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Surrogate Qualifications and Requirements

Your health is our primary concern, which is why you’ll take part in a thorough screening process.  In passing, you’ll know you’re an ideal candidate among the top five percent of applicants.

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Your Well-Being Is Our Top Priority

Our surrogacy requirements and qualifications are designed to make your surrogacy journey as healthy and positive as possible. If you’re considering surrogacy, please review the following criteria to determine if it is the right path for you.


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Requirements for Surrogacy

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U.S. Citizen

Surrogacy requires long-term residency or US citizenship due to the extensive nature of the medical and legal process.

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Healthy BMI

Maximum 32 to mitigate the risk of pregnancy complications.

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Healthy Pregnancy History

A history of at least one full-term, uncomplicated pregnancy and regular menstruation cycles.

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Age 21-42

At the time you are matched, you must be between these ages to lower chances of pregnancy risk.

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Healthy, Stable Lifestyle

That excludes psychiatric medications, drinking, smoking and drug consumption before and during the pregnancy. 

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Willing to take hormone injections and fertility medications consistently

Not using Depo-Provera

Strong support system of family and friends

Physically and psychologically healthy

Willing to allow intended parents to make medical decisions

Align with altruistic, humanitarian motivations

Regular menstrual cycles

Open to sharing the birthing experience and pregnancy with intended parents

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Change the Lives of Families Around the World

As a surrogate, you’re bringing the intended parent’s dreams to life. Many intended parents turn to surrogacy because they cannot conceive or carry a pregnancy to term by themselves, and you’re empowering them to realize their dreams of family. Read about one surrogate's journey with Hatch.

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Next Steps for Your Surrogacy Journey

Once you apply to our program and qualify for surrogacy, we will build a relationship together and get to know you. At Hatch, you’ll feel welcomed, supported, and loved every step of your surrogacy journey.

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Apply To Be a Surrogate

Join the most prestigious surrogacy program in the nation. With an unmatched network of surrogates and world-renowned fertility services at your side, change the lives of families globally. Share the power of parenthood and join the Hatch family today.

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Unparalleled Compensation

Receive one of the most comprehensive compensation packages in the field and enjoy gifts throughout the pregnancy to make your experience more comfortable, including in-house meals, comfort items, a $1,000 gift for your children’s education, and a post-pregnancy vacation for your family.

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Matching for the Perfect Social Fit

Your surrogate care coordinator will get to know you to understand who you are and what you’re looking for during this journey. We specialize in finding the perfect social fit between you and your recipient parents with the hope that you’ll form a special connection that may continue past your surrogacy.

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Welcome to a Nationwide Family of Surrogates

Since 1991, women like you who are seeking to help others create a family have come to Hatch’s surrogacy program. Join a like-minded community of strong women that believe in giving the gift of parenthood.


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Connect With Us

Have questions about further surrogate requirements or how to get started on your surrogacy journey? Our specialists are here to listen and guide you throughout this exciting time.