- Between the ages of 21-38 years old for first time surrogates or 21-39 for returning surrogates.
- Have had at least one pregnancy and delivery.
- Have not had a past occurrence of serious pregnancy complications. Examples include, toxemia, pre-eclampsia, preterm labor, incompetent cervix, and pregnancy-induced hypertension. The health and safety of our surrogates and the baby are of utmost importance to us. We do not accept surrogates with a history of these complications.
- Do not have any health conditions that can be exacerbated by pregnancy.
- Have a healthy body mass index (BMI) below 33.
- Do not use tobacco and have no exposure to second-hand tobacco use. Surrogates must be tobacco-free for a minimum of 6 months before applying.
- Live in a surrogacy friendly state. Surrogacy is not legal in all states. If you reside in a state where surrogacy is risky or not legal, Growing Generations will not be able to consider you as a surrogate candidate. Those states are Alaska, Arizona, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, and Wyoming. In addition, if you are not a United States citizen, you must have a Green Card/Visa that is valid for the next three years.
- No criminal history. Growing Generations does not accept surrogates who have been convicted of a felony or whose partner has been convicted of a felony.
- Financially stable. Surrogacy should not be a sole source of income for anyone interested in becoming a surrogate. As such, we do regular household income verifications, and there can be no history of bankruptcy in the last year.
All applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. This list is meant to serve as an insight to some of the requirements in becoming a surrogate. Because Growing Generations invests such a large amount of time and resources into our application and screening process, we are proud to boast a quick match to transfer timeline and an extensive record of success stories.
If you have additional questions about our surrogate requirements, please feel free to address them directly with our admissions team.
Creating the Magic of Family
When you choose to become a surrogate and carry someone else’s baby, you’re making dreams come true.