Can you be a surrogate if your tubes are tied?

Can you be a surrogate if your tubes are tied?

Lots of mothers choose to have their "tubes tied" or tubal ligation after they have delivered their last child. Many families choose this as their permanent form of birth control. Later in life, though, many women decide they want to start the journey of helping other couples become families and enter the world of surrogacy.

However,many wonder, "Can I be a surrogate if my tubes are tied?"

The answer at Shared Conception is, "Yes!"

Shared Conception only accepts gestational surrogates, so the intended parents' egg and sperm are used and not the surrogate's eggs. The surrogate is implanted with an embryo from the intended parents. Therefore, a gestational surrogate is not biologically related to the child she is carrying. A woman who has undergone tubal ligation is a wonderful candidate for our type of surrogacy.

Do you have questions or want to find out more about the process? We'd love to help answer any questions you may have.



3 comments (Add your own)

1. Roland wrote:
My partner and I went to the free legal clniic at the LGBT center in Manhattan because we are having children with our friend as the carrier. The lawyer told us it was impossible in the state of New York that she, has never heard of a couple succeeding with what we were trying to do (uncompensated carrier using an egg donor). We were really distraught and thought we might not be able to do it or would have to rent her an apartment in another state to get around the law when we found out that it is a common practice. In fact we have been to a fertility clniic in NYC to start this process and the Dr. has shown us pictures of kids born in that exact situation. There are lawyers that specialize in just this (search stork lawyer). I'm really surprised that a lawyer at the GLBT center who is supposed to be an expert on surrogacy would hand out such uninformed advice.

Fri, January 18, 2013 @ 9:16 AM

2. Holly wrote:
Can a woman become a surragate mother when her tubs are tied.

Thu, November 28, 2013 @ 8:29 AM

3. sharlene wrote:
I am 28 and have two kids 5and 3... i had my tubes tide wen i had my youngest. After that i started thinking about beeing a surrogate but didnt know if i could or not specially since i am hispanic ( puertorrican) and it migth sound bad to some but i would love to be able to do it for a non traditional family (gay). Im moving to florida wich i just learned is a sg friendly state so im exited about the possibility...but still have no clue how to get involved in this.

Tue, February 11, 2014 @ 2:31 PM

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