What Are the Qualifications to be a Gestational Surrogate?


Are you thinking about becoming a gestational surrogate? Intended parents hoping to build families through surrogacy are grateful that you would even consider it. Helping to create families is a noble calling, but there are some qualifications that must be met to ensure that the journey goes smoothly for everyone involved.

Requirements for Gestational Surrogates

  • Must be between 21 and 45 years of age.
  • Must have given birth to at least one child you are raising.
  • Must be in overall good health.
  • BMI must be under 30.
  • Must have had no more than two c-sections.
  • Must be free of all sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Must be a nonsmoker and living in a smoke-free environment.
  • Must be willing to undergo a psychological and physical evaluation.
  • Must be willing to have a criminal background completed.
  • Must be willing to attend counseling sessions throughout the surrogacy process if recommended.
  • Must not be receiving government assistance (welfare).
  • Must have full emotional support from husband/partner, if applicable.
  • Spouse/partner must agree to undergo a psychological evaluation and some physical testing.
  • No serious medical problems during pregnancy or delivery.
  • No preterm deliveries before 36 weeks (unless in the event of multiples).
  • Must be able to provide us with previous delivery records.
  • Must be cleared by OB.
  • Must have a stable residence and not planning to move out of state.

Can you meet these requirements? If so, that’s wonderful. Please visit our Surrogate Mother’s Page to learn more about becoming a gestational carrier for Surrogate Solutions. If not, please consider becoming an egg donor.

Qualifications for egg donors:

  • Between the ages of 21-28.
  • Generally in good health.
  • Willing to provide detailed medical history regarding self and family.
  • Able to self-administer daily medication injections.
  • Nonsmoker/No drug use.
  • Have a regular monthly menstrual cycle.
  • Height and weight proportionate (BMI between 18 and 28).
  • No tattoos/body piercings within the last year.
  • Reliable and responsible.
  • Have a flexible schedule to attend 6-10 medical appointments over a 3-month period usually in the morning hours.
  • Willing to update Egg Donor Profile application semi-annually.

These guidelines may seem stringent, but when it comes to the health and well-being of a child, and our surrogates and donors, it’s impossible to be too careful.

If you are interested in helping to build families by becoming a surrogate or donating eggs, please contact the experts at Surrogate Solutions or Egg Donation Solutions. Gayle and her team will be happy to walk you through every step of the process. To discuss the surrogacy or egg donation process in more detail, or simply receive a more personal consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Surrogate Solutions or Egg Donor Solutions today!

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