7 Reasons To Become A Surrogate Mother

September 7, 2022

Posted In: Surrogacy

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?

Choosing to embark on the path of surrogacy is a significant decision that must be weighed carefully. It’s also one that offers numerous rewards and opportunities for personal growth. The courageous and selfless women who take this journey have the chance to make a positive impact in the lives of other families, create truly meaningful connections, and leave a lasting legacy of love and kindness.

Seven reasons to become a surrogate that women often find most compelling include:

  1. Giving the Gift of Parenthood: Surrogacy offers intended parents the chance to experience the joys of parenthood when they might otherwise be unable to do so on their own. By becoming a surrogate, you could provide the precious gift of life and help people fulfill their lifelong dreams of having a happy, growing family.
  2. Feeling a Sense of Personal Achievement: Being a surrogate mother is a deeply meaningful role that many women find gives them new purpose. Women who have completed the process have also felt a burst in pride, self-confidence, and a sense of 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. As a surrogate yourself, you too will have the opportunity to make a profound difference in the lives of others.
  3. Gaining Financial Support: While altruism is a leading motivation for surrogacy, the generous financial compensation surrogates receive for their commitment and sacrifice is also a strong incentive. After all, pregnancy is no easy feat and takes tremendous time, energy, and patience. It’s only right to compensate such sacrifice. Compensation here at ISC is generous and this financial boost could help you take care of your family’s needs, pay off loans, and manage expenses more easily for improved financial stability.
  4. Becoming Part of an Empowering Community: Another reason many find it worth it to take on this momentous responsibility is to become a member of a close-knit group. As a surrogate, you would become part of a supportive and empowering community of fellow surrogates and intended parents. Often, it starts with joining a support group for continuous guidance, which then turns into a sisterhood of shared experiences and connection. Facing the trials and wonders of surrogacy together can form close friendships that last well beyond delivery.
  5. Making Meaningful Connections: With ISC, you choose who you want to work with on this journey. This helps ensure a meaningful a positive and supportive environment. As you build strong relationships with surrogacy professionals and others in the community, it works to enrich the experience and create lasting bonds. You can rely on the guidance and support of knowledgeable professionals who do all they can to help you navigate the process with confidence and ease every step of the way.
  6. Forging Unforgettable Bonds: Time and again, surrogates develop intimate and respectful bonds with the intended parents as they share in the experience of bringing new life into the world. From pre-pregnancy all the way past the delivery, this bond grows and frequently blossoms into lifelong relationships.
  7. Going Through a Unique Experience: Last, but not least on our list of reasons to become a surrogate, is that it is a unique and sacred journey of selflessness, compassion, and transformation that leaves an unforgettable mark on your life as well as the lives of others. It’s also one that few others have the opportunity to undertake. Remember, while this path is one that calls for determination and perseverance, it’s one that’s filled with rewards and moments of profound joy as well.

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 surrogate agency, don’t hesitate to reach out and get in touch anytime!