The Path to Becoming a Surrogate
If you are a mother, you already know the joy that having a child brings to your life. Many women are unable to experience that same joy on their own, which is why surrogacy is such a positive development in today’s modern world. If you want to bestow the gift of motherhood on another individual and you want to see a child brought into this world in the care of loving parents, you might want to consider becoming a surrogate yourself. Being a surrogate is a serious responsibility, so it’s important to first understand what the process may involve and what the requirements will be.
You Need to Be a Mother Yourself
This is mandated by law the states with surrogacy laws on the books. It is also important as we want to know that you’ve already enjoyed the thrill of motherhood by giving birth to your own baby and you fully understand what is involved. This requirement is in place so that surrogate mothers can demonstrate that they have already successfully become pregnant and have brought a fetus to full term. We also consider your emotional attachment to the surrogate baby. Until you’ve given birth, it’s impossible to predict how you may react.
Be Healthy and Active
Surrogate mothers will need to demonstrate that they are living a healthy and active lifestyle. It is important to know that the mother can endure the stress of pregnancy, and this means eating healthy and engaging in a lifestyle that will provide maximum benefits to the infant growing inside of you.
Be Financially Independent
While surrogate mothers are financially compensated for their role in the pregnancy, it is important that they be financially independent from the outset. This is because surrogate agencies want to know that the surrogate is entering into this arrangement for the right reason and that money is not the sole basis for their decision.
Be a Non-smoker
Numerous studies show that smoking during pregnancy can be extremely harmful to the development of the fetus. For this reason, surrogate mothers should not have a recent history of smoking. Clinics will test you to ensure this before approving the application.
These are some of the ways one can become a surrogate mother. It is a great feeling to give the joy of motherhood to another individual, so consider becoming one if you fit within these lifestyle guidelines. If you would like more information, give us a call at 1-866-41-SURRO or contact us online. We look forward to hearing from you!