The qualifications for being a gestational surrogate vary by agency, but they involve things like:
Candidates must be between the ages of 19 and 36 years old. Again, the specific range varies by location.
They also have to have carried at least one pregnancy — without complications — to term but have fewer than five vaginal deliveries and two cesarean sections.
Surrogates must live in a supportive home environment, as confirmed by a home study. Drug and alcohol abuse are other considerations.
Additionally, potential surrogates must have a mental health screening, a complete physical — including screening for sexually transmitted infections