Surrogacy Disqualifications: What Can Stop You from Becoming a Surrogate in Colorado?

Surrogacy is a unique process that allows couples who are unable to have children to start a family. If you are a woman who is able to have children and would like to pursue surrogacy, you should be aware that there are some qualifications that you have to fulfill before moving forward with the surrogacy process. Women become surrogate mothers for many different reasons. In some cases, people they know are unable to have their children and want to help them out. In other cases, women are just motivated by the ability to serve others in such a special way. Sometimes, women are motivated by the compensation they receive from surrogacy. No matter what you’re motivated by, if you are looking to pursue Colorado surrogacy, keep in mind that there are some surrogacy disqualifications, here are the requirements you must fulfill to continue with the process. 

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a surrogate, please call or text us at 303-670-4673 (HOPE) or visit us at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado.

Age and Health History for Surrogate Mothers

When you apply to become a surrogate mother, you must meet some initial surrogacy requirements before moving on to the screening process. The surrogate mother must:

  • Be between the ages 21-39
  • Have had at least one healthy pregnancy in the past
  • Be currently parenting a child of their own
  • Have no history of postpartum depression following their previous pregnancy
  • Free from all mental health issues
  • Not be on any medication for depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety (among other mental health disorders)
  • Be healthy and free from all sexually-transmitted diseases
  • Not smoke or take illicit drugs of any kind

If you meet all of these requirements, you will be able to move forward with the application as long as you meet the other qualifications. 

Living Conditions and Background of Surrogate Mothers

As a surrogate mother, you have to be healthy and able to have a pregnancy, but you must also have sustainable and healthy living conditions and a clear background. As a parent, you can’t be parenting your child on food stamps or Medicaid. Additionally, you can’t be on any form of public assistance. You must be a US citizen living inside of the United States to be a surrogate mother for Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado. You must be able to pass a background check, proving you have no criminal history. It is important that surrogate mothers also have a stable support system and lifestyle to protect the child they will give birth to. Additionally, the aftermath of surrogacy can be difficult to deal with alone, and having other people to surround you during that time is beneficial. If you meet all of these requirements, you will proceed to the screening process to be a surrogate mother. 

The Surrogacy Screening Process

To make sure you really are equipped to be a surrogate mother, you will be required to go through a screening process before you can officially become a surrogate mother. During the screening process, you will meet with a fertility specialist who will decide if you are physically able to go through the surrogacy process, and you will also go through a mental health screening that will make sure you are mental healthy enough to endure the process if you are able to pass both of these screenings, congratulations! You will be a surrogate mother. Our Colorado surrogacy agency will match you with the intended parents for the baby you will house and move forward with the process. 

Why are the Qualifications Necessary in the Surrogacy Process?

It may seem like there are a lot of rules when it comes to surrogacy, but it is important that we have all of these qualifications to keep both the surrogate mothers and the intended parents safe. The pain of losing a child is nothing to play around with, which is why Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado has requirements in place. If you believe you would be a good fit as a surrogate mother, please reach out to Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado to learn more and possibly start an application. 

If you are interested in learning more about your gestational surrogacy 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.

KylaMeet the author: Kyla’s life has been filled with adventure and transition – both good and difficult. She loves to take on challenges head-on and lead an organized and balanced life. She’s passionate about many different areas and loves how writing gives her the flexibility to engage in research of almost every field of study imaginable. She grew up very involved in theater and music and continues to use her free time to play the piano and sing. However, she is also very interested in how the natural world works and takes any chance she has to spend the day away from crowds, enveloped in the seclusion of nature. Growing up in the Philippines, she’s had some unique experiences that have shaped her worldview and given her a deeper understanding and appreciation for different cultures. She gets excited about research papers, completed to-do lists, and her morning coffee.

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