If you want to become a surrogate, there are several things you should consider before making this big decision. Becoming a surrogate is a lengthy process with many steps, but many believe the fulfillment it brings is more than worth it. Most women find that providing the precious gift of life is a wonderful experience for parents; to ensure that it’s also smooth for you, here are some details to keep in mind.
Requirements for Becoming a Surrogate
Although the requirements for becoming a surrogate mother may seem restrictive, there are few responsibilities as powerful as bringing a new life into the world. Moreover, these qualifications are for the health and wellbeing of everyone involved: yourself, the intended parents, and – of course – the child-to-be.
To be an eligible surrogate, candidates must meet the following requirements:
- Must be responsible and in a stable living situation
- Previously given birth without any complications
- Currently raising a child
- Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
- Live in a state where surrogacy is legal
- Have no criminal history
- Must be a nonsmoker and live in a nonsmoking household
- Living a generally healthy lifestyle
- In good physical and mental health
- No history of substance abuse
Steps to Becoming a Surrogate
If you meet all of the requirements, the next steps on are to get in touch with a surrogacy agency and begin the screening process. At Global Surrogacy Services, this includes further reviews of your physical health, medical history, and a standard criminal background check. Once those checks have been completed, at-home interviews will take place to ensure that your living environment and overall situation are a good fit for surrogacy.
Contact Global Surrogacy Services Today
At Global Surrogacy Services Inc., we help surrogates and intended parents navigate the complicated surrogacy process. For more information about our services or to become a surrogate, call us today at the number on your screen, or get in touch with us through the contact page.