Circle is proud to support women from Pennsylvania who want to become surrogate mothers. With the option to work with local intended parents and clinics, Pennsylvania is a great state to apply to become a gestational carrier!
In order to qualify to become a surrogate mother in Pennsylvania, 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.
- Work with intended parents and clinics local to your area, which helps reduce your travel. We have relationships with many clinics in the tri-state area.
- Gain an incredible sense of self-fulfillment from giving the greatest gift humanly possible to another family
- Exceptional Compensation and benefits - earn up to $60k!
- Work with a personal journey coordination team and licensed social worker
- Consult with your legal representation to guide you through the legal process
Pennsylvania statutes do not directly address surrogacy agreements, but a number of cases from the state's higher courts have treated surrogacy favorably. Establishing parentage for a surrogacy in Pennsylvania is typically done by way of a pre-birth order, which allows the surrogate and intended parents to complete all necessary paperwork and obtain the parentage order before the birth occurs. In general, the parties do not need to appear in court.