Los Angeles is known for its warm, sunny weather, and of course its world-famous entertainment industry. But did you know that it’s also a great place to start a family … and be a surrogate mother?
In addition to fantastic surrogacy agencies, fertility clinics, and medical centers, L.A. offers a wide range of outdoor activities, healthy dining options, and fun things for kids to do—all while staying safe and social distancing.
Here are 5 reasons to become a surrogate mother in L.A.
Experienced, reputable surrogacy agencies
If you’re looking for a reputable surrogacy agency in L.A. or Orange County, you have many great options. In fact, California has more surrogacy agencies than any other state.
Founded in 1990, Surrogate Parenting Services (SPS) is considered one of the oldest and most established full-service surrogacy agencies in California. At SPS, we pride ourselves on our personal matching process and our exceptionally supportive environment. To date, we’ve helped bring over 800 healthy, happy babies into the world!
World-renowned fertility clinics
California also has more fertility clinics than any other state in the country … and it’s home to some of the best in terms of IVF success rates.
In the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Final IVF Success Rate Report in 2016, several L.A. and Orange County clinics made the list. These include HRC Fertility in Pasadena, Encino, and Newport Beach; Pacific Reproductive Center and University Fertility Center in Torrance; Western Fertility Institute in Encino; Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine in Newport Beach; and Fertility Center of Southern California in Irvine.
Friendly legal environment for surrogacy
When it comes to legal issues, California is an extremely surrogacy-friendly state. The state recognizes contracts for gestational surrogacy arrangements and has a comprehensive law that protects the rights of the gestational surrogate, intended parents, baby (or babies), and the egg donor (if necessary).
Keep in mind that even though California’s surrogacy laws are among the most friendly in the country, it’s still important to work with experienced surrogacy professionals to help you navigate the process.
Socially-distanced outdoor activities
L.A. offers a ton of fun outdoor activities, many of which you can do while maintaining a six-foot distance from other people. And, the city’s warm weather means you can do many of them year-round.
Some great options include:
- Strolling through the gardens at The Arboretum
- Check out the tide pools at Leo Carillo Beach, just north of Malibu
- Taking in the beautiful views from Griffith Park
- Catching a movie at one of L.A.’s drive-in theaters, such as Street Food Cinema
- Exploring the canals in the neighborhood of Venice
- And much more!
Delicious, healthy food
Last but certainly not least—food. There are a ton of healthy food options in L.A., many of which are available for take-out or delivery. Plus, L.A. is home to people from over 140 countries, and this diversity also means you have a wide range of tasty cuisines to choose from.
Looking for healthy delivery options? Try Fresh Corn Grill, with locations in Westwood, West Hollywood, and Santa Monica; Kye’s in Santa Monica; Sweetgreen (various locations); and Tocaya (various locations).
For all of these reasons, L.A. is a fantastic city to be a surrogate mother!
Learn More About Becoming a Surrogate with Surrogate Parenting Services
Surrogate Parenting Services is proud to celebrate 30 Years of helping to bring dreams to life! Founded in 1990, Surrogate Parenting Services (SPS) is a full-service surrogacy program that offers both parties an exceptionally supportive environment throughout the surrogacy relationship. We’re passionate about creating ideal matches between surrogates and intended parents, so the surrogacy journey is fulfilling for both sides and the future child is brought into this world in the best possible circumstances.
Learn more about our Surrogacy Program online or by calling (949) 363-9525.