Surrogacy-Friendly States in the US
In the United States, surrogacy is legal in many states, but a few don’t allow it. If you are considering OK surrogacy, it is important that you understand what states will allow you to become a surrogate mother without legal issues or laws preventing surrogacy. Since surrogacy is such a unique process that can become complicated rather quickly, understanding the process before you begin is very important for potential surrogate mothers, if you are considering becoming a surrogate mother, you should be aware of the states that allow surrogacy. Here is Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma’s list of surrogacy-friendly states in the United States.
States That Allow Surrogacy
Michigan, Louisiana, and Nebraska are the only states that truly don’t allow surrogacy. If you live in any state other than these states, you have some chance of pursuing surrogacy. However, some states are more friendly towards surrogacy than others. If you live in Oklahoma, the good news is that Oklahoma is generally a surrogacy-friendly state. It may be a little more complicated to carry out a surrogacy case in Oklahoma than in a state like Colorado or Nevada, but there is no need for concern. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma is an agency that exists to guide surrogate mothers through the process and prevent confusion. Connecting with a good surrogacy agency will be essential for a smooth surrogacy process.
In general, the guidelines for becoming a surrogate are the same in each state since the American Society of Reproductive Medicine has established them. If you were wondering if becoming a surrogate mother is easier in other states, the answer is probably not. It is important that all surrogate mothers are in top condition to protect the baby’s life, the health of the surrogate mother, and the emotions of the intended parents.
How Do I Begin the Surrogacy Process in Oklahoma?
To become a surrogate mother in Oklahoma, your first step will be to apply. Before you apply, make sure you fulfill the requirements to become a surrogate mother. If you fail to meet the qualifications listed on Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma’s website, your application will not be accepted. There are quite a few requirements that surrogate mothers must fulfill, but a few of them are listed below:
- Must be between the ages 21-39
- Must have experience with a previous pregnancy
- Must be currently parenting a child
- Must be free from mental health issues
If your application is submitted, you will undergo a mental and physical health screening and a background check. These steps are important to ensure that you are the type of woman that is capable of being a surrogate mother. You will meet with a fertility expert who will assess your physical health and a mental health specialist to confirm that you are mentally able to undergo the challenges of surrogacy. When you undergo a background check, if a criminal history is uncovered, you will not be able to continue with the surrogacy process.
Once you become a surrogate mother, you will be matched with a set of intended parents. Once you compose an agreement that will work out the specifics of your surrogacy situation, you will go to the fertility clinic and undergo the embryo transfer. Once you are successfully impregnated, your job will be to wait until your time to give birth.
How Do I Start This Process?
If you want to become a surrogate mother in Oklahoma, reach out to Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma. Our staff will assist you as you begin your application and clarify anything that still may be unclear.
Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma is a surrogacy and adoption agency, licensed by the state of Oklahoma and a leader in the community. We assist both intended parents and gestational carriers (surrogates). Our staff members are committed to providing an ethical, empowering, and personalized experience to all involved in the surrogacy process.
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