How To Become a Surrogate in Kentucky
Surrogacy is beautiful but often misunderstood. Many do not know how important a surrogate’s role is in making a couple’s dream of starting a family come true.
If you’re reading this because you are interested in becoming a surrogate in Kentucky, I’d like to thank you in advance and let you know that your decision will change a couple’s lives forever.
In this article, I will do my best to tell you everything you need to know about becoming a surrogate in Kentucky. We’ll talk about the requirements, compensations, the laws, the application process and, most importantly, how we can help you become a surrogate without having to go through the challenging process that we went through before.
Areas We Serve
Louisville, Lexington-Fayette, Bowling Green, Owensboro, Covington, Georgetown, Richmond, Florence, Elizabethtown, Frankfort, Hopkinsville, Nicholasville, Henderson, and most cities and counties in Kentucky. No matter where you are in Kentucky, if you want to become a surrogate, contact us and we’ll see if we can make it happen for you!
Learn how we can help you make the most of your surrogacy journey.
What you will learn
Hear surrogates talk about the myths and misconceptions they’ve encountered in their journey to be life-giving supermoms.
Hear Sunshine tell the story of her first surrogacy journey that changed her life forever!
How We Can Help You Become a Surrogate in Kentucky
We are a team of experienced surrogates whose aim is to help moms, just like you, become surrogates without having to go through the hoops that we went through before because we didn’t know better.
Kentucky is a surrogate friendly state and compensated gestational surrogacy is widely practiced without much hindrance. Although there are no specific legal guidelines as to the validity of a surrogacy agreement, experienced attorneys are available to help specify the roles and responsibilities of each party so their rights are equally protected.
As for our specialization, we make the application process very easy for surrogate hopefuls because we take away the daunting task of filling out multiple application forms and keeping track of your applications.
With us, you simply fill out a short quiz to see if you qualify and we will be the one to look for a surrogacy agency that is looking for a mom just like you.
Surrogacy Compensation and Benefits in Kentucky
Surrogates, in general, are paid very well because of the nobility of what they are doing. Could you put a price on family? Absolutely not, so it is only fair to take care and compensate surrogates well for their time and for taking care of the baby while in their tummy.
I’m not sure if I mentioned this already but I’ve been a surrogate three times and was compensated really well. To give you an idea, I was able to put a down payment on a home, took my family on multiple trips abroad, and paid off all my debts because of my compensation as a surrogate.
Compensation packages range from $45,000 to $75,000. Experienced surrogates are paid more and those who meet the strictest requirements of premier IVF doctors are paid even more.
Surrogates also receive:
- Medication start fee.
- Clothing allowance.
- Travel allowance.
- Food allowance.
- Child care allowance.
- Health insurance.
- and more…
Compensations and benefits are outlined in the surrogacy agreement.
Surrogacy Laws in Kentucky
There are no set legal guidelines when it comes to gestational surrogacy in Kentucky but attorneys are well versed in drafting an agreement that will protect the rights of both the surrogate and the intended parents.
Is Gestational Surrogacy legal in Kentucky?
Yes. It is considered legal in Kentucky since there are no statutes or laws prohibiting it.
Is Compensated Surrogacy Legal in Kentucky?
Yes. Compensated gestational surrogacy is legal in Kentucky. How much compensation will depend on the agreement between the surrogate and the intended parents.
- Medication start fee.
- Embryo transfer fee.
- Mock cycle fee.
- Lost wages fee, if applicable.
- Housekeeping fee
- and more…
Make sure to ask about the outline of the compensation and fees so you know exactly what you are getting.
Is Same-Sex Surrogacy Legal in Kentucky?
Yes. LGBTQ+ parents have the same legal rights as opposite-sex couples.
Are surrogacy contracts enforceable in Kentucky?
The contract is presumed enforceable since there are no statutory rules on this nor a specific set of guidelines for when a judge may uphold the validity of a surrogacy agreement.
Having a competent attorney who is well versed in assisted reproduction is critical so your legal rights are protected throughout your journey.
Our 2-Step Surrogacy Application Process in Kentucky
- Take the quiz to see if you are qualified to become a surrogate in Kentucky.
- Sit back as we look for a matching surrogacy agency on your behalf.
Working with the right surrogacy agency is very important because they will be the one to coordinate everything from doctor’s appointments, lawyer meetings, medical and psychological tests, and every other thing involved in the surrogacy process. If the agency is inexperienced or is not competent enough, there will be problems in communication.
Plus, they will be the one to take care of your payments and we should not leave that to chance.
We, at Surrogacy Is, are partnered with the best in the industry and we make sure to regularly audit our agency partners so they are always on their feet and taking good care of the surrogates.