The decision to become a surrogate is not one that can – or should – be made overnight. It takes a lot of consideration. If you’ve thought about it before but weren’t sure you had what it takes, you may need to go back and evaluate yourself and your lifestyle to see if surrogacy is for you. There are several signs to look for that might just show you that you want to become a surrogate.
1. You Love to Help People
The first and one of the most important qualities you must possess if you want to become a surrogate is a love for helping people. For many, giving back is one of the best ways to reenergize. If you feel your best while taking care of someone, volunteering, or going out of your way to make someone feel special, then this is probably true for you. It’s safe to say that giving the gift of a child to parents who truly desire and deserve one is something not just anyone can do. It takes a generous person. If you often feel like you’re looking for more or bigger ways to give back, surrogacy may be right for you.
2. You Value Family
When family is your first priority in life, you can understand how precious the gift of a child is. You realize that having a child has been one of the best things to happen to your life, and you can’t imagine anyone else who wants to build a family not having a chance to do so. Family time for you is something to be cherished. As a surrogate, you would give someone else the gift of family and you might just end up with another kind of family of your own. There are cases where surrogates and intended parents develop lasting relationships and closer bonds than they ever could have imagined. If you want to give the gift of family, consider surrogacy.
3. You Love Being Pregnant
This one might seem obvious, but not everyone enjoys being pregnant. If you loved being pregnant and had an easy delivery, you already meet one of the requirements for becoming a surrogate. Not only would you get another opportunity to experience all the things you loved about being pregnant, you would be doing something huge for someone else who doesn’t have that chance.
4. You Are Dedicated
Being a surrogate, while a wonderful experience, is not always easy. It takes a special kind of person, one who is dedicated and passionate about what they’re doing and why. If you feel that you’re a hard worker who always sees things through to the end, it might be a fit for you. Think about what others say about you, whether in the workplace or your personal life. Are you known for your dedication? If your friends and family know you as the kind of person who loves a challenge and puts your whole heart into what you do, you might just have the moxie it takes to be a surrogate.
Become a Surrogate
It takes a very selfless and special woman to become a surrogate. If you feel like this is the right path for you and would like to partner with an agency that will look out for your interests and needs throughout the journey, we’d love to hear from you. Please review our surrogacy mother requirements and contact us today.