• 2950 North Loop West
    Suite 500
    Houston, TX 77092
  • 713.952.4772
  • Mon – Thur  |  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (CST)

  • Friday  |  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (CST)


Qualifications To Be A Surrogate

SSA is one of the premier surrogacy and egg donation agencies in the U.S. With 25 years in business, our caring and experienced staff of licensed professionals will guide you through every step of your surrogacy journey. Giving the gift of a child to an infertile couple can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.

We have clients available for immediate matches.


  • Healthy female between the ages of 21-39 with regular menstrual cycles

  • Typically a Body Mass Index (BMI) of under 30. Calculate my BMI here.
  • U.S. citizen or valid U.S. Permanent Resident living in the U.S.

  • Parent with at least one successful live birth, no complications

  • Non-smoker and living in non-smoking household

  • Non-drug user or alcohol abuser

  • Not currently on medications for mental illness (such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders)   and no history of mental illness (such as Bi-polar disorder, Schizophrenia, anxiety, personality disorders)

  • Financially stable and not receiving government financial assistance for herself

  • Valid driver’s license or state issued identification. Must have her own car or reliable transportation

  • No prior felonies, including spouse/partner

Contraception: Applicants with IUDs, contraceptive implants, or taking Depo-Provera shots may apply but must agree to have the IUD or implants removed before an embryo transfer. Applicants using these types of contraception will usually be placed on temporary hold until medically cleared. Unfortunately, we cannot accept those with the Essure implant into our program.

SSA offers the top financial benefits package in the industry. You will receive financial compensation for carrying the pregnancy and for the time, inconvenience, and risks involved. We offer first-time surrogates base compensation of $40,000 plus a monthly expense allowance and benefits package that can bring your total compensation to $45,000+. You will be reimbursed for all medical, travel, lost wages and other expenses. Health insurance will be provided if you are not already covered. Experienced surrogates are usually paid $5,000 more – the amount depends on a variety of factors.