Surrogate Requirements and Qualifications


What is Surrogacy and How Does Surrogacy Work?

Gestational surrogacy is a method for having a child for individuals and couples. Intended parents work with a gestational carrier who becomes pregnant using embryos created with: (1) the intended mother’s ovum or donor ovum, and (2) the intended father’s sperm or donor sperm. The Gestational Surrogate has no genetic relationship to the baby. She is simply the oven for a very precious bun!


How To Become a Surrogate

The decision to serve as a surrogate/gestational carrier is life changing and empowering.

If you are interested in serving as a surrogate, you can start by completing an application. The application will include information about your physical and emotional health as well as pregnancy history. Your application will be carefully reviewed by agency staff.


Hawaii Surrogacy Center Gestational Carrier Requirements

All surrogates must meet set standards for their safety and the safety of the baby that they will carry. The Hawaii Surrogacy Center abides by guidelines set by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.


State of Residence

We'll accept surrogates from Hawaii, Washington State, Oregon, or any other U.S. state where surrogacy is not banned by law.

Prior Pregnancy Experience

Surrogates must have successfully delivered at least one child with no history of complications during pregnancy or delivery. Note: Preference is given to women who have successfully served as surrogates in the past.


Physical Health

Surrogates must be in good physical health with a Body Mass Index (BMI) that does not exceed 32.

Age Limitations

Surrogates must be between the ages of 21 and 42.


Substance Use or Abuse

Surrogates must have no history of illicit drug use and must agree to abstain from drinking alcohol during the pregnancy.

Lifestyle Issues

Surrogates are required to have a stable lifestyle and live in a stable environment with good social support.


Financial Status

Surrogates and their families must be financially stable and not receiving government assistance.

Medication Requirements

Surrogates must be willing to take medications by injection on a daily basis.


Are You Ready to Serve as a Surrogate?

We want you to feel educated and confident about your decision to become a surrogate. If you have any questions or concerns, please use the inquiry form below to contact us. We would love to have a conversation with you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Over the years, clients have shared their hopes and concerns with our staff here at Hawaii Surrogacy. We have compiled this brief summary of common questions and challenges that intended parents often face with the hope that you will find reassurance as you embark on your surrogacy journey.

You have nothing to lose by submitting your application and starting the process. As surrogacy professionals, we'll let you know if you qualify to proceed.

Surrogates receive three forms of compensation, they get a base fee, allowances for certain needs, and reimbursements for certain expenses they might incur. For specific details, we invite you to contact a representative at the Hawaii Surrogacy Center.

Maybe. That would be the case if the intended parents were looking to go with traditional surrogacy. With gestational surrogacy, you would have no genetic connection.

That is not for us to say. Prior to the signing of the contract, it's up to the intended parents and the surrogate to set boundaries for the future. All parties must be willing to abide by whatever is decided.