Surrogate Application & Requirements

Surrogate Requirements

Please review the full list of surrogate requirements below prior to submitting your application.

You must be a U.S. citizen and legal resident of a state where it is legal for you to serve as a surrogate. Your surrogacy (including the signing of all documents) must also take place within that state, as other states may or may not recognize the validity of your surrogacy contract.

Our fertility experts have determined this age range to be biologically ideal for successful gestational surrogacies.

We need to be sure that all surrogates have been shown to be capable of successfully carrying and giving birth to a healthy baby. Your medical history must also be free of pregnancy complications like gestational diabetes, pre-term delivery, or pre-eclampsia.

To ensure the health and safety of the baby, your home must be completely free of smoking, drug use, alcohol abuse, or any other potentially harmful substance use, even if you do not actively participate.

Surrogates must not be active recipients of public assistance. The only exception to this is if you are on public assistance to help you with the care of a disabled child.

To get an idea of a woman’s health and physical fitness for surrogacy, we require full medical exams (OB-GYN, physical, infectious disease screening, etc.). Because of the risks related to obesity in pregnancy, your BMI will need to be no greater than 32 to qualify as a surrogate. This exam is paid for by intended parents.

We need to make sure that neither the surrogate nor her spouse/partner have a criminal or violent history that may endanger the process or the baby.

We also need to determine whether the surrogate or her spouse/partner have any mental, emotional, or behavioral issues that may endanger the process or the baby.

Surrogates should have their own lawyers, different from those of the intended parents. If the surrogate is married, her spouse will also need to sign any legal documents. While you may be a surrogate as either a single or married person, you will not qualify if you are in the midst of a separation/divorce.  The attorney specializing in 3rd Party Parenting is provided for you.

We need to know that the surrogate will be covered by insurance throughout the pregnancy as well as after delivery. If the surrogate does not have coverage, the intended parents will be required to purchase it.

Apply Now to Start Your Surrogacy Journey!

Before your journey as a surrogate can begin, it’s necessary for our team to get to know you and your surrogacy history in order to make sure you meet requirements and, also, to help match you with intended parents. If you have any questions about how to fill out your application, please contact our team and we will help you through the process.