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If you're looking to become a surrogate mother in Maine, you're in luck! Maine's surrogacy laws protect surrogate mothers and intended parents, making it a great state for surrogacy.
While surrogate mothers do not need to live close to their surrogacy agency, living in Maine as a gestational carrier provides women access to quality care at some of the world’s best medical centers in Boston. Plus, many of Circle's intended parents live in New York, Boston or in Europe, and as a result choose to work with IVF clinics in the Northeast. While this is not always the case, Maine surrogates may have less need for traveling to IVF clinic appointments.
In order to qualify to become a surrogate mother in the great state of Maine, women who apply to become gestational carriers must meet certain requirements:
- 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
- Work with intended parents and clinics in the Northeast, which helps reduce your travel.
- 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