You’re Supporting Them, We’re Supporting You

It takes a team to create the dream. We want everyone to be safe, healthy, and happy on this journey so we have a few requirements for our surrogates to ensure everyone’s goals are met:

Individual Requirements

  • Between the age of 23-39 years old
  • Having a Body Mass Index (BMI) between 19-30
  • Must be a non-smoker for at least 2 years + living in a non-smoking home
  • Clean criminal background (surrogate + spouse)
  • Surrogate and partner must undergo psychological screening
  • Have a supportive spouse/partner, friend, or family member
  • Must agree to a home study with all the residents and pets
  • Must be a US Citizen or a Permanent Resident
  • Must live in a surrogacy legal state

Medical requirements

  • Has given birth to at least one child of their own
  • Must be able to obtain OB/GYN records and doctor’s clearance letter
  • No more than 5 deliveries and 3 c-sections.
  • Must have uncomplicated pregnancies and deliveries (including but not limited to preterm labor, toxemia, incompetent cervix, pre-eclampsia, and pregnancy-induced hypertension)
  • No recent history of mental health illnesses or taking medications (anxiety, depression, bi-polar, postpartum depression)

Financial requirements

  • Not currently receiving government assistance (cash aid, state funded insurance, or food stamps)
  • Financially stable and able to support your family

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Ready to Become One of Our Dream-Makers?

While becoming a surrogate is one of the most altruistic and rewarding things a woman can do, there are some situations that can arise during the process that are good to think about while looking for your match.

  • Are you prepared to administer medicine for 4 weeks leading up to pregnancy and up to 10 weeks following pregnancy confirmation?
  • Are you emotionally ready for the effort of carrying a baby to term?
  • Can you 100% commit to the whole process and give it the time it requires?

There are many great moments in the surrogacy journey, the greatest of which is seeing a new parent hold the baby that they’ve longed for after years of wishing.

Got questions? We are here to answer them for you!

No. Unfortunately, you cannot be a surrogate if you have never given birth previously. This is because we require previous birthing records to assess how your past pregnancies were. Further, it is best to already have a child of your own to really understand how you will cope with a pregnancy and a child that in the end, you will not be able to keep.

No, you do not need health insurance to become a surrogate. We will find a medical plan for you that will be paid for by the intended parents on your behalf. However, do note that only expenses related to the pregnancy will be paid for by the intended parents.

Yes, you can. Since you are not using your eggs to create the embryos, you do not even need to have tubes at all! You will become pregnant following in-vitro fertilization (IVF), meaning that your tubes will never be used in the pregnancy process at all.

Family Inceptions pre-screens all potential gestational surrogates. The pre-screening tests include a criminal background check on you and your spouse/partner (if you have one), a psychological evaluation (to determine if your level of commitment to the surrogacy is sufficient to proceed), and a thorough review of your medical records. 

You will also undergo a medical examination that will involve screening both you and your spouse/partner for sexually transmitted diseases as well as a gynecological examination for you. It’s important to note that each clinic has its own individual protocols and medical screenings that it deems necessary. We understand that this sounds like a lot. Don’t worry. It’s more intimidating on paper than in practice.

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