Surrogate Criteria

It takes a very special woman to become a Surrogate – it isn’t something that just everyone can do. In order to be a Surrogate, there are some requirements that the woman needs to reach. These requirements were set forth in order to keep the Surrogate healthy and ensure that the baby will grow in a hospitable environment. Many of these requirements have to do with internal health, though there are some that have to do with external factors. These requirements have been honed with years of experience in finding women who enjoy being Surrogates and building hundreds of families.

Remember that surrogacy is a true act of service and generosity – but there will be a physical toll on you as well. If you wish to be a surrogate but do not fit the requirements, there may be ways to get you where you need to be in order to give this beautiful gift.

To learn more about our Surrogacy Program, please navigate the left side of this page. For more about the surrogacy requirements, continue reading on this page. To apply to become a Surrogate, please register on the right side of this page and you will be taken to our online application.

Please feel free to contact us at 866-344-8662 if you have any questions! We would be happy to speak with you!

Basic Requirements To Become A Surrogate

The first step is for you to meet the following minimum requirements:

– You must be between 21 and 37 years old

– You must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder

– You must be a non-smoker, and drug and alcohol free (you will be tested)

– You must have given birth and are raising or raised a child

– You must have had complication-free pregnancies and deliveries

– You must have access to reliable transportation

– You must not be receiving any form of Government assistance.

– You must be height/weight appropriate with a Body Mass Index (BMI) no higher than 30 (See BMI table and find your score)

Remember that these requirements have been put in place to keep you and the baby healthy. Your mental, physical, and emotional health are at the center of our focus. If you do not meet some of these requirements, we will work with you to get you where you need to be in some cases. We can give you resources or tips to meet some of the criteria.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to our team or to peruse our website for more information.

For More Information About Becoming A Surrogate, Contact Us Today

If you are interested in becoming a Surrogate, know that you should work with an agency that can ensure you are protected. EDSI (Egg Donor & Surrogacy Institute) is a leading surrogacy agency in Los Angeles, California. Our team has worked to build hundreds of families and has helped bring over 1,000 babies into families since 2002. Our focus is to make the surrogacy process one that is comfortable and safe for everyone involved, especially the Surrogate. We have a firm belief that everyone who wants to become a parent should become one. However, we can only do so much. We need Surrogates who are willing to help us get there. The women who work with us as Surrogates come from all walks of life. Many will work with us more than once. However, we only work with those who meet our requirements. Some of these requirements are in-house, but many come from national standards.

Apart from payment, many Surrogates find that the experience is one that is unique and irreplicable in their lives. If they don’t fit the requirements a second time, they will work until they are able to do it. We know that the surrogacy process is one that is confusing and overwhelming – but it is also life-changing and heartwarming. Our qualified, dedicated, and caring staff is here for you on all matters, not just when you are a Surrogate – you will be taken care of by everyone involved in the process, including all caseworkers and medical professionals. We will work with you afterward to ensure that you heal.

If you want to be a Surrogate, contact us today to find out more information. Or, you can fill out the form on this page to get started now.


Egg Donor and Surrogacy Institute (EDSI)
8624 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(866) 344-3662