Surrogate Mother Requirements
What’re the requirements for surrogates of Circle Surrogacy?
Surrogate applicants that are successful:
Have delivered a child of their own
Are between the ages of 21-41 years of age
Don’t participate in specific government help programs including cash assistance, welfare, public housing or section 8
Commonly have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of no higher than 33. (In certain cases, BMI between 33-35 is satisfactory.) Calculate My BMI.
Live in a surrogate-friendly state in America (we are very sorry but we cannot accept gestational carriers who reside in Washington, D.C., Washington, Nebraska, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, New Jersey)
Possess the support of friends and family
Don’t use illegal drugs, abuse alcohol, or smoke cigarettes
Girls with IUDs, contraceptive implants, or who have had the Depo Provera shot ought to comprehend that they could be placed on hold temporarily, and are welcome to apply but must be willing to have their IUDs removed before a transfer. We’re not able to allow women who have had the Essure procedure.
I’m currently enrolled in a government support program.
We are not able to take applicants who are registered in some specific government programs, including public housing, welfare, cash assistance, and Section 8 housing. The income requirements for all these programs are usually more stringent than other systems, for example subsidized childcare, WIC, and food stamps. Compensations received as a gestational surrogate could possibly make you ineligible for certain advantages, while you’re acting. Any government systems where you’re enrolled when reviewing your program will be considered by group.
Why is BMI significant?
The IVF clinics set bMI guidelines. The BMI conditions are established not only for health reasons, but additionally to make sure that you are going to respond suitably to the drugs essential for this particular method. To learn more about about the significance of BMI, click here.
How long do I have to wait after my last delivery before I could become a surrogate?
Based on guidelines establish byfertility clinics, we can simply work with surrogates 3 months following a delivery by C-section after 6 months or a vaginaldelivery.
I will be now breastfeeding. Could I still apply to become a surrogate?
Do I’ve to wait if I want to discontinue breastfeeding to move forward with my surrogacy?
It really is generally recommended a gestational surrogate who is breastfeeding cease doing so at least one month before undergoing an IVF treatment cycle.
Eventually, the hormone oxytocin, released as an effect of breastfeeding, causes when an embryo is looking to attach to the lining of the uterus, uterine contractions, which then could possibly be damaging to the implantation procedure. Read about why you’ll need to be placedon more hold while you’re breastfeeding.
The procedure of breastfeeding causes the secretion of particular hormones, including prolactin and oxytocin. Prolactin causes amenorrhea, or dearth of ovulation and periods. Also, elevated quantities of prolactin associated with breastfeeding might have a deleterious influence on implantation, although we don’t have strong data.
I’ve had my tubes tied. May I still be a gestational carrier?
Absolutely. Getting your tubes tied will not affect your ability to be a surrogate that is successful.
Do I have to possess insurance that will cover surrogacy?
Nope! We will have a look in the program to see when it is more likely to insure surrogacy if you do have medical insurance coverage. You may well be entitled to a higher base fee, if so. But should you not have insurance, no stresses. We are going to locate a plan that will cover you as well as any costs that are associated will be paid by your planned parents.
I am 42 years old. I simply had a baby this past year.
The IVF clinics determined age limits. The age limit isn’t any higher than 42 years of age, because of fluctuating hormones and also the increased health risks for you as well as the baby/ies. Just for women that have been surrogate mothers lately, although on occasion, we make exceptions. If it applies to you personally, please e-mail us.
Can I still be a surrogate mother?
At this time we’re not able to take applicants who have experienced post-partum depression which is why they were prescribed anti depressants after numerous previous deliveries their most recent delivery, or all previous deliveries.
I have also been prescribed antidepressants in the past.
So that you can be looked at to be a surrogate, you got to have ceased using any anti-depressants or anti-anxiety medicines for 6-12 months before applying to our program. In several cases, supporting documentation may be required by us from a prescribing physician, prescription refill history, along with other documentation.
We are sorry but we require that all surrogates and egg donors in our plan have the entire support of the husband or partner. In case you are not married, you got to have a support person set up that can assist you in the big event of an urgent situation.
My significant other does not appear on board with my being a surrogate. May I still move?
If I have a sexually-transmitted disease/infection (STI/STD), can I still be a carrier?
HIV and Hepatitis (or any others that could be communicated to some fetus/baby) would disqualify you, whereas others, like genital warts and genital herpes, may not. Please be aware that if you’re experiencing an outbreak of genital herpes close to delivery we would request that there is a C section and follow the advice of your principal obstetrician.
I don’t believe in selective reduction or abortion for virtually any reason. Should I apply?
We do occasionally have couples who share these beliefs, however as most of our planned parents ultimately need the selection to make decisions about their very own family, it’s an uncommon occurrence.
I’m now pregnant.
You cannot be a surrogate mother to a child as intended parents generally give their very own genetic material to children born through surrogacy you might be now carrying, and the surrogacy process requires an excellent deal of preparation before you become pregnant. Nevertheless, you could consider adoption instead. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our office and we provides contact information for an adoption agency or lawyer near you.
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