Thank you for your interest in being a surrogate with Family Tree Surrogacy Center. You’re taking the first step towards giving an incredible gift.
In order to be considered for our Surrogate Program, you must meet the minimum requirements below.
Thank you for taking the time to submit this surrogate mother application form. Your thoughtful answers will help determine if you qualify for our program.
We view surrogacy as a partnership, and it’s not just about finding a surrogate who is healthy and fits all the physical requirements. We want to make sure you that you feel valued and important. You’re providing someone with the best gift on the planet: life.
In addition to being physically and mentally prepared, we also look at other aspects of your life and support network. Having an active support system, a flexible schedule and a willingness to work with the doctors are all critical components to ensure the success of this partnership.
Here are some of the factors we look closely at when we review your application, and a brief explanation of why we ask certain questions. We know that they’re personal, so thank you again for sharing your personal details and background information. We will keep your information safe and secure.
We ask the basics, your name, address, email, and phone number. We’ll be communicating a lot during this journey! We also ask about ethnic background and religion, but it’s not to be exclusive or insensitive. We simply want to present as many details to our prospective parents as possible, so they can make the choice that’s right for them.
We ask about your relationship status, transportation, and whether you have children. We also have some medical requirements, and we communicate those during the application process, so you can decide immediately if surrogacy is still the path you’d like to travel.
For example, the physician may need you to take certain medications, undergo tests, and abstain from sexual intercourse for a limited time. There also might be a restriction against traveling outside of the United States during a surrogacy contract.
Naturally, we want all of our surrogates to be in peak mental and physical health and agree to take care of themselves. If you’re already living a healthy lifestyle, it’s easier to maintain it than trying to do a drastic makeover.
We look specifically for surrogates who have a healthy BMI (Body Mass Index), abstain from smoking, limit alcoholic beverages, and eat a healthy diet. During your contract, there may be requirements to eat only organic foods, and the prospective parents will reimburse you for that expense.
This section is admittedly personal, but again, embarking on this journey is a big commitment. It’s imperative that you know what to expect and that you’re open to the process. Surrogacy isn’t for everyone, but those who choose to proceed find it to be incredibly rewarding.
In this section of the surrogate application, we check to see if you’re willing to carry twins or triplets, as more than one embryo may be placed to increase the chances of a positive pregnancy. If you’re not comfortable with that option, please explain and we can evaluate further. There may be tough choices involved as well about termination and reduction. This is a very difficult decision, so again, we simply want to prepare you in advance.
You may also have specific requirements about who you choose to work with, and we’ll accommodate your requests. Just let us know your preferences, so that we can take care to partner you with the right individual or family.
We work with surrogates who have already had at least one birth, so we’ll ask you questions about the pregnancy and type of birth you had. This allows us to plan for contingencies.
Because our surrogates are our family we want to get to know you a little better and become a part of a strong network and support system!
We do ask questions about your friends and family to make sure you have support at home, and we also ask about your work schedule because we don’t want our surrogates to be overburdened or overstressed.
We also want to know your hobbies, and we’ve even included an open-ended section, so you can share anything else you’d like.
Welcome to our family! We look forward to finding out if you’re a great match!