For more than 25 years, we have been helping intended parents from 40+ countries to start or grow their families. Every year we help hundreds of families get started with the IVF and a gestational surrogate.
ORM Surrogacy is our program for intended parents working with a gestational surrogate. These journeys sometimes also involve intended parents working with a donor, which they often select through our ORM Donors program.
Our Surrogacy Program
Dedicated Team for Surrogacy
We have a dedicated team for coordinating IVF cycles that involve a gestational surrogate and/or another third-party such as a donor. Our team of experts seamlessly manages these more intricate IVF cycles and coordinates all of the people helping throughout your journey.
Rigorous Medical Screenings for Surrogates
ORM has high standards for medically approving women who apply to be a gestational surrogate and for matching medically approved gestational surrogates with intended parents. Only a small number of women who apply are accepted to be gestational surrogates. We believe this helps ensure a safe and successful process for both gestational surrogates and our families.
Consistently High Success Rates
ORM has some of the highest success rates for IVF with gestational surrogacy cycles in the U.S. In recent years, we have experienced a greater than 90% success rate with a more than 70% twin rate in our donor-egg gestational surrogacy IVF program when transferring two embryos. Our high success rates can help minimize costs for intended parents, as well as help lower the inevitable stress for them and their gestational surrogate. Every aspect of our program is designed to give intended parents the best chance of success and a healthy baby on the first try.
Experts in Working with Surrogates Based in Oregon and Elsewhere
While many gestational surrogates live in close proximity to ORM, it is common in the U.S. for a gestational surrogate to live farther away. In these cases, gestational surrogates travel to the IVF clinic selected by the intended parents and are monitored in their local community during the IVF cycle. Our team are experts at managing gestational surrogacy IVF processes regardless of whether a gestational surrogate lives local to ORM in Portland, elsewhere in Oregon or in another U.S. state, or internationally.
Choice of Surrogate Agencies
We work with and have longstanding relationships with highly respected surrogacy agencies based in Oregon, across the U.S., and internationally. Intended parents can choose to work with ORM and the surrogacy agency that best meets their needs.
One of The Most Friendly US States for Surrogacy
A surrogacy-friendly legal environment is essential for a safe surrogacy journey—and in the U.S. the laws around gestational surrogacy differ from one state to the next. In Oregon, both intended parents—regardless of whether they are heterosexual, same-sex, married or unmarried—can be declared the legal parents and listed on the birth certificate. This can be done prior to the birth (a pre-birth order) or after the birth (a post-birth order). Single individuals can also be declared the legal parent in Oregon. In addition, Oregon law addresses issues related to gamete donation—making this safe for intended parents.
More Choices for Surrogacy Agencies
Oregon has the second-highest number of gestational surrogacy agencies of any state in the U.S. and most are located in the Portland area. Northwest Surrogacy Center, which is one of the largest and most successful in the country, is based in Portland as are many other smaller successful agencies. Many U.S. surrogacy agencies based outside of Oregon also recruit surrogates in Oregon given its excellent reputation.
Surrogates, Egg Donors and World-Class IVF All in One Place
In addition to surrogacy-agency options and gestational surrogates, Portland is of course home to Oregon Reproductive Medicine (ORM). ORM has some of the highest success rates in the U.S. for IVF with gestational surrogacy. ORM Donors is ORM’s in-house egg donor program and provides intended parents with local, fully screened and medically approved egg donors. ORM Genomics is ORM’s comprehensive program for bringing the best reproductive genomic services to every IVF cycle to help give intended parents the best chance of success and a healthy baby on the first attempt.
Favorable health insurance policies, a lower cost of living compared to states like California, and the ability to find a surrogate, egg donor and IVF clinic all in one place can reduce the costs of a gestational surrogacy journey. The fact that Oregon has no sales tax is great news for intended parents and helps them make the most out of their budget—especially for travel, lodging and food that is inevitably required as part of a journey. Not to mention all those baby essentials.
A Wonderful Place to Start a Family
Oregon is a relaxed, open and welcoming place to visit with truly world-class amenities, including some of the best natural beauty, and food and drink in the U.S. Portland, the gateway to the state, is well connected and its airport is ranked #1 in the U.S. by travelers. It is also a walkable city with excellent public transportation and many unique neighborhoods.