The United States has some of the most progressive laws and regulations surrounding surrogacy. While things like IVF and Alternate Reproductive Technology methods are protected on a federal level, specific laws surrounding surrogacy agreements and the process are mandated on…Lern more →
Finding Support As A Surrogate
Emotional support is one of the most important things to have as a surrogate. Many concerns come up while bringing someone’s child into the world that you may not have the answer to. Luckily, there are places to find support while you go through this journey.
Your family is instrumental in bringing this child into the world. Whether it’s your partner and children or your parents and siblings, everyone that you hold close can help you as your pregnancy progresses.
Support can look like taking chores off your hands, helping you get around, bringing you things, and listening when you voice your concerns. You will also need to go to doctor’s visits and seek other care while pregnant, and family can help you by being present or watching your children.
Having your family on board is instrumental to a successful surrogacy so that you have help at home and close at hand during your pregnancy.
Sometimes you need a good friend to hear your concerns and give you advice. Having friends involved in your surrogacy journey can help with any concerns that may arise along the way. Their outside perspective can help you determine whether you need to reach out and speak with the intended parents or your agency.
Friends can also help you celebrate your pregnancy and this unique journey. Their questions about the process will help you understand what you’re going through better. You may even inspire your friends to become a surrogate someday!
Your Intended Parents
There is at least one other family who is locked into your surrogacy journey, the Intended Parents! You’re carrying their child, and they are there for you. If you would like to talk something out, bring some great news to someone’s attention, or connect with someone for a little while, try the intended parents.
Keep in mind what your boundaries are before reaching out to your Intended Parents, but know that they most likely would love to hear from you. You are not alone in this!
Most agencies have some form of support group built into their infrastructure. At Simple Surrogacy, more people on the staff know exactly what you’re going through than not! The staff at our agency is made up of Surrogates and Egg Donors, we can give you unique understanding and advice.
There’s no need to feel alone when you’re bringing a life into the world. So many people who can assuage your concerns while giving the gift of love. All you have to do is reach out.Go back