All SSA surrogates undergo an extensive multi-level screening based on both objective and subjective standards to meet our proprietary criteria developed over many years of experience. This includes an initial phone screening, formal application process, clinical psychological interview, completion of the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) psychological test, criminal background check by licensed private investigator on both the surrogate and her partner, and a home visit to the surrogate’s house by our home visit counselor. Surrogates are evaluated on factors such as emotional stability, life stability, available support systems and proper motivation.