Surrogacy

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
https://anufertility.com/

Canadian Fertility Consultants
https://fertilityconsultants.ca

Canadian Surrogacy Community
https://surrogacycommunity.ca/

Canada Surrogacy Options
https://www.canadiansurrogacyoptions.com/

Extraordinary Conceptions
https://www.extraconceptions.com/

Ja Surrogacy
https://www.jasurrogacy.com/

Westcoast Fertility Connections

https://www.westcoastfertility.ca

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 donorandsurrogacy@olivefertility.com