Becoming a surrogate mother

There is no such thing as a typical surrogacy journey. Though the steps along the way may seem similar, every surrogacy case holds its own unique qualities that make gestational surrogacy a largely bespoke process.

With this in mind, we at Sunny Day Surrogacy approach each case with an open mind, both leveraging wisdom from our own personal surrogacy journey as well as consulting expert advice relevant to the intended parents.

We are with you from the first step and work to ensure that all details and idiosyncrasies are identified, understood and addressed, leaving intended parents to focus on what really matters: their new baby.

Who is a surrogate mother?

A surrogate mother is a woman who carries a pregnancy and gives birth to a child on behalf of another person or couple. The intended parents may seek the help of a surrogate mother when they are unable to carry a pregnancy themselves due to various reasons such as infertility, medical conditions, or other reasons, and often same-sex couples will look to surrogacy as a path toward starting a family.

There are two types of surrogacy: gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy. In gestational surrogacy, the surrogate mother carries a fertilized egg that has been created through in vitro fertilization (IVF), using the intended mother’s egg or a donor egg, and the intended father’s sperm or donor sperm. The surrogate mother is not genetically related to the child. In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate mother’s own eggs are used. At Sunny Day Surrogacy, we only work with gestational surrogacy cases.

We work to match qualified surrogates who are excited to help others’ dreams of becoming parents a reality. The team at Sunny Day Surrogacy Consultants will be there every step of the way, offering our support through the fertilisation, birth and exit processes.

Would you be a good surrogate?

At Sunny Day Surrogacy, we are committed to ensuring the health, safety and well being of everyone involved in a surrogate birth is at the core of each case. We carefully interview and fully vet our intended parents as well as potential surrogates before facilitating any surrogacy arrangement, then work to match intended parents and surrogates whose personalities, needs and expectations are a fit.

Surrogate Mother Requirements

  1. Single (unmarried or divorced)

  2. Between the ages of 21 and 40 years old

  3. Pior Birth: Surrogate mother candidates must have at least one child of her own that she is currently raising.

  4. History of Healthy Pregnancy: Successful candidates will not have had any serious medical conditions during pregnancy or delivery.

  5. Medical Screening: a surrogacy candidate will undergo a series of medical tests to confirm that she is fit to serve as a surrogate mother

  6. Psychological Screening: Confirmation that the surrogate mother is psychologically prepared for the journey is paramount to a safe and healthy pregnancy

  7. Criminal Background Checks

  8. History of Surrogacy: Surrogate mothers who have performed as surrogates more than three times will not be considered

  9. Willingness to reside in Cyprus for initial medical treatment, birth and exit processes: Surrogate mothers are required to come to Cyprus for medical treatment before embryos are transferred and at the start of the third trimester until birth. Understanding and accommodating for these short-term relocation demands is essential.