When you decide to embark on a surrogacy journey, it’s a life-changing experience for you and the surrogate you’re matched with. Therefore, it’s highly essential for intended parents to be sure that the chosen surrogate is a healthy, reliable, and willing female that will offer a miraculous gift of parenthood to them.
It’s completely natural to face a lot of pressing questions on the way to selecting an appropriate surrogate mother. In spite of the surrogate compassion and enthusiasm, they still have to fit into particular requirements so as to serve this honorable mission of birth-giving for the sake of others.
Surrogate prerequisites may vary from clinic to clinic, but they are all concerned with such qualifications as:
- the age of a female (generally older than 21 and younger than 40);
- normal body mass index (to avoid extreme slimness and obesity which might affect pregnancy);
- at least one healthy pregnancy and childbirth behind your back without complications;
- no smoking & drinking habits as well as drug usage;
- no criminal record.
More than that, after meeting these basic requirements, surrogate candidates will have to undergo physical and psychological screenings to ensure that they’re healthy enough to carry a baby for intended parents and emotionally prepared to overcome any potential mental challenges on their way.
So after the surrogate passes this round of monitoring and testing, you as an IP may be confident that safe and successful child delivery is looming on your life’s horizon.