Intended Parent Qualifications
Raising a child is one of the most wonderful experiences in life, bringing fulfillment and joy to all members of a family. However, 1 out of 6 Canadian couples struggles with infertility or other factors beyond their control to grow their family. Intended Parents who are seeking Surrogacy in Canada Online consulting services must meet the following basic qualifications:
- Have a general understanding of the surrogacy process.
- Be in a stable living arrangement.
- Have the support your spouse/partner (when applicable) or close friends and family.
- Do not use illegal drugs or abuse alcohol.
- Must not be pursuing vanity surrogacy.
- Must be committed to building a respectful and honest relationship with your surrogate mother.
- Must be aligned with Surrogacy in Canada Online's values.
- Must be financially stable and able to afford the cost of surrogacy.
- Must be prepared to travel to visit your surrogate mother and attend your child's birth.
- Willing to undergo a criminal background check
- Willing to undergo psychological and medical assessments.
- Willing to follow medical protocols.
- Respectful attitude toward your surrogate mother and her time and commitment.
- Emotionally and psychologically committed to this process and supporting your surrogate mother.
- Be willing and prepared to have open and honest conversations.
- Prepared to have honest and open communications with your child about the origins/circumstances of conception/birth.
- Be excited and enthusiastic! This process will be one of the most meaningful events in your life.
Here are some of the reasons intended parents may need a surrogate to build their family:
- Loss of fertility due to hysterectomy or cancer.
- Required medications that could prevent a healthy pregnancy or baby.
- Reproductive conditions such as fibroids, absence of a uterus, endometriosis, PCOS, or other gynecological issues.
- Sexual orientation; LGBTQ intended parents.
- Chronic pregnancy loss or unexplained infertility.
- Age factors.
- Relationship status.
- HIV+ risk factors.
- Carriers of hereditary genetic diseases such as kidney disease, diabetes, heart disease, or hypertension that could prevent a health pregnancy or baby.