Hy Jules I will suggest you contact surrogate mothers through agencies. I know it’s a bit expensive than doing it independently but I have seen so many negative stories about independent surrogate mothers. They had even denied giving babies back to intended parents claiming that its hard for them to return the child to IPs. We all know it’s hard but there is the purpose of being a Surrogate mother so we should feel that feeling of being a reason for someone’s happiness.
But if you knew some trustworthy surrogate mother then it doesn’t matter