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The gift of life

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become a surrogate and experience
IMA ART’s
luxury surrogacy

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Interested in becoming a surrogate?

To become a surrogate mother, get in touch with our luxury surrogacy executive team today.

When you decide to give the gift of surrogacy, it’s normal to have many questions. How do I apply to become a surrogate? Are there surrogacy requirements? What does the luxury surrogacy journey involve exactly?

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Infertility is on the rise, and surrogacy provides an equal and beautiful medium for individuals or couples to achieve their dreams of becoming parents and creating a family.

 

It takes an extraordinary woman to become a surrogate mother. You are the brave cheerleader on this journey to happiness and fulfillment, not only for the intended mother or parents but for yourself. Experience luxurious surrogacy at IMA ART Fertility.

Why surrogacy?

  • When you choose to be a surrogate mother, you’re helping an individual or couple experience the gift of having a child.

  • Going through the journey is rewarding and creates a deeper sense of purpose, knowing that you are living for so much more.

  • In addition to the fulfillment derived from helping an individual or couple create a family, it can be a dependable source of income for experienced surrogates who undergo the process more than once.

  • Surrogacy can create and foster a fulfilling relationship with the intended parents. You can be confident that you will have a great support system every step of the way. In other words, you will not feel lost at any point in your luxury surrogacy journey.

A surrogate is a woman who agrees to carry a baby for a couple or individual who are unable to conceive. There are two types of surrogacy: gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy.

 

A traditional surrogate uses her own egg. The surrogate is impregnated through Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), where sperm from the intended father is transferred into the surrogate’s uterus. From here, natural fertilization of the egg occurs.

As a gestational surrogate, the egg comes from the intended mother or egg donor. It is fertilized in the laboratory by the sperm of the intended father or sperm donor through a process called In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). This means you are not biologically related to the baby or babies, and you will be protected by a legal contract signed by both you and the intended parent.

Who is a surrogate?

Your unique journey

Maternity Portrait of Michelle Tang, CEO & Co-Founder of IMA ART Fertility, luxury fertility & surrogacy concierge. Speak to Michelle Tang writing on the picture.
  • Your first step on this exciting and rewarding journey is simply to get in touch with us. We will then take you through our pre-screening process, which includes reviewing previous medical history, medical records, and making reference calls. We will also conduct an in-home visit and interview, as well as any necessary background checks.

  • The next step is a meet-up with the parents, typically about four weeks after successful completion of pre-screening. Given the global nature of our clientele, this first meeting often happens online.

  • When you are confident and happy with your choice of intended parents, and those intended parents are happy with you, you will be required to proceed for a medical screening at an IVF clinic. If you satisfy our medical requirements, we will proceed with negotiations and signing of legal and surrogacy contracts with your attorney. This would also involve introducing you to our comprehensive private surrogate specific insurance programs.

  • Once you are certified to begin, the entire process will be planned by the medical team. You will be placed on some medication for prenatal care and to prepare your womb for an embryo transfer (if you’re a gestational surrogate). If you are a traditional surrogate, you will be prepared for insemination of sperm around your ovulatory period. Typically, 14 days after the embryo transfer or insemination, a blood pregnancy test is conducted to confirm your pregnancy.

  • The pregnancy period will involve an ultrasound scan from the sixth week to check for heart activity and determine if you are carrying one or multiple babies. Typically we transfer only one embryo, but an embryo could divide in the womb to result in multiple babies. During the pregnancy, you are entitled to routine antenatal appointments where our skilled OB/GYN will ensure your safety and the safety of the baby.

    Your intended parents will likely want to be part of your journey, providing all the support you need as you and IMA ART Fertility update them with the progress of the pregnancy till you are due for delivery.

  • After delivery, you still are as much of a priority to us as you were during the pregnancy. IMA ART Fertility’s luxury surrogacy program extends beyond the birth - our Clinical Psychologist and our CEO Michelle Tang, will check in with you.

Am I qualified to become a surrogate?

This is one of the first questions that potential surrogate mothers have. There are basic requirements you must fulfill to certify that you are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit to embark on this journey. The ultimate goal of a successful surrogacy program is to nurture a healthy pregnancy that results in a healthy baby, satisfied intended parents, and a content surrogate.

At IMA ART Fertility, we focus on ensuring that you have a safe, luxurious, and successful pregnancy. This begins with the screening process and continues to the postpartum period. Our surrogate requirements are in line with the recommendations of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and include:

  1. Age requirement for candidates to apply is a minimum of 21 years but a maximum of 37 years. The ASRM allows for a surrogate to be older in some cases during implantation.
     

  2. A body mass index (BMI) between 18 and 32.
     

  3. You must have had at least one previous pregnancy that was successfully carried to term without complications.
     

  4. No more than five previous pregnancies, and no more than three pregnancies delivered via cesarean section.
     

  5. A surrogate candidate must have no major mental health diagnoses. If you have a history of antidepressant use, you must have been off of them for at least 3 to 6 months with prescriber approval before your medical and psychological screenings.
     

  6. You must have no history of dependence on drugs or alcohol.

In addition to the above criteria, you will need to meet further physical, psychological, and social requirements to be an IMA ART surrogacy candidate.

IMA ART CO-FOUNDER & CEO
MICHELLE TANG

"It takes an extraordinary woman to become a surrogate mother. You are the brave cheerleader on this journey to happiness and fulfillment, not only for the intended mother or parents but for yourself. Experience luxurious surrogacy at IMA ART Fertility."

Clinical psychology for surrogates

At IMA ART, we offer unparalleled mental health surrogate support in line with our luxury surrogacy approach. Our Clinical Psychologist will play a critical role in your journey from the initial screening to inception. This involves private consultations, personality assessments, meetings with your significant other, and assessing your support network before implantation.

Unlike with most surrogacy agencies, you’ll receive monthly check-ins with our Psychologist throughout your surrogacy journey, from embryo transfer through delivery. We also provide our surrogates with post-delivery check-ins to make sure you’re adjusting well.

This professional evaluation complements and enhances our luxury surrogacy processes to ensure that our surrogates and parents are as prepared as possible for what lies ahead.

IMA ART CO-FOUNDER & CEO
MICHELLE TANG

"Infertility is on the rise, and surrogacy provides an equal and beautiful medium for individuals or couples to achieve their dreams of becoming parents and creating a family."

The most comprehensive insurance for IMA ART surrogates

You and your family deserve the best insurance protection on the market. This, along with our extensive surrogate compensation, makes IMA ART Fertility a luxury surrogacy program.

IMA ART Fertility offers the most comprehensive and protective insurance programs for our surrogates. These include surrogate maternity medical, life insurance, loss of reproductive organs, and total disability insurance to protect the surrogate’s health and client financial exposure. And last but not least, we offer newborn medical insurance for the baby.

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Maternity medical insurance plan for the surrogate’s medical expenses for the pregnancy through the end of journey. This insurance covers labor and delivery, up to a two year period. IMA ART will arrange a meeting with the insurance specialist for advice and guidance.

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Loss of Reproductive Organs Insurance covers partial and full hysterectomy, and any reproductive organ loss. Total Disability Insurance provides coverage for total disability and gives our surrogates and their families the financial security they deserve.

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In the case of an unforeseen incident, we want to make sure your family is taken care of. Parents are responsible for Surrogate Accidental Death Insurance for the surrogate’s family and the parents, so you are confident that your family is in safe hands.

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There will also be Medical Insurance for the newborn baby.

Home visits and support network

This is an important step in the pre-approval process. We look at physical conditions inside and outside your home. We meet your partner and children living with you to understand whether you have a strong support network to help you throughout the surrogate journey.

This is where we want to hear more about your preferences and ideal environment as a gestational carrier. What do you hope for from the intended parents during the pregnancy? How much do you want them involved?

At this stage in the surrogacy process, we begin psychological and medical screenings to confirm your mental and physical health.

Where is surrogacy legal?

We work exclusively with surrogate candidates who are domiciled in surrogate-friendly states.

The vast majority of states in the US legally protect the rights of parents seeking surrogacy, through statutes and case law. IMA ART Fertility will not engage a surrogate in a state where the parents’ rights are not fully protected.

Under the respective state law, intended parents are recognized as the legal parents even when a gestational surrogate is used.

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Apply to be a surrogate

Get in touch with our luxury surrogacy executive team today.

Surrogate Candidate FAQ

Is a surrogate genetically related to the baby she is carrying?

A surrogate will only be genetically related to the baby she is carrying if she is the egg donor. If the eggs are from the intended mother or a donor, the surrogate is a gestational surrogate and genetically unrelated.

How much will I be paid to be an IMA ART surrogate?

​Surrogate base compensation is $85,000. Many surrogacy agencies offer lower base pay for new surrogates than experienced surrogates. They also pay lower fees and benefits for all surrogates. IMA ART Fertility deviates from the industry standard by setting the expectation with intended parents that all surrogate mothers receive the same rewarding and competitive rate — no matter your experience level or which state you live in. In fact, IMA ART Fertility’s base compensation is among the highest in the industry.

Carrying a baby for nine months is hard work, and at IMA ART Fertility we want our surrogates to be beautifully rewarded. Learn more about all the other allowances, benefits and protections for you and your family.

What are the risks of becoming a surrogate?

The risks of surrogacy range from the mild discomfort of the process of medical evaluation and embryo transfer. IVF medication alongside surrogate pregnancy could lead to mood swings, weight gain, morning sickness, and loss of appetite, among others. This is why our surrogacy agency provides quality psychological support all through the process.

Can I become a surrogate without a previous pregnancy?

One of the requirements for a surrogate under the recommendations of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine is to have had a previous pregnancy without complications during and after delivery.

If your question wasn’t answered above, you can visit our complete Surrogate FAQ and Parent FAQ, or contact us:

Tel:  +1 (424) 284 1408

Email:  imaart@imaartfertility.com

Am I qualified to become a surrogate?

This is one of the first questions that potential surrogate mothers have. There are basic requirements you must fulfill to certify that you are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit to embark on this journey. The ultimate goal of a successful surrogacy program is to nurture a healthy pregnancy that results in a healthy baby, satisfied intended parents, and a content surrogate.

At IMA ART Fertility, we focus on ensuring that you have a safe, luxurious, and successful pregnancy. This begins with the screening process and continues to the postpartum period. Our surrogate requirements are in line with the recommendations of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and include:

  1. Age requirement for candidates to apply is a minimum of 21 years but a maximum of 41 years. The ASRM allows for a surrogate to be up to 45 years old.

  2. A body mass index (BMI) between 18 and 32.

  3. You must have had at least one previous pregnancy that was successfully carried to term without complications.

  4. No more than five previous pregnancies, and no more than three pregnancies delivered via cesarean section.

  5. A surrogate candidate must have no major mental health diagnoses. If you have a history of antidepressant use, you must have been off of them for at least 3 to 6 months with prescriber approval before your medical and psychological screenings.

  6. You must have no history of dependence on drugs or alcohol.

In addition to the above criteria, you will need to meet further physical, psychological, and social requirements to be an IMA ART surrogacy candidate.

A surrogate is a woman who agrees to carry a baby for a couple or individual who are unable to conceive. There are two types of surrogacy: gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy.

 

A traditional surrogate uses her own egg. The surrogate is impregnated through Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), where sperm from the intended father is transferred into the surrogate’s uterus. From here, natural fertilization of the egg occurs.

As a gestational surrogate, the egg comes from the intended mother or egg donor. It is fertilized in the laboratory by the sperm of the intended father or sperm donor through a process called In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). This means you are not biologically related to the baby or babies, and you will be protected by a legal contract signed by both you and the intended parent.

Who is a surrogate?

"It takes an extraordinary woman to become a surrogate mother. You are the brave cheerleader on this journey to happiness and fulfillment, not only for the intended mother or parents but for yourself. Experience luxurious surrogacy at IMA ART Fertility."

MICHELLE TANG
IMA ART CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Art piece of a woman becoming a surrogate

Infertility is on the rise, and surrogacy provides an equal and beautiful medium for individuals or couples to achieve their dreams of becoming parents and creating a family.

 

It takes an extraordinary woman to become a surrogate mother. You are the brave cheerleader on this journey to happiness and fulfillment, not only for the intended mother or parents but for yourself. Experience luxurious surrogacy at IMA ART Fertility.

Why surrogacy?

  • When you choose to be a surrogate mother, you’re helping an individual or couple experience the gift of having a child.

  • Going through the journey is rewarding and creates a deeper sense of purpose, knowing that you are living for so much more.

  • In addition to the fulfillment derived from helping an individual or couple create a family, it can be a dependable source of income for experienced surrogates who undergo the process more than once.

  • Surrogacy can create and foster a fulfilling relationship with the intended parents. You can be confident that you will have a great support system every step of the way. In other words, you will not feel lost at any point in your luxury surrogacy journey.

Clinical psychology for surrogates

At IMA ART, we offer unparalleled mental health surrogate support in line with our luxury surrogacy approach. Our Clinical Psychologist will play a critical role in your journey from the initial screening to inception. This involves private consultations, personality assessments, meetings with your significant other, and assessing your support network before implantation.

Unlike with most surrogacy agencies, you’ll receive monthly check-ins with our Psychologist throughout your surrogacy journey, from embryo transfer through delivery. We also provide our surrogates with post-delivery check-ins to make sure you’re adjusting well.

This professional evaluation complements and enhances our luxury surrogacy processes to ensure that our surrogates and parents are as prepared as possible for what lies ahead.

IMA ART CO-FOUNDER & CEO
MICHELLE TANG

"Infertility is on the rise, and surrogacy provides an equal and beautiful medium for individuals or couples to achieve their dreams of becoming parents and creating a family."

Am I qualified to become a surrogate?

This is one of the first questions that potential surrogate mothers have. There are basic requirements you must fulfill to certify that you are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit to embark on this journey. The ultimate goal of a successful surrogacy program is to nurture a healthy pregnancy that results in a healthy baby, satisfied intended parents, and a content surrogate.

At IMA ART Fertility, we focus on ensuring that you have a safe, luxurious, and successful pregnancy. This begins with the screening process and continues to the postpartum period. Our surrogate requirements are in line with the recommendations of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and include:

  1. Age requirement for candidates to apply is a minimum of 21 years but a maximum of 41 years. The ASRM allows for a surrogate to be up to 45 years old.

  2. A body mass index (BMI) between 18 and 32.

  3. You must have had at least one previous pregnancy that was successfully carried to term without complications.

  4. No more than five previous pregnancies, and no more than three pregnancies delivered via cesarean section.

  5. A surrogate candidate must have no major mental health diagnoses. If you have a history of antidepressant use, you must have been off of them for at least 3 to 6 months with prescriber approval before your medical and psychological screenings.

  6. You must have no history of dependence on drugs or alcohol.

In addition to the above criteria, you will need to meet further physical, psychological, and social requirements to be an IMA ART surrogacy candidate.

A surrogate is a woman who agrees to carry a baby for a couple or individual who are unable to conceive. There are two types of surrogacy: gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy.

 

A traditional surrogate uses her own egg. The surrogate is impregnated through Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), where sperm from the intended father is transferred into the surrogate’s uterus. From here, natural fertilization of the egg occurs.

As a gestational surrogate, the egg comes from the intended mother or egg donor. It is fertilized in the laboratory by the sperm of the intended father or sperm donor through a process called In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). This means you are not biologically related to the baby or babies, and you will be protected by a legal contract signed by both you and the intended parent.

Who is a surrogate?

  • When you choose to be a surrogate mother, you’re helping an individual or couple experience the gift of having a child.

  • Going through the journey is rewarding and creates a deeper sense of purpose, knowing that you are living for so much more.

  • In addition to the fulfillment derived from helping an individual or couple create a family, it can be a dependable source of income for experienced surrogates who undergo the process more than once.

  • Surrogacy can create and foster a fulfilling relationship with the intended parents. You can be confident that you will have a great support system every step of the way. In other words, you will not feel lost at any point in your luxury surrogacy journey.

Why surrogacy?

"It takes an extraordinary woman to become a surrogate mother. You are the brave cheerleader on this journey to happiness and fulfillment, not only for the intended mother or parents but for yourself.

 

Experience luxurious surrogacy at IMA ART Fertility."

MICHELLE TANG
IMA ART CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Art piece of a woman becoming a surrogate
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