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- Why Hatch?
Give the gift of family to those unable to conceive while receiving full support and advanced care from a team committed to helping you. Join Hatch’s wonderful surrogate family to experience a life-affirming journey and build long-lasting relationships.
As you match with intended parents and build your relationship, you’ll also connect with other surrogates through Hatch’s support groups and online communities to share this exciting experience together. We’ll do everything in our power to make you feel loved, cherished, and appreciated as you give the gift of parenthood to your intended parents.
Intended parents turning to surrogates have often struggled with infertility for years, or are same-sex couples who knew they would need third-party fertility services. By participating in Hatch’s surrogacy program, you empower hopeful intended parents to achieve their dream of having a child and build their family.
Each and every surrogacy journeys is different and beautiful in their own way. If you're considering the gift of surrogacy, download Ashley's story today and contact us with any questions you may have.
As a surrogate, you’ll make a miracle possible for intended parents who will value and truly appreciate your contribution. We cherish your willingness to be a part of this amazing journey. Your screening team will guide you every step of the way throughout your surrogacy experience. Your coordinator will make sure your journey is an enjoyable, exciting time of your life by breaking up this process into small, manageable steps.
Join the most prestigious surrogacy program in the nation with your own dedicated team and community of surrogates. Change the lives of families globally through the power of parenthood and join the Hatch family.
Receive one of the most comprehensive compensation packages in the field and enjoy gifts throughout the pregnancy to make your experience more comfortable, including in-house meals, pregnancy support item, a gift of $1,000 for your children’s education, and a post-pregnancy vacation for your family.
Your surrogate care coordinator will get to know you to understand who you are and what you’re looking for during this journey. We specialize in finding the perfect social fit between you and your intended parents with the hope that you’ll form a wonderful relationship that may continue past your surrogacy.
First, you must apply to be a surrogate by filling out our program’s application. After receiving this form, a surrogacy specialist from the Hatch team will contact you by one of the communication methods you’ve provided for an educational call with you about our program.
Hatch is one of the only programs to medically pre-qualify surrogates so intended parents and surrogates are best set up for a smooth and successful journey. After your initial call, your match coordinator will send you a questionnaire that covers your medical history.
Your team will help you obtain copies of previous medical records from your OB offices, delivery hospitals, and IVF clinics (if applicable). Once your records come in, an IVF doctor will review these for medical pre-approval to ensure you’re a good medical candidate for surrogacy and able to proceed with this journey.
Once your application has been received, your coordinator will schedule your first video screening. This will be a face-to-face video conference with a focus on getting to know you, and answering your questions to help you determine if the surrogacy program at Hatch is the right fit. This will also help us successfully match you with the perfect intended parents.
Next, your coordinator will explain the medical aspects of the surrogacy process and answer any questions you may have. During this call, we’ll discuss the IVF screening, cycle and transfer, as well as other considerations that might be applicable for your journey.
If applicable, your coordinator will talk with your partner to ensure that they’re supportive of your surrogacy journey and answer any questions they may have. Surrogacy is a process that affects the entire family, and it’s important to make sure that your partner is on board and feels supported throughout your journey.
Once your medical records have been approved, you’ll receive a complete welcome package of paperwork that provides information about being a surrogate. This packet will also include pertinent details and forms that authorize routine background checks for you and your partner, and provide for driver's license copies as well as pay stubs to calculate future lost wages when planning surrogate compensation.
After you’ve been approved by our medical director, our surrogacy team will submit a request to run routine background checks for you and your partner (if applicable).
Your financial coordinator will meet with you to cover the compensation package, and ensure all of your financial questions are answered. As a surrogate at Hatch, you will be rewarded emotionally and financially for your selfless gift. Our team provides you with emotional support and comfort gifts throughout this journey, tailored just for you.
After your background check(s), you and your partner will meet with a mental health professional to discuss your readiness for the surrogacy journey. Your mental health professional will administer an MMPI-2 test to assess your personality and motivational fit, as well as screen for major psychological concerns. The interview and test results will be combined into a psychological report that will determine if you can proceed as a surrogate.
This call is designed to review all of your responsibilities and expectations in place as a surrogate. Not to scare you, but rather to reinforce the significance of your role and provide support in any way possible. Your coordinator is happy to address any questions or concerns you may have and provide assurance, whether it’s your first journey or your fourth.
This is it—what you’ve been waiting for! Once you’ve passed the screening process, you’re ready to find your perfect match. Our surrogacy coordinators will consider your wants and needs, personality, medical history, and state laws to match you with the perfect intended parents. You’ll receive a “Dear Surrogate” letter written by the intended parents along with pictures. If you love what you read and feel that this individual or couple is the right match for you, your intended parent coordinator will facilitate an initial meeting via video conference to solidify the match. We look forward to welcoming you into our surrogate family, and know you’ll feel right at home.
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Having a positive surrogacy experience
Being a surrogate is one of the biggest most rewarding accomplishments of my life! When I delivered their baby and saw them holding her for the first time and knowing as a mother the love they were feeling … just seeing all of it come together and knowing I had a part in creating that family is such an amazing feeling!
Being a surrogate fulfilled me in a way that is hard to put into words. Hatch matched me with the most amazing two people and we bonded instantly. I had waited a long time to make the decision to move forward with becoming a surrogate and I wanted to make the most of it.
This has been an amazing experience, to say the least. I am so grateful to the Hatch staff, and for all that they have done for me, emotionally, spiritually and physically. Hatch has such a keen sense of what someone needs or wants, and they quickly fulfill any desire before it’s even mentioned.
If you are considering the surrogacy journey, you’ll feel loved and welcomed at Hatch. This life-changing experience will give you a sense of community, fulfillment and love.
“As a previous surrogate, I’m personally invested in the success of our intended parents and surrogates. I’ve proudly been a surrogate for an incredible gay couple, giving them a healthy baby boy in 2019. I have been a member of this league of extraordinary women serving the infertility community for over five years.
I came from an accounting background with Sutter Health in Northern California, which translates nicely to my current position at Hatch! I feel fortunate to be a part of a team that helps families in such a profound way. It’s a blessing to work with this team of individuals, who are not only intelligent and driven, but also passionate in helping build families through the surrogacy process. I feel very fortunate and am so thankful to come into work each day at the program.”
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