Thank you for your interest in being a Surrogate. Without women like you, Intended Parents wouldn’t be able to complete their families. You are special for even considering being a Surrogate for someone else. Besides monetary compensation, there are many reasons to become a Surrogate. The most rewarding reason is to be able to see a very deserving couple hold their baby for the first time and knowing you were the one responsible for making them a family.
From the matching, to the contracts, to the testing and embryo transfer, this is a thrilling journey. It’s not easy, and it’s not quick, but it’s certainly not boring. Telling your Intended Parents you are pregnant will be a memorable experience.
While you are pregnant you can share what you are feeling, what the baby is doing, and all of you can look forward to the birth. Many Intended Parents have been through so much on their quest to be parents. You will be instrumental in healing their broken hearts. Surrogacy is one of the kindest acts one family can do for another. And it will be your whole family participating in the surrogacy. Your family is going to have to share you with another couple. Sometimes it won’t be easy. You may be tired from being pregnant or you may be away from home for testing or transfer. It will involve your whole family, so please make sure you are ready to take this big step before committing to being a Surrogate. Once you decide it’s for you, we welcome you to apply to work with us!
Gestational Surrogacy is achieved through In Vitro Fertilization also called IVF. IVF is when the embryo is placed into the “host womb” of the Gestational Surrogate. There is no genetic connection with the Gestational Surrogate and the baby which she is carrying. The embryo that is transferred is that of the Intended Mother or an Egg Donor and the sperm of the Intended Father or of a Sperm Donor.
Requirements for joining Surrogacy Options as a Gestational Surrogate:
- You must be between 21-39 years old.
- Women with certain STDs are not eligible to become surrogates.
- You must live a healthy lifestyle. No smoking, illegal drugs, prescription or over the counter drugs not safe during pregnancy, or antidepressants. You must also give up alcohol during pregnancy and limit your caffeine.
- You must be willing to undergo a psychological evaluation.
- You must not have given birth prior to 36 weeks, unless in event of multiples.
- You must have previously given birth.
- You must have a BMI of 35 or lower. Check here if you are unsure.
- You must not have had more than 3 prior cesarean sections, and no more than 6 prior deliveries.
- You must be able to provide prenatal and delivery records directly from your OB in a sealed envelope. No personal copies will be accepted.
- You must have a good support system from family and friends. If married, your husband has to be supportive of you being a Surrogate and agree to medical testing and a psychological evaluation.
- You cannot be receiving any government assistance.
- You and your partner must not have a criminal record (you will have to pass a criminal background check).
- You and your husband/partner must be willing to be medically tested.
- You must live in the United States.
- Please note: due to the laws in the following states, we cannot accept carriers who live in these states or districts: MI, NH, DC, NY and WA. You can research your state here.