Are you thinking of becoming a surrogate? It takes a special person to make the decision to embark on this selfless journey. You may be wondering what someone stands to gain, or questioning, “Why become a surrogate mother?”
Below is a brief look into the process, along with a few of the most common reasons to become a surrogate.
The Surrogacy Process
The process at ISC begins with your application. Then, an interview is conducted to see if requirements are met, and a profile is created. Prospective families will review this profile to find the right match to fit both parties. When a match has been found, the potential intended parents and surrogate meet to ask questions, gain an understanding and create a bond of trust.
After health care needs and legal requirements are met, the surrogate undergoes fertility treatment and, ultimately, an embryo transfer. Most of our surrogates are “gestational surrogates,” meaning the child is developed from an egg and sperm, either from the intended parents, donors or a combination of the two. The embryo is then transferred to the surrogate’s womb to be carried.
Why Become a Surrogate?
First and foremost, surrogacy is about giving the gift of life. Surrogates undertake the brave and selfless challenge to help intended parents create the family they always wanted. Making this dream a reality, when it might have otherwise been impossible, is a truly remarkable reward in and of itself.
However, there is also a financial reward for becoming a surrogate. Pregnancy is no easy feat and takes tremendous time, energy and patience. It’s only right to compensate such sacrifice. Many women who choose this path agree that while the financial compensation is helpful, it’s not the sole reason behind their choice. Compensation here at ISC is generous and our surrogates often use it to take care of their families, eliminate debt and more.
Another reason to take on this momentous responsibility is to become a member of a community. Often, it starts with joining a support group, but then turns into a sisterhood of shared experiences and connection. Facing the trials and wonders together can form close friendships that last beyond delivery.
Women who have completed the process have also experienced a sense of pride, self-confidence and accomplishment unlike any other. They feel incredible joy as well, as very few opportunities in life can compare to providing all the love and happiness a baby brings to a family.
Why Choose International Surrogacy Center?
The staff at ISC understands the demands of surrogacy. In fact, 50% of our staff members have been surrogates themselves. Having such personal experience with the process gives us an authentic appreciation of the decisions women make to help intended parents discover the joy of parenthood.
We have made it our mission to provide support, guidance and care for surrogates along this beautiful journey. Please consider allowing us to help navigate the amazing experience of surrogacy alongside you.
If you feel you may make a wonderful surrogate, we invite you to apply today. Filling out an application only takes a few minutes, and an ISC team member will reach out shortly afterwards with further information. You can also visit our compensation page for a breakdown on the reimbursement our surrogates receive or discover more about what it means to become a surrogate.
If you have any questions for our staff or want to learn more about our services, don’t hesitate to reach out and get in touch anytime!