Requirements To Become A Surrogate

Carrying a child for another family is an incredible gift — and a big responsibility. We deeply understand this at International Surrogacy Center, where over half our staff have been surrogates themselves. It’s why we have established specific requirements to become a surrogate. Some of the qualifications to become a surrogate are easy to measure; others are less straightforward. The criteria to be a surrogate includes, for example, the requirement to devote time, energy and exceptional levels of commitment to the experience.

What all our surrogacy requirements have in common is how important they are to making the experience positive, life-changing and able to result in an extraordinary outcome, for yourself and the intended parents. Our surrogates are loving and caring people who want to help other families grow. They are mothers themselves and understand the joy that children bring to a family.

Requirements for Being a Surrogate

From a medical health standpoint, there are a variety of surrogate qualifications that participants must meet, regarding age, weight, past pregnancies and lifestyle habits. These include:

  • Being between the ages of 21-40
  • A BMI no higher than 33
  • A history of giving birth to and now be raising at least one child of your own
  • No major complications during previous pregnancies or deliveries
  • NON-smoker
  • NOT taking any illegal substances or medications that have not been prescribed by a physician

There are additional requirements beyond the physical, too. In order to serve as a surrogate with ISC, you also need to fit the following characteristics:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Have a positive support system to help you throughout the surrogacy
  • Reliable transportation for appointments

If you have any questions about surrogacy or the requirements of becoming a surrogate, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our offices (619) 591-9113 (CA) or (303) 539-9345 (CO). We are happy to clarify and discuss any concerns that you may have prior to taking the next step. For those that meet the surrogate requirements and would like to move forward with our program, we invite you to fill out our initial contact form.