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Surrogacy is a unique opportunity that women have to give an incredible gift to intended parents who may be unable to carry and deliver a child on their own. Our team of surrogacy professionals at Elevate Baby is here to help women start their journeys. We understand that women may have a lot of questions about what to expect from the journey, which is why Elevate Baby will be with surrogate mothers every step of the way.
Elevate Baby is a surrogacy agency providing women in North Carolina with the support they need to confidently move forward with the surrogacy process. We believe that surrogates are providing one of the most selfless gifts a person can give to another by helping intended parents build a family. Our team of surrogacy professionals is here to help and will guide surrogates through each step of the application and matching aspects to ensure that their journey is as exciting and fulfilling as it should be.
What to Expect As a Surrogate Mother with Elevate Baby
Surrogate mothers offer families who have been longing for a child the opportunity to realize their dreams of parenthood. Before taking the first step and beginning the surrogacy journey, women should be aware of all that they may experience throughout the journey so that they are as prepared as possible before being matched with intended parents.
Surrogacy is not a quick process and will require a lot of personal time. In fact, the journey from start to finish may take over a year of full commitment. The surrogacy journey also requires women’s physical, mental, and emotional investment. They should be prepared to make some sacrifices to their time, family, and career during the surrogacy journey.
While becoming a surrogate is ultimately an individual choice, it is important that women have their own support system to help them throughout the journey. The surrogate’s family should be supportive of their decision, especially the surrogate’s life partner or spouse if they are married. Spousal support is necessary for legal purposes, as the spouse will need to confirm that they have no parental rights to the intended parents’ child.
Understanding Gestational Surrogacy
There are two types of surrogacy available for families looking to welcome a child: traditional and gestational surrogacy. However, despite these both being legal in the state of North Carolina, our agency only offers gestational surrogacy services. Gestational surrogacy is when a surrogate mother, or gestational carrier, has no biological link to the child they will carry. Traditional surrogacy is when the surrogate mother and child do have a biological link.
When surrogates work with our surrogacy professionals at Elevate Baby, they will be matched with intended parents looking to use a gestational carrier to help them build a family. To learn more about becoming a gestational surrogate, contact our team of North Carolina surrogacy professionals today.
What Are the Requirements to Become a Surrogate?
Before women can move forward with a surrogacy journey at Elevate Baby, we take the time to ensure all prospective surrogates meet the requirements set forth by our agency and those of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. This criteria not only offers the best chances for a healthy delivery, but it also protects the surrogate, her body, and her emotional well-being.
Our agency can provide potential surrogates with the correct information regarding the requirements for surrogate mothers in North Carolina. The requirements for becoming a surrogate with our agency include the following:
- Surrogate mothers must be between the ages of 21 and 40 years old
- Surrogates must have a body mass index of 32 or lower
- Surrogate mothers should already have given birth to and be raising at least one child
- Surrogate mothers should be healthy and non-smokers
- Surrogate mothers should be financially stable
- Surrogate mothers must be willing to undergo medical and psychological evaluations
Elevate Baby can help potential surrogates navigate the eligibility process with ease and understanding.
Become a North Carolina Surrogate With Elevate Baby Today
Elevate Baby understands that becoming a surrogate mother is one of the most fulfilling acts that women can do for intended parents. As surrogate mothers, women will be providing the gift of hope to families who may not have been able to build a family without surrogacy.
Our team of surrogacy professionals will go above and beyond to help make sure all surrogates and intended parents feel supported as a surrogate. Contact us today for more information regarding becoming a surrogate mother in North Carolina by calling (323) 933-8918 or filling out our contact form.
Whether you are interested in surrogacy or egg donation as an intended parent or potential donor, the process can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Begin your journey today!