Becoming a surrogate is a miraculous decision. Hear from some of our surrogates on why they chose the surrogacy journey.
Why I decided to become a surrogate..."
"After becoming a mom, I couldn’t imagine someone else not having the same opportunity!"
-Surrogate "D", VA
"I wanted to be a surrogate because I have family members who could not have babies. They turned to adoption when a surrogate wasn't available in our family. I knew at that point once I had my own kids, I wanted to help another mom."
-Surrogate "D", MD
"I wanted to be a surrogate because I love being a mom myself and I think that everyone deserves the chance to experience parenthood, if they want it."
-Surrogate "J", MD
"I wanted to be a surrogate because when I was in High School my best friend and thought she wouldn't be able to conceiving. I also wanted to share the joys of parenthood with those willing to do whatever it takes to have a family they always dreamed of!!"
-Surrogate "C", MD
"I wanted to be surrogate because my babies are getting bigger by the day and my husband and I were done having kids of our own. The year was going to pass regardless, why not help someone else that came so easy for me? It was a win win situation, and I came out of it so incredibly changed for the better! More appreciative of what I have. It was amazing!"
-Surrogate "C", CO
"I wanted to be a surrogate because I've known people who have gone their whole lives not being able to have kids and I knew I wanted to give a gift that is so valuable to somebody because I knew it would bring them great joy."
-Surrogate "K", CA
"I wanted to become a surrogate because at a young age I became a mother. My pregnancy and early motherhood forced me to grow up extremely fast and step out into the real world. When I was in my late 20's I started having thoughts of having another child but was unsure if maybe it was just hormones & the whole 'biological clock' tale... I decided to look into surrogacy. 7 years & 3 families later, I am confident that surrogacy was for me, it filled the void & completed life for not only me, but IPs as well."
-Surrogate "S", CA
"I have always wanted to be a surrogate because I was adopted and always wanted to help a family to have their dream come true, just like my dream came true and a family found me. Being a surrogate is the greatest thing I have ever done, when I gave birth to a baby boy and the family saw him, they were so thankful and happy. That made my life complete. I can't even explain the feeling of helping a family out that couldn't have children on their own."
-Surrogate "F", PA
"Helping create a child's life is the most amazing thing you can do for a couple in need. I know it will be one of my life's greatest accomplishments, just like having my own children were."
-Surrogate "A", PA
Here are a few more reasons why surrogates sign up to become a surrogate:
They know someone who has struggled with infertility and that motivated them to help others
They had easy pregnancies and deliveries
They are done having children but want to help someone else
Many surrogates have "becoming a surrogate" on their bucket list
They are motivated by a friend or family who is also a surrogate
Stay at home mom's want to help but also want to be able to save money and buy a new home or save for a college fund