Gestational Surrogacy

Building Your Family With Gestational Surrogacy

Gestational surrogacy, often referred to simply as surrogacy, is a remarkable family-building option where a gestational carrier, also known as a surrogate, carries and gives birth to a baby for intended parents. Unlike traditional surrogacy, in gestational surrogacy, the gestational carrier is not biologically related to the child she carries. Instead, the embryo is created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) using the intended parents' genetic material or donor gametes.

At Pinnacle Fertility, we're here to help you achieve it through the incredible journey of gestational surrogacy.

Is Gestational Surrogacy Ideal for You?

Gestational surrogacy is an ideal option for individuals or couples who may be facing fertility challenges, medical conditions, or other circumstances that prevent them from carrying a pregnancy to term. It is also an excellent choice for same-sex couples or anyone seeking the joy of parenthood through a loving gestational carrier.

Pinnacle Fertility is honored to be a part of your journey to parenthood through gestational surrogacy. We are committed to providing you with the knowledge, support, and expert care you need to build the family of your dreams.

Why Choose Pinnacle Surrogacy

Pinnacle Surrogacy is a national surrogacy agency with regional presence across the United States. 
Our all-inclusive services streamline your surrogacy journey and ensure a seamless and accessible experience.

Moreover, Pinnacle Surrogacy exclusively partners with clinics within the Pinnacle Fertility network. This means that you can be matched quickly with one of our medically and psychologically screened surrogates, and our team will continue to support you and your surrogate throughout the entire surrogacy process, from matching to delivery.

Selecting a Gestational Carrier

Choosing the right gestational carrier is a crucial step in your surrogacy journey. Pinnacle Fertility offers a unique advantage through Pinnacle Surrogacy, our preferred surrogacy agency. Our surrogacy directors, many of whom are experienced surrogates themselves, guide you through the process of selecting a gestational carrier who is already medically and psychologically cleared for surrogacy. This reduces the time, effort, and potential disappointments associated with matching with a surrogate who is yet to be cleared.

The Gestational Surrogacy Process

Step 1

Fertility Testing & Diagnosis

You’ll start with testing and and diagnosis to give the Pinnacle team a more complete picture of your health and options.

Step 2

Care Coordination & Financial Consultation

A Pinnacle staff member will go over the financial side of the IVF process with you. Your clincial team will review your calendar, order your medication, and prepare you for your treatment.

Step 4


If the embryo is coming from you and your partner, then you will go through almost all of the steps of the IVF process to develop, retrieve, and fertilize the eggs. Once the embryos have developed, they will be screened for genetic conditions.

Step 3

Gestational Carrier Search

You’ll work with an agency to find a gestational carrier.

Step 5

Embryo Transfer

After genetic screening, the healthiest and most viable embryos will be transferred to your gestational carrier, who carries the pregnancy and delivers your baby.

Gestational Surrogacy FAQ

Gestational surrogacy is a process where a gestational carrier, also known as a surrogate, carries and gives birth to a child for intended parents. The gestational carrier is not biologically related to the child, as the embryo is created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) using the intended parents' genetic material or donor gametes.

Gestational surrogacy is an option for individuals or couples who may face fertility challenges, medical conditions preventing pregnancy, same-sex couples, or anyone seeking to become parents through a gestational carrier (surrogate).

Our preferred surrogacy agency, Pinnacle Surrogacy, assists in selecting a gestational carrier who is medically and psychologically cleared for surrogacy. They guide you through the matching process, reducing time and effort.

Both intended parents and the gestational carrier undergo comprehensive medical assessments to ensure they are physically and emotionally prepared for the surrogacy journey.

Legal contracts are established to clarify the rights and responsibilities of all parties involved in the surrogacy process, ensuring a smooth and legally sound journey.

Yes, you can use your own embryos created through IVF or consider donor eggs if needed.

Pinnacle Surrogacy, our preferred surrogacy agency, offers services across the United States with regional presence in various states.

The costs can vary depending on individual circumstances. Our team can provide detailed financial information during your consultation.

The duration varies, but it generally takes several months from matching with a gestational carrier to the birth of your child.

To begin your gestational surrogacy journey with Pinnacle Fertility, reach out to us for a consultation. Our team will guide you through the initial steps and answer any questions you may have.

Real Stories, Real Success: Our Patients Speak

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