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.

56 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

4. Vanessa ratzlaff wrote:
Interested in becoming a surrogate mother. I have 4 healthy happy boys. Please contact me with more information.

Tue, May 13, 2014 @ 10:27 PM

5. zulma wrote:
I have my tubs tied and will like surrogate mom how old is to old to do this

Thu, June 5, 2014 @ 11:22 AM

6. linda bates wrote:
I had tubes cut tied n burned I wonna become a surrogate mom i am wanting to help fathers have a family can some one plz help me to become a surrogate mom e-mail me

Wed, June 11, 2014 @ 9:09 PM

7. linda bates wrote:
I have four healthy kids I'm wanting to help creat families plz e-mail me

Wed, June 11, 2014 @ 9:12 PM

8. Kirstein K. wrote:
Hi, I'm 25, I have agirl(3yrs) & 2 boys (2yrs&2mths) however, my oldest sister can't have kids, I have always told I would b her surrogate, but then got my tubes tied after my last. I kno it's possible to still be a surrogate. how does it work

Sun, June 22, 2014 @ 9:02 AM

9. D'Lisa K wrote:
i am a healthy 51 yr old and i luv'd being pregnant and had a wonderful pregnancy i had a wonderful son that is going to be 27 in feb. infact im a grandmother of 2 precious gorgeous granddaughters...i didnt know this was possible till i just started investigating this was possible...i didnt think it was possible i would luv to help *smiles*....please let me know if i am a canidate....ive no health problems

Thu, December 25, 2014 @ 2:56 AM

10. Crystal Gullett wrote:
I just turned 48. I had my tubes tied after the birth of my daughter. She is now 16. I have a 28 year old son as well. I was wondering if I could still be a surrogate. Would like to help some one if I can. Please send me some information.

Thu, January 1, 2015 @ 11:19 AM

11. lorena herrera wrote:
How can i become a surrogate

Sat, March 7, 2015 @ 10:18 AM

12. Jaclyn♡ wrote:
I had my tubes tied after my second daughter was born. Never thinking I would find someone for me and the 2 I had, got married. Been together for a few years now, he's wonderful♡ .. & would like to have just one more, with him. I would love to help someone else have a baby, to help us have ours. 5/7/15

Thu, May 7, 2015 @ 11:55 AM

13. wrote:
Can you be a surrogate mother and use your own eggs if your tubes are tied?

Fri, May 8, 2015 @ 1:08 PM

14. lidia wrote:
i have 4 kids of my own and i had my tubes tide after my last baby and i would like to became a surrogate for gay couples i have a sister thats in a gay relationship but she thi ks ita weird for me to help her and she thinks that it would be great to help other gay couples became amazing parents

Sun, June 14, 2015 @ 3:14 PM

15. Sarah skelton-eden wrote:
I've always wanted to be a surrogate I have had a tubal as well im almost 28 and would quit smoking if a situation like this came about for me to help a family I would most definitely do it

Sun, June 21, 2015 @ 8:31 PM

16. Mary wrote:
I so want to be a surrogate mom! I am 49 and in amazing health, I have had 3 children of my own, and so want to do this. Does anyone have agency or website I can look up?

Fri, June 26, 2015 @ 7:53 PM

17. Melina wrote:
I had my tubes cut, tied and burned can I still be a surrogate mother?

Fri, July 24, 2015 @ 4:19 PM

18. Summer wrote:
I would love to give someone the gift of life. I had my tubed tied 10,years ago and I want to have another baby. I would for someone to help me help them please email me queennking2014

Fri, August 28, 2015 @ 12:35 PM

19. Lauren Fradella wrote:
Girls who like girls who like boys who like girls....

Ok I'm a mom of a 16 yr old beauty who is is in AP Honors and a Varsity Cheerleader, an 9 year old boy who is physically built with muscle and better at anyone in Any sport he tries plus he is funny as hell! Last is my Lily bug 2 years old and. Spitfire and like her big sissy has already learned some states and presidents..,although Caitlyn knew all of her states and presidents before she was 2.

What else do you want to know! I want to give a couple a baby and if we can make 2 embryos Then one will be mine.

What do you want to know?

Lauren in Phoenix

Mon, September 7, 2015 @ 11:39 PM

20. nikki wrote:
I've had my tubes tied but I've had friends who have had problems getting pregnant and even asked if I would do it for them and I just really would love to help couples complete their family and gone them an amazing blessing could someone please help me with the process

Wed, September 9, 2015 @ 10:06 PM

21. Ellen wrote:
I'm just wondering if I would be a viable candidate for my stepdaughter. I had my tubes done when I was 35 and have gone through menopause. She would love to have a child but is unable to fall pregnant through IVF or naturally. What chances would I have I'm now 59 (60 next May).

Tue, September 15, 2015 @ 8:11 AM

22. Cybil Hancock wrote:
I an à mother of two girls and right now Im in a tight position finacial. I would love to be able to give my body as a sorrigate carrier for those who can not concieve on their own i did have à tubal done but id like to give à life to persue my life for my children

Mon, November 16, 2015 @ 2:52 PM

23. Rebecca wrote:
My sister in law cant have kids n i was seeing if i could hold a child for her but my tubes r cut tied n burned

Sun, December 20, 2015 @ 12:37 PM

24. RuthAnn Praska wrote:
I'm in my early 30's and done having my own children but would love to b a surrogate. Please contact me with info

Fri, January 1, 2016 @ 11:37 PM

25. Deanna Diaz wrote:
I have a friend who is looking for a surrogate mother. You can contact me 626-3915418

Wed, January 6, 2016 @ 3:33 PM

26. Laura Swingle wrote:
I am looking to be a surrogate I am 40 I have five healthy children two boys three girls I have had my tubes tied an burned. Please contact me with info

Fri, January 8, 2016 @ 4:51 PM

27. Rachel wrote:
I had a tubaligation in 1999 after the birth of my second child. (I had a boy and a girl, so my dream was complete.) I had wonderful pregnancies and my deliveries were amazing experiences. I am inquiring about the details of becoming a surrogate for a couple who wants to make their dreams come true as well. I am 44 years young; however, and would like to know if there is an age limit on surrogacy. Thank you.

Fri, January 8, 2016 @ 5:43 PM

28. Marry wrote:
I have had my tubes tied after my 2nd child my brother and sister in law want a child badly can I be a surrogate for thin or is it gennicly dangerous

Wed, January 27, 2016 @ 2:00 PM

29. Carmello wrote:
My daughter and her husband have been trying to have a baby and do to some uterus issues they can't she is very hurt Looking for a good surrogate mother to help them with having a family in the future.

Fri, February 5, 2016 @ 1:07 PM

30. Ashlee dawson wrote:
My tubes are tied due to PCOS and I am now remarried and only have 1child and have had 3 miscarriages but I would love to experience the child bearing with my new husband. Please someone help me...

Mon, February 29, 2016 @ 6:48 PM

31. Laquanta wright wrote:
My tubes are tied burnt and clipped I wasn't to give my fiancé his own biological child because he has none... Please help me

Thu, May 26, 2016 @ 9:48 PM

32. abbe bolduc wrote:
I would love to help someone have a child who could not have thier own. I loved being pregnant but don't want any more kids of my own I'm 43 but feel like I'm 23. Maybe I'll look into finding someone who needs me.

Sun, June 5, 2016 @ 7:27 PM

33. Laura wrote:
I will be 42 in October i have children and had a tubal ligation back in 2000. I am not sure i can but would like to carry my brother and wife's that possible?

Thu, August 11, 2016 @ 6:04 PM

34. Jennifer Soto wrote:
I live in Chicago...i have my tubes tied.. But i would love to bless someone with a child and be a surrogate!!! How can i go about this?

Wed, August 24, 2016 @ 1:07 AM

35. josephine troy wrote:
I am 51 yrs old and a mother of twin boys age 29, i want to be a surrogate mother, but i have a tubal ligation since 1991. My question If I am qualified to be a surrogate mother.

Wed, September 14, 2016 @ 12:22 PM

36. Ashley Pritchett wrote:
I want to become a securt mother but my tubes r tied

Wed, September 21, 2016 @ 7:30 AM

37. Jenny Roedel wrote:
I would love to be a saragent mother but not sure how to get started

Wed, September 21, 2016 @ 10:07 PM

38. Ann wrote:
Can I be a surrogate if my tubes have been tied AND I've had an ablation? I hear both positive and negatives on this and do understand that there is a high risk of miscarriage but if it was at all possible would love to be able to do this for someone very close to me who is unable to have children.

Tue, September 27, 2016 @ 10:45 AM

39. jackie wrote:
i have 5 kids all boys...but my tubes are cut already after gving birth to my youngest it possible to be a surrogate mother..? cz i want to help others to have their own baby!

Mon, October 3, 2016 @ 10:04 PM

40. Fatima noriega wrote:
I'm a single mother of 3 17boy healthy 16 boy healthy an a 14 girl healthy , I got my tubes tight in 2002 anger my girl all pregnancy great I even worked during pregnancy until last week , I'm a strong hard working person honest an I would say unique! I'm in this web site looking to help out a family in need ! Maybe people or even in my culture they will or would criticize my actions but nobody's business but mine , I would love the opportunity to give birth again an futfill my craving to help out in any way to make a family happy ! I'm just super honest I want to do pregnancy again before it's to late but I think not imposible ! :) I'm open to any couple my personal number is 3474768430 I hope I can help out to anybody!

Sat, October 8, 2016 @ 5:04 PM

41. Alisa wrote:
Can u please contact me, I have questions. 912-882-0985

Wed, October 26, 2016 @ 5:45 PM

42. Tc wrote:
Hello my husband and I would like to have a baby, but my tubes are tide. Im 20 years older then my husband. We been married for 4 years. I have one child and he has none.. I tide my tubes @ the age of 32.. didnt want to , but there was complications every time I got pregnant. I lost 3 kids early delivery 5 - 6months.. had to push each one of them but they all past aways... No that, Im truly in love with my husband and all i would like to do is give him a baby., he want one and i cant hold him back.. so we looking for a surrogate mother..

God knows thats what i want for my husband and my self

Wed, December 7, 2016 @ 1:21 PM

43. Belinda wrote:
I'm 44 years old and had a tubal in 2003 I had 2 healthy babies who are grown now and have their own families now. I would love to help someone's dreams come true by being a surrogate mom to those who can't have children no matter what the situation is, I live in the south and would love to know more about helping a family in need please let me know thank you God Bless😇

Wed, January 18, 2017 @ 5:20 PM

44. Ieasha Miles wrote:
I am a 31 mother of 3 from Texas. Had my tubes tied after my youngest. I would love to help a couples(LGBT especially) achieve their dreams of having a family. Please contact me with more information. God Bless.

Sun, January 22, 2017 @ 10:09 PM

45. tami wrote:
If I would have known this years ago I would have loved to do it

Wed, February 1, 2017 @ 1:35 PM

46. wrote:
My tubes ha ve been cut tied and burned, my cousin has pcos and can't get pregnant even after trying invetro. My question is, can see take her egg, fertilize it with her husband's sperm and I be their surrogate? -I want to help!

Thu, March 16, 2017 @ 10:41 PM

47. Elizabeth Romero Diaz wrote:
Hello i am Elizabeth.
I have 5 children of my own.and if i had not have the tubal ligation 10 years ago, after My twins were born.the doctor said i would have more children then i could care i know she was right. I am 37years old.and my oldest girl is 19.i would love to help someone make their dreams come ture.and have the pleasure of see a precious gift from god smile and look up at them with unconditional love.

Sat, March 25, 2017 @ 2:20 PM

48. Laquecious Taylor wrote:
I have 3 healthy kids I have my tubes tied but I would love to be a surrogate mother . Can you email me details

Sun, April 2, 2017 @ 12:45 AM

49. wrote:
I'm 26. I have 4 kids. Had my tubes cut and burnt. One of my relative wants me to be her surrogate. Can I still carry for her?

Wed, April 5, 2017 @ 3:03 AM

50. REF wrote:
I am 35 years old. I have a beautiful, healthy 5-year old daughter. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and married to a chiropractic physician. We believe in taking care ourselves. As a therapist of 10 years, I have seen so many wonderful couples desire a child of their own, and I would love to assist the right couple in becoming a desired complete family. I actually had my tubes removed in December of 2016; as my husband and I are finished growing or own family, but want to help others enjoy what we have.

Wed, April 5, 2017 @ 1:58 PM

51. Teresa wrote:
Husband and i wanting to have vhil i had my tubes tied back in 1995. Now I'm with the man of my dreams and we want a child

Mon, May 8, 2017 @ 12:59 AM

52. Leticia Rosalez wrote:
I'm 43, had a tubal at age 35. Just found out my sister, who's 40, can't have kids. I really want to carry for her. Is it possible?

Sat, May 20, 2017 @ 11:11 PM

53. Ariadna wrote:
I'm 35 years old i have 5 wonderful healthy kids got my tubes tied almost 5 years ago with the titanium clips I want yo be a surrogate mother!

Thu, May 25, 2017 @ 12:16 AM

54. MaryBeth wrote:
Hi my tubes have been tied and burnt fo over 25 years, also I'm menopausing and I'm 48 years old, me and my fiance would love to have a child, how do I go about it, please email me if you know

Sun, June 25, 2017 @ 9:48 AM

55. Drucilla Quarles wrote:
I am 40 with 3 grown wonderful children.I am a Woman of color , bit that doesn't matter, whomever is placed into my life to help, I am here.We are here for each other on this Earth. If I am able to help give someone the gift of a family please let me know .Thank you

Thu, June 29, 2017 @ 8:32 PM

56. Shay wrote:
I am 26 years old and i have had a tubal legation due to medical issues after my first baby, he is 4 now. But my husband and i wanted at least one more of our own. And my question is if we found a surrogate would drs still be able to get to my eggs.

Thu, July 6, 2017 @ 12:57 PM

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