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HRC Fertility Centers


Helping couples around the world create a
healthy and balanced family since 1988.


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  • World Class International Surrogacy Specialists
  • Onsite Surgery Center to Limit Travel During Treatment
  • Dedicated Fertility Doctor to Provide Personalized Care
  • Phone or Skype Consultations for International Patients
  • Initial Testing and Monitoring at a Local Clinic In Your Community
  • 7-10 Days in Sunny California During Treatment




HRC Fertility Treatment Centers


BabiesAt the forefront of advanced reproduction technology for more than 20 years, HRC Fertility has helped thousands of couples from across the globe achieve their dreams of starting healthy families with the help of fertility treatments and assisted reproduction technology. Our fertility doctors’ combined expertise in diagnosing the causes of infertility and creating individualized infertility plans is unsurpassed by any other advanced fertility clinic in the world.

At some point while trying to conceive, you and your partner might have learned that you have fertility issues, leaving you to research available options. Surrogacy is an option that has emerged as a popular method for helping couples start or grow their families.

With a team of understanding and knowledgeable experts dedicated to your individual needs, HRC Fertility is committed to providing you with personal care, no matter where you call home. Parents have given birth to healthy babies on almost every continent thanks to fertility treatments at HRC Fertility.


WORLD CLASS EXPERIENCE in all areas of Surrogacy and Fertility


Gestational Surrogacy

In a gestational surrogacy, the surrogate carries a child conceived from the genetic material of both intended parents. In this case, the intended parents undergo a standard IVF cycle to produce an embryo with their own genetic material. The embryo is then transferred into the surrogate, so she can carry the child to term.


Process When Using a Surrogate
There are many important decisions to make prior to choosing a surrogate. You need to understand the costs involved for the whole process and make sure your finances are in order. You and your partner must decide whether you are using your own egg and sperm or if you need a donor. You will then choose a clinic that can address your needs.


The Role of Agencies

Choosing a surrogate can be a difficult decision, so many parents-to-be decide to use an agency to simplify the process. Agencies can connect you with potential surrogates and provide extensive screening on your behalf. We can help you find a recommended agency in your country and work closely with them through the process of expanding your family.




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Healthy Baby Boy

After two traumatic pregnancies due to abnormalities in the mother’s uterus, a couple turned to Dr. John Norian and HRC Fertility to have a child with the help of a surrogate. The team at HRC Fertility helped the couple find their surrogate and undergo IVF treatments for the gestational surrogacy. Soon, they will be welcoming a baby boy into their family.


Dreams Come True

D and A from Los Angeles didn’t have problems getting pregnant; they had problems staying pregnant. After two difficult pregnancies and premature births, the couple decided it was unsafe to attempt another pregnancy. With the help of HRC Fertility, the couple chose a gestational surrogate and had their embryo successfully transferred into her womb.



Frequently Asked Questions

I live internationally. Do I have to come to California to meet with a fertility doctor before I start treatment?
No. After an initial phone consultation and testing, patients can start treatment in their own countries and are monitored by a local fertility clinic that works closely with HRC. HRC Fertility manages the cycle remotely.

How long do I have to stay in California?
Once patients are halfway through the treatment cycle, they come to California, where they will stay for 7 to 10 days. During that stay, the following happens:

  • The patients’ eggs will be retrieved,
  • The eggs will be fertilized
  • HRC will perform the genetic testing on the embryos
  • The embryos will be transferred

How is a gestational surrogate different than a traditional surrogate?
With a traditional surrogacy, the surrogate uses her own egg and the intended father’s sperm to create the embryo. The surrogate undergoes ovulation induction in order to produce multiple eggs, and most often undergoes intrauterine insemination to become pregnant. She then carries the baby to term with the intention of giving the child to the intended parents. Since she has genetic ties to the child, the surrogate must legally forfeit her rights before the couple is able to receive the child.

With a gestational surrogacy, the surrogate is only providing the womb for the embryo to develop into a healthy pregnancy. The intended mother and father undergo a standard in vitro fertilization cycle to create an embryo or embryos with their own genetic material. The reproductive cycles of the mother and the surrogate are synchronized, and the embryo is transferred to the uterus of the surrogate to be carried to term. Since the surrogate has no genetic ties to the baby, the intended parents can receive the child immediately following the birth.

Using a gestational surrogate is a great solution for some couples struggling to get and stay pregnant. For some infertile couples that have been unsuccessfully trying to conceive, gestational surrogacy may be the answer to having their biological child.

What are the requirements to be a surrogate?
There are several requirements that must be met for a woman to be a surrogate. First, the woman needs to be between the ages of 21 and 39. Secondly, she should have had at least one previous successful and uncomplicated pregnancy, although a C-Section delivery may be okay. Thirdly, she must be generally healthy for her own sake and for the sake of the unborn child. She will undergo a full medical screening, including a screening for major diseases and STDs, prior to becoming a surrogate.

Most importantly, a woman who is considering becoming a surrogate must have a generous heart and be willing to give this gift to a couple that is looking to complete their family.

Why Would I Work with an Agency?
Choosing a surrogate can be a difficult decision. There is a wide-range of elements to take into consideration. Many couples decide to use an agency to help simplify the process.

An agency can help sort through the medical histories of potential surrogates, find answers to questions about the surrogate’s lifestyle, oversee physical and mental screenings, and help guide interview conversations about difficult topics such as selective reduction in the case of multiple babies. Additionally, an agency can connect you with legal and insurance experts to ensure you are making educated choices.

We work closely with agencies across the world and can help you chose the right agency for you.