Who Can Be a Surrogate in Kansas?

3 Surrogacy Requirements for Working with Our Agency

What are the requirements to become a surrogate mother in Kansas? Good question! Learn more here about what our agency's criteria to be a surrogate are.

If you’re considering becoming a gestational carrier in Kansas, you may be feeling a lot of emotions — excitement at the possibility of helping someone else become a parent, nerves at starting this process for the very first time and maybe even confusion about where to begin.

No matter your situation, your first step in the surrogacy process is always making sure that you meet the initial requirements for surrogacy in Kansas.

Many women have a desire to become a gestational carrier for intended parents, but surrogacy is not right for everyone. It’s a complicated journey to take, and it comes with the potential for medical and psychological risks along the way.

Therefore, before a woman can choose this life-changing path, she must meet certain gestational surrogate requirements — for her own safety.

You probably have many questions about how to qualify to be a surrogate mom in Kansas:

American Surrogacy’s specialists are here to help. We can answer every question you have about becoming a surrogate in Kansas, including whether you meet our agency’s surrogacy requirements. We put the safety and best interest of our gestational carriers at the forefront of our mission, and we are dedicated to making sure you are ready for and comfortable with every aspect of surrogacy before beginning.

We encourage every prospective surrogate to contact our agency for more details about the qualifications to be a surrogate in Kansas.

In general, there are three steps you’ll take before being approved to start this family-building process.

Step 1: Meet Our Program’s Gestational Surrogate Requirements.

When you work with American Surrogacy, the qualifications for being a surrogate in Kansas are the same as they are in other states. This is true for many other surrogacy professionals, as well.

We built our Kansas requirements for being a surrogate on those recommended by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and numerous fertility clinics across the country. Therefore, whether you are wishing to become a surrogate in Kansas or elsewhere, you will need to meet the same standards before being approved.

So, what are the qualifications to be a surrogate mother in Kansas through our agency?

  • Be between the ages of 21 and 40
  • Have a BMI between 19 and 32
  • Have had at least one successful pregnancy, carried to term with no complications
  • No smoking or illicit drug use
  • Be currently raising a child
  • Have completed a pap smear within the last year
  • No felony convictions
  • No tattoos or piercings within the last six months
  • Have not been on anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medication for at least 12 months
  • Not receiving state assistance
  • Have the ability to travel as needed for surrogacy appointments

When you first apply to be a surrogate, you will fill out a social and medical information form. These forms will detail your history to determine whether you meet these initial qualifications for being a surrogate and to provide background information for your surrogacy specialist.

Some exceptions may be made to these Kansas qualifications for being a surrogate mother. We encourage any woman with questions about these requirements to call our specialists at 1-800-875-2229(BABY) for more information about her specific situation.

Step 2: Speak with Our Surrogacy Professionals.

If you meet the initial requirements for being a surrogate in Kansas with our agency, your next step is to contact our professionals either online or by calling 1-800-875-2229(BABY).

As mentioned, you will be required to fill out medical and social history background forms for your specialist’s review. Then, your surrogacy specialist will set up a call to walk through your background information and answer any questions you have before you proceed to the screening step of your surrogacy.

Your surrogacy specialist may also request additional information during this time, such as a signed medical release to access your medical records and a letter from your OB/GYN recommending you for the surrogacy process.

Step 3: Complete Medical and Psychological Screening.

Before you are officially approved to be a surrogate in Kansas, you must undergo a few different screenings. These screenings serve to protect you and the intended parents you will eventually match with by ensuring your eligibility for this process.

First, you will complete an in-home assessment. A social worker will visit your home to interview you and your spouse about the surrogacy process to make sure you are both on the same page about the process ahead of you. During this time, your surrogacy specialist will also run additional background checks and screenings on you both.

To confirm you meet the criteria to be a surrogate in Kansas, you will need to complete screening by medical and mental health professionals.

  • Your medical evaluation will likely include a review of your personal and sexual history, a physical exam including an examination of your uterus, and blood and urine testing.
  • Your psychosocial evaluation will include counseling to prepare you and your spouse for the journey ahead, as well as a personality test and other mental health checks.

These screenings can seem like a lot to someone new to the surrogacy process. However, they do more than simply confirm you meet the Kansas qualifications to be a surrogate — they protect you and your intended parents from potential risks that could occur if you didn’t meet these criteria.

If you ever have questions about these screenings — or about our surrogacy requirements in general — please don’t hesitate to reach out to a surrogacy specialist online or by calling 1-800-875-2229(BABY).