How to Become a Surrogate

become a surrogate in illinoisThank you for your interest in becoming a gestational surrogate with Heartland Surrogacy. We are committed to making this a wonderful and rewarding experience for you. We provide our carriers with support, mentoring, and direction, and ensure they are properly compensated for their invaluable service.
Our gestational surrogates share our company values of health, family, and service. We accept applications based on the requirements below. If you feel that you meet this criteria, we encourage you to fill out an application. Feel free to contact us with any questions regarding the program or becoming a surrogate.

Gestational Surrogate Requirements

You may be eligible to be a Heartland Surrogate if you:
  • are 21-39 years old and reside in the Heartland (Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota, Wisconsin) or the West Coast (Oregon, California). 
  • have a healthy height/weight proportion and have not had gastric bypass surgery
  • have given birth to and are parenting at least one child
  • have a history of healthy, non-complicated pregnancy and delivery
  • have had no more than 3 cesarean sections
  • are a non-smoker (for at least 6 months) and are living in a non-smoking home
  • have no history of criminal activity and you (and your partner, if applicable) agree to criminal background checks
  • have a stable, responsible lifestyle and are financially sound with no government assistance

Note: If you are not comfortable allowing the intended parents to make decisions about termination and reduction, please contact us about availability before applying. 

At Heartland Surrogacy, our role is to match you with intended parents that share your goals and expectations, guide you through the logistics of the medical process, and advise you on completing the necessary paperwork. To begin your journey with us, complete a surrogate application and send it to Please contact us if you need further assistance.