What’re Circle Surrogacy’s demands for surrogates?
Surrogate applicants that are successful:
Have delivered a child of their own
Do not participate in certain government aid systems including welfare cash assistance, public housing or section 8
(In a few instances, BMI between 33-35 is okay.) Calculate My BMI.
Live in a surrogate-friendly state in America (we are extremely sorry but we cannot accept gestational carriers who reside in Washington, D.C., Washington, Nebraska, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, New Jersey)
Have the support of friends and family
Do not use illegal drugs, smoke cigarettes, or abuse alcohol
Girls with IUDs, contraceptive implants, or who have had the Depo Provera shot are welcome to use but must not be unwilling to have their IUDs removed before a transfer, and should understand they might be put on hold temporarily. We’re not able to admit women who’ve had the Essure procedure.
Can I still be a gestational carrier?
Absolutely. Getting your tubes tied will not affect your ability to be a surrogate that is successful.
Do I have to get insurance which will insure surrogacy?
Nope! If you have medical insurance coverage, we will have a look at the program to see if it is likely to cover surrogacy. If so, maybe you are entitled to a higher base fee. But should you not have insurance, no stresses. We are going to find an idea that will cover you along with your planned parents will pay any costs that are related.
I’m presently registered in a government aid program. Can I be a surrogate?
We are unable to accept applicants that are registered in some specific government programs, including cash aid, welfare, public housing, and Section 8 housing. The income requirements for these programs are generally stricter than other programs, such as food stamps, WIC, and subsidized childcare. Compensations received as a gestational surrogate could potentially make you ineligible for certain benefits, while you’re acting. Circle will contemplate any government programs in which you’re registered when reviewing your application.
Exactly why is BMI so important?
BMI guidelines are determined by the IVF practices. For surrogate mothers whose BMI is between 28-35, we require documentation that checks your current BMI. The BMI requirements are established for health reasons, but in addition to make sure that you’ll respond appropriately to the drugs essential for this particular method. To learn more about about the significance of BMI, just click here.
How long do I have to wait after my last delivery before I can become a surrogate?
According to guidelines establish byfertility clinics, we can just work with surrogates 3 months after a delivery by C-section after 6 months or a vaginaldelivery.
I’m currently breastfeeding. May I still use to become a surrogate?
Yes! It is possible to apply to become a surrogate but have at least two regular menstrual cycles ahead of your embryo transfer can happen and you will need certainly to stop breastfeeding before your medical screening.
Do I’ve to hold back to move forward with my surrogacy if I want to discontinue breastfeeding?
It is generally recommended that a gestational surrogate who is breastfeeding cease doing so at least one month before experiencing an IVF treatment cycle whereby an embryo is transferred into her uterus.
The process of breastfeeding causes the secretion of certain hormones, including prolactin and oxytocin. Prolactin induces lack of periods and ovulation, or amenorrhea. Although we don’t have strong data additionally, raised levels of prolactin related to breastfeeding may have a deleterious influence on implantation.
Finally, the hormone oxytocin, released as a consequence of breastfeeding, causes when an embryo is wanting to attach to the lining of the uterus, uterine contractions, which then may be damaging to the implantation procedure. Read more about why you’ll need to be placedon hold while you’re breastfeeding.
I am 42 years old. I just had a baby this past year.
Age limits are determined by the IVF clinics. Because of fluctuating hormones and the increased health risks to you personally as well as the baby/ies, the age limit is no higher than 42 years of age. Only for girls who’ve been surrogate mothers lately, although on occasion, we make exceptions. If it applies to you, please email us.
I needed to take anti-depressants subsequent to the birth of my last baby for postpartum depression. May I still be a surrogate mother?
At this time we are not able to accept applicants who have experienced postpartum depression that they were prescribed anti depressants after numerous prior deliveries their newest delivery, or all prior deliveries.
I’ve been prescribed anti-depressants previously.
In many cases, supporting documentation may be required by us from a prescribing doctor, prescription refill history, in addition to other documentation.
With my being a surrogate, my significant other does not appear. Can I still move?
We’re sorry but we require that all surrogates and egg donors in our program have the total support of the husband or partner. In the event you are not married, you must have a support person in position that will assist you in case of an urgent situation.
If I have a sexually-transmitted disease/infection (STI/STD), can I still be a carrier?
Some STIs/STDs will disqualify you. HIV and Hepatitis (or any others that could be conveyed to your fetus/infant) would disqualify you, whereas others, such as genital warts and genital herpes, may not. Take note that should you be experiencing an outbreak of genital herpes close to delivery we would request that there is a C-section and follow the recommendations of your primary obstetrician.
I’m currently pregnant. Can I be a surrogate mother to the child I’m carrying?
You cannot be a surrogate mother to some child as their very own genetic material is normally contributed by planned parents to children born through surrogacy, you’re now carrying, and the surrogacy procedure requires a fantastic deal of planning before you become pregnant. Nevertheless, you could consider adoption as a substitute. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our office and contact information can be provided by us for an adoption agency or lawyer near you.
I don’t believe in abortion or selective reduction for virtually any reason. Should I apply?
We do sometimes have couples who share these beliefs, nevertheless as most of our parents that are intended finally desire the selection to make decisions about their own family it’s an uncommon occurrence.