CSP applicants have to meet certain requirements for acceptance as a gestational carrier. Some requirements come from our fertility doctors in keeping with medical and professional protocol. Some have transpired through CSP's many years working in the field, discovering best practices. One requirement that is undisputable is for applicants to have given birth to, and be raising, at least one child of their own. In surrogacy's early days, Bill Handel, CSP's Founder and President, was one of only a handful of people practicing in surrogacy. One of Bill's rules was that a surrogate mother needed to have a child of her own. At the time, this was not an industry-wide requirement but eventually became an industry standard and now serves as one of ASRM's guidelines for gestational carrier screening. This determinant protects the best interests of a surrogate mother.
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