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Gestational Carrier Requirements and Qualifications

Please read through the requirements and qualifications for those interested in becoming gestational carriers with Queer Surrogacy. The screening criteria guide us to ensure healthy pregnancies, deliveries, and overall experiences between gestational carriers, babies, and their intended parent(s). 

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  • Identify as LGBTQ+

  • Be between 21-39 years of age

  • Currently raising at least one of their children in the home

  • Have completed at least one full-term, uncomplicated pregnancy and birth, with documented medical records

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Lifestyle & Support

  • Have the ability to travel to a fertility clinic for the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) process as needed

  • Have the help and support of family. If married or partnered, have support from a partner or spouse.


  • Have no felony convictions and can pass a background check and drug screening. If in a relationship, a partner or spouse must be willing to undergo a background check and drug screening.

  • Reside in the United States in a surrogate-friendly state (unfortunately, we cannot accept gestational carriers who reside in Nebraska, Louisiana, Michigan, or outside the US).​

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  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of no higher than 32; some exceptions apply

  • Have had 5 or fewer previous deliveries and 2 or fewer c-sections

  • Have no sexually-transmitted diseases

  • No illegal drug use or alcohol abuse. No cigarette smokers

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  • Not participate in government aid programs such as cash assistance, welfare, public housing, and section 8. All other forms of government assistance are to be considered case-by-case.

  • Have a dependable income either on your own or with a partner.

We understand the requirements and qualifications can seem overwhelming, but our screening criteria are consistent with fertility clinics and The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Most important to us is the overall health of our gestational carriers. We seek to ensure a healthy journey for our surrogates, the babies they carry, and all intended parents.


Ready to help grow a family? 

Queer Surrogacy provides a comfortable and welcoming screening and application process. Our goal is to celebrate our LGBTQ+ applicants while getting to know them in an open and loving environment.


Come as you are!

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