Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to use my own eggs?
A: No. ELITE IVF only works with gestational surrogates. This means that the intended parents use either their own eggs or donor eggs to create the embryos transferred. There is no genetic link to you.
What medications will I have to take as a gestational surrogate?
What does it feel like carrying and delivering someone else's baby?
A: Many surrogates say they feel like a caregiver while they are carrying the baby, and look forward with great anticipation to delivering the baby to the intended parents at the end of an incredible journey.
Can I choose the individual or couple who I work with?
Will my expenses be covered?
Is there compensation for being a surrogate?
A: ELITE IVF compensates surrogates at varying levels, depending on your location, and according to the laws and regulations of your country. A surrogate can receive an expense reimbursement up to $40,000.
How are financial issues handled?
A: All funds related to your surrogacy will be held in a trust or escrow account. This will be managed by either an independent attorney or an experienced escrow company. Reimbursement for all related expenses will be paid to you via this trust account.
All financial matters will be handled by ELITE IVF, so it will never affect your relationship with the intended parents.