It is a huge commitment to become a surrogate. Being a surrogate is different for every woman, yet it involves many emotions and physical demands to create a life-changing opportunity that helps intended parents build their family. Although surrogates get compensated generously, they are providing a priceless gift for many who have struggled with the disappointments of not having their own child naturally. So before you sign up, please be aware of all the demands so you can be an amazing surrogate. It is important to do this for the right reason – to help others have a child.
The surrogacy process is long, taking more than a year on average. The time commitment and the physical and emotional demands of the process can be draining. We recommend that you read all information that the surrogacy agency provides. This means that you should carefully read and understand the legal contract, so you know exactly what you are signing up for. Make sure to ask as many questions as you can so that you are educated about the process and you are content with your decision. You will be asked to fill out applications, go through a thorough pre-screening process, as well as pass psychological screenings and health exams in order to be matched with perspective intended parents.
Organization and patience are important attributes to have throughout the process. We recommend that you create an organizational system to help you remember everything and keep track of your appointments. Save all your email and paperwork so you can provide information when it is needed.
It is important to prepare yourself on this life-altering journey. You are truly helping others overcome their struggle of infertility by selflessly giving of yourself to help another family. This may mean that you go through an emotional roller coaster. There will be ups and downs, so giving yourself the opportunity to recognize that and prepare for big emotions is an important part of having a successful surrogacy journey.
Family Creations is a surrogacy agency that helps intended parents fulfill their long-time dream of having their own family. If you’re interested in the surrogacy process, please contact us for more details.