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The Importance of Screening in Surrogacy

When you’re considering becoming a surrogate, the importance of the screening process can’t be overstated. It’s essential that potential surrogates are aware of what is involved in the process and why it is so important to follow through with each step. In this blog post, we will discuss why thorough screening - performed by qualified professionals - is necessary before starting a surrogacy journey.

Surrogate Qualifications

Before going down the route of becoming a surrogate, it’s important to make sure that you meet the qualifications. This includes health criteria such as being between 21-42 years old, having had one successful pregnancy, having no history of smoking during pregnancy or drug use, and having a healthy BMI. These qualifications also include psychological criteria such as being emotionally stable and financially secure. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health when it comes to becoming a surrogate.

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Legal Requirements

In addition to meeting certain qualifications for surrogacy, there are legal requirements that must be met in order for potential surrogates to proceed with their journeys. This includes background checks, home studies, financial assessments, medical screenings and more. Each step must be completed in order to ensure that all parties involved are protected throughout the surrogacy process. It’s also important to note that not every state allows surrogacy so be sure to check your local laws before beginning your journey.

Screening is an essential part of becoming a surrogate and should not be taken lightly. It ensures that all parties involved in the process are safe and protected throughout their journey together. While it might seem like a daunting task at first glance, rest assured knowing that each step has been designed with your best interest in mind.

If you think you might want to become a surrogate but aren’t sure where to start - reach out today! We would love to answer any questions you may have about the screening process or anything else related to surrogacy.