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How Long Does It Take To Match With A Surrogate?

If you are reading this, you likely have been trying to have a baby for quite some time.  In addition, family building through surrogacy likely was not at the top of your list of how to have a baby!  If surrogacy is the path you are now considering to grow your family, then you are beyond ready to get started with the surrogacy process.

As an intended parent, there are many steps in the surrogacy process, and it is important for you to understand the steps in the process, and the surrogacy timeline as well.  But what most intended parents want to know first and foremost, is how long will it take to match with a surrogate.  How long it takes to find the right surrogate and the best possible surrogate is highly variable.

One factor that can greatly contribute to the timeframe is whether you are working with an agency, or if you are trying to do it yourself.  This is called an independent surrogacy.  If you are considering going it alone, the independent route, it can take many months, and many disappointing potential surrogate candidates before finding and matching with the right candidate.  If you start searching for women that want to become a surrogate, you will find many.  But you will need to learn many things about them, and go through many steps to fully know if they are qualified to become a surrogate, and further if they are the right fit for you. Anyone can say they want to become a surrogate.  It takes a significant amount of time and energy to know if someone is a good candidate or not.

If you want to match with a surrogate candidate as quickly as possible, that will be a high- quality candidate, your best bet is to work with a surrogacy agency.  Surrogacy Agencies are continuously screening women who want to become surrogates.  And they invest their time and expertise to only offer the best candidates to intended parents. This saves you time and stress.  And maybe money too.

If you work with a surrogacy agency, the time it takes to match with a surrogate will vary depending on the agency you work with.  Some agencies can match you within 1-2 months, and some have longer wait times that can be as long as 6 months.


To learn more about becoming a surrogate or working with a surrogate, contact Pathways To Parenthood today to schedule a free consultation appointment.  You can reach us at 913-469-5500 or We are the Surrogacy Experts and are ready to help you get started!