Growing Generations is very proud of our surrogate screening process. The process considers potential surrogates in a variety of areas and may lasts for several months. We invest a lot of time and resources on our surrogate application and screening process. Because of that we are proud to boast quick matches to transfer timelines and an impressive record of surrogacy success stories.
THE SURROGATE SCREEN PROCESS HAS SEVERAL STEPS WHICH INCLUDES
An in-depth online application
Wellness testing and evaluations
A medical examination by an IVF specialist including a pelvic exam
Blood screening to check for drug, nicotine, and Infectious diseases
A criminal background check
A personal finance review to ensure fiscal stability
A check of insurance options
AN IN-DEPTH ONLINE APPLICATION
WELLNESS TESTING AND EVALUATIONS
A MEDICAL EXAMINATION BY AN IVF SPECIALIST INCLUDING A PELVIC EXAM
BLOOD SCREENING TO CHECK FOR DRUG, NICOTINE, AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
A PERSONAL FINANCE REVIEW TO ENSURE FISCAL STABILITY
A CHECK OF INSURANCE OPTIONS
We attribute our high success rates to this thorough surrogate screening process. There are several factors that explain why surrogate applicants make it through, and why others may not.
All surrogate applications are considered individually.
The aforementioned factors provide insight on the thoroughness of our surrogate screening process.
We welcome any additional questions you may have about the screening process. Feel free to contact us directly for further clarification, email@example.com.
Growing Generations surrogates are typically between 21 and 42 years old.
All surrogates have an established pregnancy and delivery history of at least one live birth and are parenting their child or children. Growing Generations does not accept surrogate applicants who have not given birth at least once.
The health and safety of our surrogates and the babies they carry is very important to us. Past occurrence of serious pregnancy complications may cause us to deny your application to be a surrogate. Some of the medical conditions that may exclude surrogates from proceeding are toxemia, pre-eclampsia, pregnancy-induced hypertension, and diabetes outside of pregnancy. Surrogates who developed gestational diabetes during previous pregnancies may still be eligible. These are serious complications that can reoccur in future pregnancies.
Our physicians conduct a thorough obstetrics history on all surrogate applicants. An incompetent cervix can cause very serious complications for pregnancy, including preterm labor and miscarriage. For this reason, we are unable to work with surrogates who have received this diagnosis.
Fertility physicians have determined that surrogates with a Body Mass Index (BMI) below 33.9 are most successful. Doctors will not work with surrogate applicants with a higher BMI so, we are unable to accept them into our program. However, applicants who can lose weight are invited to reapply.
Potential surrogates must be tobacco-free for a minimum of 12 months before applying to the program. Tobacco users are at higher risk for complications during pregnancy and anesthesia which can affect the health of the developing baby. Fertility physicians will not accept or medically clear surrogate applicants who smoke.
STATE OF RESIDENCY
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 accept your surrogacy application. These states are Alaska, Arizona, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, andWyoming. You must also have a valid Green Card and or /Visa that is valid for the next three years if you are not a United States citizen.
Growing Generations does not accept surrogates applicants or their partners who have been convicted of a felony.
All surrogate applications are considered individually. The aforementioned factors provide insight on the thoroughness of our surrogate screening process.
We welcome any additional questions you may have about the screening process. Feel free to contact us directly for further clarification,