Surrogacy Books/Blogs for Adults
Intended parents have many questions about the surrogacy process that are sometimes best answered by others who are going through or have already gone through it. Luckily, many books and blogs have been written by experts as well as intended parents to help to guide you on your journey to becoming a parent through surrogacy. Likewise, if you are a prospective surrogate mother who wants more information or a first-hand look at what it’s like to be a surrogate, you also have many blogs and books to educate you on the subject. Here, we will discuss some of the best books and blogs for adults who are intended parents or are pursuing the idea of becoming a gestational surrogate.
Surrogacy Books for Intended Parents
Successful Surrogacy: An Intended Parents’ Guide to a Rewarding Relationship With Their Surrogate Mother — Susan MZ Fuller
This unique tome examines ways that intended parents can develop a relationship with a surrogate mother. It covers the gestational surrogacy process and how intended parents can find the perfect gestational surrogate.
Everything Conceivable — Liza Mundy
This book is an in-depth examination of assisted reproduction, including surrogacy. Interviews from doctors, surrogates, intended parents, and egg and sperm donors are included, as well as personal stories from those involved in and affected by the surrogacy process.
Surrogacy Blogs for Intended Parents
Written by an intended parent, this blog details a journey to build a family, describing all of the ups and downs of infertility, adoption and surrogacy.
Intended parents Katie and Lee blog about their odyssey to becoming parents. Readers are taken through their trials of infertility and their ultimate joys of becoming parents through surrogacy.
This couple shares their tribulations through infertility, the reproductive disorder known as MRKH, and finally, the joys they experience through surrogacy and having a baby.
Candace and Chris each write this blog from their own perspectives as intended parents. Read the points of view from the male and female halves of a couple of intended parents as they proceed along the road to becoming parents through surrogacy.
Surrogacy Books for Prospective Surrogates
How to Become a Surrogate Mother: A Guide to Becoming a Surrogate and What You Should Know About Surrogate Motherhood — Greta Knowles
This book serves as a primer for women who are contemplating becoming gestational surrogates. It details questions that many women who are considering surrogacy have, as well as legal ramifications and the preparation and planning necessary.
Surrogate Motherhood: Conception in the Heart — Helena Ragone
This books offers an examination of how surrogate agencies screen and choose surrogate mothers, as well as how intended parents are matched to gestational surrogates. The author also interviews intended parents and surrogates to relate their first-hand accounts.
Surrogacy Blogs Written by Surrogates
Surrogate mother Leslie writes this blog, which offers an interesting perspective from a woman who has experienced both the joys of live births and the grief of miscarriages.
American surrogate mother Elizabeth writes of her journey becoming a gestational surrogate, as well as what life after surrogacy is like.
This blog, written by two-time surrogate mother Melissa from the United Kingdom, is readable by invitation only.
This detailed blog from a Florida gestational surrogate covers everything from questions prospective surrogates have to what to expect during the birthing process. Breathtaking photos are included within this blog.
The books and blogs noted above provide a great way for those who are thinking about becoming intended parents, as well as those contemplating becoming gestational surrogates, to learn more about the process. These references, along with the specialists at Simple Surrogacy, can assist those who are looking for guidance and direction in either of these situations. We have a team of experienced surrogate support coordinators to provide 24/7 help by phone. Our executive program director, Stephanie Scott is also an experienced several time former Surrogate available 24/7!
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