When you become a gestational surrogate, a couple places their hopes of becoming biological parents with you and your ability to carry a child. They’ll invest a great deal of time, money and emotions into their surrogacy journey — which is why it’s so important that you can give them their best chance at having a biological child.

One of the most important parts of making sure you’re suitable to carry a child as a surrogate is meeting the health requirements to be a surrogate mother. As a Hellobaby Surrogacy surrogate mother, you will be required to meet the below certain health and lifestyle standards to ensure that you are fit enough to not only go through fertility treatments and medical preparation for the pregnancy, but also to carry a healthy child to term with no complications.

  • 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.

Want to learn more about surrogate requirements, please refer to the Surrogate FAQ

Interested in learning more about surrogacy at Hellobaby Surrogacy? Check out our parents page for information about becoming a parent through surrogacy or our surrogate page to learn about becoming a surrogate! You can also follow along on our Facebook and Twitter as we share updates, resources, and client stories daily!

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