Gestational Surrogacy

Thank you for considering Little Flower Assisted Reproduction Services in your pursuit to become a gestational mother. It is common for a woman to participate in our program simply for the enjoyment of pregnancy and the emotional fulfillment one experiences when carrying a child for an infertile couple. Most of our couples choose surrogacy simply because they have been diagnosed with a medical condition which hinders their ability to carry a fetus without medical complications to the mother or the fetus.

Definition

Use of a gestational mother is commonly the means by which intended parents become the parents of a child that is carried and birthed by a gestational mother, after in vitro fertilization (IVF) of the eggs of a donor or the intended mother by semen of the intended father or a donor. The resulting embryos are implanted in the uterus of the gestational mother. 

Screening Process

Although being a gestational mother is admirable and deeply appreciated, the process requires an extraordinary level of commitment and time. You must be willing to undergo an extensive screening process which includes an initial phone consultation with a Little Flower Assisted Reproduction Services caseworker, a criminal background check on you and your husband (if you are married), a detailed application, a full health and genetic questionnaire, a psychological evaluation on you and your husband, and a home visit conducted by a Little Flower Assisted Reproduction Services caseworker. The screening process is an extremely time consuming and personal process which will determine your overall suitability to participate in our program.

Medical Risks

In addition to the joy, fulfillment, and commitment involved in the process, medical risks are associated with IVF, which include carrying and delivering multiple children, Cesarean-section delivery, and physician-ordered bed rest. These risks, along with the common medical risks associated with pregnancy, should be carefully considered prior to your final decision to participate in this program.

Surrogate Mother Requirements

To become a surrogate mother, you must answer yes to all of the following:

  • I have given birth to at least one child.
  • My previous pregnancy/pregnancies involved no major complications.
  • I am between the ages of 21-37.
  • I can provide my most recent labor and delivery medical records for review.
  • I am not currently receiving government assistance.
  • I do not smoke or use illegal drugs.
  • I am in good health and within an average range of height and weight.
  • I have a high school diploma.
  • I am responsible and committed.

If you meet the requirements and wish to become a gestational surrogate, please contact us or download an application here. Requires Adobe Acrobat.

 

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