What is the Surrogate Screening Process in Colorado?

The surrogacy process is incredibly unique. If you are a woman looking to become a surrogate mother, you may be wondering what screening process you will have to go through to begin working for a couple. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado is a private surrogacy agency that approves surrogate mothers and matches them with a couple, subsequently assisting both parties throughout the entire process. The screening process we require for our potential surrogate mothers is incredibly important and enables our agency to protect both the intended parents and the surrogate mother from emotional and physical distress. 

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.

What is the Surrogate Screening Process?

You will undergo both a physical and psychological screening to ensure you are in peak condition and are able to carry a child. In the physical screening, you will meet with a fertility specialist and be examined to determine if your body will carry a child. In addition to the examination, you will undergo lab work to check up on the health of your body overall. It is important that we ensure all our potential surrogate mothers are in top shape. In the psychological screening, you will meet with a mental health care specialist to determine if you are mentally prepared to undergo the strain of pregnancy and the emotional difficulties that accompany surrogacy. 

In addition to your physical and mental screenings. In these in-home assessments, a social worker will come to your home and discuss what goals you have for your surrogacy process and your motivations behind pursuing surrogacy. This process allows our social workers to get to know you and determine if you will be a good fit as a surrogacy mother. 

What Steps Do I Need to Take for the Colorado Surrogacy Screening Process?

As a potential surrogate mother, before you can commence with the screening process, you must meet the requirements of our surrogate agency. Some of these requirements include:

  • 21-39 years of age
  • Experience with at least one successful pregnancy
  • Currently parenting a child
  • Free from addiction to drugs or alcohol
  • Not a smoker
  • Self-reliant (no public assistance) 
  • Not on medication for mental health issues
  • Is a U.S. citizen living in the United States
  • No prior experience with postpartum depression

If you meet these requirements, you can continue with the application process. However, you will also have to complete a background check to ensure you don’t have any background in crime. Once these Colorado surrogacy qualifications have been fulfilled, you will begin the screening process. 

Why is the Surrogacy Screening Process Important?

This screening process is elaborate and may seem daunting, but it is essential that Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado carefully selects surrogate mothers that will be able to withstand the difficulties of the process, both physically and mentally. Many couples that seek out surrogacy have been through fertility difficulties of their own, which is why it is so important that Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado provides these intended parents with surrogate mothers who will be able to sustain a child. If you are interested in becoming a surrogate mother or have any additional questions, please contact Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado. Our staff will be ready to answer any questions you may have. 

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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