Surrogate Mother Requirements
Surrogate mother requirements are, frankly, a big deal. Here at Global Surrogacy Services Inc., we strongly believe that the women who become surrogates are truly special people: caring, compassionate, determined, and strong. They deserve the very best. On the other hand, becoming a surrogate mother involves providing an agency with a great deal of information. For many medical and legal reasons, there are a number of essential surrogate qualifications, some of which may not be under your direct control.
Below is a list of requirements for prospective surrogate mothers;
- All surrogates must be age 21 to 39 and have given birth previously. You must have at least one child at home that you are currently raising. You can have no history of any complications in childbirth.
- Only U.S. citizens or people who have the legal right to work in the United States are eligible.
- You must have no history of arrests.
- Surrogates must reside in one of the following states where surrogacy is legal (in alphabetical order): Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin.
- You cannot be on federal or state assistance. (Note: There are some forms of assistance that may not disqualify you; contact us for details.)
- BMI (body mass index) can be no greater than 32, in some cases a somewhat lower BMI may also be a problem.
- Have reliable transportation available to you on a regular basis.
- Gestational surrogates must be in good psychological and physical condition.
- Surrogates cannot smoke, use any recreational drugs, and may have no history of drug abuse; they cannot have any smokers in their households. Generally speaking, we are looking for reliable individuals who live in a healthy and responsible manner.
- In addition, surrogates will undergo a thorough screening process including a detailed medical examination and history, a home visit, tests for substances and certain past illnesses, and a criminal background check.
Ready to Become a Surrogate?
Ensuring that surrogate mothers are well cared for and compensated is a top priority at Global Surrogacy Services if you meet all of the above requirements and want to look seriously into becoming a surrogate mother, we want to hear from you.