Generally, candidates for traditional surrogacy should be between the ages of 21 and 36. There are sometimes instances where intended parents may be matched to a traditional surrogate outside of these parameters. For gestational surrogacy, candidates should be between the ages of 21 and 42. Our agency has an equal demand for traditional and gestational surrogates. Qualified surrogates have had children of their own and believe that their own family is complete. They are motivated by a desire to help others create a family rather than by financial need. Women who have undergone tubal ligation or other partial sterilization procedures will not qualify as traditional surrogates, but can serve as gestational surrogates.