A gestational carrier (GC) is a woman who has a fertilized egg from another woman transferred into her uterus and carries and delivers the child on behalf of the intended parent(s).
The woman carrying the pregnancy is not biologically related to the child she is carrying; the eggs and sperm come from the intended parents (and in some instances, donor and/or sperm donor). Through the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF), the eggs are fertilized in the lab and then the embryo is transferred into the uterus of the gestational carrier.
CCRM Gestational Surrogacy Program – How It Works
Finding and using a gestational carrier can be complicated in some states. At CCRM, we offer patients access to an exclusive, in-house Gestational Carrier Program.
If you are a healthy mom under the age of 40, the idea of becoming a gestational carrier might speak to you. Becoming a gestational carrier is an act of personal generosity. It’s a rewarding commitment of your time and energy.
Gestational Carrier Requirements
- Between the ages of 21-40
- US citizen living in the US
- Women that have given birth to and parented at least one child
- No more than 5 deliveries total, including no more than 3 C-sections
- Uncomplicated pregnancies and deliveries
- An appropriate height to weight ratio (BMI under 30)
- Excellent health history
- No use of medications that would be harmful to a pregnancy (including psychotropics)
- If in a relationship, your husband/partner must be available for evaluation
CCRM’s Commitment to Gestational Carriers
Comprehensive, compassionate, expert medical care: Your health and well-being are our number one priority. Streamlined medical treatment at our modern, state-of-the-art facilities. Our award-winning physicians and nurses have expertise in providing patient centered care. Your medical needs will be closely monitored by our skilled medical professionals until you are 10-12 weeks pregnant, when your medical care will then be turned over to your hand-selected OB/GYN.
Competitive compensation rates: CCRM is dedicated to ensuring that your generosity is fairly compensated. While we know this is not the reason why you choose to become a GC, we want to ensure that your devotion to this process is rewarded.
Support throughout your surrogacy journey: Gestational carriers have busy, fulfilling lives prior to joining us at CCRM. We want to ensure that the time you spend committed to being a GC is respected, valuable and rewarding. We believe it is important to create community through monthly meetings throughout your pregnancy. You will have the opportunity to connect with other women on the journey to become a GC. These meeting are supportive and affirming, led by a mental health professional. As well, complimentary mental health professionals are available to support you 24/7.
Apply today and a CCRM Gestational Carrier Coordinator will be in touch within 1-2 business days.
Where You Go Matters
We believe that using CCRM is the best use of your time and financial resources and will provide you the best experience possible.
All of your medical and emotional needs are met right here in the same facility. You will have your individualized team of professionals helping you every step of the way.
CCRM has been helping create families for over 30 years and has successfully been working with surrogates since 1996. CCRM is a world-renowned leader in fertility treatment with international, national and local patients.
CCRM is proud to have some of the highest success rates in the world. We will do everything possible to see that your generosity will ultimately result in a healthy baby for the deserving couple or individual you will be matched with.