Surrogate FAQs

How much does it pay to be a surrogate?
Surrogates can earn up to $60,000 plus benefits including; housekeeping allowance, health & life insurance, wellness program, doula, $1,000 signing bonus, $500 friend referral along with other prizes.

How long does it take to become a surrogate?
From the time a surrogate applies, a background check and medical records are reviewed it will be approximately 2 to 3 weeks when a surrogate is ready for matching with Intended Parents.

How do I become a surrogate mother?
You may apply online by completing our online surrogate application form or call 619.271.4093.

What is the age limit to be a surrogate mother?
The maximum age to be a surrogate is 38 years old. The fertility clinic may not medically clear an individual that is older than this.

Do surrogates get paid monthly?
A surrogate gets paid monthly once she is matched, psychologically cleared, medically cleared and the legal contract is signed with her Intended Parents.

Can anyone be a surrogate?
You must meet certain requirements to become a surrogate. This includes: be a US Citizen or Legal Resident, 21-38 years old, given birth to at least 1 child, no more than 3 C-sections, BMI under 32, non-smoker, non-drug user and good physical and mental health.

Can a surrogate mother decide to keep the baby?
Family Tree Surrogacy Center matches surrogate mothers in surrogate friendly States where the surrogate has no legal claim to the baby. Read more about parental rights.

How many times can I be a surrogate?
If a surrogate did not have any pregnancy complications during her first surrogacy, she may become a surrogate again as long as she is medically cleared.

Can you be a surrogate over 40?
The maximum age to be a surrogate is 38 years old. The fertility clinic may not medically clear an individual that is older than this.

How does a surrogate mother get pregnant?
Once the surrogate has completed her medications the fertility doctor will perform an embryo transfer through In-Vitro Fertilization. Read more about the pregnancy process.

How much do surrogates make for twins?
Surrogates get paid an additional $10,000 for carrying twins.

Can I be a surrogate if I have my tubes tied?
Since the surrogate’s eggs are not being used, a woman can become a gestational surrogate even if she has her tubes tied.

How old do you have to be to be a surrogate?
You must be 21 years old to become a surrogate.

Is a surrogate mother genetically related to the child?
All babies, no matter the nature of their conception, have the genetic material provided by the parents. Therefore, the surrogate mother contributes little or none of the genetic material. Read more about surrogacy and DNA.

Can I be a surrogate if I haven’t had a child?
One of the main requirements to be a surrogate is to have had a healthy pregnancy of your own. Read more about why you need a previous pregnancy to become a surrogate.

What is the surrogate process?
The process to become a surrogate includes 10 steps. Read more about the surrogacy process.

Family Tree Surrogacy Center is able to accept surrogates from the following States per State laws:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

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