Intended Parents Looking for Surrogate
If you are unable to have children, surrogacy can be an excellent option. There are a couple of types of surrogacy that intended parents searching for a surrogate might consider, including traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy.
In a traditional surrogacy arrangement, the surrogate mother will use her own egg and either the intended father’s sperm or donor sperm to become pregnant and bear your child. A gestational surrogacy involves in vitro fertilization of either the intended mother’s eggs or donor eggs and the intended father’s sperm or donor sperm.
Before moving forward with surrogacy, you’ll want to consider a number of factors, including choosing a surrogate mother who meets your state’s surrogacy requirements and your own specifications. Below, we discuss the factors you’ll need to examine and the criteria for becoming a surrogate mother.
Preparing for Surrogacy as an Intended Parent
When you’re considering surrogacy as an intended parent, it’s typically because you cannot physically have children of your own. This could be because you are an individual who is not in a relationship, part of a same-sex couple, or part of a couple with fertility issues.
Surrogacy is an emotional process. Before you proceed, you should examine whether you are prepared to handle the financial responsibilities, whether you’re ready to deal with the emotional aspects of surrogacy, and which type of surrogacy arrangement will work best for you.
You should also take time to think about whether you are truly ready to become a parent—once you begin the surrogacy process, there is no going back. To discuss these factors with a team of professionals, talk to Baby Steps Surrogacy Center, Inc. When you’re ready, we can begin matching you with a surrogate mother who can help make your dreams come true.
Requirements Your Potential Surrogate Should Meet
Your potential surrogate mother will need to meet very specific criteria in order to be cleared to carry your child. Some of the requirements that your surrogate will be screened for include the following:
- Having a healthy body mass index
- Being within the healthy childbearing age range
- Already having carried a baby to full term with an uncomplicated pregnancy
- Having no sexually transmitted diseases
- Not being a smoker or recreational drug user
The surrogate will also need to make sure that she doesn’t have a history of postpartum depression, has transportation available both to and from doctor appointments, is not taking certain depression and anxiety medications, and is prepared to undergo extensive mental health screening.
These are just a few of the many qualifications potential surrogate mothers must meet in order to become a surrogate. You can rest assured that our international surrogacy agency will heavily screen our surrogate mothers before matching them with intended parents. That way, you have the peace of mind that your child will be carried by a surrogate who is fully prepared for the surrogacy journey.
Meet with Baby Steps Surrogacy Center, Inc.
When you’re ready to move forward with surrogacy to become the parent you’ve always hoped to be, speak with Baby Steps Surrogacy Center, Inc.
Our trusted international surrogacy agency is ready to match you with the surrogate mother who can carry your future child. You can schedule your first appointment today by contacting our office at 412-884-2229 or reach us through the contact buttons at the top of this page.