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Gestational Surrogacy

Dealing with infertility or not being able to have children on your own can be stressful and discouraging for many hopeful parents.

The Center for Reproductive Medicine works with surrogates to help patients fulfill their dreams of starting or growing their family.

What exactly does gestational surrogacy entail, and why should you consider our fertility clinic in Lubbock, TX, to help?

Turning Dreams into a Reality

In some cases, the best option to fulfill the wish of starting a family is through surrogacy. Dr. Janelle Dorsett helps facilitate gestational surrogacy and supports hopeful parents through this unique and life-changing experience.

In the simplest terms, the process involves combining eggs and sperm, which are fertilized through in vitro fertilization (IVF) and placed in a surrogate to be carried to term. As a result, the surrogate has no genetic link to the child. In most instances, one or both intended parents are related to the child depending on whether their eggs, sperm, or both are used in the procedure.

What Are the Benefits of Surrogacy?

Genetic Link

Gestational surrogacy uses the eggs, sperm, or both from the intended parents, making it possible for them to be biologically related to the child.

Reliable Results

Along with being carefully screened, surrogates can’t be approved unless they’ve had at least one healthy pregnancy in the past. This greatly improves the chance of a successful outcome.

Quick Process

The surrogacy process is faster in comparison to adoption. Adoption is more complicated by nature, and in some cases, the process can stretch several years.

We Offer Full Support at Every Stage

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Whether you choose a friend or agency, all potential surrogates are rigorously screened and tested before being approved. 

A Helping Hand for Hopeful Parents

We understand that surrogacy can be a confusing process, but that’s why we’re here. Dr. Dorsett and our specially trained nurses and staff are with you every step of the way. From your initial consultation to the treatment process to regular check-ins, we’re here to support you. We set up a program where nurses are in constant communication with you to ensure things are going smoothly.

Surrogacy is an exciting time, but it can be stressful–we’re here to help in any way that we can. You can schedule a consultation online to learn more, or call our clinic in Lubbock, TX, at:

(806) 788-1212

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"Her Office Team All Made Us Feel like Family"


Lisa Hisaw


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We appreciate Dr. Dorsett and all of her office team for everything they did for us to give us our blessings. Dr. Dorsett is very knowledgable and it's clear that she truly loves the work that she does. She is straightforward with you and tells you exactly what her thoughts are which was comforting for us since this was such a new experience for us. Her office team all made us feel like family and made the struggle with infertility so much easier to go through. We cannot say enough good things about this office and highly reccomend Dr. Dorsett to anyone else who is struggling to conceive.

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Pamela Garza


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My experience with Dr. Dorsett was amazing. I'll recommend her to everyone requiring fertility assistance. She was calm and comforting, and I owe my pregnancy to her and her qualified team. My husband and I chose IVF. The Centre for Reproductive Medicine was very helpful as far as laying out the cost of the procedure up front. We were able to take a year and save for it. A well made decision! I am now pregnant with 2 twin girls and could not be happier. We will visit Dr. Dorsett again in a couple years to add to our family. I honestly can't wait. Thank you, Janelle. We'll see you soon.

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How Do I Select a Surrogate?

You have full control when it comes to selecting a surrogate. You may choose a close family member or friend, or use an agency. Our Lubbock fertility clinic in Texas has a pool of qualified surrogates for you to choose from. Out of all the applications we receive, we only accept a small percentage that we believe are the strongest candidates.

Whether you choose someone you know or choose to work with an agency, all potential surrogates are rigorously screened and tested before being approved. Along with being evaluated medically, physically, and psychologically, surrogates must have had at least one child of their own without any pregnancy or delivery complications.

How to Protect Your Rights during Surrogacy

It is advisable to hire an attorney to assist with the selection process, as well as the drafting of necessary legal documents. Texas is considered a very surrogate-friendly state. Only one of the parties involved – one of the genetic parents, or the surrogate – is required to have resided in Texas for at least 90 days in order for courts to have jurisdiction to recognize a parent-child relationship between the genetic parents and the baby.

The attorney will create a contract in which the risks and responsibilities of both parties are established and agreed upon. This ensures a seamless process and reduces the risk of any conflict or misunderstandings occurring. After the contract is signed, our fertility clinic will move forward with the process of IVF, embryo transfer, and finally, pregnancy.

Understanding the Treatment Process

The surrogacy process is faster than adoption, which can span several years.
The surrogacy process is faster than adoption, which can span several years.
Unless an egg donor is being used, the intended mother takes daily injectable fertility medication to stimulate her ovaries to produce multiple eggs. This increases the chances of having a healthy egg to use for fertilization. Once the eggs are ready, they are removed during a minor procedure.
The surrogate takes hormonal medication to sync her cycle with the intended mother. This ensures that her uterus will be ready to receive the embryo at the perfect time.
The male provides a sperm sample on the day of egg retrieval. The egg and sperm are mixed together for fertilization, creating one or more embryos. The embryos are incubated and monitored for growth and development.
The healthy embryo or embryos are then transferred to the surrogate’s uterus through her cervix. This is a quick and relatively simple procedure
After about ten days, the surrogate will visit our clinic in Lubbock, TX, to take a blood test and confirm whether she is pregnant.
If she is pregnant, the surrogate mother proceeds with the essential doctor’s visits and lifestyle changes necessary to maintain her pregnancy and carry a healthy baby to term.
Once delivered, the baby goes home with its intended parents.

What Is the Cost of Surrogacy?

Surrogacy is not just an emotional and physical commitment, it’s a financial one as well. Because most insurance companies don’t cover fertility procedures, we offer a range of financing options for our patients. At your initial visit to our clinic in Lubbock, Texas, we conduct a financial consultation to determine if surrogacy is right for you, and the best way to approach it. We’re here to answer any questions you may have about the process and are upfront about all costs. Some intended parents choose to take out loans to help pay for treatment. We also partner with a third-party lender named Prosper, which offers low-interest loans. 

"We're Parents to an Amazing 3 Year Old Now"


Danielle Kelton


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I had a great experience. Dr. Dorsett and her staff are very knowledgeable in what they are doing. I have two health 10 week old twin girls and I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to carry and birth my girls. What a blessing!

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Rebecca Casares


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They have an amazing staff and Dr. Dorsett was a our last hope. She was straight shooter and told us right a way what needed to be done. I proud to say we are parents to amazing 3 year old now.

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The Centre for Reproductive Medicine

At The Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dr. Janelle Dorsett and our warm, highly trained team provide the tools you need to start or add to your family. Dr. Dorsett is a board-certified fertility specialist and is an associate clinical professor at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. She is a member of the:

  • American College in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists
  • Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Society of Reproductive Medicine (Fellow)

Schedule a consultation to learn more by sending us a message or calling our office at (806) 788-1212

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