Here at Surrogacy by Faith, We pride ourselves in providing amazing surrogates.
There are strict qualifying guidelines to become a surrogate. Part of the qualifying process is a home visit (if you are local to southern California) or a few Skype sessions. During that time we share the process, timeline expectations and really get to know each other. This is a very important part of the process when making sure the surrogate lives a harmonious, stress-free lifestyle.
We believe it is of the utmost importance to become friends with the surrogate so she feels comfortable throughout the journey.
What exactly do we do? There are approximately 500 tasks to complete per surrogate journey! Surrogacy by Faith has strict qualifying guidelines to become a surrogate.
Here is just a glimpse into our screening process which includes but is not limited to application, profile, phone and video consults, criminal background check, drug testing, pregnancy/delivery record review, insurance policy review, financial review and psychological evaluation of the surrogate and spouse (if applicable).
We enjoy the time we spend getting to know the surrogate and her family. We share the process, timeline expectations and really get to know each other. This is a very important part of the process when making sure the surrogate lives a harmonious, stress-free lifestyle.
If you have more questions, feel free to give us a call. God bless you in your Surrogate journey!
The most common question asked is, “What are the requirements to become a surrogate with your agency?”
- 21-40 years old
- US citizen
- Non—smoker in excellent health, with a BMI of 29 or less
- No anxiety or depression medications within the last 12 months
- Have a healthy reproductive history, giving birth to at least one child that you are currently raising
- Must have delivered within the last 5 years
- No more than 5 previous pregnancies
- No more than 2 prior cesarean sections
- All births occurring at 36 weeks gestation or later (unless multiple pregnancy) without complications
- No state or federal cash aid (subsidized insurance help is okay)
- Willing to undergo subcutaneous and intra-muscular injections (prior to transfer, through approximately 10 weeks of pregnancy)
- Must have reliable transportation
Did you know that our Gestational Surrogates are NOT biologically related to the baby? Husbands, you can take a sigh of relief! We do not allow Traditional Surrogacy which is where the surrogate is also the biological mother. Most of our couples do use their own egg and sperm to create their embryos however, some come to us because reproduction is the reason for their infertility. In this scenario, a donor would be used. None the less, with the egg and sperm, an embryo is created, and that is what is transferred to the surrogate.
We require all our intended Parents (lP’s) to do the Pre-lmplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) prior to freezing their embryos, or be willing to sign a legal contract agreeing to no termination. The PGS tests the genetics of the embryo, so we can be confident there are no abnormalities. This helps us reduce the chances of a failed transfer/early miscarriage, increases the first time transfer success and pretty much eliminates the “ask” for termination.