Would you carry your sister’s child? How about for a friend or stranger? Many couples are unable to have their own children, so some of them turn to surrogacy programs to help make their wish of having children come true.

In customary surrogacy, Surrogate Mothers in California can become pregnant with the sperm from an intended father through artificial insemination. The surrogate mother then donates her egg, which is intended to create a child for the couple. There is a genetic tie to the father but not the mother. Gestational surrogacy is a process used when the intended parents use the mother’s own eggs or donated eggs to create a child with the intended father’s sperm through in vitro fertilization.

Surrogate Qualifications

  • Must be between the ages of 21-40 years of age
  • Must have already given birth
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Mentally and physically healthy
  • Normal height and weight
  • No reproductive problems
  • History of healthy pregnancies
  • Regular menstrual cycles
  • Is covered by health insurance
  • Not receiving any type of government assistance
  • Non-smoker
  • Willingness to take hormone injections
  • Willingness to allow the future parents to make medical choices and be involved in the pregnancy and birthing experience

Extreme care is used when matching surrogates and the intended couple. Couples and surrogates are thoroughly screened and must undergo psychological analysis. The surrogacy program is not limited by race, religion, sexual preference or nationality. Compensation for the surrogacy mother is provided by the intended parents and is estimated depending on specific circumstances. All of the medical bills are paid for by the future parents. Some of the benefits of becoming a surrogate include gifts at birth, additional housekeeping allowances, dinners at home and comfort gifts, which may include pregnancy pillow, massage, flowers, books or movie cards. There are also support group meetings that are led by experienced professionals.

You can find out more information about Surrogate Mothers in California by calling and speaking to a representative or visiting in person. You can also visit the website to learn more about recipient parents, becoming a surrogate as well as meet the professional staff and the surrogate mothers. You can also apply online to become a surrogate.

Center For Surrogate Parenting, Inc. is a world-renowned surrogate parenting program located in California and Maryland. For more information visit our website.