How to Become a Gestational Carrier in Colorado
Are you interested in helping another family fulfill their dreams of having their own children? Do you understand the huge positive impact that having children can have on families? If so, becoming a gestational carrier is a life changing way to help out. Gestational carriers are selfless, kind-hearted, giving, and can change an entire family’s lives for the better. If this sounds like something that may be a good fit for you, Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado is here to help outline how to become a gestational carrier in Colorado
Who are Gestational Carriers?
Put simply, gestational carriers are women who will help another family out by carrying their child to term. They help out tremendously through gestational surrogacy in cases of same sex intended parents, single intended parents, intended parents dealing with infertility or health risks related to pregnancy, and more. These intended parents may have never thought they’d be able to have children of their own, but gestational carriers can help them achieve just that. In the state of Colorado, gestational carriers can be compensated for their role in the pregnancy process. However, gestational carriers should ensure that they are primarily motivated by the idea of helping another family rather than by monetary compensation.
How to Become a Gestational Carrier in Colorado
- Meet the State Requirements.
If you are a woman interested in becoming a gestational carrier, 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:
- Gestational carriers must have a status as United States citizen or legal resident valid for at least 2 years.
- Gestational carriers must be women between 21 to 41 years old.
- Gestational carriers must demonstrate physical fitness through a Body Mass Index (BMI) of about 33 or lower.
- Medical records must be presented that show at least one complication-free pregnancy and delivery to help ensure increased chances for a safe pregnancy.
- Gestational carriers must currently be in the parenting process for at least one child.
- Gestational carriers must not be recipients of 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.
- Gestational carriers should be women living a stable lifestyle with reliable transportation and a trustworthy support system.
- Emotional screening must be done for intended gestational carriers to ensure stability for pregnancies.
- Match with Intended Parents.
At Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado, we support gestational surrogacy where gestational carriers are not biologically related to the child they carry. If you are considering becoming a gestational carrier in Colorado, reach out to us and we will aid finding a perfect match between surrogates and intended parents. We will consider various different aspects of compatibility when matching gestational carriers and intended parents to ensure a smooth, positive experience for both parties and the child that is born.
- Develop a Surrogacy Contract Prior to the Pregnancy.
With gestational surrogacy, intended parents and gestational carriers enter into agreements prior to the pregnancy to avoid legal complications. This is established through a surrogacy contract, which will outline many topics such as complications, intended parents and surrogate rights, and more.
- Undergo Embryo Implantation and Practice Self-Care.
After the agreements have been made, the pregnancy will begin. Gestational carriers will experience embryo transfer, and then carry the child to term. It is important for gestational carriers to practice self care and maintain good health throughout the pregnancy. Once the child is delivered, gestational carriers will be able to welcome the child with the child’s intended parents. In many situations, the meaningful relationship between intended parents and a gestational carrier could continue for many years!
Are You Interested in Becoming a Gestational Carrier?
If you are interested in or have questions about becoming a gestational carrier 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 gestational carrier 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, Call us: 720-371-1099, Call or Text us: 303-670-4673 (HOPE). If you are hoping to adopt, please contact us here.
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