Our Medical Surrogate Requirements
If you are here to learn more about becoming a surrogate, we thank you for wanting to help a deserving parent who has longed to hold a baby in his or her arms. Our US surrogate agency will work closely with you to ensure you meet our medical surrogate requirements, which gives you the confidence of knowing that there is nothing in your medical history that will prevent the realization of your dream.
Specific surrogate requirements for medical screening
To help you achieve your goal of helping someone create a family, a fertility specialist will need to review a series of medical records and test results to ensure that you meet our medical requirements for surrogates and are eligible for our surrogacy program.
- Prenatal and delivery records from all previous pregnancies. These records can reveal any issues with prior pregnancies or births, so your physician can ensure that becoming a surrogate mom is safe for you. Margie and Rebecca in our medical department will help you secure your records as part of our medical surrogate requirements.
- Medical evaluation form with initial paperwork.This document is an important component of your surrogate medical screening. It confirms that your personal doctor has cleared you to become pregnant again and be a surrogate.
- Date your last menstrual cycle started.We will have you note the first day of your last period. Your fertility clinic will need this information as they decide when you are ready to get started.
- Results from a current Pap smear.These results must be negative or within normal limits. If your most recent Pap smear was abnormal, we’ll need documentation of follow-up care, which might consist of a colposcopy, LEEP or a doctor’s note.
- Blood and urine screening. Our US surrogate agency will provide you and your partner with a medical requisition slip, and you will go to a local lab for testing. This will include testing for HIV, syphilis, hepatitis, cytomegalovirus, gonorrhea and chlamydia. You will also be screened for drugs and nicotine.
After we receive your records and test results, we will forward them to the fertility clinic for review. If you meet these baseline medical requirements for surrogates, the fertility specialist will schedule the next phase of your surrogate medical screening.
Additional testing for surrogates
During your initial appointment at the fertility clinic, the doctor may request additional blood tests to help fulfill the remaining medical surrogate requirements. In addition, the doctor will do an ultrasound or an exam to check for fibroids, polyps or scar tissue.
The team at our US surrogacy agency is honored to support you through this rewarding process of becoming a surrogate. Contact us for more information about surrogate medical screening.
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