The choice to be a surrogate mother is both challenging and rewarding. It’s challenging because of the mental, emotional, and physical demands the process puts on the surrogate mother’s mind and body. It’s rewarding because, at the end of the process, the surrogate mother will have given an otherwise childless person or couple the great
Qualifications for Surrogate Mothers At all levels, the surrogacy process is complicated and demanding. It requires that a surrogate (also called a gestational carrier) be mentally, emotionally, and physically suited to carry out their responsibilities. That’s why organizations like The American Society for Reproductive Medicine have set such high standards for prospective surrogate mothers. Here
Nothing is more beautiful than one person giving of themselves to help another person. Nowhere is that more evident than when a woman agrees to become a gestational carrier or surrogate mother for another. This is a grand gesture of the heart. The promise of compensation should not detract from what is really taking place.
When you decide to become a surrogate parent, you will eventually wonder how to introduce the subject to your own children. Accept the fact that, children being children, they will ask about your pregnancy. Even young kids are exceptionally observant and want to know all the details about something new and different that they don’t
Every potential surrogate wonders whether it’s a good idea to work with a professional agency. The question is an important one, and it makes perfect sense to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of using an agency for help with such an important life experience. It’s a fact that many entertain the idea of “going
For many people, there is a strong desire to raise a family. Unfortunately, various medical conditions can result in struggles getting pregnant or carrying a healthy baby to term. For those in the LGBTQ+ community, more options are being sought out to form families. What is Surrogacy? Let’s start with the two most basic definitions:
Celebrities live what seems to be the fantasy life we all want to lead. However, they too face challenges when it comes to growing their families. Because of the demands put on celebrity actresses like Nicole Kidman, Sarah Jessica Parker, and a host of others named later, having a child presented difficult choices. For an
A generation ago, the few surrogacy stories you heard about were hush-hush because the process was not well defined legally. Nowadays, having a baby for someone else is becoming more common. In most states, it’s fully legal for a woman to serve as a gestational carrier, and give birth to a child with whom she
One of the most selfless things a woman can do is become a surrogate mother. For nine months, a woman carries a child for a couple in need and then happily hands the baby over to the couple to parent the baby. Surrogacy helps those who want a child, but it’s also a process that
Did you know that over 8% of couples worldwide struggle with conception and fertility? In the United States, about 10% of women in their reproductive age gap struggle with conceiving. Also, contrary to popular misconceptions, males have the same propensity to infertility as women. According to recent statistics, about a third of infertility cases in
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