Who Can Possibly Be a Surrogate?
The ideal surrogate or gestational carrier should be a healthy woman in her prime years of giving birth (21-45). She should be able to hold the baby for 9 long months in her body to be able to deliver it well afterward.
It is also a good consideration that the surrogate mother also has a good support system and living situation to be able to handle the pregnancy. Moreover, she should not have more than five normal deliveries or two cesarean ones.
You can either find a surrogate mother that you know or you do not know. It is important to discuss these things with your partner before proceeding with anything involving the matter.
Do You Compensate Your Surrogate?
In general terms, the surrogate mother is often compensated for the time, effort, physical stress or difficulty, and even the emotional capacity to undergo the birthing process from start to finish.
However, there are those who do not expect anything in return. Thus, such concerns and conditions should be agreed upon before any treatment takes place.
Both parties should sign a binding contract to make things legal and valid.