Surrogacy is a deeply personal but absolutely amazing experience. It is something that once you do it, it will change you forever. It will change your mind, body, soul, and impact. There are so many reasons to become a surrogate, reasons that have everything to do with you and reasons that have absolutely nothing to do with you at all.
If you are interested in becoming a surrogate but not yet ready to take the plunge, here are some great benefits to consider:
You Will Have An Excuse For Self Care
As women, we sometimes throw our own self-care out of the window and take care of everyone else. As a surrogate, you have an amazing reason to put your feet up, have a spa day, or even take a day trip. Many of these costs may even be covered in surrogacy expenses, including new clothing, health care costs, massages, and more.
If you often feel guilty about spending a few minutes to yourself, for nine (or so) months, you can focus on your (and the intended parents’ baby’s) needs first.
You Will Have Higher Self Esteem
One of the best ways to boost your self-esteem is to help others. Those who are struggling with infertility may be absolutely devastated and cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel. Other people cannot have children on their own. As a surrogate, you get the chance to choose the parents you want to assist, which allows you to choose someone that you really want to help.
At the same time, you will experience deep feelings of personal satisfaction because you are making a dramatic impact on someone’s life – an impact they are never going to forget.
This will help you all throughout the rest of your life: whenever you feel down or low, you can just remember how you helped create a family.
You Will See People Differently
Becoming a surrogate will open your eyes to the world around you and maybe even give you some perspective. You will start to see some of the hardships that people go through but you will also get to see those people at the best moments of their lives. The intended families you meet, the medical professionals you talk to, and the community of surrogates that you form will be humbling, empowering, and extremely eye-opening.
One thing is for sure, you will never look at the world in the same way again.
You Will Find A Community
Many women come back to be surrogates again and again because they love the community that they have joined in the process. Whether it is the new family that you helped to build or the other surrogates that you connect with, becoming a surrogate allows you to have a network of caring, committed, enthusiastic women who are diverse and exciting. Many surrogates form close bonds that do not break when surrogacy ends – they create friendships that last a lifetime.
If you’ve ever wanted a friend who would pick up the phone at 2AM, you are likely to find more than one in this space.
You Get Money For It
Let’s be honest: in today’s world, we all need extra money. While we would hope that the other items on this list would be enough to encourage someone to be a surrogate, financial compensation is a reason to become a surrogate. Many women use the money they get from being a surrogate to do something big in their lives: buy a new house, get a car, go back to school, or pay off student loans. Others will use it as a way to add to their own children’s college funds, start a new business, or open an IRA.
At the same time, you get to be home with your family, working on your craft, or working another job that allows you to have a dual income.
Ready to Be A Surrogate?
Being a surrogate is one of the most amazing and life changing experiences you can have in your life. It will give you all of the above and so much more. If you are ready to get started on the surrogacy process, make sure to contact us today.