Making the choice to become a surrogate can take a lot of time and thought. We know that by the time you make that choice you’re probably ready to move forward quickly. You should note that there are several things that can cause us to have to press pause on your journey. Here are a few of the most common circumstances.
- Breastfeeding– We encourage you to take your time nursing your child, and enjoy those very special moments. However, potential surrogates are not able to progress through screening while currently breastfeeding. We will be here for you when you’re done breastfeeding.
- Medications– From time to time, certain medications can cause a delay in your screening. Most commonly we see women who are on implanted birth control methods having to delay their screening process. In some cases we need to wait for a set amount of time once you’re off the medications before we can proceed.
- Court Proceedings– In some instances, we are unable to move forward with screening a potential surrogate due to open court proceedings. We will need all proceedings to be closed and final before moving forward. This is to ensure that you are in a stable legal position before you begin to carry a child for someone else. Surrogacy can have legal implications of its own.
- Tattoos– It’s OK to have tattoos and be a surrogate. but fresh ink can cause a delay in your journey. If you’ve had a tattoo within the past three months, we’ll need you to wait until that ink is at least ninety days old before we can move forward. This is for your health, as well as the health of the child you’ll be carrying.
Occasionally there are other circumstances that may cause a delay in your journey as well. It is important to us that you are in a stable place in all areas of your life before we get started. Following these guidelines will allow you to have the best overall experience.