So you’ve decided to take the leap and apply to become a surrogate. Congrats! This is the beginning of a beautiful journey. Now what can you expect from the application process?
New York Surrogacy Center’s application is about 15 pages long. I know that sounds like A LOT… but it’s really important for us to gather as much information about you as possible at the outset. We need to confirm that you are eligible to move forward (https://www.nysurrogacycenter.com/surrogates/eligibility/) and also learn more about you as a person and about your hopes for your surrogacy journey so we can select the best possible intended parent match for you.
To give you an idea of the things you’ll be asked, here are the categories in our surrogate application:
- Background information
- Contact information
- Criminal History
- Child Abuse/Neglect
- Domestic Violence
- Physical/Medical (general, mental health, prior pregnancies, sexual health, reproductive health)
- Motivation to be a Surrogate
- Intended Parent Preferences
If you’re struggling with any portion of the application, you can reach out to us at any time. We are happy to exchange emails, chat by phone or meet via Zoom to help you get through it.
If some of the questions (such as abortion/selective reduction, number of embryos to transfer, etc.) make you feel like you’d like to talk to someone whose been through a surrogacy journey before, please reach out to us. We would be happy to connect you with our Surrogacy Outreach Coordinator who can share her experiences as a surrogate and answer any questions you might have.
You can apply here: https://www.nysurrogacycenter.com/surrogates/apply/.