SURROGACY 101: WHAT IS SURROGACY AND WHO USES IT? WHO BECOMES A SURROGATE AND WHY?
What is Surrogacy?
Surrogacy is the act of carrying a baby for a person who can’t. Using the bun in the oven analogy…it’s someone’s bun in someone else’s oven. The surrogate is growing and babysitting that baby for 9 months and then giving it back to the intended parents when it’s born. There are two types of surrogacy—Traditional or genetic surrogacy and gestational surrogacy. You can learn about the difference between them here.
Who Chooses to Grow Their Families Via Surrogacy?
Intended parents are a mixture between infertile couples, same-sex couples, and single men and women seeking to start a family through assisted reproductive technology.
Who Decides to be a Surrogate?
Women who are able to be surrogates are usually between the ages of 21-35 up to healthy early 40s. They’ve given birth at least once and are currently raising that child. They have the full support and understanding of their family and friends. These are women who know the feeling you have when you hold your baby for the first time, and they want to give that to someone else. These women are selfless individuals who sacrifice for 9+ months to give intended parents one of the greatest gifts ever. The gift of family.
Why Become a Surrogate?
Even though surrogates are financially compensated, financial gain usually isn’t the driving force behind their decision. They’re passionate about birthing a baby for deserving parents who can’t have their own. Altruistic motivesplay a big role in their decision. Surrogates are typically fun-loving, warm and open-hearted women. They’ve enjoyed at least one low-risk, healthy pregnancy and they usually are those women who love being pregnant!
Now that you know the basics of surrogacy, if you want to learn more about growing your family through gestational surrogacy, set up a free consultationwith New England Surrogacy today. If you think you’ve got what it takes to become to become a gestational carrier, apply today!
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