Surrogate FAQs

Surrogate FAQs

Frequently asked questions

Surrogates can earn up to $60,000 plus benefits including; housekeeping allowance, health & life insurance, wellness program, doula, $1,000 signing bonus, $1,000 friend referral along with other prizes.

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.

You may apply online by completing our online surrogate application form or call 619.271.4093.

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.

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

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.

Family Tree Surrogacy Center matches surrogate mothers in surrogate friendly States where the surrogate has no legal claim to the baby.

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.

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.

Once the surrogate has completed her medications the fertility doctor will perform an embryo transfer through In-Vitro Fertilization.

Surrogates get paid an additional $10,000 for carrying twins.

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

You must be 21 years old to become a surrogate.

All babies, no matter the nature of their conception, have the genetic material provided by the parents. Therefore, the surrogate mother contributes none of the genetic material.

One of the main requirements to be a surrogate is to have had a healthy pregnancy of your own.

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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