Washington is a great state to become a gestational surrogate!

If you’d like to become a gestational surrogate in Washington state, or if you’re an intended parent with questions about surrogacy in Washington­— you have found the place for you at ARTparenting.

We think you’ll find our complete surrogacy program to be unique and the perfect place for you to “pay it forward” by carrying a child for another family. Review the payments and benefits we offer our surrogates and the basic requirements you’ll need to be a part of our program.

Intended parents, review how our complete program works or contact us to get your questions answered.

Why ARTparenting is the place for you.

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

For our surrogates living in Washington, there is no waiting to be matched.
The level of care we take in the matches between the intended parents and the surrogates is paramount. We closely consult with each surrogate to learn about her specific preferences for whom she would most like to help. Every match is a mutual decision and a true partnership.

You will give birth near your home in Washington with the help of a doctor that you choose. Visiting our office is not required.

Get all the support you need with our program. We oversee everything, from your first contact with us through the birth of the baby. All of your questions and concerns will be answered and you will be kept informed — even before you begin the process. With more than 25 years working with gestational surrogates, we can ensure a comfortable and coordinated experience.

Our founder, Meryl B. Rosenberg, Esq., has worked with 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.

See what our surrogates have to say about ARTparenting.


Payments for gestational surrogates living in Washington

The amount of any payments can be an important factor in your decision to become a surrogate. 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 Washington.

Find out if you qualify for our surrogacy program

A few of the basic requirements for becoming a surrogate in Washington:

  • 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

Read about the additional requirements for our complete surrogacy program.

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, 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.

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Surrogacy Laws in Washington State

A new surrogacy law became effective on January 1, 2019 in Washington. It includes issues regarding the right of a child to genetic information, same-sex family building, de facto parentage, and parentage of children conceived through sexual assault — and it updates many other parentage law provisions. This new law allows for payments to surrogates, it requires that specific details and provisions are included in a surrogacy contract, and requires court involvement, approval of the surrogacy plan and agreement before the assisted-reproduction procedures can take place. It also places new obligations on the fertility clinics.

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.