How Can I Become a Surrogate Mother?

Guide for Surrogate Mothers

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Surrogacy gives you the chance to make dreams come true not only for you but for couples and singles that can’t have their own children. You will play the most critical role in the process by carrying and delivering the baby produced by the Intended Mothers egg or an egg donor; sperm created by a sperm donor or the Intended Father. This opportunity offers something that no one else can – a miracle. So, how do you get started?

What is the Screening Process to become a Surrogate?

Becoming a Surrogate Mother consists of a moderately demanding pre-screening process, which can be lengthy. Locate a surrogacy agency in your area and request an initial application. Review our Surrogate Mother Example Application. To begin, you will normally have to provide details about your health status as well as your family history and medical conditions.

This stage is intentional in sorting out Surrogate Mothers who potentially could potentially have medical or mental conditions. You will also be required to submit to a medical checkup safeguarding that you are indeed in good health, as you portrayed through your written application.

Besides being in good overall health, applicant should not have any sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), in most cases. If you are married or sexually involved with a partner, your partner will be tested for STDs as well. Surrogate Mothers who smoke must for all intents and purposes agree to quit smoking cigarettes. It is also expectant of Surrogates to withdraw from drinking alcohol and to not consume illegal drugs. The agency age limit for traditional surrogacy is between the ages of 21 and 36; gestational surrogacy age limit is 42 years of age.

Is a Background Check Required?

The Surrogate Mother will then submit to a background check and pass a psychological evaluation. This warrants the Surrogate Mother to be stable and mentally capable. Understanding the surrogacy process and conditions that is detrimental to her or the unborn child is critical to the approval process.

What are the Details of the Surrogate Contract?

If you are accepted into the program, a Surrogacy contract is provided to indicate that you agree to abide by the procedures and guidelines set by the agency and cannot follow legal privileges to the child. A fee or amount of compensation is typically set if you've chosen commercial surrogacy.

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