STEPS

How to become a surrogate

The following steps provide you with information about what to expect from the time you begin considering becoming a surrogate through your delivery day and ensuring a safe & swift recovery.

At SurrogateFirst, you will have a trusted, personally assigned coordinator with you throughout your entire journey, through each and every step, who will advise you on every aspect of your pregnancy with care and kindness.

STEPS TO BECOMING A SURROGATE

CONDUCT SURROGACY RESEARCH

Candidate conducts thorough online research.

Candidate should speak to experienced surrogates.

Call surrogatefirst for free no obligation consultation 424.567.3703 .

FIND OUT IF YOU MEET REQUIREMENTS
  • Age between 21-40 years old
  • BMI between 18-32
  • Be a U.S. citizen, legal resident or legal immigrant
  • Live in a surrogate-friendly state in the United States
  • Not currently on governmental financial support
  • Must have given birth to and be raising at least one child
  • Healthy reproductive history with no major complications during pregnancies and birth
  • Six months need to pass since last vaginal or cesarean birth
  • Must provide OB/GYN records and a clearance letter
  • Be willing to undergo subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
  • A non-smoker living in a non-smoking home
  • No history of criminal activity, no felony convictions
  • Must not use illicit drugs
  • No history of clinical mental illness
  • Cannot be on anti-depressants or anti-anxiety medication for past 12 months
  • Must allow background checks both Surrogate and husband/partner
  • Surrogate and Partner willing to undergo psychological consultation
  • Ability to travel as needed for surrogacy appointments potentially overnight stays
  • Must agree to a home visit with all persons and pets currently residing in the home
APPLY & QUALIFY: 1 WEEK
  • Fill-out interest form
  • Phone call with surrogatefirst with in 24 hours
  • Fill out Application
  • Long interview with agency
  • Medical History Review
    • Previous OBGYN records
    • Labor record and delivery records for each previous pregnancy
    • Recent pap-smear results
    • Any other pertinent medical information
    • Sign Agency Contract
MEDICAL SCREENING & PSYCH EVALUATION: 1 WEEK

Schedule IVF clinic visit with the physician, who will speak with you in detail and perform a surrogacy information assessment. The work up varies from clinic to clinic but typically includes:

  • Vaginal ultrasound – a probe is inserted into the vagina enabling the technician to look at your uterus for polyps, scar tissue and lining thickness
  • Physical and pap smear
  • Hysteroscopy – a procedure where a small camera is placed in the uterus to look at the uterine cavity
  • Medical instruction of the IVF cycle, injections, medication use and embryo transfer
MATCH WITH INTENDED PARENTS: 4-6 WEEKS
START IVF CYCLE: 4 WEEKS

Start medications & begin attending monitoring appointments.

EMBRYO TRANSFER: 1 DAY
TRANSFER CONFIRMATION RESULT: 2 WEEKS FROM TRANSFER
FIRST ULTRASOUND: 4 WEEKS FROM TRANSFER
RELEASED TO OB CARE: 8-10 WEEKS FROM TRANSFER
PREGNANCY: 30 WEEKS FROM RELEASE TO OB
DELIVERY DATE: 38 WEEKS FROM TRANSFER
PUMPING: 0-16 WEEKS
POST BIRTH RECOVERY: 12 WEEKS

MEDICATIONS

Taking the following and other prescribed medications, in addition to following all instructions provided by your doctor, can help prepare your body for a successful surrogate pregnancy!

Some medications you may use during your journey include the following:

SURROGACY TIMELINE

A VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF THE STEPS TO BECOMING A SURROGATE

CONDUCT SURROGACY RESEARCH

FIND OUT IF YOU MEET REQUIREMENTS

APPLY AND QUALIFY

1 WEEK

MEDICAL SCREENING & PSYCH EVALUATION

1 WEEK

MATCH WITH INTENDED PARENTS

4-6 WEEKS

START IVF CYCLE

4 WEEKS

EMBRYO TRANSFER DAY

DAY 1

TRANSFER CONFIRMATION RESULTS

2 WEEKS FROM TRANSFER

FIRST ULTRASOUND

4 WEEKS FROM TRANSFER

RELEASED TO OB CARE

8-10 WEEKS FROM TRANSFER

PREGNANCY

30 WEEKS FROM RELEASE TO OB

DELIVERY

38 WEEKS FROM TRANSFER

PUMPING

0-16 WEEKS FROM DELIVERY

POST-BIRTH RECOVERY

12 WEEKS FROM DELIVERY