At ARTparenting we handle every detail, from your very first contact with us until the birth of the child.
We consult with each gestational surrogate mother* about the kind of families she would like to help — whether she prefers intended parents who live locally or overseas, single or married, families that already have a child, same-sex couples, or if she has other preferences. A central feature of our surrogacy program is the focus we place on matching intended parents and surrogates.
ARTparenting is known for its integrity, experience and hands-on guidance. During the past 20-plus years, ARTparenting’s founder, Meryl B. Rosenberg, Esq., has helped hundreds of surrogates and intended parents to connect. She personally interviews every surrogate and every intended parent. Meryl’s active role in furthering the regulation of assisted reproduction contributes to her reputation as an innovator and leader in the field of reproductive law. Meet Meryl Rosenberg, and read what others have said about ARTparenting.
Becoming a surrogate mother is a life-changing choice that requires maturity, capability and a generous nature. We know that raising children is one of the ultimate joys in life, and we admire the surrogates who share that joy with others. This is what inspires ARTparenting to bring surrogates and intended parents together. You may find our blog post helpful with your decision: Becoming a Surrogate Mother: Is it Right for Me?
These are some of the basic requirements for becoming a surrogate in Illinois:
• 21 to 45 years old.
• the mother of one or more children.
• enjoy being pregnant.
• healthy with a body mass index (BMI) less than 34.
A gestational surrogate is a woman who carries a child conceived through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) using the intended mother’s eggs or an egg donor’s eggs. Therefore, the child will not be genetically related to the surrogate.
* Gestational Surrogate Mothers are commonly referred to as Gestational Carriers, Gestational Surrogates and less accurately as Surrogate Mothers.
One of the factors to consider in your decision to become a surrogate is the compensation. To qualify as a surrogate, you must be financially stable in order to minimize any stress on you and your family. The amount of any ancillary expenses is based on multiple circumstances such as whether this is your first time as a gestational surrogate. For more information about surrogacy reimbursements, please review our page, Fees and Expenses for Gestational Surrogates.
We are grateful for your interest. If you would like to learn more about participating in our surrogacy program, we would like to hear from you. To find out if you qualify, please fill out our simple SURROGATE FORM, or call 301-217-0074.
ARTparenting has helped intended parents become parents by matching them with gestational surrogate mothers in Illinois.
For the applicable laws and practice regarding surrogacy in Illinois please call Meryl at 301-217-0074.
Please fill out our
intended parent inquiry,
or call 301-217-0074.
As a surrogate, I have been blessed and honored to fulfill the dreams of these families as well as my own. If your heart has the desire to help complete a family, I encourage you to reach out to Meryl — it will be an amazing experience.
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