Answering Your Oklahoma Surrogacy Questions: Is Surrogacy Legal in Oklahoma?
Did you know that there have been thousands of US surrogates over the past decade? So why do people know so little about surrogacy? At Adoption & Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma, it’s our mission to make sure all potential surrogates have all the information they need about surrogacy. Many women don’t even know the answer to the question, “Is surrogacy legal in Oklahoma.” And since you’re reading this article, you’ve probably figured out that it is legal. We’re not a shady, underground surrogacy agency — promise! If you want to learn more about the legal information surrounding surrogacy, or if you just want some more answers to common frequently asked surrogacy questions from past surrogates, Adoption & Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma has got your back.
Answering Surrogate’s Frequently Asked Surrogacy Questions
Before you do anything, whether it’s starting a new job, making a large purchase, or moving to a different state, it’s important to have all the important information. One of the best ways to do this is by asking questions and then finding answers. Maybe you have questions about the technical side of surrogacy. Or you may just be wondering how to become a surrogate in Oklahoma. While we have a general overview listed below, we don’t have answers to all your questions here. So feel free to reach out if you have a more specific question about surrogacy in Oklahoma.
- Is Surrogacy Legal in Oklahoma?
As we mentioned above, surrogacy is completely legal in Oklahoma. However, we don’t do every kind of surrogacy at Adoption & Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma. We specialize in gestational surrogacy, where the surrogate isn’t related to the baby she’s carrying. And we don’t offer traditional surrogacy services, where a surrogate’s eggs are used, giving her a biological link to the child.
There are several reasons for this:
- Traditional surrogacy isn’t supported by the government in many states
- There are more legal and emotional complications with traditional surrogacy
- Gestational surrogacy creates clearer roles for everyone involved
So, if you’re interested in gestational surrogacy, we can help get you started.
- Will I Be Compensated for Surrogacy in Oklahoma?
At Adoption & Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma, we do offer compensation for surrogacy in Oklahoma. However, we can’t give a firm number because the amount changes depending on the circumstances of each individual. But our range is usually between $50,000 and $80,000. We know that surrogacy is quite an involved process, and we want to make sure you can cover the costs of the time and resources necessary. However, it’s important to remember that surrogacy isn’t something you can make a career out of.
- How Can I Find Surrogacy Agencies in Oklahoma?
Finding the right surrogacy agency in Oklahoma is crucial. You want to make sure you find the agency that’s best for you and that they align with your long-term goals. Feel free to call and ask questions. You have the right to know exactly what the process will be like. Our surrogacy page gives an overview of what it’s like to be a surrogate with us.
- What Are the Requirements to Become a Surrogate in Oklahoma?
Unfortunately, because pregnancy can be physically and emotionally taxing, there are some state requirements that need to be met before you can become a surrogate. These guidelines are in place to ensure your physical and mental health. Here are some of the qualities you need to be an Oklahoma surrogate:
- You must be between the ages of 21 and 39
- You can’t be reliant on illicit drugs or alcohol
- You can’t be a smoker, and you must live in a smoke-free home
- You must be a US citizen with valid identification
These are only a few of the many requirements. Go here to see a comprehensive list.
How Can I Learn More About Surrogacy in Oklahoma?
So now that you have some answers to your questions about surrogacy, you may want to get started on the first steps. The first place to start is by contacting surrogacy agencies in Oklahoma and figuring out which one is best for you. At Adoption & Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma, we’ll help guide you before, during, and after your surrogacy journey.
We have surrogacy specialists on hand who can help you figure out if becoming a surrogate is right for you. You don’t have to worry about not being sure yet. It’s our job to help you figure that out. In the meantime, you can check out more articles from the surrogacy blog on our website to learn more about topics like the surrogacy screening process, the IVF process, and surrogacy language.
Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma is a surrogacy and adoption agency, licensed by the state of Oklahoma and leader in the community. We assist both intended parents and gestational carriers (surrogates). Our staff members are committed to providing an ethical, empowering, and personalized experience to all involved in the surrogacy process.
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