Being a Surrogate in Colorado
What does it mean to be a surrogate in Colorado? Although there are various requirements from state to state for becoming a gestational surrogate, there are also some underlying similarities amongst all gestational surrogates. Two things are certain with all surrogates: she must have a desire to help another family and she must be extremely selfless.
However, understanding what the surrogacy process looks like in your home state is valuable to seeing what being a surrogate is actually like. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado is here to outline what it’s like to be a surrogate in the state of Colorado.
Being a Surrogate in Colorado
There are some key characteristics that every surrogate may experience, as well as some that are specific to being a surrogate in Colorado. Here is what being a surrogate in Colorado looks like:
- Understanding if Becoming a Surrogate is a Good Fit
Becoming a gestational surrogate can be an extremely rewarding life experience. You have the opportunity to help another family achieve their dreams of having children. If you are a woman interested in this role, deciding whether or not being a surrogate in Colorado is a good fit for you is the first step. Surrogates are typically very kindhearted, selfless women who are motivated by their love for children. Because pregnancy takes a large toll on the body, those who are interested in being a surrogate must consider if they are in the right place in their lives to take on another pregnancy. If so, and you are motivated by wanting another family to experience the love and joy of a child, it’s a great idea to consider the decision further.
- Meeting Colorado’s State Requirements
If you are a woman interested in becoming a gestational surrogate, the state of Colorado has some requirements that must be followed. These guidelines are in place to help increase the gestational carrier’s likelihood of a safe, unproblematic, and successful pregnancy to help out intended parents. These requirements include, but are not limited to:
- Status as a United States citizen and living in the U.S.
- Being between 21 to 41 years old
- Demonstrating physical fitness through a Body Mass Index (BMI) of about 33 or lower
- Presenting medical records that show at least one complication-free pregnancy and delivery to help ensure increased chances for a safe pregnancy
- Being in the parenting process for at least one child
- Not receiving certain kinds of government aid including welfare, cash assistance, and public housing. Other forms of government aid should be discussed with us at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado
- Living a stable lifestyle with reliable transportation and a trustworthy support system
- Emotional screening for intended gestational carriers to ensure stability for pregnancies
- Working Closely with Intended Parents
As a gestational surrogate, you will be working very closely with the intended parents that you are matched with. These intended parents will be involved in creating the surrogacy contract, discussing expectations for the entire surrogacy process, and also may attend health check ups and the actual delivery with you. For this reason, gestational surrogates should expect to collaborate with the intended parents they are matched with, as the surrogacy process in Colorado can last up to around a year.
At Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado, we can aid in finding a perfect match between surrogates and intended parents. We will consider various different aspects of compatibility when matching gestational surrogates and intended parents to ensure a smooth, positive experience for both parties and the child that is born.
- Finding a Surrogacy Agency to Help
Truth be told, the gestational surrogacy process can be confusing from time to time. With a number of legalities and timelines that must be kept in mind, it can feel overwhelming for gestational surrogates who might not have had experience with this situation before. Finding a surrogacy agency that can help alleviate these stresses and answer any questions that may arise during the surrogacy is extremely valuable. Surrogacy agencies can also help facilitate relationships between the gestational surrogates and intended parents, therefore preventing any conflicts that may arise.
Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado is here to help any women who are interested in becoming gestational surrogates in the state of Colorado. We offer resources that may benefit you at any stage of being a surrogate, so please feel free to reach out and learn more.
Interested in Gestational Surrogacy?
If you are interested in or have questions about becoming a gestational surrogate in the state of Colorado, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado. We will help to make sure you have legal representation, medical care, and hands-on support throughout the entire surrogacy process.
Becoming a surrogate is a life-changing and super rewarding experience. We would love to support you through the journey and match you with possible intended parents! If you are interested in surrogacy and want to learn more about your options, contact Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado by email, phone, or text: Email Us, Text us: 720-371-1099, Call us: 303-670-4673 (HOPE). If you are hoping to adopt, please contact us here.
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