The women who choose to become surrogates are among the most selfless, generous women out there. If you’re considering becoming a gestational surrogate, you’re in good company.
However, as much as you may have researched and found out about becoming a surrogate, you may find yourself wondering about the people you may carry for. It’s only normal to want to know more about the intended parents seeking gestational surrogates. After all, should you choose this path, you will be giving your time, energy and body for a year or more to help them become parents.
The people in search of surrogates have many different stories and situations that have led them to surrogacy, so it’s impossible to describe them in a few words. Therefore, we’ve answered three of the biggest questions you may have about people looking for surrogate mothers below — to aid you in your surrogacy research and help you further decide whether surrogacy is the right path for you.
For more information about surrogacy, or about the intended parents that our agency works with, we encourage you to contact our surrogacy specialists at 1-800-875-BABY(2229) or online today.
Who are the People Looking for a Surrogate Mother?
While many intended parents come from similar backgrounds, not all of them do. People choose to pursue surrogacy for many different reasons, and the intended parents seeking gestational surrogates that you are matched with will likely have a different backstory than anyone else.
However, in general, there are a few different categories that people looking for surrogate mothers tend to fall into:
- Heterosexual couples struggling with infertility
- Homosexual male couples who wish to have a genetically related child
- Single intended fathers who want to have a genetically related child
- Homosexual female couples struggling with infertility
- Single intended mothers who cannot carry a child safely to term
As a prospective surrogate, you will get the chance to determine what kind of intended parents you are interested in carrying for. You will then learn more about the family you are matched with in an initial phone call or in-person meeting.
How Can I Help Couples Seeking a Surrogate?
If you’re interested in helping somebody that needs a surrogate, there is one path that is more helpful than any other: choosing to become a gestational carrier!
By choosing to become a gestational carrier, you will give much of your time, energy and, of course, your body to help a hopeful parent have the child they have always dreamed about. In return, you can receive base compensation and the knowledge that you have truly made a difference in someone’s life.
As mentioned above, you will always have the right to choose the kind of surrogacy journey you’re interested in — which includes the kind of intended parents you wish to carry for. You can set preferences for aspects such as sexual orientation, marital status, age and more; your surrogacy specialist will use these preferences to find the perfect intended parents for you.
However, before you can start viewing profiles of families seeking surrogates, you need to make sure you meet the requirements to become a gestational carrier in the first place. In order to become a surrogate with American Surrogacy, you must:
- Be between the ages of 21 and 40
- Have a BMI between 19 and 32
- Have already carried one pregnancy successfully to term with no major complications
- Be raising a child in your own home
For more information on whether you meet these requirements, please contact our surrogacy specialists. After you pass your necessary screenings and background checks, your specialist will present you with profiles of intended parents seeking gestational surrogates through our agency, and your search for your surrogacy partner will begin.
Where Can I Find Families Looking for a Surrogate?
If you are thinking, “I’m looking for someone that’s looking for a surrogate mom,” look no further than American Surrogacy. Our agency has helped connect many surrogates and intended parents, and our surrogacy specialists will guide you through every step of this journey — even after you find your match. With our agency, you can focus on finding the perfect surrogacy partner and letting your surrogacy specialist take care of the details required to do so.
You may also consider an identified or independent surrogacy, in which you search for couples looking for surrogate mothers on your own. You may find a family member or friend in need of a gestational carrier, or you can connect with intended parents seeking gestational surrogates online or through personal networking. However, keep in mind that this path may take longer to find your perfect match, and you will be responsible for many important steps that a specialist would handle should you choose an agency-assisted journey.
However you think you may want to find couples looking for a surrogate mother, know that American Surrogacy is here to help. Our surrogacy specialists can answer any questions you may have about finding intended parents (either on your own or through our agency) to help you choose the path that is best for you. To learn more today, please call 1-800-875-BABY(2229) or contact us online.