Is Surrogacy for You?
|Written by Julie Allgood|
People come to our agency from all walks of life, and they all have one thing in common – they want to be parents. For a variety of reasons, they have – so far – been unable to fulfill this dream. Many come to us after years of disappointing fertility treatments, numerous miscarriages and other stories of infertility and disappointment. They are desperate for a baby to join their family and to share their loving.
They ask questions – many, many questions. Will this work? How much will it cost? How do we know the surrogate won’t want to keep the baby herself? And then the questions they don’t ask – How am I going to explain this to my family? Will my baby love me? What if something happens to the surrogate? What if this doesn’t work? What if there are multiples? How can I ever thank/repay someone for doing this for me?
Is Surrogacy for you?
How will you know? Here are a few tips to help you clarify the answer for you.
An Amazing Journey
Surrogacy is an amazing and beautiful journey. The surrogates I have worked with describe the experience of giving the gift of a child to another human being as one of the most precious experiences of their lives. The moment in the hospital when the new parents first set eyes on their newborn baby is the moment that makes the entire process worthwhile – beyond what the surrogate even imagined. And the new parents are often speechless. All the anticipation and fears and doubts melt away. What a gift to be given and to receive.
Is surrogacy for you?
Lean into it – start taking action and see what comes forward. There are many professional, experienced and caring people out there willing to support you in making this decision.