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Become A Surrogate: The Screening Process

Many past surrogates have described being a surrogate as one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives!  If you are considering becoming a surrogate, the ending is likely what attracts you to become a surrogate mother.  But as the saying goes, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”  Not to say that being a surrogate is like walking a thousand miles!  But there are many steps in the process to get to that happy ending.

For the compassionate and amazing women that have decided to embark upon being a surrogate, the screening process is the next step.  Knowing what to expect and being prepared will help the process move along quicker so that you can be matched with a family sooner!

Pathways To Parenthood’s Surrogacy Program screening process begins with our pre-screening application, which can be found on our website

Before you apply, meeting the basic criteria for our program is a must as we follow the guidelines set forth by the fertility clinics that we work with.  Here is the basic criteria to apply to our surrogacy agency program:

Basic Criteria for Pathways To Parenthood Gestational Surrogate Candidates:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Must have a valid drivers license
  • Must be a non-smoker
  • Must not take illegal drugs
  • No tattoos or piercings in the last 12 months
  • Must be between the ages of 24-38
  • Must have had a proven healthy and uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery
  • Must be height and weight appropriate (BMI must be under 30)
  • Must not be on any public assistance or government aid
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Must be free of any STD’s
  • Must be in good health mentally and physically
  • Must have reliable transportation to travel to doctor appointments
  • Must live in a stable environment
  • Must have the support of your spouse or partner (when applicable)

If you meet the basic criteria listed, we would love to have you be a part of our surrogacy program.  If you have questions about the screening process to become a surrogate, contact us today!