Circle Surrogacy is excited to start working with women from Washington state under the new law! Become a surrogate and change the lives of intended parents today.
Washington’s new statute (effecting January 1st, 2019) recognizes contracts for gestational and genetic surrogacy arrangements. The state’s comprehensive law protects the rights of the surrogate, the intended parents, the baby, and the donor (if one is needed).
Establishing parentage for surrogacy in Washington will be a seamless process for everyone involved. It is unclear whether any party will ever have to appear in court, and any party involved in the case can petition the court for the order declaring the intended parents’ parentage.
In order to qualify to become a surrogate in Washington, 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