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:
Canadian Fertility Consultants
Canadian Surrogacy Community
Canada Surrogacy Options
Westcoast Fertility Connections
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 firstname.lastname@example.org