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Becoming a gestational surrogate, and what to expect from the top agencies in 2024

Emma Harpham, in partnership with Pinnacle Surrogacy  |   13 Jun 2024

3 things to note before becoming a gestational surrogate

Are you considering becoming a surrogate in 2024? Perhaps you’re thinking about working with a gestational carrier to build your family?

Join us as we sit down with Christian Fountain, Surrogate Intake Coordinator at Pinnacle Surrogacy, to explore the requirements and what you can expect from the top agencies.

Whether you’re curious about the process or ready to take the next step, every coordinator at Pinnacle has been a surrogate previously, so you’re in the most experienced and empathetic hands, at every stage.

Watch as we discuss the essential requirements for surrogates, the comprehensive support Pinnacle Surrogacy provides to both intended parents and surrogates, and the unique post-birth relationships that often develop.

What are the requirements for becoming a gestational surrogate?

Becoming a gestational surrogate requires a specific vetting process. Christian explains;

  • You’ve got to have given birth before.
  • You should be raising at least one child and have a clean pregnancy history.
  • You should be between 21 and 39.
  • Make sure you’re in good health overall.
  • Have a clean criminal background.
  • Oh, and be a US citizen or permanent resident.

If you’re looking to become a surrogate, skip to Pinnacle Surrogacy’s support hub. You’ll find the application right up top, plus lots of information on the screening process, and more.

What support do you provide to intended parents and surrogates?

Christian shares;

“For intended parents, we try to get them matched with a perfect surrogate that fits their wants and needs.

For surrogates, we like to give them a place to talk and let us know how they’re feeling, and be that extra level of support they need throughout the journey.”

Pinnacle Surrogacy hand-pick and match intended parents to their surrogates, based on their preferences and needs.

What kinds of post-birth relationships have you seen?

Christian explains;

“We see all types of intended parent and surrogate relationships after the delivery;

  • Some go their separate ways after delivery and not stay in contact.
  • We see relationships that result in keeping in contact, sending updates, pictures, maybe even becoming Facebook friends.
  • We see intended parent wanting to use the surrogate again for a sibling journey.
  • And we have surrogates that will even pump for their intended parents.”

Keen to connect with Pinnacle Surrogacy? Whether you’re looking to become a surrogate or find a surrogate, their team are on-hand to support your journey, and get the ball rolling.

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