Circle is proud to work with surrogate mothers from Missouri. It's a favorable state for surrogacy arrangements because it does not have any laws prohibiting surrogacy.
When it comes to the transferring of parental rights from the surrogate mother to the intended parent(s), for the most part, the process is a smooth one. While the state of Missouri allows pre-birth hearings, court orders cannot be completed until after a child is born through surrogacy. The parties usually have to attend a hearing with local counsel.
In order to qualify to become a surrogate, here are some requirements an applicant must meet:
- Has delivered a child of their own, and is currently parenting at least one child.
- Has had uncomplicated pregnancies and deliveries, as documented by medical records.
- Is between 21-41 years of age.
- Typically has a Body Mass Index (BMI) of no higher than 33. Calculate My BMI.
- 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.
- 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.
- Gain an incredible sense of self-fulfillment from giving the greatest gift humanly possible to another family
- Exceptional Compensation and benefits
- Work with a personal journey coordination team and licensed social worker
- Consult with your legal representation to guide you through the legal process