5 Best Reasons to Become a Surrogate Mother
There are a multitude of reasons why women choose to be surrogates. I would bet if you're considering this path, you've already come up with a few reasons of your own.
Being a surrogate mother is not only exciting, but also rewarding. Here are five more reasons you can add to your list of why you should pursue this journey. Feel free to add to our list - or challenge it - in the comments.
Why become a surrogate mother?
- Give the gift of life.
- You enjoy being pregnant.
- Help complete a family.
- Financial freedom.
- Be part of something bigger than you.
1) Give the gift of life.
Women are incredible. There are many things to celebrate that make you different from men, but of all of them, you have the ability to create life. For this alone, every single one of us acknowledge the power and beauty of the goddess in you.
It's in our very nature to seek out our mothers for comfort and guidance. This is a by-product of you giving us all life. Unfortunately, there are women who, due to no fault of their own, cannot bear children. As a surrogate, you help another woman create life and realize the power of her motherhood.
2) You enjoy being pregnant.
For many surrogates, they derive joy from the unique experience of creating another life. Beyond stronger nails and long silky hair, you grow self-less as you care for the life you're bringing into the world.
3) Help complete a family.
There are many reasons why people choose surrogacy. Some couples are overcoming infertility challenges while others may be members of the LGBT community facing their own obstacles. There are even individuals with aspirations of parenthood and they fit into neither of the previous categories.
Surrogates change lives that allows couples and individuals to realize the same dreams of building a family as you did when you first found out you were going to be a mom.
4) Financial freedom.
It's hard work being a surrogate and we cannot discount one's financial goals. States like California allow surrogates to be compensated for the work they put in to create life for another couple. This money not only includes a base compensation, but also reimbursement for any pregnancy-related expenses you'll accrue during the journey.
Some surrogates use this money to buy a much needed family car or even save for their kids' college future. Whatever the case, it is perfectly fine to pair altruistic and financial goals.
5) Be part of something bigger than you.
Perhaps, the most important reason on our list, surrogate mothers have a unique opportunity to be a part of something that is bigger than themselves. When you see your intended parents' faces full of tears as they hold their baby for the first time, you'll know just how big of an impact you have made on their lives. For many, this was a dream they didn't think was possible.
These are just a few reasons why women choose to be surrogates and we know there are even more out there. Irrespective of these reasons, you are a phenomenal women and we honor you for that.