Yes, you can choose to use a friend or relative as a surrogate/gestational carrier. If you use an unknown surrogate there are multiple agencies available to assist you through the process.
Women who qualify to be surrogates/gestational carriers are those who have had a previous uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery. They must also be medically and emotionally healthy, and demonstrate financial stability.
It is required that all parties meet with an attorney, as well as one of our mental health professionals, to ensure awareness of this responsibility.