Gestational Carrier Program
If you are unable to carry a pregnancy to term because of a medical condition—such as cancer, problems with your uterus, or the absence of a uterus—the Gestational Carrier Program at the NYU Langone Fertility Center can work with you and a woman selected to carry your baby.
In New York State, compensation to a gestational carrier, also known as a gestational surrogate, is not allowed. If you’re considering a carrier who requires compensation, we facilitate this through our program affiliate, Greenwich Fertility and IVF Center, in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Prior to an embryo transfer into a gestational carrier, screening required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must be completed on the sperm and egg source. Screening involves a physical exam, blood testing, and a questionnaire. A physical exam and testing is also performed on the gestational carrier.
Following FDA screening, embryos can be created through in vitro fertilization (IVF). Often, your eggs and your partner’s sperm or a donor’s sperm can be used in the IVF process. If using your own eggs is not an option, we can refer you to our Egg Donor Program. The resulting embryos are frozen. If you’re using a compensated gestational carrier, embryos are shipped to Greenwich Fertility and IVF Center. For gestational carriers who are not compensated, embryo transfer takes place at the Fertility Center.