Texas Surrogate Mothers
Search from among the best surrogate mothers in Texas, from Dallas Fort Worth surrogates to Houston surrogates and beyond.
Our expert surrogacy case manager team has assisted dozens of clients seeking surrogates, or gestational carriers, in Texas.
Donor Concierge has helped dozens of intended parents find a surrogate mother in Texas. Through our network of top surrogacy agencies across the United States, Donor Concierge can narrow your search to only those surrogates who reside in Texas and major cities within the Lone Star state. We can focus on a surrogate mother in Dallas, a surrogate mother in Houston or surrogate mothers in Austin or Fort Worth. While this may narrow the pool of available surrogates, by connecting with the best surrogacy agencies across the country, you will know that you’ve done all you can to find the surrogate mother who’s right for you.
Many surrogates are willing to travel within, to or from the Lone Star State to help Texas hopeful parents build their families. Although Texas legislation has caused confusion and concern for many pursuing assisted reproduction, our experienced case managers can provide expert guidance throughout the process, and our team will share surrogate candidate options for Texas hopeful parents who are ready to build their family via gestational carrier.
Donor Concierge has cultivated an extensive list of trusted providers and resources for your surrogacy journey in Illinois.
The Surrogacy Process in Texas
The most common path to beginning a Texas surrogacy journey for many hopeful parents is to search for Texas surrogate candidates at specialized surrogacy agencies. These agencies work directly with women who want to become surrogates, screen them, and match them with hopeful parents seeking surrogates. Once hopeful parents and the surrogate candidate are in the matching stage, the surrogacy agency can coordinate a meeting between both parties to discuss the specifics of the surrogacy process. This meeting will typically establish things like means of communication, frequency of communication, and other medical preferences and decisions from both parties.
Matching through a surrogacy agency can be time consuming. More and more hopeful parents are beginning to consider surrogacy as a family-building option, and surrogates are in high demand. Many agencies have long waitlists which may take months to years. If you have searched for a Texas surrogate, you may have experienced the frustration or confusion that can accompany this process for hopeful parents. Luckily, Donor Concierge works directly with a large network of surrogacy agencies, so we can help you find surrogacy candidates more efficiently.
After matching with your surrogate, she will undergo medical screenings to ensure she is physically and mentally healthy and capable of carrying and delivering a baby. The legal and escrow process will also begin at this point, which means hopeful parents and the surrogate candidate will work with attorneys to draft a surrogacy agreement contract and set up an escrow account for surrogacy funds. These steps must be completed before medical procedures can begin.
After the legal contracts and escrow fund are established, a more in depth medical evaluation will follow. Afterward, your surrogate will begin taking hormones to prepare her body for surrogacy and complete a mock cycle of the hormonal medications. She will also begin taking prenatal vitamins and estrogen, and undergo a biopsy of her uterine lining.
After full medical clearance, the next steps will be in-vitro fertilization and embryo transfer. There may be different processes here, like egg retrieval and fertilization, depending on whether the hopeful parents are doing a fresh embryo transfer or frozen embryo transfer. The embryo transfer is a very exciting moment for all parties, and parents often join their surrogate for this moment.
The surrogate will then undergo blood tests to check her hormone levels after 10-12 days. If the transfer was successful, after 5-6 weeks, the doctor will schedule an appointment to detect the fetal heartbeat. After this point, your surrogate will continue to receive care and be monitored by fertility specialists through the first trimester, and see an OB/GYN in her area in the second and third trimesters.
Surrogacy Laws in Texas
Recent legislation has caused concern for many considering fertility processes in Texas, and there are many moving pieces to keep in mind. However, Texas does have historically surrogacy-friendly legislation. Surrogacy is legal in Texas, though Texas surrogacy laws currently apply to married, heterosexual couples. However, there are still options for Texas hopeful parents who are LGBTQ+ or Texan hopeful single parents who wish to pursue surrogacy.
The recent reversal of Roe V. Wade and state of abortion laws in Texas also play a factor in many hopeful parents considering surrogacy in Texas. Surrogacy in Texas is still an option, and surrogacy always involves legal contracts between hopeful parents and gestational carriers. For Texan hopeful parents, the specific language in these contracts and working with expert attorneys on both sides are key to navigating this issue.
Navigating Surrogacy Costs in Texas
A Texas surrogacy journey typically costs between $100,000 and $200,000. Many factors affect the total cost of a surrogacy journey, including: your chosen surrogate, your fertility clinic, and location. The overall cost of surrogacy includes more than agency fees or the gestational carrier’s compensation. The $100,000 to $200,000 range includes surrogate compensation, medical bills, insurance, travel costs, legal fees, and more. Surrogacy, like all third-party fertility processes, is complicated and involves many different parties, from your expert fertility team, to the surrogate herself. This makes surrogacy a financial commitment, but there are ways to have a successful Texas surrogacy journey while still reducing costs.
Finding a Surrogacy Agency in Texas
Surrogacy agencies can be difficult to navigate for hopeful parents who may be unfamiliar with the surrogacy process. Many surrogacy agencies have long waitlists, which can create a barrier for hopeful parents trying to start their families. At Donor Concierge, we work with intended parents to simplify the surrogacy matching process. We have a network of agency partners across the country who we work closely with to find surrogates who are available and best fit our clients’ criteria. If you’re searching for a Texas surrogate, our team is ready to help.
Finding a Gestational Surrogate in Texas
Donor Concierge is specialized in helping hopeful parents find the best possible surrogacy candidates and get to match faster. We have decades of experience in this field, and our team of expert case managers can help you efficiently navigate the Texas surrogate search. Texas is a large state with many accomplished fertility professionals. Donor Concierge and our expert partners are here to help you on your Texas surrogacy journey, and we can help connect you with experts to manage the legal and medical processes involved in your Texas gestational carrier journey.
Donor Concierge works with a network of agency partners across the country. We are able to match our clients faster by working with a range of agencies, who have differing numbers of surrogate candidates available at different times. By working with many different agencies, we are able to match much more quickly than hopeful parents who are beginning the search on their own.
The agency will obtain the surrogate’s labour and delivery records for her previous pregnancies and go over any medical issues that may have arisen during childbirth. They’ll ask her a series of questions to decide whether she’d make a good surrogate. . Once she is matched with an intended parent, she will undergo medical screenings to ensure she is physically and mentally healthy and capable of carrying and delivering a baby. Finally, she will have an in depth medical evaluation including a uterine lining biopsy and mock cycle with the hormones needed for the surrogacy process.
Most GCs are very comfortable with having intended parents at her appointments. This is something to discuss from the outset, so that everyone understands what is expected. Remember, this is your pregnancy journey too. If you don't live near your surrogate, you may want to plan to be there at key appointments.
Find local fertility resources in Texas:
Sher Institutes for Reproductive Medicine
7777 Forest Lane, Suite C-638 Dallas, TX 75230(972) 566-6686
Texas Fertility Center
6500 N. Mopac (Loop 1) Expressway Building 1, Suite 1200 Austin, Texas 78731(512) 451-0149
Fertility Center of San Antonio
4499 Medical Dr #200, San Antonio, TX 78229(210) 692-0577
Houston Fertility Institute
2500 Fondren, Suite 300 Houston, Texas 77063(713) 490-2527
Fertility Specialist of Houston
7900 Fannin St, Houston, TX 7705(713) 512-7900
600 W Mayfield Rd, Arlington, TX 76014(817) 701-1290
Dr. Dorette Noorhasan
8380 Warren Pkwy, STE 201 Frisco, TX 75034
Dr Stephan Krotz
3773 Richmond Avenue, Suite 400 Houston, TX 77046(713) 677-9689
Mental Health Professionals
Mandy Blott, Ph.D.
2306 Lake Austin Boulevard, Austin TX 78703(512) 698-0294
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