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September 15th, 2009, 12:32 AM
Join Date: Aug 2009
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I've been thinking lately and I'd really like to do a gestational surrogacy. That way I wouldn't be biologically attached to the child. My good friend has some trouble conceiving and if she can't I'd like to do it for her. We've never really discussed it seriously, just joked around about it. But it seemed like a good idea on both our parts.

HOWEVER, I know that the age to be a surrogate is 21, and I'm 18. Would it be possible for me to be a surrogate if she asks me personally? Or would there be laws against that? Googled it but didn't find anything. =/ I have a son, my pregnancy went perfectly, and I'm healthy non-drinker/smoker/drug user. Anyone know anything about this?
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December 31st, 2009, 09:18 AM
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I realize this was posted a while back but I just wanted to answer it in case somebody else had the same question.

As far as I know, there are not laws about the min. age for surrogacy (it may be governed in some states, though) but you would need to be at least the age of majority in your place of residence to enter into a legally binding contract.

If you go through an agency there may be age restrictions depending on the agency, as well as restrictions at the clinic but those vary from agency to agency and clinic to clinic.
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December 31st, 2009, 10:33 AM
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I agree that since you are over 18 there would not be anything illegal about it and since you are considering doing it for you BF then you wouldn't have to worry about agency restrictions BUT you would have to meet the clinics requirements so I think that would be the part you need to look into.
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