If you're looking to become a surrogate in North Carolina, Circle Surrogacy has worked with many women from NC on surrogacy journeys. The courts are generally favorable to gestational surrogacy, having had a long history of successful surrogacy arrangements.
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North Carolina appears to be moving along the same progressive timeline as many other states, recently proposing a favorable surrogacy statute. If passed, gestational surrogacy agreements would be officially recognized by North Carolina: “The consideration, if any, paid to a gestational carrier shall be reasonable and negotiated in good faith between the parties. Compensation may not be conditioned upon the health or characteristics of any fetus, embryo, or child produced as the result of assisted reproduction.”
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