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Become a Surrogate: Understanding the Qualifications

If you’re considering becoming a surrogate, it’s essential to understand the qualifications needed to become one. Surrogacy is a significant commitment and requires specific criteria to ensure  that both the surrogate and the intended parents have a successful journey. This guide outlines the qualifications needed to become a surrogate.

Age Requirements

Most surrogacy agencies require surrogates to be between 21-39 years old. The age requirement ensures that surrogates are physically and emotionally capable of carrying a pregnancy to term. Some agencies may consider surrogate candidates over the age of 39, but it’s essential to consult with the agency as requirements may vary.

Health Requirements

Surrogates must be in good health to carry a pregnancy successfully. Health requirements include a healthy body mass index (BMI), non-smoker, and free from any medical conditions that may affect pregnancy. Additionally, surrogates must undergo a thorough medical evaluation, including a physical exam, blood tests, and psychological evaluations.

Previous Pregnancy Requirements

Most surrogacy agencies require surrogates to have had at least one successful pregnancy and delivery before becoming a surrogate. A history of successful pregnancies ensures that surrogates are likely to have a smooth and successful surrogacy journey.

Lifestyle Requirements

Surrogates must lead a healthy, stable lifestyle to ensure a successful surrogacy journey. Surrogates should not engage in any risky behaviors, such as using drugs or alcohol excessively. Additionally, surrogates must have a stable home environment and be financially secure.

Legal Requirements

Surrogacy laws vary by state and country, and it’s essential to work with a reputable surrogacy agency or attorney to ensure that all legal requirements are met. Surrogates must be legal residents of the United States and have a valid driver’s license or government-issued ID.

Becoming a surrogate is a significant commitment that requires specific qualifications to ensure a successful journey. If you meet the qualifications for surrogacy and are interested in becoming a surrogate, it’s essential to work with a reputable surrogacy agency that can guide you through the process and provide support every step of the way.

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Eloise Drane
Eloise Drane, Founder

"I believe that we are all placed on this earth for a purpose. Each one of us has a specific calling in this world and although it is different for everyone, we are here to serve one another. My purpose is to help women who wish to become surrogates and egg donors and the hopeful parents who wish to partner with them. I feel very lucky to be living my purpose."