How Do I Become A Surrogate With Great Beginnings Surrogacy?

Apr 10, 2024
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Read the essential requirements for becoming a surrogate, including age limits, pregnancy history, lifestyle standards, and supportive environments. Learn about the qualifications needed to become a surrogate with Great Beginnings Surrogacy.

As a top surrogacy agency in San Diego, California, Great Beginnings Surrogacy Services (GBSS) specializes in matching intended parents (IP's) with suitable surrogates. Led by fertility and surrogacy expert Dr. Samuel Wood, our team ensures a seamless process for both parties involved. However, it's essential to understand the stringent criteria required to qualify as a surrogate.

Dispelling Misconceptions: Who Can Be a Surrogate?
Contrary to popular belief, not everyone is eligible to serve as a surrogate. At GBSS, we adhere to strict standards set by ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine) to guarantee the safety and well-being of both surrogates and intended parents. Let's dive into the specific requirements you must meet to begin this extraordinary journey.

What are the age requirements for becoming a surrogate?
With our agency, surrogates must be of legal age and ideally between 21 and 37 years old. This age range ensures a healthy and safe pregnancy, minimizing the risk of complications associated with advanced maternal age.

What pregnancy history do I need to be a surrogate?
A surrogate candidate must have a history of at least one healthy, full-term, and uncomplicated pregnancy. This history serves as a valuable indicator of the candidate's suitability for gestational surrogacy. Moreover, candidates with no more than two cesarean-section deliveries and five vaginal deliveries are preferred.

How do I maintain a healthy lifestyle to qualify as a surrogate?
Maintaining good overall health is paramount for surrogates. Candidates must have a Body Mass Index (BMI) below 32, indicating a healthy weight and lifestyle. Additionally, being a non-smoker and refraining from heavy alcohol consumption is crucial to ensure optimal pregnancy outcomes.

What kind of support system is necessary to be a surrogate?
Pregnancy can be emotionally taxing, underscoring the importance of a supportive home environment. Surrogate candidates must have a stable and supportive home environment to navigate the challenges of pregnancy with confidence.

Can I be a surrogate if I live in Nebraska or Louisiana?
No, applicants cannot reside in Nebraska or Louisiana due to state regulations.

Additional Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Absence of medical, psychological, and mental health issues.
  • No criminal history.
  • Possession of a current driver's license or reliable transportation.

Take The First Step On Your Surrogacy Journey
If you meet these fundamental requirements and are considering becoming a surrogate, we encourage you to complete our online surrogate application that only takes 2 minutes. Then, our coordinator Mishele will reach out to discuss the process, answer any questions you may have, and guide you through the next steps.

At GBSS, we're committed to facilitating the profound journey of surrogacy with compassion, expertise, and unwavering support. Join us in making parenthood dreams come true for deserving families.