Surrogate Eligibility & Required Conduct

New York Surrogacy Center has strict eligibility requirements for our surrogates in an effort to provide the best possible chance for a successful match and pregnancy.

If you are interested in becoming a surrogate, please review the eligibility criteria below to determine if you are eligible to apply.

NY Surrogacy Center - Pregnant Surrogate
  1. Must be between the ages of 21 and 45
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
  3. Must reside in New York, New Jersey or Vermont
  4. Must have had at least one full term pregnancy (37 weeks) without significant complications
  5. Must not have had more than five prior deliveries
  6. Must not have had more than three C-sections
  7. Must not have had more than one miscarriage
  8. Must not have had more than one still birth
  9. Must be in good mental and physical health
  10. Must have a BMI below 35
  11. Must not have ever been diagnosed with Hepatitis B
  12. Must not have any STDs or HIV
  13. Must not have any unresolved or ongoing issues with eating disorders
  14. Must not have any prior issues with severe post-partum depression
  15. Must provide informed consent for surrogacy
  16. Must not routinely consume more than one alcoholic beverage per day
  17. Must be drug-free (including marijuana)
  18. Must not smoke cigarettes
  19. Must not have gotten a tattoo or body piercing with the last twelve months
  20. Must have no prior indicated findings of child abuse
  21. Must have no disqualifying criminal convictions
  22. Must not be on probation or parole
  23. Must not be a current victim of domestic violence
  24. Must have a stable family environment
  25. Must have the consent of spouse, if married
  26. Must not have travelled to any country or area identified by the CDC as being at risk for Zika infection within the last 12 months (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/zika-travel-information)
  27. Must be willing to submit to an HIV/STD screening, a comprehensive medical examination and a comprehensive mental health screening
NY Surrogacy Center - Pregnant Surrogate

Surrogates working with New York Surrogacy Center are also required to adhere to certain standards of conduct while pregnant to ensure the best possible chance of delivery of a healthy baby. Below are the required standards:

  1. Must not smoke cigarettes or be around second-hand smoke
  2. Must not use marijuana in any form or be around second-hand smoke
  3. Must not use any type of illegal drugs
  4. Must not consume any alcohol
  5. Must not use any prescription or over-the-counter medication unless approved by OBGYN
  6. Must follow all doctor’s recommendations with respect to:
    • Foods that are safe to consume during pregnancy
    • Limitations on physical activity
    • Restrictions regarding travel, including locations where it is unsafe to travel during pregnancy
  7. Must not travel to any country or area identified by the CDC as being at risk of Zika infection (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/zika-travel-information)
  8. Must attend all prenatal and pregnancy-related medical appointments and follow all recommendations of treating physician
  9. Must not use a sauna, hot tub or steam room
  10. Must not change or have contact with cat litter
  11. Must not engage in dangerous or hazardous activities (i.e., rock climbing, sky diving, etc.)
  12. Must not obtain any tattoos or body piercings
  13. Must only engage in protected sexual contact
  14. Must maintain employment if health insurance coverage is provided through employment, or be willing to obtain COBRA or other independent health insurance coverage without surrogacy exclusion or pre-existing condition exclusion for ongoing pregnancy
  15. Must maintain a residence in New York, New Jersey or Vermont
  16. Must maintain regular communication with New York Surrogacy Center
  17. Must maintain regular communication with intended parents
  18. Must notify New York Surrogacy Center if there are any substantial or material changes to the information provided in your gestational carrier application
  1. Must be between the ages of 21 and 45
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
  3. Must reside in New York, New Jersey or Vermont
  4. Must have had at least one full term pregnancy (37 weeks) without significant complications
  5. Must not have had more than five prior deliveries
  6. Must not have had more than three C-sections
  7. Must not have had more than one miscarriage
  8. Must not have had more than one still birth
  9. Must be in good mental and physical health
  10. Must have a BMI below 35
  11. Must not have ever been diagnosed with Hepatitis B
  12. Must not have any STDs or HIV
  13. Must not have any unresolved or ongoing issues with eating disorders
  14. Must not have any prior issues with severe post-partum depression
  15. Must provide informed consent for surrogacy
  16. Must not routinely consume more than one alcoholic beverage per day
  17. Must be drug-free (including marijuana)
  18. Must not smoke cigarettes
  19. Must not have gotten a tattoo or body piercing with the last twelve months
  20. Must have no prior indicated findings of child abuse
  21. Must have no disqualifying criminal convictions
  22. Must not be on probation or parole
  23. Must not be a current victim of domestic violence
  24. Must have a stable family environment
  25. Must have the consent of spouse, if married
  26. Must not have travelled to any country or area identified by the CDC as being at risk for Zika infection within the last 12 months (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/zika-travel-information)
  27. Must be willing to submit to an HIV/STD screening, a comprehensive medical examination and a comprehensive mental health screening
NY Surrogacy Center - Pregnant Surrogate

Surrogates working with New York Surrogacy Center are also required to adhere to certain standards of conduct while pregnant to ensure the best possible chance of delivery of a healthy baby. Below are the required standards:

  1. Must not smoke cigarettes or be around second-hand smoke
  2. Must not use marijuana in any form or be around second-hand smoke
  3. Must not use any type of illegal drugs
  4. Must not consume any alcohol
  5. Must not use any prescription or over-the-counter medication unless approved by OBGYN
  6. Must follow all doctor’s recommendations with respect to:
    • Foods that are safe to consume during pregnancy
    • Limitations on physical activity
    • Restrictions regarding travel, including locations where it is unsafe to travel during pregnancy
  7. Must not travel to any country or area identified by the CDC as being at risk of Zika infection (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/zika-travel-information)
  8. Must attend all prenatal and pregnancy-related medical appointments and follow all recommendations of treating physician
  9. Must not use a sauna, hot tub or steam room
  10. Must not change or have contact with cat litter
  11. Must not engage in dangerous or hazardous activities (i.e., rock climbing, sky diving, etc.)
  12. Must not obtain any tattoos or body piercings
  13. Must only engage in protected sexual contact
  14. Must maintain employment if health insurance coverage is provided through employment, or be willing to obtain COBRA or other independent health insurance coverage without surrogacy exclusion or pre-existing condition exclusion for ongoing pregnancy
  15. Must maintain a residence in New York, New Jersey or Vermont
  16. Must maintain regular communication with New York Surrogacy Center
  17. Must maintain regular communication with intended parents
  18. Must notify New York Surrogacy Center if there are any substantial or material changes to the information provided in your gestational carrier application