Surrogacy in North Carolina

The surrogacy process is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. For both prospective surrogates and intended parents, it’s essential to go into the experience with a solid understanding of what to expect and to have the right team at your side.

Here at International Surrogacy Center (ISC), we’re the best choice in agencies around. Our surrogacy center has been helping build families for years and we’d be more than happy to accompany you along your unique surrogacy journey in North Carolina!


First, one of the most important things to understand about surrogacy is that surrogacy laws are different for each state. Fortunately, laws in North Carolina are favorable for surrogacy journeys. Gestational surrogacy is permitted as it is not prohibited by statute or published case law. Furthermore, the courts grant prebirth parentage orders which help establish the intended parents as the legal parents and not the gestational carrier.

While surrogacy in NC has been successful for many years, it’s still necessary to attain legal counsel as part of the process. At ISC, we retain legal professionals well practiced in the laws and regulations of each state. We can help guide intended parents and surrogates through the legal ins and outs with ease.


Being a gestational surrogate is no easy task. As such, it’s appropriate the women who take on the challenge are properly compensated for their time, energy, and devotion. At ISC, we provide generous surrogate compensation to the surrogates we work with and support.

Although the total will vary, first time surrogates at our agency may expect to be compensated roughly $65,000 to $75,000. The cost of surrogacy in NC for the intended parents also varies. These costs cover a range of expenses such as coverage for health and life insurance as well as the medical expenses over the course of conception, pregnancy, and birth.

With our agency, surrogates also benefit from our growing community of surrogates and have many opportunities to meet with one another for support through monthly Zoom group meetings and special events.


Finding the right surrogate agency often takes some prep work. To get the best experience, you’ll want to research your options and thoroughly go over their credentials and customer testimonials and reviews. It’s also recommended to find an agency with values and ethics that align with your own. To determine which agency is the best fit for you, consider scheduling a preconsultation meeting so you may learn more about their organization and ask any questions.


Although every surrogacy journey is different, the process follows a similar pattern. After selecting the agency and meeting the key requirements, prospective surrogates will submit their applications. A representative will then reach out for an interview and create a profile of the surrogate for intended parents to review.

Both parties will meet along with an agency representative to discuss values, compensation, and other terms of the arrangement. If everyone feels it is a good match, the surrogate is then medically screened by the fertility clinic. When the surrogate is medically cleared and contracts are signed, the surrogate then begins fertility treatment to prepare for the embryo transfer via IVF. The process is similar for the intended parents with a complimentary consultation and subsequent interview to discuss goals as well as financial and emotional readiness.


Giving another family the beautiful gift of new life is unlike anything else you’ll experience. Here at ISC, we know this to be true as over half of our staff have been surrogates ourselves. With our first-hand knowledge and industry expertise, we can compassionately support you every step of the way.

Ready to get started? Fill out the online application or reach out to us today to learn more about becoming a surrogate with International Surrogacy Center!