Why Should I Become a Surrogate Mother?

Becoming a surrogate mother for a couple or individual in need is an incredible act of kindness and generosity. When you carry and give birth to someone else’s child because they are not able to do so themselves, it is an inspiring accomplishment and its impact will be treasured by the family for the rest of their lives. For women considering becoming a gestational surrogate, it’s natural to wonder what the process feels like and how much the surrogacy process will impact your life. These are entirely logical concerns, and Surrogacy America welcomes prospective surrogate candidates to contact our case managers with any questions. That being said, there are many benefits to becoming a surrogate, some of which might come as a surprise.

Surrogate mothers build families
Whether a couple or individual is LGBT or requires a surrogate due to infertility, some families are in a position where they are unable to become pregnant on their own. Surrogates fill an incredibly important role by safely carrying someone else’s child to term and delivering their baby. Surrogacy is a proud accomplishment that you will carry with you for the rest of your life.

Surrogacy is a role best suited for women who have already completed their own families, but sincerely enjoy the experience of being pregnant. Being a surrogate mother is an opportunity to enjoy pregnancy one more time -- or more, if you choose to be a surrogate again.

New relationships
The status of your relationship with the intended parents and their baby is decided between you and the parents before surrogacy begins. For some, communication, visits, and the relationship between your two families will continue to develop and grow long after your time as a surrogate. Others may not want to retain a relationship with their surrogate. These expectations are determined before a surrogacy agreement is signed in order to ensure that all parties are on the same page.

When you become a gestational surrogate, you join a community of women who have also shared in the same surrogacy journey. Surrogates are encouraged to join support groups during and after the pregnancy in order to share their experience and connect with others who have the same feelings about the process.

If you are interested in becoming a surrogate mother, please view our list of surrogate requirements and begin an initial application.

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