Become a Surrogate
Becoming a surrogate is a life-changing decision. In fact, it’s not only the intended parents’ lives that will change but yours as well. The gift of life is one of the world’s most amazing gifts that you can give to another couple or individual. No other gift can measure up to it. Still, being a surrogate it not without it’s own challenges. That’s why a surrogate needs to be a strong, selfless and completely committed individual.
So, ask yourself whether this is something you really want to do. And, try to determine whether you are actually ready to begin this journey.
If you find out that this is something you’re absolutely positive about, we’ll be more than happy to welcome you into our surrogate community. We’ve created this guide to help you learn more about the legal requirements and all the benefits that come along with being a surrogate mother.
Benefits of Becoming a Surrogate Mother
Being a surrogate is not an easy decision to make. However, for some women, it instantly feels like the right choice. Some women just enjoy being pregnant. That’s why they decide to give a priceless gift to another family. And, it’s these women that are making a huge difference in the world.
However, even if you feel ready to become a surrogate, you must seriously consider all the aspects of carrying a child that isn’t going to be yours. For the first-time surrogate mothers, the process might feel slightly intimidating. In fact, most of them are nervous because of not knowing what to expect. Even though every surrogacy experience is quite different, there are still some common things that you can expect and prepare for.
That’s why we will be able to introduce you with other women going through the same process. That will help you really understand how it feels to go through the process. Someone who has experienced it firsthand will be the best one to guide you and support you throughout the program. The most important thing is to know that you’re not going to be alone.
In addition to the joy of selflessness and fulfillment, you will also receive financial compensation. You can earn up to $60.000 for your decision to carry a baby. You will also receive life insurance and have the medical costs hired.
There are plenty of benefits that come along with the role of being a surrogate mom. However, the one that counts the most is the feeling of being able to present a family with the gift of life. That is something that has no price to it.
First and foremost, it is crucial to understand what the initial requirements for becoming a gestational surrogate are. After you reach out to us, we will arrange a phone call to go through our initial screening process. The purpose of this screening is to protect the safety and health of you as a surrogate mother, as well as the baby. Essentially, this part consists of making sure that you are psychologically and physically ready to start this journey.
What you need to know is that surrogacy requirements may vary based on which agency you decide to work with. However, there are certain general qualifications for becoming a surrogate in San Diego. Here’s a list of the general requirements:
- Being a United States citizen or a legal resident
- Being within a certain age range (between the ages of 21 and 38)
- Having had one or more children of your own
- Not having had more than 3 cesarean deliveries during previous pregnancies
- Having a BMI that is lower than 35
- No record of smoking or illicit drug use
- Being in a good mental and physical state
- Consenting to a drug, criminal and psychological screening
- Having a support system (a partner, friend or family member)
Provided that you meet all of the requirements we’ve listed above, you will be able to proceed with the screening process. Although the screening process might appear as overly laborious, it’s all with the goal of making sure that you are suitable for this role. On the other hand, the intended parents will also need to undergo an extensive screening. The bottom line is, we will do everything to ensure that you are absolutely ready to start this process with the goal of increasing our chances of a positive outcome for everyone involved.
Why Choose Us
Choosing a surrogacy agency is another difficult choice that you will have to make. There are plenty of agencies and numerous surrogacy programs that you can choose from. So, the legitimate question to ask yourself is how to pick the right one.
We have a great team of experts to guide you through this process. We will do anything we can to assure you that you are making the right choice. We will also make sure you have all the support before, during and after your pregnancy.
You will have the opportunity to meet up with other women participating in our program. Being able to be part of a solid surrogate support group is essential to making this process enjoying and positive. With our agency, you will get all the support you need as well as a competitive financial reward and benefits.