There are many reasons you might choose to work with a surrogate agency, or even to become a surrogate yourself. That’s what we’ll be exploring in today’s blog. First, we’ll look at some of the common reasons that motivate people to become surrogates, and then we’ll take a brief look at some ways to know that you’re ready to become a surrogate, including some important questions to ask yourself.
Are you feeling ready for surrogacy? Work with a surrogacy agency you can trust. Start by reading today’s blog post, and then explore the surrogate’s choice page from Choice Surrogacy. We are proud to help families on their surrogate journey.
Reasons For Choosing To Be A Surrogate
There are many reasons you might want to become a surrogate. Many people who apply to become surrogates do so because they:
- Have a close friend or family member who has struggled with infertility
- Enjoy being pregnant, but they are finished growing their own families
- Want to be part of something bigger than they are
- Are ready to change someone’s life for the better
This is certainly not an exhaustive list. There are many other reasons why people choose to apply to become surrogates. These are some of the primary motivators, however. Each one of these reasons is legitimate and admirable, but they are also lofty and abstract.
When you apply to become a surrogate you are making a big commitment – to yourself, to your surrogate agency, and to your future intended parents. It’s important to research surrogacy thoroughly, understand what you’re looking for in an agency, and read other surrogates’ testimonials and recommendations. We will now turn to some important ways to know if you’re ready to become a surrogate.
You Have Done Your Research
It’s great if you’re committed to changing someone’s life for the better or wanting to be part of something bigger than yourself. But surrogacy is more than that and, as mentioned, it’s important for you to know what you’re getting into. This involves researching the realities and consequences of the surrogacy process.
The surrogacy process has the potential to be an emotional rollercoaster. It’s not something that should be pursued on an impulse. It’s important to know the steps in the process, and understand what will be expected of you for travel and medications, the pregnancy itself, and communication with your intended parents. You can start doing some research by reaching out to a trusted surrogacy agency. Choice Surrogacy can help.
You’re Comfortable Following Protocol
There are certain conditions that accompany the surrogacy process. Sometimes prospective surrogates are not comfortable with following such protocol. Part of the reason for this is that it’s required that a surrogate has been pregnant and given birth before. When a prospective surrogate has this experience under their belt, it can sometimes be difficult to approach pregnancy in new and challenging ways.
Be that as it may, surrogate pregnancy is different from traditional pregnancy, and it therefore requires certain adjustments and a willingness to follow protocol. This is especially true in the beginning stages of a surrogate pregnancy, where you will be given specific protocol from the doctors that must be followed to ensure a successful pregnancy and journey.
You’re Willing To Face The Difficult Emotions And Unique Challenges
Working with a surrogate agency and choosing to become a prospective surrogate brings with it a fair share of challenges. This is one of the biggest emotional decisions a person can make in their life. It will be both challenging and rewarding.
Sometimes people don’t think too much about it, but part of the reason it can be emotionally taxing is because of the high levels of vulnerability. You need to be ready to be open and honest, and this includes sharing details of your medical history and personal life. You will need to answer questions about your pregnancy and medical history, sexual health, and financial status. You will also need to be prepared for potential travel, which means you could be away from home for stretches of time.
Ultimately, the key to a successful surrogacy journey is when all parties communicate openly and honestly with one another. Open communication is absolutely essential, which brings with it vulnerability. This can be challenging for some, so it’s important to prepare for this in advance.
Are You Ready For Surrogacy?
Are you feeling ready to work with a surrogacy agency? Have you done your research and considered the consequences? Surrogacy can prove to be one of the most rewarding decisions you will ever make. And Choice Surrogacy is a surrogacy agency that will be with you every step of the way. If you’re ready, then start with the surrogate experience from Choice Surrogacy. We’re excited for you to undertake this journey!