Surrogate Requirements

Being a surrogate is a life-changing journey. When you take this path, you will help someone else become the parent they’ve always dreamed about. There are ups and downs along the way, and it’s important that you are 100 percent prepared for this experience before you get started.

That’s why surrogacy requirements exist — to make sure you’re ready for this journey. Surrogacy professionals want to keep both intended parents and gestational surrogates happy and healthy during the surrogacy process. Setting strict surrogacy requirements is how they do so. They’ve figured out which personal characteristics best indicate success and safety for a prospective surrogate, and you’ll need to share these characteristics before you are approved to carry someone else’s baby.

In the articles below, learn a bit more about all the different requirements to be a gestational carrier. Find out whether gestational surrogacy is a viable path for you, whatever way you plan to do it.

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    Qualifications to Be a Surrogate

    What qualifies you to be a surrogate mother? You may be surprised at the answer. Here, learn about all of the surrogate qualifications you will need to meet before you can carry a child for someone else.

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    Why Are There Surrogate Requirements?

    Surrogate mother requirements can seem extensive and annoying if you’re trying to become a gestational carrier — but they’re more important than you may think. Find out exactly why surrogate requirements are so important before you start your personal surrogacy journey.

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    What does It Take to be a Surrrogate?

    Surrogacy is not right for every woman — but for those that it is, surrogacy can be a life-changing journey full of joy and accomplishment. Here, find out what will make you a successful gestational carrier as you move forward with your surrogacy experience.

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    Health Requirements For Surrogates

    If you’re looking for information about surrogate health requirements, look no further. Check out our guide to the health requirements to be a surrogate here, including answers to your frequently asked questions.

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    Pregnancy Requirements for Surrogates

    Do you want to be a gestational carrier — but haven’t yet had a pregnancy or children of your own? Find out whether you can be a surrogate without having given birth, including why this situation can be so complicated.

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    Age Requirements for Surrogates

    Are you the proper age to be a gestational carrier? Learn more about the eligible age range to be a surrogate here, as well as the pros and cons of being a surrogate at each stage in your life.

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    What if I Don’t Qualify?

    Many women want to be gestational carriers — but surrogacy isn’t right for everyone. If you find yourself turned away by a surrogacy professional, read this article to learn more about the options available to you.