Surrogates are Special Women
If you join our team of dedicated surrogates, we promise you that Western Surrogacy will be by your side every step of the way. We will make sure that you have full support and guidance throughout your journey as a Gestational Surrogate. Our fantastic case managers will educate you, match you and then walk with you through your clinic appointments, embryo transfers, ultrasounds, OB appointments and, finally, the birth of the baby you have lovingly carried for the Intended Parents of your choice. We work with you and are available 24/7.
Please contact us for details and for a packet of valuable information to help you get started on your unique surrogacy journey!
Are You Qualified to Be a Surrogate?
A surrogate is a generous woman who is willing to be impregnated using InVitro Fertilization (IVF) or Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) procedures and then carry the resulting baby for the Intended Parents so they can complete their family.
There are two types of surrogacy: traditional and gestational. Traditional Surrogacy is where the Surrogate uses her own eggs AND carries the child for her Intended Parents. This procedure is done in a doctor’s office through IUI. This type of surrogacy obviously includes a genetic connection between the surrogate and the child. Legally speaking, the Surrogate will have to disclaim any interest in the child to complete the transfer to the Intended Parents. Western Surrogacy, LLC does not work with Traditional Surrogates at this time.
A gestational surrogacy occurs when the Intended Mother’s or a donor egg is fertilized outside the body and then the embryos are transferred into the uterus. The woman who carries the child is often referred to as a Gestational Carrier. The legal steps to confirm parentage with the Intended Parents are generally easier than in a traditional because there is no genetic connection between child and Carrier. Western Surrogacy, LLC works with Gestational Carriers/Surrogates at the moment.
Below is a short list of qualifications that reproductive Endocrinologists and mental health professionals look for in a potential Gestational Carrier:
- Generally Healthy
- Between the ages of 21 and 40
- Uncomplicated pregnancy/birth(s)
- Less than 3 C-sections
- BMI below 30 – BMI Calculator
- No STD’s, HIV
- Non-Smoker/not exposed to smoking
- No history of drug or alcohol abuse
- Not on any medications (few exceptions please ask WS for details)
- Parenting own children
- Living in a stable environment
Below is a list of qualifications recommended by laws and surrogacy professionals in the USA for potential Gestational Carriers:
- Not receiving State or Federal financial assistance
- Has own transportation and auto insurance
- No criminal History for Surrogate or her Partner
- Lives in a surrogacy friendly state – California, Nevada, and Oregon are accepted by our agency
- Is a US Citizen
- Has a stable income
- Preferred to have a health insurance policy in place (WS will check for surrogacy exclusions)
- Responsible and reliable
In every case, enjoying the state of pregnancy and having the desire to give the miracle of life to waiting Intended Parents
Begin Your Surrogate Journey
We will make sure that you have all the support and guidance throughout your journey as a Gestational Surrogate.