Surrogate Common Questions
Are there age limits to being a surrogate?
Yes. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, surrogates need to be between 21 and 44 years of age.
I had my tubes tied, Can I still be a surrogate?
Absolutely! The pregnancy is accomplished through in vitro fertilization (IVF). In IVF, the embryos are placed directly into the surrogate’s uterus, so the surrogate’s fallopian tubes and ovaries are not used at all.
Will I meet the intended parents?
Yes, you will meet them via video conference for the match interview. During the pregnancy, you will be in contact with them via text, phone and/or video calls. If financially and logistically possible, they may be with you for the transfer or travel to you to attend prenatal appointments. Either way, they will make all attempts to be with you during the delivery.
Is there anything required of my husband (partner)?
Your spouse or partner must participate in medical screening for sexually transmitted diseases, drug testing and nicotine. Live-in partners and spouses must also sign the legal agreement between you and the intended parents.
Are my medical bills paid?
Yes! When you are seen at the fertility clinic, the clinic will bill the intended parents directly. Once you start receiving care from your OB/Midwife, they will bill you directly. You simply send all the bills to the escrow company, and they will pay them for you.
I don't have health insurance or my insurance has a surrogacy exclusion, can I still be a surrogate?
Yes! If you have an insurance policy that excludes surrogacy or you do not have insurance, the intended parents will purchase a health insurance policy for you that will be in place before the embryo transfer up to your postpartum appointment.