If you’re considering becoming a surrogate, there are many factors that you need to think through before making the decision. Becoming a surrogate can take an extensive amount of research and plan on your part, but the rewards will be well worth it in the end. It can be emotionally draining and rewarding as well.
Surrogacy is not for everyone, but if this is something that interests you; here are some questions you should ask yourself before moving forward.
How do you feel about giving up control?
Giving up control will be an important aspect of being a surrogate. Make sure you’re ready to give away all of your legal rights and relinquish any medical decision-making. You will have to rely on your surrogacy agency for all medical decision-making, so make sure you are comfortable with the amount of control you can handle.
This is especially true for the surrogate who wants to help a couple conceive but does not want to take any prenatal medical tests.
Do you have support from family and friends?
Surrogacy can be very expensive and time-consuming. It may be expensive, but it also provides significant personal satisfaction. If this is something that excites you, it would be wise to ensure that your family members and friends understand the personal benefits of surrogacy and are supportive of your decision-making process in general. It may also help if they understand how the process works financially and how they can help you in any way possible while in this role play (including financially).
Being a surrogate should not be viewed as charity; it should instead be viewed as an opportunity for both parties involved – especially when one has no experience or background in this role play.
Do you feel prepared for the process?
Do you have all the information about the surrogacy process and how it works? It is easy to think that a prospective surrogate does not need all of this information, but more require this information to be exchanged between surrogates and intended parents.
If you do not have all the information needed to complete your role play, you can easily become overwhelmed with the process. You must ensure that you are fully informed about what it will take to create your baby (such as medical history and medications) before taking on this role play.
What is your motivation for surrogacy?
Surrogacy is an emotional role play. It is not something that needs to be done solely for money. However, the compensation that can be received from the intended parents can help you survive and possibly put you back on your feet in life. Many intended parents are looking for a financial windfall to help them out of their financial issues, so it helps if your motivation is aligned with theirs.
Find out what it will take to create your baby and see how much money you stand to receive before committing yourself to this role play; as much information needs to be exchanged as possible while traversing this journey.
Surrogacy is becoming more and more popular these days. It has grown in popularity as more people become aware of its benefits. Becoming a surrogate can be an excellent option as it helps other people enjoy the joy of parenthood.
However, you must think about this decision thoroughly before committing to it. We hope that these questions have helped you make the right choice.