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Becoming a Parent with Surrogacy

We at Fairfax Surrogacy are glad you have found us. We understand that you have likely experienced difficult trials in growing your family up to this point. While each person on this journey will have a unique experience, we know that most have not had a flawless one, whether physically, mentally, emotionally, or all. Therefore, we empathize with you for the challenges you may have experienced on this path thus far.

We also applaud you for seeking new options, new resources, and new possibilities. Our entire staff at Fairfax Surrogacy is ready to offer insight, resources, and guidance along this path to parenthood.

Surrogate Qualifications

While we hold all of our Fairfax Surrogacy clients in high regard, we also hold them to high standards. And that includes our surrogates. Our experience has provided us with a set of requirements for surrogates that produce the best results for all involved, with a priority of protecting the baby and surrogate’s health and safety.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is a Surrogate/Gestational Carrier?
    A woman can be a gestational surrogate if they fit the criteria above. However, navigating trying to find a surrogate on your own can be difficult and stressful. Fairfax Surrogacy can help you find a surrogate that is right for you. The amazing women who decide they want to become gestational surrogates are moms themselves. They deeply understand what a gift motherhood is and want to help others have that experience. Our gestational surrogates are also committed and go through a detailed screening process to make sure they are healthy, both body and mind, to take on this life-giving journey. Regardless of how you choose to select your surrogate, Fairfax Surrogacy will support you every step of the way.
  • Surrogate Requirements
    While it can vary from agency to agency, the following are the biggest requirements needed to become a surrogate:
    • Be between the ages of 21 and 42 years old.
    • Have a body mass index (BMI) less than or equal to 32.
    • Live in a surrogacy-friendly state.
    • Be a legal resident of the United States.
    • Have had at least one full-term, uncomplicated pregnancy and birth.
    • Provide Medical Documentation of Medical History and Past Pregnancies
    • Not on government assistance.
    • Have had 5 or fewer previous deliveries.
    • Have had 2 or fewer Caesarian sections.
    • Have family support.
    • Be willing to travel for screening and embryo transfer procedures.
  • What makes Fairfax Surrogacy a trusted choice for surrogacy?
    Fairfax Surrogacy stands out as a trusted choice for surrogacy due to our unwavering commitment to education, support, credibility, transparency, diversity, and compassion. We cater to all aspiring parents and surrogates, ensuring a high standard of integrity throughout the surrogacy journey. Our extensive screening process before matching, combined with safeguards to protect and honor all parties involved, demonstrates our dedication to creating successful and ethical surrogacy experiences. Whether you're an intended parent dreaming of growing your family or someone interested in the rewarding journey of becoming a surrogate, Fairfax Surrogacy is here to guide and support you every step of the way.
    • Education and Support: We provide comprehensive education and support to both aspiring parents and surrogates, ensuring everyone involved is well-informed and prepared for the journey ahead.
    • Credibility and Transparency: Our agency is built on a foundation of credibility and transparency, offering clear and honest communication throughout the surrogacy process.
    • Diversity and Compassion: We embrace diversity and approach every surrogacy journey with compassion, understanding the unique needs and wishes of each individual and couple.
    • Integrity and Safeguards: Our rigorous screening process and commitment to ethical practices ensure the highest level of integrity, safeguarding the well-being of surrogates, intended parents, and the children brought into the world.
    At Fairfax Surrogacy, we believe in building dreams, creating lasting relationships, and making the dream of parenthood a reality. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing the support and resources needed to navigate the surrogacy process successfully, making us a trusted partner in your family-building journey.

Surrogacy Process & Timeline

At Fairfax Surrogacy, we’re committed to guiding you through every milestone of the surrogacy process, from the initial planning stages to the joyous moment of welcoming your child into the world.

Throughout each step, we are ready to support you with expertise and compassion. We embrace diversity and approach every surrogacy journey with compassion, understanding the unique needs and wishes of each individual and couple.

Below are the key steps and timeline of a typical surrogacy journey.

The first step in the process is simply meeting with our team. Begin by scheduling a no-cost consultation with Fairfax Surrogacy to discuss your surrogacy plans and understand the services provided.

We value this time together as we learn more about you and start considering your matching requirements.

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Once you’ve signed your agency agreement, the next step is matching with a surrogate. This process involves reviewing potential matches who align with your preferences and scheduling a match meeting.

During the match meeting, you will have the chance to start forming a bond with your surrogate. We will be there to help with your introduction, so you can start to develop a relationship with them.

Before any medical procedures can begin, you’ll draft and sign legal agreements to protect the rights of all parties involved, including the surrogate, the intended parents, and the future child.

Your attorney will receive information about you and your surrogate to draft your “Gestational Surrogacy Agreement.”

You and your attorney will discuss your rights and responsibilities and make any changes necessary. After all of the parties have agreed to the terms, legal clearance will be issued.

This step includes the the IVF process and embryo transfer.
The clinic will issue you and your surrogate a cycle calendar filled with dates for medication information and monitoring appointments.
During this stage, the big day finally arrives — transfer day! This is when your embryo will be transferred to your surrogate at your clinic. If you are local, you have the opportunity to participate in this exciting experience.

Once a pregnancy is confirmed, your surrogate will be released to her medical provider. You will both work very closely with your Fairfax Surrogacy Case Manager to ensure all steps are being met. Your case manager will provide communication and support throughout the pregnancy.

Throughout the pregnancy, you’ll have scheduled updates and possibly attend key medical appointments. Plans for the birth, including the involvement of the intended parents, are also discussed and arranged.

This is the day that we’ve ALL been waiting for. The day your dream becomes a reality. This is the day that puts your baby in your arms!

This moment is eagerly anticipated by everyone involved in your surrogacy journey — from you, the intended parents, to the surrogate, and the dedicated team at Fairfax Surrogacy who have supported you every step of the way.

As the due date approaches, we ensure that all logistical and medical arrangements are in place for a smooth and stress-free delivery. We work closely with the hospital or birthing center to confirm all details align with the birth plan, ensuring that the intended parents’ presence and participation in the birth are prioritized. Our goal is to make this experience as memorable and comfortable as possible for everyone involved.

Surrogacy Costs

At Fairfax Surrogacy, we understand the financial complexities that come with the surrogacy journey. To simplify this process and provide peace of mind to our intended parents, we offer fixed cost packages for surrogacy.

These comprehensive packages ensure that there are no hidden fees or unexpected expenses along the way.

Every package includes professional fees covering agency, attorney, counselor, insurance review, and escrow management. Additionally, they encompass surrogate pre-screening, compensation, and all related expenses.

Even variable expenses, such as outside monitoring, travel, and insurance, are covered*.

By opting for our fixed cost surrogacy packages, parents can focus on the joyous journey ahead, knowing that the financial aspects are transparent and well-managed.


  • Professional fees: Agency, Attorney, Counselor, Insurance Review, and Escrow Management
  • Surrogate pre-screening, compensation, and expenses
  • Variable expenses to include outside medical costs, travel, and insurance*
  • Includes rematches prior to transfer for medical
    reason or if surrogate is unable to proceed prior to embryo transfer


  • Professional fees: Agency, Attorney, Counselor, Insurance Review, and Escrow Management
  • Surrogate pre-screening, compensation, and expenses
  • Variable expenses including outside medical costs, travel, and insurance*
  • Surrogate travel for rematches
  • Up to 10 Counseling sessions for IP or Surrogate, if requested
  • Doula for Surrogate, if requested
  • Includes unlimited re-matches due to medical
    reasons or surrogate unable to proceed at any time in journey

* Packages include ACA surrogacy-friendly policy or IFI Maternity Plan, not to exceed $22,000 for Essential package, and $25,000 for Premium package. If intended parents prefer a Lloyd’s of London policy, an additional fee will apply.

Financing Options

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Surrogacy with Egg Donor

The Fairfax Family of Companies is committed to making your journey of parenthood more accessible and affordable.

Fairfax Surrogacy and Fairfax EggBank are delighted to offer an exclusive combination pricing option for intended parents who are utilizing both Surrogacy and an Egg Donor.

The Fairfax Difference



The Fairfax Surrogacy Agency was created with your needs in mind. 

Our years of experience working alongside sister agencies have prepared us to be insightful, supportive, efficient, and compassionate. Utilizing our expertise, we pride ourselves on maintaining quality and transparency in all that we do.

Quality Screening

We stand apart for our quality screening process, assuring that all surrogates will be thoroughly vetted before matching versus many traditional models.

This is an important part of this process to consider on your journey to becoming a parent through surrogacy. Pre-screening surrogates adds an invaluable safeguard for you.

Contact us to learn more about our comprehensive pre-screening process.

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Financial Transparency

We also value financial transparency. We know that finances can be a challenging part of the journey on your end, so we are consistently open with surrogates about their exact expectations regarding compensation right from the start.

Our job is to help make this easier on you by handling the purchasing of insurances (if needed), staying on top of any balance statements, and ensuring that surrogates and providers are compensated on time as agreed upon, all pregnancy-related expenses. We do this by offering our unique and streamlined, all-inclusive packages.


For many, surrogacy may not be how they had first envisioned growing their family. For some, it may be the only option they have. Wherever you fall in this spectrum, surrogacy is a life-giving option that moves beyond family-building. It’s an experience that represents the opportunity to become part of a partnership that will inevitably change lives forever.

Surrogacy is a process and a partnership built on communication and trust. Naturally, anyone who is considering surrogacy will have lots of questions. We’re here to answer all of those questions to help reduce this often overwhelming process. Here’s a list of some of the questions we often hear from future intended parents.

Fairfax Surrogacy specializes in gestational surrogacy. Gestational surrogates, or gestational carriers, are undoubtedly the most popular option for couples seeking to grow their family through surrogacy. What is unique about gestational surrogacy is that thanks to modern technology, the surrogate can carry a fetus in her own womb and not share any genetics with the baby. This is because the gestational surrogate will either carry the fetus through the use of donor eggs or the intended mother’s eggs. 

On the other hand, traditional surrogacy involves the surrogate carrying the fetus and using her own eggs. She is biologically related to the child she gives birth to as a result. While the intention of traditional surrogacy is to place the child with the intended parent(s) after birth, some surrogates may feel a biological connection that is so strong, it causes legal and medical concerns once the baby is born. With that in mind, if you are still interested in traditional surrogacy, we advise that you please proceed with tremendous caution. 

To put it simply, surrogacy can be expensive. For instance, in the United States, the surrogacy process may cost $150,000 to $200,000+. However, there are many ways to make surrogacy more affordable. Several financing options are available that you and your partner can compare to determine what will work best for you and your financial situation. What sets us apart from other surrogacy agencies is that we actively try to help reduce any fear and uncertainty surrounding potential costs by offering an all-inclusive flat fee.

Learn more about how to make surrogacy affordable here. 

We know this is an exciting time that sometimes warrants meticulous scheduling and planning, but, unfortunately, it’s difficult to pinpoint how long the surrogacy process will be for you. It’s different for every family. There are many factors that must be considered, so there is no fixed timeline for when you can expect each stage of the process to be completed. Usually, however, it’s a good idea to set a date range of 15-18 months from when you first sign up with us to when you have a child. 

This period could be shorter or longer, though, depending on your specific situation, and some steps of the process may be completed faster than others. Regardless, we are here for you throughout your entire journey. We strive to make this experience as clear and transparent as possible. Here are the big milestone steps we will help guide you through.

We stand apart for our quality screening process, assuring that all surrogates will be thoroughly vetted before matching versus many traditional models. This is an important part of this process to consider on your journey to becoming a parent through surrogacy. Pre-screening surrogates adds an invaluable safeguard for you. Pre-Screening Includes:
  • Background check with the potential surrogate and her partner
  • Interview and a medical record review, both in-house and by your fertility clinic
  • Health insurance and life insurance review and policy placement
  • Psychological assessment
  • Full pre-pregnancy lab testing panel

Ready to begin your journey?

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Fertility Financing

Started by an infertility survivor, EggFund helps the 1 in 8 Americans with infertility afford their dream of having a family. 

EggFund has the largest network of vetted fertility lenders, who provide you pre-approved loan offers.  EggFund gives you more choices, so you can find the best loan for you—all in one place.

Loans can cover all aspects of the journey including agency and donor fees, legal fees, medicines and testing; treatment.   If you’re not sure, call us at (877) 470-4877.


Loan features:


  • Loan amounts up to $100,000
  • Minimum FICO score of 600 to apply
  • Choose any provider:  agency, clinic, attorney, etc 
  • Joint applications accepted
  • Quick and simple one single page application.
  • Less than 60 seconds to see if you are pre-approved
  • No impact to your credit score for seeing your options
  • APRs from 3.84% – 35.99%*
  • No Fee from EggFund (lender may charge a fee depending on lender’s policy)


*The APR you will be qualified for is based on your own credit worthiness and lender’s underwriting
criteria.  Other fees may apply depending on the lender, check your offer.

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Fertility Financing

Future Family is the smart way to pay for fertility treatments. Our company was founded by Claire Tomkins (who personally went through IVF) with the goal of supporting fertility patients on their journey.

Our customized loans are designed to save you time and money, and we work with Fairfax Surrogacy to combine all of your treatment costs into one easy monthly payment. With our plans, you also enjoy on-demand fertility coaching support from Registered Nurses, who are here to answer any questions you may have.

Benefits of a Future Family fertility loan:

● Low-interest rates

● No prepayment penalties

● Funding of up to $53,000 in less than 48 hours

● Loan personalized to your specific needs and treatments

● Treatment costs simplified down to one easy payment

● Bill pay management

● Personalized on-demand support from Fertility Coaches

Medication training, onboarding and Q&A sessions as part of your coaching package

● Financing options to include a friend or family member

Prequalifying is easy. It takes less than 2 minutes and won’t impact your credit score. We look forward to helping you with your fertility journey.

To learn more and apply, visit us at Future Family today.

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Fertility Financing

CAPEXMD is dedicated to offering friendly, affordable, and stress-free financial solutions tailored for fertility treatments. Recognized as specialists in fertility financing, CAPEXMD ensures that the financial aspects of treatment never stand in the way of your dream to start a family. With a range of loan options crafted to suit individual needs, CAPEXMD works diligently to make fertility treatments more accessible and affordable.

Benefits of choosing CAPEXMD for fertility financing:

  • Specialists in Fertility Financing: Expertise specifically in the realm of fertility treatment financing.
  • Personal Attention: Tailored financing solutions to fit your unique situation.
  • Competitive Rates: Offering some of the best rates in the industry.
  • Quick and Secure Online Application: Get approval within 24 hours.
  • Flexible Terms: Customize your loan to your needs.
  • Highest Confidentiality: Your personal and financial information is safe with us.
  • No Annual Fees or Prepayment Penalties: Transparent financing without hidden charges.
  • Retain Your Existing Credit: Financing that doesn’t affect your current credit lines.

Whether you’re considering IVF, genetic testing, or other fertility treatments, CAPEXMD is here to support you every step of the way. Their team works closely with fertility centers to ensure funds are secured before the commencement of your treatment.

To explore more and get started with your fertility financing journey, visit CAPEXMD today.

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