Surrogacy is one of the most misunderstood subjects for people who do not go through it – everyone thinks they know what it is like, but few actually know the truth. Moreover, there are many common misconceptions about finding a surrogate mother in Los Angeles. For years, there have been stories about putting advertisements in the newspaper, posting on Craigslist, or simply asking an out-of-work actress to be a surrogate. At one time, those were all options people seriously considered.
That isn’t the truth anymore.
Finding a surrogate mother is easier than ever – and safer than ever – thanks to agencies like EDSI who have worked to build families in safe, controlled environments.
Let’s break down some of the most common misconceptions about finding a surrogate mother:
Los Angeles Surrogates Just Wants Money
We could all use a bit more money, this much is true. To say that getting money to be a surrogate isn’t a factor in the decision to become a surrogate is a lie – it is part of the decision. However, most agencies look for surrogates that also enjoy being pregnant and want to do something good for the world. There is a lengthy process that involves becoming a surrogate, including going through mental health testing, physical testing, and general discussions about the process. Women who are doing it simply for the money are typically eliminated or decide not to continue.
Most surrogates come to their decision to do the job after contemplating a number of factors, including payment. Most people also do it because they truly want to help in a unique way.
The Surrogate Will Try To Keep My Child
This misconception about Los Angeles surrogacy is one that keeps many parents up at night. It is a story that is wildly overused by Hollywood and the media. The truth is that very few surrogates ever try to keep the children they carry. Anyone who may want to do this is typically caught in the initial stages of the process.
Now, that isn’t to say that women may not become emotionally invested in the process. After all, pregnancy tends to stir up hormones and create bonds. Still, there are structures in place to support the surrogate and the Intended Parents – including lawyers, contracts, and doctors who are ready to intervene.
Los Angeles Surrogates Are Biologically Related To The Children They Carry
This is one of the most common misconceptions about surrogacy in Los Angeles. Almost all surrogacies carried out today are done using gestational surrogates – meaning the egg is from either the intended mother or from an egg donor. The same with the sperm, it is either from the intended father or from a donor. The embryo is formed outside of the surrogate mother and then implanted into the surrogate mother. She is simply the carrier of the baby.
You Will Be Judged For Using A Surrogate
Using a surrogacy agency has scared people in the past because they were worried that they would be judged. In Los Angeles in particular, women were afraid that other women would judge them for using a surrogate for vanity reasons.
Those days are gone – there are so many reasons to use a surrogate. Women talk more openly about fertility struggles, work ambitions, and physical health. While there may still be a handful of people who judge silently, the majority of people are simply happy that you can use surrogacy to start a family.
Ready To Start Your Surrogacy Journey? Contact Us Today
Surrogacy is an extremely rewarding experience that will change your life forever. If you are ready to get started on the surrogacy process, make sure to contact us today. We can help you through the process and explain every step of the way so that you never feel lost or alone – we know this is complicated, and we are here to make it easier.