It’s one of the most frequent questions you will hear people ask about surrogacy: “How can I become a surrogate mother?” So let’s answer that question now.
Becoming a surrogate is not a simple process. Surrogacy is certainly not for everyone, but it is a very rewarding thing to do, for those who take it on.
In the interest of public service, here are a few handy tips on how to become a surrogate mother that you might want to follow.
First tip, and this is the most important one, do you really want to be a surrogate? This is a big question. If you really want the money, but you don’t really want the pregnancy, it just won’t work. And we won’t accept you if it’s not what you really want. We are called Creative Love, not Creative Finances, for a reason.
Second tip, which is also pretty important, do you live in a surrogate-friendly state? Even if you come down here to Florida to be a surrogate mother, you can still face fines back home if “home” is New York or Michigan.
We don’t help people break the law either here in Florida or back in your home state. Here is a list of states. If you come from one of these, we can work with you:
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
Third tip, join some online discussions to hear about the experiences of other mothers who have acted as surrogates. Find out what were their joys and challenges. No two pregnancies are alike, and you will never be prepared for everything that happens. But it does help to hear some of the things that others have done and gone through, because much of it will be the same for you.
Fourth tip, make it a team project. You can’t do this alone, and you certainly can’t do it with push-back from your partner or kids. You need them to be on your side, to back you one hundred percent. In fact, we won’t accept you if your partner is not on board.
Fifth tip, check your health. It goes without saying that the intended parents want their baby gestating in a fully healthy body. You’ll need a complete physical and all your medical history documentation. We require no smoking for two years prior to surrogacy, and of course, no alcohol during the process.
These five tips will help you prepare to become a surrogate. Give us a call to see how else you can prepare and whether you qualify. We’ll ask you to fill in some forms and talk with us about your plans and your interest, your home situation and your financial situation, and the types of commitments that a surrogacy contract involves.Return to Blog