Can I Be a Surrogate if I've Experienced Domestic Violence?

How to Become a Hero in Someone Else’s Story

Learn about the process of becoming a surrogate after experiencing domestic violence. We’re always here to support you as you navigate your journey.

If you’re a survivor of domestic violence, then you may know what it feels like to need help outside of yourself. Maybe you had to be your own hero and now you want to find ways to support others.

Surrogacy is a beautiful way to become a hero in someone else’s story. We understand that you might have concerns about past experiences with domestic violence and we’re here to help provide clarity around the impact it might have on your surrogate experience.

We want to reassure you that our doors are always open, ready to provide you with the support, resources and guidance you need to navigate this journey, ensuring your safety and well-being every step of the way.

If you want to speak to a specialist about your situation, then contact us online now or shoot us a text at 913-204-0224. We’re always here to support you.

Can I Be a Surrogate if I’ve Experienced Domestic Violence?

If you have experienced domestic violence in the past, it doesn’t automatically disqualify you from becoming a surrogate. Your willingness to help intended parents on their journey to parenthood is admirable, and your past experiences don’t define your ability to provide a safe, loving environment for the baby you’d carry for someone else.

However, if you’re currently experiencing domestic violence from your partner, it’s important to consider your safety and the well-being of the baby you might carry as a surrogate. For this reason, we recommend pursuing surrogacy at a different time if the domestic violence involves your current partner.

Your safety is the most important thing and if you find yourself in this situation, we encourage you to reach out for support from trusted friends, family member or professionals who can provide guidance during this challenging time.

Can I Be a Surrogate if My Partner Has a Criminal History?

If your partner has a criminal history that may surface during a background check, it may impact your eligibility to become a surrogate. This requirement is in place not to judge, but to prioritize the safety and security of the baby you intend to carry.

Our main goal is to create the best possible circumstances for the well-being of everyone involved in this journey. Remember, you’re not alone and we want nothing more than to help you become a surrogate safely.

What Disqualifies you From Becoming a Surrogate?

We understand you desire to help others build their family and it’s important to prioritize your well-being first. In order to become a surrogate, you’ll need to undergo a psychological screening. If you find that your mental health is impacted by trauma, pursuing surrogacy at this moment may be challenging.

If you don’t pass the psychological exam, then don’t worry. It doesn’t mean you’re disqualified forever. There’s an opportunity to consider surrogacy at a later stage when you feel more ready. Remember, your well-being is a priority throughout this journey.

Understanding the Physical Process of Surrogacy

The surrogate screening process can involve various medical procedures such as injections and exams. This can be triggering if you have a history of domestic violence. If you decide to go through with the process, know that nothing will be done without your consent.

Our goal is to help create a supportive and comfortable environment where your physical and emotional needs are respected throughout the entire process.

Our Commitment to Transparency and Confidentiality

When you become a surrogate, we encourage you to disclose any past experiences of domestic violence to your surrogacy specialist. Any information you share with us is strictly confidential. Our priority is to ensure your safety and support you through this process.

We admire your willingness to help others and acknowledge the strength it takes to navigate these difficult circumstances. If your current situation makes it unsafe to pursue surrogacy, please know that it is not your fault. The safety protocols are in place to protect both you and the baby.

Resources for Support

Your safety is important, especially if you’re in an unsafe situation. Taking the steps to secure your well-being is important and when you find yourself in a more stable and secure environment, please know that we will always be here for you. Your safety and comfort are our top priorities, and we’re committed to standing by you every step of the way.

We understand that experiencing domestic violence can be challenging. If you need support or resources, then here are some organizations that can help:

Your well-being is our No. 1 priority. Please take care of yourself and when you’re ready, we’re here to support you in your surrogacy journey.

If you feel like you’re ready to take the next step, then contact us online now or text us at 913-204-0224. We’re ready to help you become a hero in someone else’s story.