Most intended parents look for a surrogate that they feel they can trust. This includes assessing her level of responsibility, perceived intelligence, personality, and health. Communication is also important, so intended parents typically look for a surrogate who is aligned with their communication style. Some intended parents have preferences for ethnicity, culture, and religion as well.
In some circumstances, a surrogate may be willing and able to carry multiples. For many intended parents, her willingness to carry multiples is a deciding factor. Other deciding factors can be considerations such as whether the surrogate is willing to terminate pregnancy under certain circumstances, reduce the number of fetuses, and other sensitive value-based issues. We work closely with both parties to address these concerns and make sure they are included in the contract.