Surrogate Candidate Requirements

Becoming a surrogate mother is a one-of-a-kind journey. Hellobaby surrogates need to meet certain minimum qualifications when it comes to their health, lifestyle, and finances. Learn if you qualify with our surrogate criteria below.

  • Must be a United States citizen or have a valid Green Card/Visa that is valid for at least 2 years.
  • Must be between 21-39 years of age.
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) no higher than 33. Calculate Your BMI.
  • Must live in a surrogate-friendly state in the United States. If you reside in a state where surrogacy is risky or not legal, we will not be able to accept your application. Those states are: Alaska, Arizona, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, and New York.
  • Must have delivered a child of your own, and is currently parenting at least one child.
  • Must have completed successful pregnancy and birth, without complications, as documented by medical records.Examples include, toxemia, pre-eclampsia, and preterm labor, incompetent cervix, and pregnancy-induced hypertension.
  • Must not have had more than three (3) Cesarean Sections and two (2) miscarriages.
  • Must have the support of your family. If married or partnered, the surrogate must have her partner’s support. Also, the surrogate and her partner/primary support person must agree to participate in a social work screening.
  • Must not receive any form of government assistance.
  • Must be financially secure. No history of bankruptcy in the last year.
  • Must not use illegal drugs, smoke cigarettes or use tobacco products, or abuse alcohol.
  • Must have no criminal history. We will not accept surrogates who have been convicted of a felony or whose partner has been convicted of a felony.
  • Must not currently on any anti-depressant/anti-anxiety medication.

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