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Age Limit on Being a Surrogate Mother

by Sara
(Ohio)

Is there age limit to be a surrgant? I have visited a practice in Ohio and they would not accept because of my age? or is this just a preference due to there practice.

Reply by Rayven

You didn't mention how old you were.

Surrogates need to be at least 21 years old. As to an upper age limit, it will vary by the agency, clinic and intended parents. The general rule of thumb is that a surrogate should be under 40 unless she has had a baby in the last 1-2 years.

Again, this is a general rule, as there are no actual upper limits industry wide. It simply depends on the situation. I knew a surrogate who was 44 and delivered triplets, so you never know.

Best wishes!

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Aug 12, 2013
59 year old mom would like to be surrogate for daughter NEW
by: Anonymous

My daughter and son-in-law just lost their two invitro-fertilized embryos after many miscarriages. I am 58, almost 59 and in good health. Would I be a good candidate for becoming a surrogate for my daughter?

Nov 13, 2011
PLEASE ADVICE NEW
by: Golden Mother

My daughter is under treatment of epilepsy.Both the coupe are otherwise healthy. To avoid complication, as she would be under Sodim valporate, hence they are opting for the help of a sarogate mother. I will turn 62 soon but I'm in excellent health..exercise..my weight is low...but of course I'm post menopausal (age 50-52 I stopped menses). Just wondering if I could still be a surrogate for my daughter?

Oct 05, 2011
Mothers Helping Daughters
by: Rayven from Information on Surrogacy

There is always an exception in surrogacy. And mothers helping daughters is one of them. For the woman who posted directly before this post, if you are in good health and your doctor has cleared it, you could act as a gestational surrogate mother for your daughter, even if you are post-menopausal. Its quite common.

Oct 05, 2011
How old is too old?
by: Anonymous

My daughter has polycystic Ovary syndrome and is having trouble with fertility. She finally did get pregnant and today learned the fetus died at 8 weeks. I will turn 64 soon but I'm in excellent health..exercise..my weight is low...but of course I'm post menopausal (age 59 I stopped menses). Just wondering if I could still be a surrogate for my daughter?

Aug 10, 2011
To old to be a Surrogate??
by: Anonymous

Would love to be a surrogate but my age off 44 years along with my financial status seem to hinder my efforts.

Mar 23, 2011
Can i be a surrogate?
by: Anonymous

I am 18. I have a son of my own and I would like to be a surrogate for my god mother... If we didn't use an agency could I do it for her?

Mar 23, 2011
Can i be a surrogate?
by: Anonymous

I am 18. I have a son of my own and I would like to be a surrogate for my god mother... If we didn't use an agency could I do it for her?

Mar 22, 2011
surogate mother
by: Anonymous

I am 23 years old and already have 3 children age five and under, would i be considored a good candidate to be a surrogate mother?.


Apr 05, 2010
55 too old?
by: Rayven from Information on Surrogacy

If your wife is a surrogate mother for her daughter, and is healthy, she should be eligible to do it. It doesn't matter if your wife has passed menopause.

Apr 05, 2010
is 55 too old
by: Anonymous

My daughter can not have a child because of a heart condition. My wife is 55, in good health, two adult children. Is she too old to have the child for my daughter.

Jan 26, 2010
It depends....
by: Rayven from Information on Surrogacy

You didn't mention if you had had any children of your own. If not, then absolutely no, you would not be eligible to become a surrogate.

I believe that NY is one of the states that doesn't care for surrogacy (I could be wrong; hard to keep up with all the states) and in that case, you'd have to find another state to deliver in no matter what your age.

But 21 is pretty much the norm in most states. You could call around to attorneys in surrounding states.

This isn't an agency vs intended parents issue; its a legal one (the minimum age being 21, that is).

Best wishes!

Jan 26, 2010
Age limit??
by: Anonymous

I'm only 18, but I know for a fact that i want to be a surrogate to help others that can't have children. I live in NY, do you think that if I found a family and we did not go through an agency that it would be alright?

Jan 26, 2009
35??!!
by: Rayven from Information on Surrogacy

They think you're too old at 35?? Insane.

Try another agency and you should be fine.

Jan 26, 2009
REPLY TO AGE LIMIT
by: Sara

Thank you for your quick response. I now believe its due to the Agency that I went too. This really makes me feel better, I was really discouraged after they said I was to old to participate. I am "35" and had two very healthy natural pregancy's.

Thanks Agian.



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