Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Yes. You can complete most procedures from the safety of your home, including meeting with intended parents over Zoom video conference.
On average, Surrogates get paid $25,000 to $60,000 and bonuses depending on state of residence, agency, employment status etc. Visit the Surrogate compensation information page for more details.
You can become a Surrogate even with tubes tied. As your eggs are not used in the gestational surrogacy, surrogacy after tubal ligation is entirely possible and even preferable in some cases. It ensures there is no chance that you will become pregnant with your own child during the surrogacy process.
It depends on individual circumstances. In most cases, HPV does not affect a gestating baby. However, speak with a surrogacy specialist or your doctor for more information.
Genital herpes may not disqualify a woman from becoming a Surrogate. However, it may increase matching wait time and the Surrogate may need to undergo c-section if she experiences an outbreak close to the delivery.
Due to the risk of transfer to the baby, you cannot be a Surrogate mother with HIV.
A history of preeclampsia would likely disqualify you from surrogacy as it is a potentially dangerous pregnancy complication that may pose serious risks to you and the baby. It’s best to talk to your doctor for more information.
Endometrial ablation destroys the uterine lining to treat abnormal bleeding. Although this procedure usually causes sterility, in the unlikely case where a woman becomes pregnant after ablation, it can lead to severe problems during pregnancy. Due to the chances of complications, you cannot become a Surrogate after ablation.
A fertility clinic would likely disqualify you as endometriosis can reduce the chances of conception and increase the risk of miscarriage. Though, this may vary depending on the severity of the condition.
According to the guidelines established by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), a woman should not have more than five vaginal deliveries or four caesarean deliveries
It is recommended that you wait six months after your last vaginal birth or 12 months after your last cesarean delivery before becoming a Surrogate. However, you may be able to apply and complete some initial screening requirements before that time.
A breastfeeding woman’s body produces certain hormones which leads to lack of ovulation and periods. As doctors will need to synchronize and control your cycle for embryo transfer, you need to stop breastfeeding and resume your regular menstrual cycle before you can begin medical surrogacy procedures. However, it is still possible to apply and begin initial screening requirements.
It completely depends. Your emotional well-being is as important as physical health during and after surrogacy. The psychological evaluation during the medical screening process will ensure you are emotionally healthy enough for surrogacy. If your depression has been treated successfully, you will likely be eligible to become a gestational Surrogate.
You need to wait six months after getting a tattoo and undergo screening for infectious diseases before accepted.
Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes pose a serious threat to pregnant mothers because of difficulty in controlling blood glucose levels during pregnancy. Due to the increased risks to your health, you should not pursue surrogacy with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

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