Work with a gestational carrier to bring your dreams to life.
Surrogacy is a path to parenthood that can allow for one or both partners to be biologically linked to a child without the intended parent(s) carrying the pregnancy.
Finding a gestational carrier is only one of many steps in your surrogacy journey, and your dedicated team at Illume Fertility will guide you every step of the way.
With surrogacy, pregnancy is achieved through IVF. During the IVF procedure, the intended parents’ sperm and egg (or donor sperm and/or egg) are combined to produce embryos.
Embryos develop in the lab for 3-6 days, then transferred to the uterus of the gestational carrier. If pregnancy occurs, she carries and delivers the baby for the intended parents.
Surrogacy can be costly, which is why Illume Fertility has specific plans to help those working with a gestational carrier. Our IVF with Surrogacy Plan covers essentials like embryo transfer to your gestational carrier and cryopreservation.
If your embryo transfer is unsuccessful, the Surrogacy Plan covers the cost of one additional frozen embryo transfer.
Choosing to pursue surrogacy and work with a gestational carrier involves many different steps and can be a complex process. Surround yourself with the support you need to navigate your surrogacy journey. Illume Fertility offers a variety of mental health professionals, surrogacy experts, a dedicated program for LGBTQ+ parents-to-be and more.
Learn more about what working with a gestational carrier is like and what to expect from your surrogacy journey at Illume Fertility by exploring these frequently asked questions.
Read articles, watch videos, download guides and access other resources to help you navigate your surrogacy journey from start to finish.
Our surrogacy experts have decades of experience working with intended parents and gestational carriers to build families. When you're ready, Illume Fertility is here to help.