One of the most important requirements of becoming a surrogate is you must have already given birth and have a child at home. Why is that? There are two main reasons for the requirement. Each surrogate needs an established record of fertility and a history of an uncomplicated pregnancy for purposes of safety. Having a child at home is beneficial in terms of ensuring a pleasant experience for surrogates as well as the intended parents and child.
Physically, it is much safer for the surrogate to have already given birth because it shows that her body is properly adapted to the process. Psychologically, a woman who has previously given birth is familiar with the process and mentally prepared for the physical changes that will occur. Just like anything else, giving birth becomes easier with experience.
So, why does a surrogate need to currently have a child at home? First of all, this establishes that the surrogate is stable and has the right kind of life experience. If you can be a good mom, you can do just about anything! Also, a surrogate must protect and care for the child she carries while also being comfortable once the process is complete and the child goes home with the intended family. Having at least one child at home may make that easier.
The most important element of surrogacy is the human element. Our goal is to make sure that both the surrogate and the prospective parents have a positive, fulfilling experience.
Studies show that most surrogates are happy with their overall experience and our Global Surrogacy Services team works to make sure that applies to all of our surrogates. If you’re interested in becoming one, we would love to hear from you and will be happy to discuss all the details with you.