 years ago...
      Posted on Mar-02 17       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Re: Pregnancy Records Click here to view ONLY this message
    Unfortunately, the clinics do require that we are able to get all records
    related to your pregnancy. That means we would need the full OB records
    from during the pregnancies and the labor and delivery records from the
    hospital(s) you delivered at. I do apologize but we do thank you for your
    interest in our agency!

      Posted on Jan-13 17       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Pregnancy records Click here to view ONLY this message
    My children were born outside the US and I have no way to collect the medical records directly from the Hospital. I do, however, have the medical booklet for both of my pregnancies. Those booklets hold the medical details about the pregnancy, birth, and infant. Written by the Dr. and Hospital.
    I'm also 42 and had my tubes tied 16 years ago.
    Would that disqualify me as a carrier?

      Posted on Jan-12 17       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Re: surragacy Click here to view ONLY this message
    Thanks so much for your interest in our agency! You can absolutely still be
    a surrogate mother, though we will have to put your application on hold for
    a few months until right before you turn 21! Once you are closer to 21, we
    can begin the interview process and hopefully move forward from there and
    by the time you would be matched and moving with Intended Parents, you
    would be 21! Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
    Thanks!

      Posted on Jan-06 17       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
surragacy Click here to view ONLY this message
Re: Endo Click here to view ONLY this message
    Having endometriosis would not automatically disqualify you from the
    surrogacy program. We would ask you to get your medical records from your
    previous pregnancies so we can take a look at those. It truly would depend
    on the severity of the endometriosis and the effects that it had or did not
    have on your pregnancies. If you have any other questions or concerns,
    please feel free to email me at [email protected] or
    call our office at 888-363-9457. If you would like to apply, please do so
    on our website reproductivepossibilities.com. Thanks so much!

      Posted on Dec-15 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Endo Click here to view ONLY this message
    I really want to become a gestational carrier. Like honestly fulfilling a
    life dream type of want to become one....

    Before becoming pregnant with
    my daughter I was diagnosed with Endometriosis. I'm assuming this would
    disqualify me to be a carrier?

    I honestly believe it was a misdiagnosis.
    My only symptoms was irregular bleeding and pain... I believe my symptoms
    were more indicative of the birth control I was on (Nexplanon) than
    endometriosis. But the doctor that diagnosed me is in a different state now
    and wont change the diagnosis.

    My pregnancy and birth were completely
    normal.

      Posted on Dec-14 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Re: Multiples Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hey Jessica,

    Thanks for reaching out! We would definitely need your
    medical records from both pregnancies (both OB and hospital records) so we
    could make sure that the clinics have no worries about any future issues.
    We would love to speak with you a little more in detail regarding your
    pregnancies! Please go ahead and fill out the application on our website at
    reproductivepossibilities.com. We will review the application and then
    someone from our office will reach out to you! Please call or email for any
    additional information and/or questions!

      Posted on Dec-06 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Multiples Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi, I'm a 27 year old mom of 4 after 2 pregnancies. My first pregnancy with
    my daughter was picture perfect, with zero complications. My 2nd pregnancy
    resulted in spontaneous Triplets which I successfully carried to 34 weeks
    when I had a scheduled c-section. I had mild gestational diabetes with the
    triplets which my doctor had expected due to the multiples. Are these
    disqualifying factors? My husband and I are done having children and I have
    had my tubes tied however I've been considering the possibility of doing
    surrogacy in the next couple of years. Thank you!

    Posted by Jessica   on Dec-05 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
RE: HPV Click here to view ONLY this message
    As long as your most recent pap is clear, we are fine with moving ahead.
    We will definitely need more information regarding your criminal history
    because we couldn't really answer if that would disqualify you without all
    the info. But, of course, knowing in advance is certainly a benefit to you,
    rather than us finding out something later, because we do run a background
    check on all carriers and their husbands/partners (if they have one). If
    you'd like to email me to discuss further, please email me at
    [email protected] or call our office at 888-363-9457.
    Thanks so much for your interest!

      Posted on Oct-07 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
HPV Click here to view ONLY this message
    I was given a pap after I found out I was pregnant with my now 6 year old
    daughter. They said that I had HPV however after her birth I again went in
    for a pap and there was no sign of HPV? would this disqualify me from
    becoming a surrogate? Also I have a bit of criminal history, mostly due to
    poor choices and a horrible marraige to my now x-husband. I fully accept
    responsibility for my actions however I have since learned what life and
    true happiness is all about and am living a happy, healthy crime free life.
    I have 3 beautiful children 18 yr old twins boy/girl carried 39 wks 1 day
    midwife induced 6 days prior to my due date daughter born vaginally no
    drugs son was a brow presentation and wasnt as easy the Dr and midwife
    allowed me as much time as they could without jeapordizing my sons health
    as it was very important to me to deliver naturally I did not want a
    c-section unfortunately they had to take him emergency c section 2 12 hrs
    later but both twins were healthy and received the highest apgar score 5
    lbs and 1 oz and 6 lbs 6 1/2 oz My youngest daughter also full term was a
    v-bac 12 yrs later weighed 7 lbs 7 oz also perfect apgar score. I am now 42
    Ive always wanted to be a surrogate I was in an abusive relationship when I
    was pregnant with my youngest and was unable to enjoy my pregnancy I loved
    being pregnant with my twins, My partner now loves the idea of me being
    pregnant but neither one of us wants anymore children we would so love to
    help a family experience the joy of being parents but I fear my past is
    something that will certainly disqualify me are there any IP's who arent
    that picky about their carriers past or is that something that is not even
    considered.

      Posted on Oct-07 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Re: Jessica Click here to view ONLY this message
    We are unsure about your condition. Was there was any impact on your own
    pregnancies and have you spoken to your OB-Gyn about potentially becoming a
    surrogate? We will reach out to a couple of clinics and see how the dr's
    feel regarding your condition. We also would like to ask that you talk to
    your own OB-Gyn to see if they feel you are able to carry another
    pregnancy as a surrogate. Please email me with any updates or responses from your OB and
    we can go from there! My email is [email protected] and
    I look forward to hearing from you! Thanks so much for your interest!

      Posted on Sep-29 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Medical Question Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hello,

    I am interested in applying to become a surrogate. However, I
    have been diagnosed with Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. This was about a
    year ago when I felt overall joint pain. I started medication but am no
    longer on any medications and have no symptoms. Also, my recent blood tests
    were all in the normal range. Is this something that would disqualify me?
    Thank you!

    Posted by Jessica   on Sep-28 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Re: Wondering Click here to view ONLY this message
    We are accepting carriers from VA! Thanks so much for filling out the
    application. It should take a few days for our office to review the
    application and then someone from our office will contact you. Please email
    or call us with any questions!

      Posted on Aug-11 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Wondering Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hello, was wondering if you are excepting GC in Virginia? I have already
    filled out the application online and mailing the PDF in tomorrow. I have
    four children of my own. I would love to be able to help a couple or
    someone out with their dream of becoming a parent.



    Thank you Jaime

    Posted by Jaime   on Aug-10 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Re: BMI Click here to view ONLY this message
    The fertility clinics usually like to keep the BMI between 18-35 for
    surrogates though some will take a higher BMI (usually up to around 37/38).
    You should be able to calculate your BMI for free online! Please let us
    know if you have any other questions or concerns. Thanks so much for your
    interest!

      Posted on Jul-11 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
BMI Click here to view ONLY this message
Re: last pregnancy too far back? Click here to view ONLY this message
    We would need to discuss the case with a few of our clinics to really be
    able to answer that. The clinics all require that you are able to get your
    medical records from your pregnancies so you may want to start reaching out
    to see if you are able to get those. You would need the labor and delivery
    records from the hospital(s) that you delivered at and the pre-natal
    records from your OB/GYN. Most clinics keep the records for about 10 years
    though some keep them longer. If you are able to get your records, please
    go ahead and fill out the application on our website. Thanks so much for
    your interest and we wish you luck in getting your medical records!

      Posted on Jul-07 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Was last pregnancy too far back to qualify? Click here to view ONLY this message
Re: Branthony Click here to view ONLY this message
    You are not responsible for anything monetary! For anything you were to
    spend your own money on that was related to the journey (gas money for
    trips to the clinic, food during any travel, etc.), you would be reimbursed
    for by the Intended Parents as stated in the contract that would be put in
    place. All medical expenses as well as hospital bills, OB appt bills are
    also the IP's responsibility.

      Posted on Jul-01 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
out of pocket costs Click here to view ONLY this message
    what exactly would I have to pay for out of pocket? and how much would it
    cost. I am a mother of 5 and I am interested in taking this journey, but
    I'd like to know what is expected of me money wise...

    Posted by branthony   on Jul-01 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Re:Re: Marissa Click here to view ONLY this message
    The monthly compensation amount during pregnancy is set up in the contract
    and certainly is a negotiable number. Your application, when submitted,
    with have a section for your fees to be noted. Typical fees are as
    follows: $25,000 base compensation for a singleton pregnancy, $3-5000 more
    for each child carried (twins or triplets). If you are an experienced
    surrogate, your base would increase approximately $5000 for each time you
    have delivered as a surrogate. Of course, in addition to compensation
    there are other fees and expenses paid to you, so we estimate that a first
    time surrogate, pregnant with one baby, would received approximately
    $32,000 throughout their journey.

    We do require that intended parents
    have funding in an escrow account as soon as contracts are signed to ensure
    that surrogates receive their payments in a timely manner. This is a very
    important part of the process!

      Posted on Jun-08 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Surrogate Click here to view ONLY this message
    Thank you, I will give your office a call. Can you also confirm the monthly
    payment amount or is it based on the contract? Are the IP's required to
    have money in the escrow account up front? How do you know there will be
    enough money to cover the surrogate costs?

    Posted by Marissa   on Jun-08 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Re: Marissa Click here to view ONLY this message
    Many of the fertility clinics that we work with will look at your full
    pregnancy history, including all deliveries, abortions and miscarriages to
    make a decision as to whether this will work for you or not. Often, if you
    have had a full term, healthy delivery as your last pregnancy, it might be
    OK. It might be helpful for you to call me and give me the details of your
    pregnancy history so that I can answer that question better!
    Alyssa
    201-505-0078.

      Posted on Jun-08 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Fertility Clinic Click here to view ONLY this message
Re: Kara Click here to view ONLY this message
    Having a history of depression does not necessarily disqualify you from
    being a surrogate. We would need some more in depth information regarding
    your history and your medical history regarding any depression medications
    and/or hospitalizations. Please call our office at 888-363-9457 or email me
    at [email protected] and we can discuss a bit more.
    Thanks so much for your interest and hope to hear from you soon!

      Posted on May-31 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Medical history Click here to view ONLY this message
Re: Kianna Click here to view ONLY this message
    A c-section would not be considered a complication. However, if you were to
    have already had 3 c-sections, it may make it harder to find a clinic for
    you to work with, as many clinics have a maximum of 3 as per their
    guidelines. You should go ahead and fill out the application on our website
    at reproductivepossibilities.com. If you have any other questions or
    concerns, please feel free to call our office at 888-363-9457.

    Posted by Alyssa   on May-10 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
C-sections?? Click here to view ONLY this message
Re: Natalie Click here to view ONLY this message
    Great question! Considering your gestational diabetes was so mild, we would
    love for you to fill out an application. Since you would be able to get the
    clearance letter from your OB/GYN, we will be able to find at least a few
    clinics that will work with you. Thanks so much for your interest and we
    hope to see your application soon!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Apr-25 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Gestational diabetes=disqualified? Click here to view ONLY this message
    I'm 29 with 2 healthy children (2.5 & 9mths). I'm interested in being
    surrogate in 2-3 years, but am wondering if the fact that I was diagnosed
    with gestational diabetes with my last pregnancy will disqualify me from
    being a surrogate. The GD I had was very very mild (in my opinion possibly
    misdiagnosed due to lab error). I could eat whatever I wanted as long as I
    ate enough protein and my numbers were always great. I could easily get a
    medical release letter from my OB. My question is whether or not I would be a
    candidate (I was already turned down by one agency). Thanks

    Posted by Natalie   on Apr-23 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Re: Gabrielle Click here to view ONLY this message
    Once your complete and submit your application, it will be reviewed by our
    gestational carrier coordinators. You should be contacted via phone or
    email within a few days of submitting. Thanks so much for your interest!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Apr-04 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Submitted application Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hello, I just submitted my application, how long usually does it take to
    hear back from the agency to see if I am accepted or not? I am excited
    about taking this new journey but honestly a little nervous! Being a mother
    is such a blessing, hopefully I can give another woman that same feeling!

    Posted by Gabrielle Duran   on Apr-04 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Re: Morrigan Click here to view ONLY this message
    You are absolutely not too old for surrogacy! We actually accept surrogates
    up to age 43! Please go ahead and fill out the application on our website.
    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call our office
    at 888-363-9457. Hope all is well and hope to hear from you soon!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Mar-16 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Is age a big factor? Click here to view ONLY this message
    I have 3 daughters, ages 22, 20, and 13. All were full term and healthy and
    delivered vaginally. No complications during pregnancy. I had a tubal
    ligation after my 3rd one. My question is this, am I too old to become a
    surrogate? I will be 41 this July.

    Posted by Morrigan   on Mar-16 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Re: Arianna Click here to view ONLY this message
    Thanks so much for your interest! The next step would be filling out the
    application on our website at reproductivepossibilities.com. From
    there,
    our office will review your application and then contact you to
    discuss!
    Hope all is well and hope to see your application soon! If you
    have any
    questions or concerns, please feel free to call our office at
    888-363-9457
    or email me at alyssa @reproductivepossibilities.com.

    Posted by Alyssa   on Feb-29 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Possible Carrier Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hello My Name Is Arianna, I Have A 4 Year Old Son. And I Loved Every Bit Of
    Being Pregnant. I Am Willing To Give The Joy Of Having A Child To Someone
    Who May Have A Little Trouble Doing So.Ive Filled Out The Online.
    Application. What Is The Next Step To Being Able To Give Someone Else The
    Joy I Currently Have?

    Posted by Arianna   on Feb-26 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
SO MANY GREAT THINGS ABOUT THIS AGENCY Click here to view ONLY this message
    I just want to start off by saying I'm in the process of being a surrogate
    for the 2nd time with this agency. I have nothing but great things to say
    about them. They are all great and will do whatever to make sure you have a
    great experience. If you are unsure of this process let me just say it is
    so rewarding being able to make someone's family complete. I had the honor
    of carrying twins my first time which was awesome. I wish everyone the best
    of luck with their journeys and to the agency thank you for everything you
    do I don't think you hear it enough. Also, to my favorite 2 women (you
    know who you are) I am so glad to have had this opportunity to work with
    you and you ladies are awesome. If anyone one that is looking into becoming
    a surrogate for the first time and have questions feel free to ask.

    Posted by Shea   on Feb-17 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Out of Pocket expenses Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi Brittany,

    Occasionally there may be some expenses that you might have
    to pay up front, but you only need submit the receipt to our escrow company
    and reimbursement is sent right out! In most cases, and if we are able,
    our office makes whatever payments are needed for you in advance.

    You are not responsible for expenses for the journey and would be reimbursed for any costs that are covered in your contract!

    Hope this helps!

    Posted by Virginia   on Feb-16 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Charges Click here to view ONLY this message
Re: Lora Click here to view ONLY this message
    Unfortunately, because your only pregnancy was deemed high risk due to your
    cystic fibrosis, we would not be able to accept you at this time. Thanks so
    much for your interest and we wish you luck!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Jan-12 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Cystic Fibrosis Click here to view ONLY this message
    I have had a child but because I have Cystic Fibrosis my pregnancy was deemed "high risk" I had no complications except for high blood sugar and carried full term. I gave birth vaginally and unmedicated. Would my Cystic Fibrosis prevent me from becoming a carrier?
    Posted by Lora   on Jan-12 16       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
RE: Kourtney Click here to view ONLY this message
    Unfortunately, you do have to be at least 21 years old to be a surrogate
    mother. If you are still interested in a few years, please remember to look
    us up! We are always looking! Thanks so much for your interest and we wish
    you the best!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Dec-07 15       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    Unfortunately, it is a basic requirement that you have had at least 1 full
    term healthy pregnancy. Thanks so much for your interest and maybe in the
    future, you can re-visit the idea!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Nov-30 15       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    Hi, I am a 21 year old college student and was looking into surrogacy,
    however, I've never been pregnant so this process would be my first time
    ever experiencing a pregnancy. Is it recommended that you have a child of
    your own first before you begin your surrogate journey?

    Posted by Shay   on Nov-30 15       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Re: Curious Mom Click here to view ONLY this message
    Yes, you would still qualify to be a surrogate! The doctors will recommend
    that you get a clearance letter from your OB/GYN stating that they feel you
    will be able to carry another full term pregnancy. Please contact our
    office with any questions or concerns. Our office number is 888-363-9457
    and my email is [email protected]

    Posted by Alyssa   on Nov-02 15       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    Hey Suzie! We need a bit more information about your pregnancy history. If
    you could either call our office at 888-363-9457 or email me at
    [email protected], I would like to speak with you in
    further detail to see if you would be a good candidate for surrogacy!
    Thanks so much for your interest and I hope to hear from you soon!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Oct-22 15       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    I have 3 kids, 9, 6, and 3. I had placenta previa with my first and it
    caused my OB/GYN to induce me at 32 weeks. Baby was born healthy and left
    the hospital 3 weeks later. Will any of that disqualify me?

    Posted by Suzie   on Oct-19 15       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    Hi mom of 4 boys! No, a tubal ligation does not disqualify you, unless the
    type of tubal is Essure clips. For some reason that manner of clipping the
    tubes has been problematic and most clinics will not work with someone with
    that form of birth control.

    In general terms though, having a tubal
    ligation is great, because it shows that you are done having your own
    children and there is little possibility of you becoming pregnant on your
    own while preparing for a surrogacy.

    Please go to our registration page
    and complete a GC Application! We would love to have you apply with us!
    Hope to hear from you soon!

    Posted by Virginia   on Oct-13 15       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    Am 33yrs old, a mother of 4 boys, all vaginal births, full term. No
    complications. They are 13, 11, 6 and 3. After giving birth to my 3yr old,
    I had a Tubal ligation will that disqualify me.

    Posted by Latoya   on Oct-13 15       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    A past smoker must be at least 6 months clean of all types of nicotine.
    Yes, the carrier absolutely has a say and choice in which Intended Parents
    she works with. As far the family history of mental illness, that doesn't
    necessarily affect your application. The only mental illness history we
    would worry about would be yours, if you had one. Please feel free to fill
    out the application on our website at reproductivepossibilities.com. If you
    have any other questions or would like to discuss further, please feel free
    to call our office at 888-363-9457 or email me at
    [email protected] Thanks so much for your interest!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Sep-13 15       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    How long does one need to be a non smoker before you can apply? Can a
    carrier choose who she will carry for- or if she has a preference? Since
    carrier is not directly genetically related to the child- no genes can be
    inherited so is their factors like family history of mental illness that
    effects being a carrier? Lets assume that carrier has had two perfect
    healthy and mind you beautiful children- no problems at all with carring
    them to term. Great weights ect....

      Posted on Sep-11 15       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Re: Adriana Click here to view ONLY this message
    Pre-eclampsia may stop certain clinics from working with you but we still
    have many clinics that we work with that will accept you. If you are
    interested in pursuing surrogacy, please feel free to fill out an
    application on our website at reproductivepossibilities.com. Also, as
    it
    can take a bit of time, you may want to start gathering your medical
    records because the clinics require that you are able to get your OB
    records from during each pregnancy as well as the labor and delivery
    records from the hospital(s) that you delivered at.

    Posted by Alyssa   on Sep-08 15       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    Hi! I am a 33 yr old mother of 3 girls. My 1st child was born through
    vaginal delivery 13 years a go, I ended up having C section withy second
    one due to preclamsia, my 3rd child was born 15 months later with no
    complications. Overall I am in great health and my pregnancies have been
    great, is preclamsia a disqualifying "condition" when becoming a surrogate?
    Thank's

    Posted by Adriana   on Sep-04 15       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
How Long . just a couple of days Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi Jessica,

    In response to your question about when we will review your
    GC Application, it is usually within a couple of days of receipt. In your
    case, your submitted application went through the system yesterday and I
    just received the document now! Timing is everything! You should hear
    from us very soon now and thank you for taking the time to apply!
    Virginia Walker
    Business Manager

    Posted by alyssa   on Jul-21 15       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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Re: Britta Click here to view ONLY this message
    Unfortunately, if you delivered a single baby before 37 weeks, we would not
    be able to accept you at this time as the baby would be considered
    premature. We apologize but wish you and your baby the best!

      Posted on May-18 15       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    Hello! My name is Britta. I just recently had my first baby boy on
    March 30th. I was just reading about all of this and I am very interested
    in helping a couple with the gift of life. I am 21 years old with no health
    issues. My baby boy was born early due to a weak cervix. But 0
    complications with the pregnancy. The baby is 100 percent healthy and
    didn't require oxygen at all. And has even exceeded the doctor's
    expectations! Would that disqualify me? Also, I am living in Tennessee.

    Posted by Britta   on May-18 15       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Re: Latoya Click here to view ONLY this message
    Having a tubal will not disqualify you! If you are interested, please go on
    to fill out the application on our website at
    reproductivepossibilities.com. If you have any questions or concerns,
    please feel free to call our office at 888-363-9457.

      Posted on Mar-09 15       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    Hi
    My name is Latoya am 33, with 4 boys all natural births... my youngest
    son is 2, but soon to be 3.. but my only thing is i had a tubal ligation
    done. Will that disqualify me???

    Posted by Latoya   on Mar-08 15       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    Hi there! I was wondering if there is any possibility of an exception being
    made in regards to the age requirements. I am 43 years old, a year older
    than the cut off. I have had four low risk pregnancies and four vaginal
    deliveries with zero complications with pregnancies or deliveries. I'm just
    kind of one of those women who were built to carry and deliver babies. :)
    Thanks!

    JH in Tennessee

    Posted by Jeanette   on Feb-24 15       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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RE: Jessica from Louisiana Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hey Jessica! Unfortunately, we currently are not accepting surrogates from
    LA because of the state laws. There are other agencies that do but sadly,
    at this time we find the laws in LA to be too tricky. Best of luck and if
    in the future, the laws change or you move, keep us in mind!

      Posted on Feb-13 15       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
from louisiana Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi, my name is Jessica and I had a few questions. Do you have any
    experience working with carriers from Louisiana? My other question is after
    I fill out the application how long should it be before I hear from
    someone?

    Posted by jessica   on Feb-12 15       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    I am in the process of being a GC and our first attempt failed in
    September. I am looking for any advice or personal stories that have gone
    thru this same thing as we get ready to try for our second and final
    transfer at the end on January. Thank you
    Blessings,

      Posted on Dec-29 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Re: More Info on if i'd qualify Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hey there! Thanks so much for reaching out to us! The anemia will not be an
    issue at all but the tilted pelvis may be. I am not sure yet. I am going to
    reach out to a few of the clinics we work with and see if I can get more
    information about that. In the meantime, please feel free to fill out an
    application on our website or if you have any other questions, don't
    hesitate to call or email me at [email protected] If I
    don't hear back, I will post back here on the message board about the
    clinics. Thanks so much and hope to hear from you soon!

      Posted on Dec-23 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    Hi I was wondering if I'd even qualify because I can't give birth
    naturally. I have a tilted pelvis, so can not have a natural birth.
    Although I have three kids, two cesarean deliveries, no health problems
    with any of my children. Ps I also had anemia with the first.... would
    these two things disqualify me from even being allowed to do this?

      Posted on Dec-22 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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Submitted my application Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hello my name is Brandi! I submitted my application and cannot wait to hear back from you guys :) I have never been a surrogate mother before but helping a family out who truly deserves it makes my heart so happy!! I have two little girls and I enjoyed every moment of being pregnant!! Such a beautiful feeling- hope to hear something back soon. Have a great day :)
    Posted by Brandi Delgado   on Oct-14 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
re: hello i want to help Click here to view ONLY this message
    You can absolutely be a surrogate though you've had a tubal done! We do
    gestational surrogacy here which does not involve your eggs. If you have
    any other questions, please feel free to contact us at 888-363-9457 or
    email at [email protected] Hope to hear from you soon!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Aug-18 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    If you have already submitted your application electronically via our
    website, you do not need to download the pdf file. The pdf file is a hard
    copy that you can print and fill out to send in if you are for some reason
    unable to complete it online. As far as how long it takes, it all depends.
    We will be reviewing each application and reaching out to each girl
    individually via either phone or email to speak with you. If you would like
    an update on your progress, please email me at
    [email protected] and let me know of your name and when
    you filled out the application and I will check in the systems to see how
    far along your application is. Hope all is well and thanks so much for your
    interest!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Jul-30 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    Hello, I have recently applied to be a GC and when I log into my account it
    states to download the form and complete, I have tried several times, but
    I'm thinking my system isn't supporting opening the PDF file. Help?
    Also,
    how long does the process take to start to see if I qualify to actually
    getting pregnant. This is my first time.

    Thanks!!

      Posted on Jul-29 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Tennessee Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi! Yes, we do work with surrogates in TN. Please go to our website and
    complete an application. Once we receive your completed application we will
    get in touch with you and set up the interview process. We will also answer
    any questions you may have.

    Hope you had a great Fourth of July
    weekend!

    Alyssa
    [email protected]

    Posted by Alyssa   on Jul-06 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Tennessee Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi! Yes, we do work with surrogates in TN. Please go to our website and
    complete an application. Once we receive your completed application we will
    get in touch with you and set up the interview process. We will also answer
    any questions you may have.

    Hope you had a great Fourth of July
    weekend!

    Alyssa
    [email protected]

    Posted by Alyssa   on Jul-06 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    Hello! My husband and I are hoping to be a surrogate family, but we live in
    Tennessee where there are no agencies. Do you currently work with families
    in Tennessee?

    Thank you for your time! :)

    Posted by Amy Dawn   on Jul-05 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    Hi,

    Thank you for reaching out to us! Clinic guidelines are fairly
    consistent regarding height and weight. Typically they want gestational
    carriers to have a BMI between 18-35. Your BMI is a bit over the
    guidelines.

    This is designed to make sure that a pregnancy is good and
    healthy for you and for the baby you would be carrying.

    We hope to
    hear from you again soon!

    Posted by alyssa   on Jun-16 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    Hi, I'm a 4th time surrogate :) it's awesome that you're interested in
    carrying for someone! I have worked with Reproductive Possibilities for all
    but my first arrangement. I know it can be sort of confusing at first,
    especially when you think about getting attached to the baby. Of course,
    all I can speak from is my own experience, but a surrogate pregnancy just
    feels different than your own pregnancy. You go into it knowing that this
    is something you're doing for another person, that this baby is not yours
    and it won't be coming home with you - you're excited about the baby
    coming, but in the way that you feel excited when good things happen for
    other people. One of the most rewarding parts is seeing a new parent hold
    their baby the first time, and you know that you did that for them. You
    have this ability to change someone's life for the rest of their lives, and
    that's pretty amazing :)

    As far as it being difficult - I personally don't think it is. I really enjoy being pregnant, and don't mind the negatives (like morning sickness) that come along with it.

      Posted on Jun-11 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Cannot Decide If I Should Do This. Click here to view ONLY this message
    I am a young mother at age 21 and am considering becoming a Surrogate to
    help a family that is unable to start a family as I already have. I want to
    be able to make that possible for someone else, but I'm not sure if I
    should do this still. Could anyone who may have done this before or others
    currently doing this help me? My fiancee says he won't mind that I help
    another family but I want to know how difficult it really is being a
    surrogate and carrying another couples child.

      Posted on Jun-10 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Medical information Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi Helen,

    Yes, it is a good idea to list all medical history, but I
    think with Group B Strep, it is not a big deal. We will make a note of it!
    Good thing I re-read your email, because I just googled GBS and was
    reading information on Guillain–Barré syndrome(also known as GBS) and
    thought that you might not be able to continue forward!

    Glad to know I was way off base! We have your application and will be in touch with you soon!

    Virginia

      Posted on May-13 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Group B Strep- GBS Click here to view ONLY this message
    I have filled out the worksheet but there was no place asking about GBS. I
    was positive for GBS but my child was completely healthy and I did not
    consider this as a complication. Should I have listed as one'

    Posted by Helen   on May-13 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Re: Kaneisha Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hey Kaneisha, We did receive your application and will be reaching out to
    you shortly to discuss your application and answer any questions you may
    have! Talk to you soon and have a great day!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Apr-15 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Want to give the gift of life to family that can't. Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi, my name is Kaneisha I'm interested in giving back to someone and giving
    them the most beautiful thing in the world a child I'm interested in
    knowing more I've done the application. So guess it's just a waiting
    thing.hope to hear something soon.

      Posted on Apr-14 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Re: Laura Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hey Laura, You having terminated a pregnancy in January would not pose a
    problem. Most Intended Parents do want the option to terminate. As long as
    you have had at least one full term healthy pregnancy and delivered a
    healthy baby, you should definitely fill out an application on our website.
    If you have any other questions or anything, please feel free to email me
    at [email protected] or give our office a call at
    888-363-9457.

    Posted by Alyssa   on Apr-14 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
disqualify? Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hello,
    My name is Laura and I was wondering if a terminated pregnancy I
    had in January of 2014 would disqualify me as a surrogate. I would like to
    give back from what I took.

    Posted by Laura Soto   on Apr-13 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Completed Applicatoin Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi Sarah,
    Thank you for completing our online application. We are going
    through the process of review at this point and hope to be in touch with
    you with our initial questions soon! Probably in the next day or two!
    After that, we would set up an interview appointment. Look forward to
    speaking with you!

    The GC Team at RP!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Apr-07 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
interested Click here to view ONLY this message
Re: Beckie Click here to view ONLY this message
    We apologize but we would not be able to accept you as a potential
    surrogate at this time. Gestational Diabetes is considered a complication
    of pregnancy and most doctors would not recommend working with a surrogate
    who has experienced this before. Again, we apologize but thanks for your
    interest and good luck!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Apr-03 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    Hello, I would love to help someone in need. I have 2 children of my own. I
    have had 2 c-sections and I had gestational diabetes with both kids.
    However other wise no problems. Would any of this make it where I could not
    help someone get their dream.
    Beckie

      Posted on Apr-03 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Re: Jeanne Click here to view ONLY this message
    Yes, we will review your medical insurance policy to see if it will cover
    your pregnancy, if you are a surrogate. If yes, then the policy is used
    for pre-natal through delivery. All expenses to get you pregnant and
    testing done by the fertility clinic are paid out of pocket by your
    intended parents. Any balances left after your insurance pays is paid by
    your intended parents as well.

    Posted by Alyssa   on Apr-01 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    I currently have BCBS & I am very interested in becoming a GC. I am
    wondering how that works. Do I use my ins for the maternity care or is that
    paid by the Intended Parent?
    Thank you for your time.

    Posted by Jeanne   on Apr-01 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    We understand your concern about breastfeeding during a surrogacy journey.
    The clinic's actually will not work with a surrogate until she has finished
    breast feeding because they need to make sure that your cycle is not impacted by the breastfeeding. They will wait until a
    surrogate has completely finished breast feeding in order to start working
    with her. You do take medications to prepare for a pregnancy, they are hormones which help your body think it is pregnant, so that when you have a transfer, your uterus is ready to accept that already developing embryo. Hope this helps! Thanks for your question!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Mar-27 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    I am 29 and just gave birth to my first child 4 months ago. I'm considering
    becoming a GC but wanted to see if there are any health risks to my
    daughter who is still breast feeding. I'm not sure if GC's typically need
    to take medications (with the exception of prenatal vitamins)which could be
    passed to her in the process of preparing for the implantation.

      Posted on Mar-26 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    This is something that would have to be reviewed by the fertility clinics.
    We have heard from more and more clinics that they will not accept a GC who
    has ADD.

    I'm sorry, but I want to make sure that we are up front with
    the information that we have regarding this process.

    Thank you!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Mar-25 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    Natasha,

    Thank you for reaching out to us again. Unfortunately, PPD is
    something that would be an issue with the surrogacy process. If you had
    depression after delivering your own child, we certainly would not want you
    to be in a position to have to deal with that (for you or your family) by
    having a pregnancy for someone else. We look at the whole picture and want
    what is best for you and your family too. I’m sorry!
    Alyssa

    Posted by Alyssa   on Mar-22 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    Hi Alyssa thank your apply to my question and you gave me the answers that
    I needed. Another question came up that you said if you don't have
    depression does, does that mean you can't get accepted at all? What I mean
    is I did get depression after I had my child and I am still currently
    taking medication for it but I don't feel like I have depression anymore
    and I think I got it from me having her at a young age and her being my
    first child I was scared but know its different I am more mature and if I
    were to be a surrogate mother I would be able to understand the situations
    and surcomstances I'm putting myself threw. I just don't want the
    depression to be why me or anyone else can't get accepted even if we think
    our selfs can handle it.

    Natasha

      Posted on Mar-22 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    Hi Natasha,
    The process from submitting and application through matching
    with intended parents can take from 2-4 weeks. The first big step is
    submitting your application and allowing us the time to review and
    interview you. If you have had full term and healthy pregnancies, are a
    healthy, fit person and don't have a history of depression, these are good
    indicators that you will be accepted. It will take another 8-10 weeks from
    the time you match with intended parents to the point of traveling to their
    fertility clinic for a medical and psychological screening appointment.
    Then contracts need to be taken care of before you will actually begin the
    process to get pregnant. So, from application to embryo transfer it may be
    14-18 weeks.

    Send us your application and let's get started!

    Alyssa

    Posted by Alyssa   on Mar-14 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    Hi my name is Natasha and I am 21, I have a almost 2 year old daughter. I
    am hoping to give someone this beautiful opportunity and make some ones
    dream come true well I was wondering say if I get accepted after I put my
    application in how long does the process take until you are chosen to be
    someone's surrogate?

    Posted by Natasha   on Mar-12 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Re: Anissa Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hey there, I'm not sure exactly what it is you're looking for. I believe
    you are looking for a surrogate and if that is the case, please contact our
    office and ask for Jacki. She can give you all the information you need
    about using a surrogate mother. You can reach her at our office at
    888-363-9457. Hope all is well and hope to hear from you soon Anissa!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Mar-04 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    It all depends on the full history. We would definitely need more
    information. We don't only look at the crime itself but look at the age you
    were when the crime was committed, the consequences of that action, and the
    severity of the crime. If you'd like to discuss further before filling out
    a full application, feel free to give our office a call at 888-363-9457.
    Hope to hear from you soon!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Mar-03 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    It all depends on the full history. We would definitely need more
    information. If that was your only pregnancy, you delivered early, and were
    on medication, then yes it would most likely disqualify you but like I
    said, we definitely would need to hear a bit more about it. Please call our
    office at 888-363-9457 and tell us a bit more so we can discuss further.
    Hope all is well and hope to hear from you soon!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Feb-28 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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    Hey there,

    I apologize but your age does disqualify you. According to
    the regulated guidelines for surrogacy, you must be over 21 years old in
    order to be a surrogate. I apologize that we are not able to accept you at
    this time but remember that we are always looking so if in a few years, you
    are still interested, you can absolutely fill out an application! Hope all
    is well and good luck!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Feb-25 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
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Feeling crushed...but hopeful? Click here to view ONLY this message
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    Hi Cassandra,

    Having a pre-term delivery is definitely a reason for
    concern. The fertility doctors do not often accept a woman who has
    delivered early, although if there was an explanation for the early
    delivery, they would review. Give us a call Mon-Fri btwn 9-5 pm and we can
    discuss. 201-505-0078. Thanks!

    Virginia

    Posted by Virginia   on Feb-22 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Does have a premature child disqualify you? Click here to view ONLY this message
    I am a 29 year old mother of 3 children who are 9 years old, 7 years old
    and 4 years old. My first two pregnancies went perfectly, hover, my last
    pregnancy my son came at nearly 35 weeks. Would this disqualify me from
    being a surrogate?

    Posted by Cassandra   on Feb-22 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Kate and medicaid Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi Kate, having Medicaid does not disqualify you. We will not use your
    Medicaid insurance to pay for the pregnancy, as we do not want to
    jeopardize your ability to have this insurance in the future for your
    family. We will find you another policy to cover the pre-natal through
    delivery costs.

    I recommend you go to our website and fill in an
    application.

    Www.repoductivepossibilities.com

    Hope to hear from you
    soon!

    Virginia

    Posted by Virginia   on Feb-22 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Nichole... Update Click here to view ONLY this message
    We will take a look again at your application, but please know that the
    guidelines that we follow are from many different fertility clinics. The
    doctors want to make sure (and we do too) that your willingness to carry a
    baby for someone else, will not be unsafe for you. You and your family, and
    your health matter very much to us all.

    We will reach out to you again
    on Monday! Have a good weekend!

    Virginia

    Posted by Vieginia   on Feb-22 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
medicaid Click here to view ONLY this message
    I would love to carry a surrogate pregnancy but see that having medicaid,
    even though it would cover every aspect of prenatal care, would seem to
    disqualify me. Is this true and is there a way around it if so? I'm sure
    that I would qualify under all the other guidelines.

    Posted by Kate   on Feb-22 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Feeling crushed Click here to view ONLY this message
    I just received an email stating I do not meet clinical guidelines to be a
    gestational carrier, my heart is crushed as this is something I have wanted
    to do for as long as I can remember. I have two healthy girls, ages 8 &4
    and had healthy pregnancies with both, minus a slight blood pressure issue
    at 39wks with the oldest. I've had two miscarriages with beautiful rainbow
    babies following each. I just can't imagine that THIS is what
    "disqualified" me? I am 35 years old and healthy. I just don't understand.
    Anyone else have this happen?

    Posted by Nichole M.   on Feb-21 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Hey Deana Click here to view ONLY this message
    The next step all depends on how quickly your Intended Parents are moving.
    I'm not sure which coordinator you are working with but if you either give
    her a call or shoot her an email, she should be able to give you more
    information. I wish I could help more but since I'm not sure exactly who
    you are, I don't know where you are in the process. Hope all is well and if
    there is anything else we can help you with, please feel free to call our
    office at 888-363-9457.

    Posted by Alyssa   on Feb-04 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
we got selected Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi...my husband and I were selected to be carriers last week. We are very
    excited to get started. We were wondering what comes next and how quickly
    the process begins. Thank you.

    Posted by Deana   on Feb-03 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Hey Amanda Click here to view ONLY this message
    Based on the information you gave us, it's hard to say if you would
    qualify. We would really need to see your whole application. If you're
    interested in filling on out, please visit our website
    reproductivepossibilities.com. If you have any questions or concerns about
    your eligibility, you can also give our office a call at 888-363-9457. Hope
    all is well and hope to hear from you soon!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Jan-31 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
am i good Click here to view ONLY this message
Hey Kelly Click here to view ONLY this message
    From the short description you gave us, we see no reason that you would not
    be a good candidate. Please visit our website reproductivepossibilities.com
    and fill out an application. If you have any other questions or concerns,
    feel free to give us a call at 888-363-9457. Hope all is well and hope to
    see your application soon!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Jan-30 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Mother of 2 healthy babies- 2 miscarriages Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi have 2 healthy children. In between my first and second I had 2 misscarages does that matter. Both were on time by c-section. I got my tubes tied after having my second . Please let me know if I might qualify before I fill out tons of paperwork. Thanks Kelly
    Posted by Kelly   on Jan-29 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Hey Jarden Click here to view ONLY this message
    It usually takes a couple days for your application to get through the
    first review stage and yours was just finished this morning. You should
    also have an email from us requesting a good time to speak with you. Hope
    all is well and thanks for checking in!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Jan-28 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
My application Click here to view ONLY this message
@Alyssa Click here to view ONLY this message
Hey Mel Click here to view ONLY this message
    Not having insurance would not disqualify you from being a surrogate
    mother. If you apply and we feel that you could be a great surrogate to add
    to our team, we can help you find insurance. Please fill out an application
    on our website at reproductivepossibilities.com and if you have any
    questions or concerns, please call our office at 888-363-9457. Hope all is
    well and hope to see your application soon!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Jan-27 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
insurance Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi I'm a married mommy of 5 children. 12,10,7,4and 1. I have wanted to look
    into this for years now but I have no insurance. Is this a possibility? I'm
    in north Carolina if it matters

    Posted by mel   on Jan-27 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Hey Callie Click here to view ONLY this message
    Because your youngest son is around 18 years old, that may pose a problem.
    In order to become a surrogate, you need to be able to get your labor and
    delivery records from the hospital that you delivered at as well as the
    pregnancy records from the OB/GYN office you visited during your pregnancy.
    Without those records, the clinics will not move forward with you as a
    potential surrogate. The reason it may be hard to get those records is
    because hospitals and doctor offices usually only keep those records for
    about 10 years. If you could make a few calls and see if either place has
    those records then from there we can figure out if you would qualify. If
    you are able to get those records, please fill out an application on our
    website at reproductivepossibilities.com and if you have any questions or
    concerns, feel free to give our office a call at 888-363-9457. Good luck
    and have a great weekend!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Jan-24 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Curious Click here to view ONLY this message
    I am 43 (will be 44 this summer)and I have 4 wonderful sons; the youngest
    getting ready to graduate. I am divorced, I had 2 C-Sections the 2-VBAC.
    All pregnancy's were healthy and wonderful and no problems. I do not
    smoke, don't drink, I work hard and I believe that the greatest gift to
    give is life. I have never had a miscarriage and I have never had an
    abortion. Would I qualify for this?

    Callie

      Posted on Jan-24 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Dear Experienced GC (2x) Click here to view ONLY this message
    The base fee for another journey is $35 thousand for a singleton. If you
    are interested in working with us again, please contact our office. Hope to
    hear from you soon and have a great day!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Jan-14 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
compensation Click here to view ONLY this message
Dear Prior Carrier Click here to view ONLY this message
    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We'd be happy to discuss
    further with you if you would like to contact our office. Since I'm not
    quite sure who you are, I can't give specific details to your case but I
    can tell you a little about the change in compensation. The payment has
    always been between 18 and 20 thousand for a first time surrogate carrying
    a single baby. In June of 2013, we increased our starting compensation to
    25 thousand so we could match what other agencies are offering. The 32
    thousand that you also see is an inclusive number. The 32 thousand includes
    the 25 thousand combined with all other compensation that you receive
    throughout the process such as maternity clothing, transfer fee, and lost
    wages. For being a second time surrogate, you do receive 30 thousand now as
    a base fee as well. Again, if you have anymore questions or I can help you
    further, please contact our office. Have a good day!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Jan-10 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Compensation Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hello.
    On your website it says "Surrogate mothers are generally
    compensated between $20,000 and $25,000 for a single fetus" I received less
    than $20,000 as a surrogate for Reproductive Possibilities. Then, I saw an
    ad on craigs list, posted yesterday (Jan 9, 2013) in the part time section,
    that stated "Earn $32,000 and up by giving the gift of life!" It is not
    about the compensation but I would like to know what surrogate mother's are
    to expect.

    Posted by Prior Carrier   on Jan-10 14       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Hey Suzy! Click here to view ONLY this message
    We'd love for you to fill out an application on our website. Once you
    submit your application, within a few days, you'll receive a call from
    someone in our office. The application can be found on our website at www.reproductivepossibilities.com and you can give us a call at 888-363-9457.
    I look forward to seeing your application and hope
    to speak with you soon!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Dec-16 13       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
I wanna help Click here to view ONLY this message
Full Term Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi there!

    Yes, full term is between 37-40 weeks for a single baby. As
    long as the baby had a good birth weight and needed no NICU time than it
    should be just fine! Fill in an application and we can help you start the
    process!

    Thanks!!
    Virginia

    Posted by Virginia Walker   on Dec-09 13       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Full Term? Click here to view ONLY this message
HSV1 GC's Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi to all!
    I have received a question from a potential gestational carrier
    that has HSV1 and wants to know if that disqualifies her from being a
    carrier. Unfortunately, there was no email address so I couldn't reply
    directly.

    No, this does not automatically disqualify you. You would
    have to agree to follow the doctors recommendation at birth (as you
    probably did with your own child), to either take Valtrex prior to delivery
    or if there was an active outbreak, you would be required to deliver via
    c-section. Give us a call, or complete an application on our website and
    we will answer all your questions!

    Virginia

    Posted by Virginia Walker   on Dec-04 13       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Would like to help Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi Rebecca,

    Thank you for reaching out to us. Unfortunately, having
    gestational diabetes can be an issue. I don't know if you were on
    medications or not, but usually having GD in both pregnancies, would make
    you ineligible to be a gestational carrier. I'm so sorry! It is wonderful
    that you have the desire to help someone have a family. Wishing you the
    best!

    Virginia

    Posted by Virginia Walker   on Nov-22 13       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Would let to help Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hello, I have had 2 healthy children. Went full term with both but had
    c-section with both only because they were big babies and I was small. I
    with both of my children I had gestational diabetes. Would that make a
    differences? Please let me know.
    Thanks

    Posted by Rebecca   on Nov-22 13       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Hey Shalise Click here to view ONLY this message
    Thanks so much for your interest in our agency. I do apologize but we are
    unable to accept you at this time. One of the main requirements of all
    clinics is that you must have given birth to at least 1 full term 40 week
    pregnancy and be raising that child. Again, I'm so sorry!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Nov-14 13       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
I have no children Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi My name is Shalise

    I work for a obgyn clinic and hate when mother
    cant conceive. I have no children, but I'm interested being a Carrier. I am
    23 and wondering if i would be accepted?

    Posted by Shalise   on Nov-13 13       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Hey Mr. Wilson! Click here to view ONLY this message
    There are a lot of qualifications to become a surrogate mother but since
    you've had no major pregnancy issues, we'd love for you to fill out an
    application! You can find it on our website at
    reproductivepossibilities.com, and if you have any questions or concerns,
    please feel free to email me at [email protected] or
    give us a call at 888-363-9457. Hope to hear from you soon!

      Posted on Nov-01 13       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
I would like to become a surgate mother Click here to view ONLY this message
    I have had two full term preganacys no medical complications, no abortion
    or miscarriages no still born... I'm interested in this program and have
    seen the ads in papers all the time...I would love to give the gift of life
    to another family.
    Thank you

    Posted by Mr.wilson   on Nov-01 13       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Answers KT Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi KT, thank you for posting on our board. No a C-section does not
    disqualify you at all from being considered as a gestational carrier. I
    would recommend you visit our website (hit Home on this message board) to
    register and complete an application. We look forward to hearing from you
    and to talking to you.

    Thanks
    Virginia

    Posted by Virginia Walker   on Oct-28 13       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
just curious Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hello, I'm 31 years old, married, and have 2 beautiful and healthy
    children (10 years and 10 mos). I'm interested in learning more about
    surrogacy but I had a c-section with my first child and vbac with my
    second. I'm wondering if having a c-section disqualifies me from becoming a
    surrogate. Please let me know, thanks. KT.

    Posted by KT   on Oct-26 13       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Hey Jessica! Click here to view ONLY this message
    I've looked through our system and found out that you have already
    submitted an application that is currently being reviewed. Step one is
    done! Now, in a few days, someone from our office will contact you to speak
    about your application. Thanks so much for your interest and have a great
    day!

    Posted by Alyssa Rende   on Oct-24 13       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
I'd like to be a surrogate mother. Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hello. I'm 24 and I've had three healthy full term 40 week single fetus
    pregnancies delivered vaginally. I've never had an abortion, miscarriage or
    still born. I had no complications during any of my pregnancies and
    deliveries. I'd be delighted to carry your biological baby for you. Thank
    you.

    Posted by Jessica   on Oct-23 13       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Hey Coreena! Click here to view ONLY this message
    We would need to see your whole filled out application but the basic
    information you have given us seems good! Please fill out an application on
    our website and if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to give us
    a call at 888-363-9457. Hope to see your application soon and have a great
    day!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Oct-17 13       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Could I be a surrogate??!! Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hello, I am a married mother of 5 daughters (4 are biological 1 is my step
    daughter). I just turned 35 and I would love to help out a couple with
    they're dream of having a family!! I am average weight for my height and am
    in good health! Would I be a good candidate for becoming a surrogate
    mother?!

    Posted by Coreena   on Oct-17 13       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Hey Cindy! Click here to view ONLY this message
    The application can be found on our website at
    reproductivepossibilities.com. The first step is to fill out the
    application and then within a few days, someone from our office will
    contact you to go over your application with you!

    Posted by Alyssa   on Oct-11 13       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Hey Liliana Click here to view ONLY this message
Interested! But young! Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi! I am 21 and have an amazing 14 month old strong boy! I have always
    wanted to help out a couple by becoming their surrogate mother! I had a
    healthy full term pregnancy but had to have a c-section because my son was
    a big boy at birth and I am very petite. I am 5'4 and 97lbs. I eat healthy
    and stay fit. Also I work full time. Would any of this cause a problem or
    should I wait a bit longer?

    Posted by Liliana   on Oct-05 13       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Surrogate Application Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hey Jenny,

    We will review your application over the next few days. I'm
    not sure that the death of your child due to a heart condition would
    disqualify you. We would need a bit more information and to see the whole
    application. We will review your application and if we have any questions,
    we will contact you either by phone or email. Thanks so much for your
    interest in our agency and have a great day!

    Posted by Alyssa R.   on Sep-25 13       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Not sure if I qualify Click here to view ONLY this message
    I filled out the application for being a carrier last night. I don't know if I will be accepted because my son had a heart condition and didn't survive. It had nothing to do with the pregnancy or the delivery though, everything with my pregnancy was perfect. And I had a perfect labor as well.
    Posted by Jenny   on Sep-24 13       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Excitement! Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi Jenny,

    thank you for reaching out to us. I will look for your
    application today and hope to be in touch with you in a couple of days!
    Thanks for submitting online ... we look forward to speaking to you!
    Virginia

    Posted by Virginia Walker   on Sep-23 13       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Excitement! Click here to view ONLY this message
Surrogate at 45 Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hey Regina,

    I apologize but we would not be able to accept you at this
    time due to your age. We understand that you have given birth recently but
    the clinics have an age limit of 45 (must deliver last surrogate child by
    45). We and the clinics feel that a pregnancy at this age may be risky and
    we would not want to put you in a high risk situation.

    Posted by Alyssa R.   on Sep-17 13       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
45 and want to be a surrogate Click here to view ONLY this message
    i would love to carry a child for a couple ..being a surrogate ...I'm 45
    mother of two beautiful kids 6 & 8 ...I don't think i'm to old ....I'm
    healthy ...non-smoker non-drinker ...5'9 148 ...hazel eyes
    ...hispanic...please call me 702-884-0189

    Posted by Regina   on Sep-16 13       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
45 and want to be a surrogate Click here to view ONLY this message
    i would love to carry a child for a couple ..being a surrogate ...I'm 45
    mother of two beautiful kids 6 & 8 ...I don't think i'm to old ....I'm
    healthy ...non-smoker non-drinker ...5'9 148 ...hazel eyes
    ...hispanic...please call me 702-884-0189

    Posted by Regina   on Sep-16 13       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Surrogate at 54 Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi Cyndi,
    I think it is amazing that you want to offer this gift to
    others. I do not think, though, that you would find a fertility clinic that
    would work with you. You have not ever had a child, and carrying for the
    first time at 54 poses a risk to you (not to mention the child). Thank you
    for thinking of sharing yourself with someone who is not able to have a
    child.

    Virginia

      Posted on Sep-12 13       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
do you need a surregate? Click here to view ONLY this message
    I am 54 and adopted my child.my husband died young and we had no children.
    want the experience of pregnancy and childbirth. i am in great physical
    condition, disease and illness free but do not want another child.i am
    employed and have a college education.my ins will pay for the birth but
    parent(s) will need to incur all other financial responsibilities.
    Additional financial compensation would be disscussed as well. Clm

      Posted on Sep-12 13       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Returning surrogate Click here to view ONLY this message
Returning Surrogate Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hi Kim,

    It is great to hear that you are considering another amazing
    journey with us! Having surrogates return to us is our goal! That said, I
    want you to make sure that your OB-Gyn is receptive to your having another
    pregnancy. A 5th C-section is something we don't see very often, and we
    are concerned if there are risks to you! So, give us a call, let's review
    and see how to proceed!

    Talk to you soon!!

    Virginia

    Posted by Virginia Walker   on Aug-19 13       Modify/DeleteClick here to Delete or Modify this message   
Returning Surrogate Click here to view ONLY this message
    Hello! I had an awesome experience with you and my intended parents. I
    really didn't think I was going to want to be a surrogate again due to
    having 4 c sections now but I am completely healthy like I always have been
    and everything went pretty well! My question is that I wanted to know when
    I should apply again again if I'm only planning to conceive in July 2014?
    Now or wait til it gets closer.
    Thanks,
    Kim

    Posted by Kim   on Aug-18 13