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Join as a Surrogate

Criteria for Surrogates


Surrogates must be a minimum of 21 years old if they already have children.  Childfree applicants must be a minimum of 25 years old. There is no maximum age limit for surrogates, however you must be eligible to be treated by a fertility clinic. Criteria for host surrogacy can differ from clinic to clinic, however some UK clinics are happy to treat surrogates in their mid to late 40s.

Medical Health

Surrogates must be healthy enough to carry a pregnancy. GP reports are obtained during the application process however, if you have a medical condition, please do speak to us as it may not hinder your application.


Surrogates should have a healthy BMI and be eligible to be treated by a fertility clinic. As such a surrogate’s BMI should ideally be no higher than 35. If you feel your BMI may hinder your application, please speak to us and we can give you more information as to your options.


Surrogates must be resident in the UK.

How to become a surrogate with Surrogacy UK:

Step One

Complete an application form to join SurrogacyUK. Membership for surrogates is free.

Step Two

Upon receiving your application form, our Surrogate Application Manager will send you a list of documents that are needed to process your application.

All surrogate applicants will need to return our Health & Wellness report which is to be completed by themselves and their GP and a recent DBS check. SurrogacyUK will pay for these checks.

Our administrator will send you a Health and Wellness form, and details of how to apply for a DBS check.

Step Three

Have a Membership Advisory session with SurrogacyUK. This is your chance to ask any questions and learn about surrogacy with SurrogacyUK.