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What Is Surrogacy?

There are two types of surrogacy: “gestational” and “traditional.” Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists works exclusively with gestational surrogates.

In gestational surrogacy, in vitro fertilization is used to transfer another woman’s fertilized egg, or embryo, into the surrogate’s uterus. In gestational surrogacy, unlike in traditional surrogacy, the surrogate mother is not the genetic mother. In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate’s egg is fertilized by artificial insemination.

Is Surrogacy Legal?

Surrogacy is legal in many states in the United States and in many countries. There are, however, some states and some countries where surrogacy is illegal. There are also places where surrogacy isn’t necessarily illegal, but the contracts are not recognized in court, which can lead to serious problems should something go wrong.

Due to the complex nature of surrogacy, it’s important you speak to a lawyer before agreeing to any surrogacy arrangement.

Who Can Become a Surrogate?

Our initial requirements to become a gestational surrogate are the following:

  • Must between 21-40 years of age
  • Must be a United States citizen or hold a permanent Green Card
  • Must live in a surrogate-friendly state
  • Must not reside in any one of the following states: LA, MI, NE, NY, WA
  • Has delivered at least one child
  • Has a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 33 or less
  • Has had no more than three (3) Cesarean Sections
  • Is a non-smoker
  • Is a non-drug user
  • Is not currently on any anti-depressant/anti-anxiety medication

To find out if you qualify, click here or call: (203) 255-9877