Legal Basics of Surrogacy in Oklahoma
Have you recently been questioning the idea of surrogacy in your state? Have you been asking questions to figure out if it might work for you? Perhaps you are just curious as to its legality in your state before continuing in the process. There sure are a lot of details and technicalities when it comes to surrogacy. However, you don’t need to worry about that! Thankfully, Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma is here to help. OK surrogacy is a very unique and rewarding process to be a part of. We want you to be equipped and ready to join the surrogacy journey, so let’s answer some of your questions regarding the legal basics of surrogacy in Oklahoma.
Is Surrogacy Legal In Oklahoma?
In short, yes, it is. There are two different types of surrogacy— gestational and traditional surrogacy. Please be aware that due to legal complications, traditional surrogacy is illegal in many countries and has been banned across the United States. You may be wondering what the difference is. Let’s look a little further into the two types of surrogacy. Gestational surrogacy is when the surrogate mother is not biologically related to the baby she is carrying. On the other hand, there is traditional surrogacy (which is banned in the U.S.). This is when a surrogate’s eggs are used in the surrogacy process, creating a biological link to the baby. Adoption & Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma only offers gestational surrogacy services.
What Does Gestational Surrogacy Look Like at Adoption & Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma?
If you’re wondering what you can expect when choosing surrogacy through Adoption & Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma, here’s an overview of what to expect. First, it is important to know why we only offer gestational surrogacy. Gestational surrogacy provides a sense of consistency throughout this process that may otherwise be confusing. Gestational surrogacy provides a sense of normalcy and creates clear, distinct roles for all of the parties involved in this journey. Since these defined roles are made present through this process, fewer legal and emotional complications are allowed. This is done to protect the surrogate mother, the baby, and the intended parents.
Adoption & Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma also offers surrogate compensation for gestational surrogacy. Although, it is important to consider that the amount offered to a surrogate mother is not set in stone. It does vary depending on the unique circumstances of each individual. Surrogacy does require a lot of involvement and time, and at Adoption & Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma, we want to ensure you have the resources needed to cover the necessary costs in this journey.
Are There Any Requirements To Be a Surrogate in Oklahoma?
Yes, there are. As a surrogate, there are certain requirements you must meet to successfully start and continue along in this process. This is essential to ensure the safety of all the parties involved in this journey— the surrogate, the baby, and the intended parents. Some of the qualifications that need to be met are listed below.
- Must live in the U.S. and be a U.S. citizen with valid identification and birth certificate
- Are between the ages of 21 and 39
- Be willing to complete a background check and psychological evaluation
- Are not alcohol dependent
These are just a few of the specific requirements needed to become a surrogate in Oklahoma. If you would like to learn more about the full list of requirements, visit the Adoption & Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma website, where a comprehensive list can be found.
Let Adoption & Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma Guide You Through Your Surrogacy Journey
There has been a lot of information shared about Surrogacy, so let’s recap!
- Is surrogacy legal in Oklahoma? Yes, it sure is!
- What are the types of surrogacy legal in Oklahoma? In your state of Oklahoma, both gestational and traditional surrogacy is legal. However, certain legal and emotional complications may be avoided by choosing gestational surrogacy.
- What type of surrogacy is offered at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma? Is compensation offered? We only offer gestational surrogacy at our agency. We do offer compensation for surrogate mothers, and amounts do vary.
- Are there requirements that must be met, in the state of Oklahoma, to become a surrogate mother? Yes, some requirements must be met. A list of those requirements can be found here.
If you are looking for more information about surrogacy and what that could look like for you, reach out to Adoption & Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma. We are a team of driven individuals with a passion for adoption and surrogacy. Our goal is to help guide gestational carriers and intended parents on this amazing journey.
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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