What is Nodal?

Nodal is a platform that efficiently connects pre-screened surrogates and intended parents, offering transparency, equity, education, and support for all parties on their journey. That means Nodal saves intended parents time and money by providing them with pre-screened surrogates, all while giving surrogates the support and resources they need to find their best matches.

Who does Nodal work with?

We believe options are power, which is why we work with surrogates, intended parents, surrogacy agencies, and assisted reproductive (ART) attorneys to ensure you build a surrogacy journey that best suits you.

Is Nodal an agency?

No. Nodal is a matching platform that connects Nodal-qualified surrogates and intended parents together.

Does Nodal handle case management?

Yes. We have case management that guides you from your match to embryo transfer.

Is the surrogate biologically related to the baby?

No. The carrier has no biological relation to the child. An embryo created from gametes—egg cells and sperm—from the intended parent(s) or donors are transferred to the surrogate via in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Can I join Nodal if I am an intended parent already working with an agency?

Yes! We work with intended parents seeking the right match regardless of whether they are already working with an agency, would like to eventually work with an agency, or prefer to go the independent route.

How does Nodal work?

Once surrogates and intended parents are screened, they can access the Nodal platform. Both sides create profiles—similar to on a dating site—and the surrogate gets the chance to "swipe right" first (à la Bumble). If the intended parent(s) accept the invitation, they can meet for a match call. If it’s a match, Nodal helps both parties begin the next steps in their journey, including access to legal resources, educational tools, and nurse practitioner support.

Why should I choose Nodal as an intended parent?

The standard American surrogacy journey for intended parents often results in lengthy (and costly) wait times. Nodal eliminates those pain points by directly connecting you with surrogates who have been pre-screened for fit and mutual compatibility. Our experienced team and trusted technology can help reduce the time it takes to find the right match.

Do intended parents have to pay to apply to the Nodal platform?

No, there is no application fee. Nodal fees are only incurred once intended parents have been pre-screened and approved for matching.

What does it cost me to join the Nodal platform as an intended parent?

We charge $500 a month to join Nodal. The final payment is $11,500. Your monthly $500 subscription fee is deducated from this final payment.

Does it cost me anything to join the Nodal platform as a surrogate?

Joining Nodal as a surrogate is free. However, all surrogates must pass our Nodal screening before becoming a member of the Nodal platform.

How long does it take to match?

​​While each surrogacy journey is unique, Nodal is currently matching surrogates and intended parents within weeks.

What happens after I find a match?

It’s graduation day! It’s a bittersweet moment, but also why we created Nodal in the first place—to get your surrogacy journey on its way faster and more transparently. We are thrilled about your next step, which begins your time working with an agency or traveling the independent route.

What happens if a match doesn’t work out?

Matches fall through due to a variety of reasons. Regardless of the “why” Nodal can support you as you find another match! If your doctor does not approve of the file we send over, your profile will return to the platform within 24 hours. If your doctor approves of the file but your match breaks between file approval and embryo transfer, we welcome you back with a discount.

Why should I choose Nodal as a surrogate?

Within the traditional surrogacy model, surrogates often face a lack of agency and support. Nodal bridges that gap, providing surrogates with the resources they need to make informed and healthy decisions, ultimately leading to a connection with the right intended parents for them. This makes for a happier, more aligned, and more empowered journey—for both parties.

What is your refund policy?

You can cancel at any time.

What is gestational surrogacy?

Gestational surrogacy is a form of third-party reproduction in which a consenting individual carries a pregnancy for the intended parent(s).

Is surrogacy legal in all US states?

Surrogacy is legal in all states except for Nebraska, Louisiana, and Michigan.

What are the basic requirements for becoming a surrogate?

View complete requirements at Surrogate Requirements.

I want to learn more about Nodal - how do I reach out?

We want to hear from you, too. If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out at hello@nodal.com.