Have questions about becoming a gestational surrogate in Washington, DC?

We have answers! If you’re thinking about becoming a surrogate, or you’re an intended parent, with questions about gestational surrogacy in Washington, DC ­— we’re here to help guide you.

We are so excited to be able to work with surrogates from DC under the recent law making it a “surrogacy-friendly” place. Explore our website and blog to get an overview of how our surrogacy program works. Review the financial aspects and the basic qualifications for becoming a surrogate in Washington, DC. Please feel free to contact us to get your questions answered, or simply fill out a contact form to get started.

Why choose ARTparenting?

At ARTparenting we handle all the details from your very first contact with us through the birth of the child.

For our surrogates in Washington, DC, there is no waiting to be matched.
A key feature of our surrogacy program is the care we take in the matches between the intended parents and the surrogates. We closely consult with each surrogate to learn about her preferences for whom she would most like to help. Every match is a mutual decision and a true partnership. We make sure our surrogates are fully supported from the match through the birth of the child.

We are located in the area! Although visiting our office is not required, our location in Potomac, Maryland is a bonus for surrogates and intended parents living in DC — and provides greater opportunity to be physically present during the journey.

Get the support you need with our surrogacy program. We oversee everything, from your first contact with us through the birth of the child. You can count on getting all the information and guidance you need — even before you begin the process. With more than 25 years working with gestational surrogates in our program, we can ensure a comfortable and coordinated experience.

Our founder, Meryl B. Rosenberg, Esq., has been matching and guiding hundreds of surrogates and intended parents since 1993. She understands how deeply personal and life-changing the surrogacy process is for the gestational carriers and intended parents alike. Integrity, expertise, and caring are ARTparenting’s hallmarks. Meryl is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia.

Read what our surrogates have to say about ARTparenting.


Compensation for surrogates living in Washington, DC

The amount of compensation may be an important consideration when choosing whether to become a surrogate. The amount of any payments or reimbursements will be based on multiple factors. For more information, please review the Compensation for Gestational Surrogates page. If you’d like to contact us with specific questions, we’ll be happy to discuss the financial details and how to get started as a gestational surrogate in DC.

Find out if you qualify for our surrogacy program

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

  • 21 to 44 years old

  • Given birth to a child of your own

  • Financially stable

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

Find out what the additional requirements are or fill out an inquiry form here.

A gestational surrogate is also known as a gestational carrier. She carries a child conceived through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) using the eggs from an egg donor or the intended mother. The child will not be genetically related to the gestational surrogate.

Is becoming a surrogate right for me?

Becoming a surrogate requires a uniquely capable and nurturing woman — someone who is keenly aware that raising a child is one life’s greatest joys. The desire to share that joy with another family is what motivates our surrogates and is what inspires our work at ARTparenting. For help with your decision, see “Becoming a Surrogate: Is it Right for Me?”, and get a closer look by reading personal stories from our surrogates.

Take the next step…

We are grateful for your interest. If you’d like to learn more about becoming a surrogate in Washington, DC, we would love to hear from you. To begin the conversation, please fill out our short Surrogate’s inquiry form or call us at (301) 217-0074.

Ready to get started? Please fill out our SURROGATE INQUIRY FORM or call (301) 217-0074.


Washington, DC Surrogacy Laws

In 2018, breakthrough legislation paved the way for safe and legal surrogacy in the District of Columbia. Read about how our founder, Meryl Rosenberg, advocated for this legislation which allows gestational carriers in DC to help others build the family they so desire.

Meryl is a practicing attorney in DC.

For more information, call Meryl at (301) 217-0074.

Intended parents: Learn about our complete surrogacy program.


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

Not only am I lucky to be able to help a family grow, I am also lucky to work with Meryl and her team. Meryl has this way of making you feel like her number one priority at all times. She has an experienced and knowledgeable team that are a welcome breath of fresh air and kindness.
The whole process of surrogacy can be overwhelming, especially the first time, not knowing what to expect. But with Meryl and her team I am proud to say it was a wonderful, painless and enjoyable process that created many beautiful memories!

More praise for ARTparenting from our Surrogates.