Interested in becoming a gestational surrogate in Illinois?

If you’d like to know more about becoming a surrogate in Illinois, or if you’re an intended parent looking for helpful information — we’re happy to answer your questions about Illinois surrogacy.

Get an overview of the process by visiting our page for surrogates about how our surrogacy program works ­— and review basic financial factors. If you prefer, contact us at any time, and we will be happy to guide you.

With ARTparenting’s complete surrogacy program, we handle every detail from your very first contact with us until the birth of the child.

For our surrogates in Illinois, there is no waiting to be matched. We consult with each gestational surrogate about the kind of family she would most like to help — whether she prefers intended parents who live locally or overseas, single or married, families that already have a child, same-sex couples, and other situations. A hallmark of our surrogacy program is the focus we place on matching intended parents and surrogates with care. Every match is a mutual decision and a true partnership.


Why choose us?

You have found the place for you with ARTparenting. We are known for integrity, experience, and hands-on guidance. During the past 25-plus years, ARTparenting’s founder, Meryl B. Rosenberg, Esq., has helped hundreds of intended parents form their families with the help of gestational surrogates in our program. She personally interviews every surrogate and every intended parent. Meryl’s active role in furthering the regulation of assisted reproduction contributes to her reputation as an innovator and leader in the field of reproductive law. Meet Meryl Rosenberg, and read what surrogates have said about ARTparenting.

The decision to become a surrogate

Becoming a surrogate is a life-changing choice that requires maturity, capability, and a generous nature. We know that raising children is one of the ultimate joys in life, and we admire the surrogates who share that joy with others. This is what inspires ARTparenting to bring surrogates and intended parents together to form families. You may find our blog post helps with your decision: “Becoming a Surrogate: Is it Right for Me?”

A gestational surrogate is a woman who carries a child conceived through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) using the intended mother’s eggs or an egg donor’s eggs. Therefore, the child will not be genetically related to the surrogate.

Find out if you qualify

These are some of the basic requirements for becoming a surrogate with our program in Illinois:

  • 21 to 44 years old

  • Given birth to a child of your own

  • Enjoy being pregnant.

  • Healthy with a body mass index (BMI) 32 or less

  • Willing to undergo medical and psychological evaluations

Please review additional requirements.

Surrogate Compensation

One of the factors to consider in your decision to become a surrogate in Illinois is the compensation. To qualify as a surrogate, you must be financially stable in order to minimize any stress on you and your family. The amount of any payments will be based on multiple circumstances such as whether this is your first time as a gestational surrogate and whether you have applicable health insurance. For more information about surrogacy payments, please review our page, Compensation for Gestational Surrogates.

Take the next step…

We are so grateful for your interest. If you would like to learn more about participating in our surrogacy program, we would like to hear from you. To find out if you qualify, please fill out our simple Surrogate’s form, or call (301) 217-0074.


Illinois Surrogacy

ARTparenting works with gestational surrogates and intended parents from the state of Illinois to help build families through our complete surrogacy program.

Please contact Meryl at (301) 217-0074 for more information about surrogacy in Illinois .

Intended parents: Read about our complete surrogacy program.


Please fill out our intended parent’s form,
or call 301-217-0074.

As a surrogate, I have been blessed and honored to fulfill the dreams of these families as well as my own. If your heart has the desire to help complete a family, I encourage you to reach out to Meryl — it will be an amazing experience.
— Amanda

More praise for ARTparenting from our Surrogates.