The Center for Surrogate Parenting, Inc. (CSP) is a highly respected leading surrogate agency. During our years of helping intended parents become parents, we have defined some basic guidelines for our CSP surrogate moms.
Items Surrogate Completes Before Being Matched
- Between the ages of 21-42
- Had at least one child you are currently raising
- Financially stable and not receiving any government assistance
- Anti-depressant/anti-anxiety medication free for at least one year under the guidance of a doctor
- Have a BMI of 31 or less
|Phone interview with staff||✓|
| OB records requested||✓|
| Criminal background||✓|
|Driver's license search||✓|
|Psychological in person interview||✓|
| MMPI and other testing||✓|
|Social disease testing for surrogate||✓|
|Social disease testing for significant other||✓|
|Current pap and physical||✓|
| Financial considerations agreed to prior to match||✓|
| Insurance evidence of coverage||✓|
For those who might be considering the role of a surrogate mother, support from your immediate family is a crucial part of the surrogate mother requirements that we seek. For a woman who is married and has her own children, your decision to become a surrogate mother should be a decision shared with family members. Your children should understand that your pregnancy is to help another family have a child, and the baby you are carrying is not their brother or sister. If you have a partner or husband, they, too, must be a willing participant in the surrogacy, able to understand the importance of your commitment, and be prepared to help you through the process.
At the Center for Surrogate Parenting, we understand that you will have questions along the way, and we are a part of the surrogacy arrangement. We offer guidance from the beginning, helping you to choose the intended parents you feel you would like to work with, and supporting you from the initial screening process, through the gestational period, to the day you deliver your gift to the intended parents. Counselors are with you every step of the way.
It is important to remember that surrogacy is a process, one that seeks to protect everyone involved. As a potential surrogate mother, you will undergo a variety of evaluations-psychological, medical, and legal. The process can sometimes seem lengthy and intense, but it is necessary, not only for the future of the child, but for the intended parents, the surrogate, and her family as well. Feeling comfortable in a pregnancy that is not entirely your own and openly sharing the experience with the intended parents is also an expected part of the relationship. There is a level of trust and confidentiality that must be met by all parties, and a potential surrogate should have no apprehension in sharing personal details about her life and health with the intended parents and with our agency, CSP.
If you have decided to take the next step toward becoming a surrogate mother, we applaud you. It is a rewarding and uplifting experience that will change your life, and enrich the lives of others.Choosing the Right Intended Parents for Surrogacy -
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