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Why would you want to become a surrogate mom?

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For many people, a surrogate mom is a way to further expand their family. A gestational surrogate play a key role as they provide a healthy environment for a baby to grow and develop. This rewarding yet major decision is not one that a surrogate should take lightly. Initial feelings may be overwhelming, but once you have an agency that you feel comfortable with, it can be an enjoyable and fulfilling experience to help someone’s dream come true.

How to become a surrogate mother

The journey of a gestational surrogate first begins with finding a surrogacy agency like the California Center for Reproductive Medicine (CACRM), which is a leading San Diego fertility center. Doing your initial research about an agency will help you prepare and build trust that you are being provided with the best possible care. When researching an agency, you should ask:

  • Does the agency have a board certified physician who is an expert in the field and has success in in vitro fertilization (IVF)?
  • Does the agency have good testimonials and reviews from previous surrogates on reputable websites, like Yelp, Facebook or Google?
  • Does the agency have everything available within their state-of-the-art facility?

The answer to some, if not all, of these questions are key to any surrogate making a decision on which agency to join. Simplicity is the key. For example, you wouldn’t want to be running back and forth across town to do blood work in one office and then doing another test in another office.

Surrogate program eligibility includes

  • Ages of 21-45
  • Given birth to at least one child
  • Stable living situation
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America (USA)
  • Reliable transportation
  • Pass a background check
  • Willing to take medications via injection
  • No smoking, alcohol or recreational drugs during treatment and pregnancy
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) testing negative

Once you have determined that you want to become a surrogate, you will be required to complete an online application. This application will provide the agency information you will be a good surrogate candidate. If you pass, then the next steps an interview with a coordinator along with medical and psychological clearance by a medical team led by a leading physician like Dr. Lori Arnold. Once medically cleared, the surrogacy agency matches the candidate with Intended Parents.

How much do surrogates make?

Surrogate mother pay and benefits may vary. For example, if you are an experienced gestational surrogate, then this may play a role in surrogate mother benefits..

What next?

If you are interested in becoming a gestational surrogate in San Diego, please visit “Become a surrogate” page and click on the “START MY APPLICATION HERE!” link.

For additional questions, feel free to call 877-369-2505

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