Become a Gestational Surrogate in Virginia

If you’re thinking about becoming a surrogate and you live in Virginia, or if you’re an intended parent looking into surrogacy in Virginia, we can help. You have found the place for you with ARTparenting.

Begin by exploring our website to find out how our surrogacy program works ­– including the financial considerations. Or, if you’d like to contact us, we will be happy to answer any of your questions about Virginia surrogacy.

ARTparenting’s founder, Meryl B. Rosenberg, Esq., has worked with hundreds of gestational surrogates and intended parents since 1993, with many from Virginia. At ARTparenting we handle every detail, from your first contact with us through the birth of the child. We make sure our surrogates are kept informed, cared for and comfortable with the entire surrogacy process.

Why choose ARTparenting?

For our surrogates in Virginia, there is no waiting to be matched. A key feature of our surrogacy program is the focus and care we place on the match between the parents and the gestational surrogate. Our surrogates are consulted about who they would like to work with — whether they prefer intended parents who are local or overseas, single or married, same-sex couples, families that already have a child, or another preference. Every match is a mutual decision and a true partnership.

Integrity, personal attention, and hands-on guidance are our hallmarks. Meryl has over 25 years of experience and success helping families grow, and a well-established reputation in the field of reproductive law. Find out what our surrogates have said about ARTparenting. Read about Meryl Rosenberg.


Ancillary Expenses for Virginia Surrogates

An important factor in your decision to become a surrogate may be financial. In order to qualify, you must be financially stable to minimize the burden on you and your family. The amount of your ancillary expenses as permitted under Virginia law is based on individual factors. For more information, please review the chart: compensation for being a gestational carrier.

We want you to be well-informed so you can weigh your options and make the decision to work with us wisely. Please contact us with questions about becoming a surrogate in Virginia.

Find out if you qualify

A gestational surrogate carries a child conceived through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) using the egg from the intended mother or an egg donor, and the sperm from the intended father or a sperm donor. The child will not be genetically related to the gestational surrogate.

These are some of the basic requirements for becoming a surrogate in Virginia:

  • 21 to 44 years old

  • Given birth to at least one child

  • Enjoy being pregnant

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

Please read about additional requirements and find out more about How the Program Works.

The decision to become a surrogate

The decision to become a surrogate is a life-changing choice. Being a surrogate requires a level of commitment that only a generous, capable and nurturing woman can meet. We know that raising children is one of the ultimate joys in life. A willingness to share that joy with others is truly admirable and is what inspires ARTparenting to bring surrogates and intended parents together. You may find it helpful to read our article, “Becoming a Surrogate: Is it Right for Me?”

Take the next step…

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


Virginia Surrogacy

For information about applicable Virginia laws please contact Meryl at (301) 217-0074.

Intended parents: Read about our complete surrogacy program.


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

Outstanding. Simply outstanding.

I was a Gestational Surrogate with ARTparenting and the experience was one I will cherish my whole life. Meryl and Julie never once let me feel overwhelmed or like I didn’t know what I was getting into. The support and genuine heartfelt guidance though the journey was wonderful and something I didn’t even know I would need. Helping someone grow their family has been a dream of mine for a very long time. ARTparenting made that dream a reality.
— Jen

More praise for ARTparenting from our Surrogates.