Requirements to be a surrogate

What Are The Requirements To Be A Surrogate?

Nothing about surrogacy is easy, and it isn’t a quick process.  It takes a great medical and mental health history, flexibility, and great responsibility to help a family in need by becoming a surrogate.

Medical & Social Criteria

Below is a list of medical criteria all candidates must meet in order to be approved as a Surrogate.  These guidelines are set forth by professional guidelines and fertility physicians who work with Surrogates.  Please note that this list is not all-inclusive, but does cover the majority of major considerations.

– Must be age 21-40 years old

– Must have delivered a baby in the last 10 years

– Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

– Must have a great pregnancy history without significant complications

– Must have had no more than 2 deliveries via caesarian section

– Must consent to a background check for herself and adults living in her home

– Must have a stable home life, strong support system and reliable childcare

– Should not have a recent history of smoking or vaping

– Should be willing to refrain from any alcohol during pregnancy

– Should not take prescription medications recreationally or use illicit drugs

– Should be financially stable

– Should not have had an endometrial ablation or the Essure® procedure

– Should not be taking medications that are labeled Category D or Category X

– Should not be taking antipsychotics, anti-anxiety or anti-depressants

– Should have flexibility for 3-6 morning appointments

– Should understand that daily injections for up to 12 weeks may be necessary

– Should have no plans for international travel in the next 18-24 months

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Surrogate Mother Requirements

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