Surrogacy Program

At Olive we help couples and individuals who require a surrogate to help them have a child.  A surrogate is also called a gestational carrier (GC). The GC carries and delivers a child for a couple or person, called the intended parents. In Canada payment of a GC for surrogacy is prohibited, though her expenses can be reimbursed.

In order to become a GC at Olive, the GC must: 

  • Have had uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery (born at term)
  • Be a non-smoker under 40 years of age
  • Have a BMI under 35
  • Be healthy

A gestational carrier can be someone known to the intended parents or someone they get to know through an agency.  Here is a list of agencies to consider:

Anu Fertility

Canadian Fertility Consultants

Canadian Surrogacy Community

Canada Surrogacy Options

Extraordinary Conceptions

Ja Surrogacy


Once a gestational carrier is identified, they are screened to be sure they are healthy and psychologically ready for the process. If the screen is reassuring, then a legal contract is completed and an embryo transfer is performed.


To get started reach out to our surrogacy nurse coordinator at