Be a Surrogate

Welcome to the Northeast Assisted Fertility Group’s surrogacy program!

Surrogates (“gestational” carriers) give the priceless gift of life to hopeful parents unable to have children on their own. These special women are the heart and soul of NAFG, and they receive support from us every step of the way.

The choice to become a carrier requires a serious commitment of time, energy, and emotion, and the experience is often tremendously rewarding. Being a carrier involves initial screenings and interviews, physical and psychological tests, fertility treatments, then pregnancy (including regular doctor appointments) and delivery. Throughout, NAFG coordinators are in frequent contact with carriers. Some limited travel may be required as well.

NAFG manages gestational surrogacies, which involve the transfer of an embryo or embryos to the uterus of the carrier. These embryos are created from sperm and eggs furnished by either the intended parent(s) and/or donor(s). The baby, therefore, has no genetic relationship to the gestational carrier.

NAFG gestational carriers are compensated with a base fee starting at $65,000 ($75,000 for experienced carriers) and are matched with intended parents immediately after they qualify.

An NAFG gestational carrier should:

  • be between 23 and 38 years of age
  • have at least one child of her own, who she is raising in her own home
  • not plan to have any additional children of her own in the near future
  • be married, in a long-standing committed relationship, or have strong support from family/friends nearby
  • be financially stable
  • have the support from her family and others close to her for her decision to be a carrier
  • enjoy being pregnant
  • have a sincere desire to help create for others the kind of loving home she has herself

If you have any questions about becoming an NAFG gestational carrier, please phone us at 800-710-1677 or e-mail us at [email protected]. We look forward to discussing the surrogacy process with you. If you would like to apply, click here for NAFG’s Surrogacy Application.

Meet Our Surrogacy Coordinator, Lindsay Alexander

Lindsay is a registered nurse specializing in fertility and reproductive endocrinology. She graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University and received a Master’s in Nursing from Columbia University.  She trained and gained initial experience at a large IVF clinic in New York City.  With her clinical expertise, comprehensive knowledge of assisted reproductive therapies and administrative/organizational background, Lindsay is well-positioned to guide and support our intended parents and gestational carriers every step of the way.

FAQs About Becoming a Surrogate