How to Create an Intended Parent Profile

This intended parent profile combines text and pictures to introduce your family, your home and your surrogacy goals to prospective surrogates.


One of the most important steps a hopeful intended parent can take in the search for a prospective surrogate mother is to create an intended parent profile. This profile combines text and pictures to introduce your family, your home and your surrogacy goals to prospective surrogates.

As hopeful intended parents, you will view similar profiles of surrogates whose plans and goals match your own. When you find a surrogate with whom you want to move forward, your intended parent profile will be shown to her. If she is interested in working with you, you will be “matched” and will have an opportunity to get to know each other better before moving forward in the process.

Because it will likely be the first impression you make on a prospective surrogate, your intended parent profile is a vital piece of the surrogate matching process.

Read on to learn more about the elements of an intended parent profile, and find tips and suggestions to make yours stand out.

What is an intended parent profile?

Your profile is a snapshot of who you are and who you will be as parents. It may be helpful to think of the profile as a brochure of you and your family; it will include a variety of information and photos to introduce your family and highlight your interests, values and lifestyle.

Every profile is unique, and the design and information included in your profile will likely vary depending on the agency you work with. In general, most intended parent profiles include the following:

Whether you are working with an agency’s media team or creating your intended parent profile on your own, it will be up to you to gather the above information. If you work with a media specialist through a surrogacy agency, you will likely receive writing prompts and a checklist to ensure you have provided enough information to create a well-rounded profile.

Tips for Your Intended Parent Profile

Your profile should capture your personality and illustrate your excitement to work with the prospective surrogate and begin the surrogacy process. While your profile will be unique to you, there are some guidelines all intended parents can follow to ensure their profiles are successful. Here are some tips for creating a profile that will make a great first impression when presented to a prospective surrogate:

Here’s a final tip for intended parents as you create your profile: have fun with it. While it can be intimidating at first to try to condense your personality, lifestyle and journey to surrogacy into a few sections of text and photos, this is an exciting opportunity to express all of your excitement and desires for your surrogacy journey. Follow the above advice, be sincere and enjoy the process, and you will find your perfect match.

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