Surrogacy can mean something different to each person it touches. For intended parents, it is the chance to finally complete their family and realize their dream of parenthood. For surrogates, it is the chance of a lifetime to give selflessly to another family who needs them. For both parties, surrogacy is an extraordinary journey and a rewarding experience unlike any other.
A surrogate needs to commit a lot of time and energy to the journey and be willing to accept the normal pregnancy risks. She must be responsible, reliable, a good communicator, and have a strong support system around her.
Based on the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the requirements for being a surrogate are:
Female between the ages of 21-44
Had a healthy pregnancy and given birth to at least one child that she is raising
Received no more than 3 C-sections
Willing to abstain from alcohol, and some prescription drugs during pregnancy
Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 or less
Not currently receiving federal/state assistance
No history of arrests or substance abuse
Undergo medical examination (STDs, drug test, hepatitis test, pelvic exam, etc.)
Modern Conceptions would love to have you join our agency as we walk you through this amazing journey. We are based near Portland, Oregon, but we provide support to surrogates all around the United States.
For more information, please visit: http://modernconceptionssurrogacy.com/become-a-surrogate/