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How to become a surrogate mother in California

Here is everything you need to know to apply to become a surrogate mother in California. Circle works with gestational carriers from all over California, from Los Angeles to San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego and everywhere in between. California is a great place to live if you're interested in becoming a surrogate.

 California women make amazing surrogate mothers.

California women make amazing surrogate mothers.

If you're wondering what type of women in California apply to become surrogate mothers, we can tell you that they are generous, adventurous and kind. They come from all different backgrounds and jobs. They are passionate about their families. They are fearless and giving.

They are just like you.
 Surrogate mother requirements in California.

Surrogate mother requirements in California.

If you're thinking about applying to become a surrogate mother in California, here is a list of surrogate requirements that you must meet:

β€’ Has delivered a child of their own, and is currently parenting at least one child.
β€’ Has had uncomplicated pregnancies and deliveries, as documented by medical records.
β€’ Is between 21-41 years of age.
β€’ Typically has a Body Mass Index (BMI) of no higher than 33. Calculate My BMI.
β€’ Is a citizen, legal resident or legal immigrant of the United States. If a surrogate is a legal resident or legal immigrant of the United States, the surrogate must be able to provide documentation that is valid for at least 2 years.
β€’ Does not participate in the following government aid programs: cash assistance, welfare, public housing and section 8. All other forms of government assistance will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

3 benefits to being a surrogate mother in California

1. Location, location, location!

Surrogate mothers from California are in a geographically favorable position. Circle works with intended parents on the west coast, or in Asia, and as a result choose to work with IVF clinics in California. California surrogate moms tend to have less need for traveling to IVF clinic appointments.

California Surrogacy Laws

2. Exceptional surrogate pay in California.

Women from California can earn up to $60,000 as a gestational carrier. Surrogate mother compensation and full benefits include a base fee compensation, plus additional payments for all travel, maternity clothing, housekeeping and monthly miscellaneous expenses that you can use how you see fit.

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3. You will give the ultimate gift: parenthood.

Becoming a surrogate in California is an empowering experience. You will be responsible for changing the lives of intended parents by giving them the greatest gift humanly possible. Many of our surrogates build life-long relationships with their intended parents, and they consider each other family.

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Questions about becoming a surrogate?

We're happy to answer them! With almost 25 years of supporting women on their surrogacy journeys, we've almost gotten every question out there!