A gestational surrogate mother is a woman who agrees to carry a pregnancy that she is not genetically related to in order to give birth to a baby for another woman or couple. To fit the potential surrogate mother’s requirements, you are to be a healthy, not addicted to drug or alcohol, must be between the ages of 21 and 40.
You are expected to have carried at least one baby of your own to term successfully. To enroll for the programme, you will need to have recently done tests for HIV 1 & 2, HEPATITIS B & C, VDRL Blood group and genotype. You also must be willing to undergo some extensive medical testing, psychological counselling, and take fertility drugs, as the surrogacy process would require.
You will also have to think over the fact that becoming a gestational surrogate mother, who will be carrying a child who will not be biologically connected to you, means you will have to be able to relinquish all rights under legal agreement to the commissioning genetic parents at delivery.