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Surrogate Requirements

CSP’s surrogate requirements

As the oldest US surrogacy agency – and in fact, the oldest surrogacy program in the world – the Center for Surrogate Parenting (CSP) has spent more than 40 years developing our surrogate requirements. By ensuring that every applicant meets these pre-qualifications for surrogacy eligibility, we can help ensure that both the gestational surrogate and hopeful parents have a positive surrogacy experience.

At CSP, we believe that it is critical to determine whether a woman has both the physical and mental health to become a surrogate and carry a healthy pregnancy. This begins with our basic surrogacy eligibility requirements, and continues with our intensive pre-screening process that includes both psychological and medical testing.

Could I be a surrogate?

Before you apply to become a surrogate, be sure that you meet CSP’s basic surrogate requirements.

  • Have a BMI of 31 or less
  • Be between the ages of 21 and 41
  • Have had at least one child who you are raising
  • If receiving government assistance, must also have a source of income
  • Non-smoker
  • Free of medications for anxiety or depression for at least one year under doctor guidance

If you meet these surrogacy eligibility requirements and want to take the next step to become a gestational surrogate, we welcome you and thank you for your selflessness. Surrogacy is a rewarding experience that will change your life and enrich the lives of others, and our entire team is thrilled to be part of your journey.

If you meet our surrogate requirements, apply today

If you meet our requirements to become a surrogate, we invite you to complete our online gestational surrogate application. After we approve your application, you will hear from one of our coordinators, all of whom have been CSP surrogates. Your coordinator will schedule a phone interview, an evaluation with a counselor, and a basic medical screening.

We will also give you access to our online portal, where you can see the progress of your application and documentation. You’ll have the full support of our experienced team every step of the way, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions.

Once your screening is complete and you have been approved for surrogacy eligibility, our US surrogacy agency will work with you to select the hopeful parents you’d like to work with. Our team will support you through the process, from taking the medications to undergoing the embryo transfer. And, we’ll be by your side through the entire pregnancy, making sure you have seamless communication with the parents and feel comfortable and supported every step of the way.

Throughout the joyous process of bringing new life into the world, you will receive generous compensation and insurance coverage, if needed. You’ll also receive reimbursement for lost wages, a monthly allowance, childcare and travel expenses.

Who can you help with surrogacy?

CSP is an inclusive surrogacy agency that welcomes both men and women from all over the world. When you become a surrogate through CSP, you can choose the parents you want to work with, whether it’s a married male/female couple, a single father or mother, or a same-sex couple. In many cases, we assist gay male couples with having a biological child, as well as hopeful mothers experiencing fertility challenges, such as recurrent miscarriage or the after-effects of cancer treatment.

Hopeful parents from all walks of life come to our US surrogacy agency seeking help from a generous woman like you. If you are exploring surrogacy eligibility, they are incredibly grateful for your willingness to consider surrogacy, and so are we at CSP. Contact us to learn more about CSP’s surrogate requirements.