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Learn more about our innovative surrogate pre-screening process and fixed-fee surrogacy programs.

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Surrogate Pre-Screening Process

What sets us apart from other agencies is our comprehensive pre-screening process featuring screening steps that most other agencies do not include prior to match, which means you will only be presented with candidates who have already been thoroughly vetted and approved. This allows us to match surrogates and intended parents faster and more effectively.

Pre-Screening Includes:

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Fixed-Fee Surrogacy Program

At Fairfax Surrogacy, our Fixed-Fee Surrogacy Program takes the guesswork out of budgeting.

We realize that the surrogacy process is a significant financial investment. We make it easier for you by offering our services at a fixed rate.

We handle all of the costs related to insurance, attorney fees, counselor, and escrow services. We also stay up to date on all balance statements to ensure that all participants are being compensated efficiently and appropriately – all at no additional cost to you.

Our fixed-fee packages include:

  • Agency fee
  • Attorney fees for both surrogates and intended parents
  • Required meetings with Mental Health Professionals
  • Insurance review
  • Escrow management fee
  • Surrogate pre-screening
  • Surrogate compensation and expenses

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The Fairfax Difference

Fairfax Surrogacy is proud to have been founded by those who established the Genetics & IVF Institute. GIVF has been helping families grow since 1984 through innovative technology and compassionate, comprehensive infertility treatment.

As part of the Fairfax family of companies, we are also affiliated with Fairfax Eggbank and Fairfax Cryobank. However, we maintain the flexibility to collaborate with any fertility clinic, egg bank, or sperm bank to best serve the needs of our clients.

Our agency was created with you in mind. We have years of experience working in the surrogacy field, giving us the knowledge and understanding needed to support you throughout every step of the surrogacy process. Our experience has allowed us to curate a process that is supportive, transparent, and inclusive.

Because the warmth and closeness of family are more important now than ever, we bring our integrity and family-building experience to surrogates and intended parents.

We’re with you from the beginning to protect and support you physically, mentally, and emotionally.

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Intended Parent FAQs

These are some of the most important requirements that are needed to become a gestational surrogate:

  • Be between 21 and 42 years of age
  • Have a body mass index (BMI) that is less than or equal to 30
  • Live in a state that allows surrogacy
  • Be a legal resident of the United States
  • Have given birth at least once
    • Must have been full-term, uncomplicated pregnancy, and birth
    • Five or fewer deliveries
    • Two or fewer Caesarean sections
  • Not actively receiving government assistance
  • Be able to provide full medical history, including on past pregnancies
  • Have support from family
  • Be able to travel for screenings and related health procedures

There are two options when it comes to finding a surrogate/gestational carrier. Some choose to do the process independently, finding a willing surrogate on their own.

At Fairfax Surrogacy, we support whatever your journey entails but want you to know the benefits of having an agency like us to help with that process. Our agency’s experience working through vital and personal topics related to surrogacy is invaluable. However, the support, legal process, and protection can become a handful on intended parents. That is where we come into play.

Our surrogates are women who have completed their own families but have more to give. They want to help change the lives of others through the gift of assisting them in building their families. In the process, which is also a journey for surrogates, their own lives are also enriched. Our pre-screening process helps safeguard all involved to ensure this is the right match for all.

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. We are here for you throughout your entire journey.

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 between $100,000 and $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.

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