Six Simple Benefits of Surrogacy

Is surrogacy for me?  Why should I consider it?  How will it help me and help others?  Surrogacy provides a special, unique and unforgettable  experience for all who are involved.  It can be a complex and unfamiliar world to explore on your own, but at Simple Surrogacy, you’re not alone! Our staff is committed to helping answer any questions you may have. Here are six simple benefits to get you started! 

1. Surrogacy Gives Intended parents a chance to create their own family.

Many families struggle with infertility due to various reasons. It is important for those families not to lose hope, as surrogacy provides a viable alternative to creating a family. With Gestational Surrogacy, for example, the embryo is created through in vitro fertilization (IVF), whereby the eggs used can be from the intended mother, or an egg donor. In this way, the child is not biologically related to the surrogate mother. To learn more about the procedure for surrogacy visit our gestational overview page.

2. Surrogacy brings new life and new parents into the world.

Surrogacy is truly incredible – it gives the opportunity for intended parents to create the family they’ve wanted, and for surrogates it provides a sense of fulfillment in helping families grow. It also helps to bring the equal opportunity of parenthood to LGBTQ+ families. As a surrogate you have the opportunity to create life, and help couples achieve their dreams of parenthood.  As an intended parent, this is just the start of a blossoming new life for your family.

3. Surrogacy can help surrogates’ families financially. 

Surrogacy helps many families take a step forward financially. Surrogate mother compensation is paid to the surrogate for the responsibility of carrying the pregnancy, and in addition, all expenses are reimbursed. That reimbursement will cover any lost wages a surrogate and their spouse (if applicable) incur from missing work for surrogacy appointments, mileage to and from appointments, childcare for appointments, maternity clothing allowance, miscellaneous expenses like pregnancy tests and prenatal vitamins and every single out of pocket expense. The surrogate will have zero costs to her for the entire process. A common question is “How much are surrogates paid?” You can learn more about the process of surrogacy, and surrogate compensation here!

4. Surrogacy provides light at the end of the tunnel for LGBTQ families.

Surrogacy for gay couples provides an opportunity to start their own family. Through IVF, one partner will provide their own egg, or sperm with a donor so the child is biologically linked to the couple. Having this added benefit is a major motivation for LBGTQ couples when choosing gestational surrogacy over other options when planning a family. Surrogacy also allows for the couple to be involved with the surrogate throughout the pregnancy. 

5. Surrogacy creates bonds between intended parents and the surrogate.

Intended parents are involved with the surrogate throughout the entire pregnancy journey – from conception, to embryo transfer, and all the way through to the birth of the baby. In many cases, the relationship with the surrogate continues long after the delivery of the baby. Many relationships even expand to include both the surrogate and intended parents’ families, creating a lifelong bond.

6. Surrogacy does not allow just anyone to become a surrogate.

We know that thinking about someone else carrying your baby can be overwhelming. At Simple Surrogacy, we ensure the most special experience for intended parents and the surrogate. The qualifications surrogates must have in order to be considered as a potential surrogate candidate benefits both intended parents and surrogates.

“What are the requirements to become a surrogate mother?” We have listed some for you below:

  • Have given birth to a child of your own.
  • Have had uncomplicated pregnancies and deliveries.
  • Be willing to adhere to all contractual obligations throughout the process.
  • Be willing to refrain from alcohol throughout the medical process and pregnancy.
  • Be a citizen or legal resident or legal immigrant of the United States.
  • Enjoy pregnancy and be motivated by the wish to help others create or add to their family.

For the full list of surrogate qualifications, visit our website.

If you are interested in learning more about surrogacy or have any questions about the process, contact Simple Surrogacy today!

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