Becoming an intended parent is a thrilling journey. It can also be complicated, especially if you are just getting started. There’s a lot to learn.
These questions and many more are likely dominating your mental space — as they should. They’re all important questions. In your search for answers, you can find plenty of great guides online to many aspects of surrogacy, the IVF process, parenting and more. But sometimes, it helps to go a bit deeper than articles online.
If you’re looking for more in-depth guides to all things surrogacy, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled this list of the best 8 books that any intended parent should consider reading.
Like what you see, or think we missed an important resource? Let us know in the comments, or contact us today.
Books About the Surrogacy Process
Surrogacy is growing in popularity as a family-building option in the U.S., but it’s still a path relatively few other parents have traveled. That means it can be difficult to find educational material about the process and everything that’s involved. These books help explain how surrogacy works, which can help you feel more confident and prepared for your own process.
- Everything Conceivable
- Surrogacy: An Essential Guide to the Surrogacy Process, Surrogacy Costs, and Finding a Surrogacy Mother
Books for Parenting
Parenting is a joy and a challenge. Becoming a parent through the surrogacy process puts you in a unique position. You’ll encounter some of the classic parenting obstacles that everyone faces, and you’ll also have many unique conversations related to your child’s birth through surrogacy. Here are a few helpful books to prepare.
Books for the Surrogacy Relationship
Relationships can be complicated, and your relationship with your surrogate is no different. In fact, it can be even more challenging, since there’s no existing model or experience to rely on. How is this relationship supposed to go, and how can you make it a deep, meaningful friendship? We have one especially good book to recommend.
- Successful Surrogacy: An Intended Parents’ Guide to a Rewarding Relationship with their Surrogate Mother
Books for Kids
It’s important to prepare for the ways you will teach your child about their birth via surrogacy. Thankfully, there are some great books that can help. Many intended parents have found these books to be useful tools in explaining surrogacy in an age-appropriate, positive way to young children.
- The Very Kind Koala: A Surrogacy Story for Children
- Hope & Will Have a Baby: The Gift of Surrogacy
- Why I’m so Special
Speak with a Specialist Today
Books and other educational guides are an important resource, but there’s nothing quite as helpful as speaking with a specialist. If you’re considering surrogacy and have questions about the process, let’s talk.
Contact us today to be connected with an experienced surrogacy specialist. We’d be happy to answer your questions and explain what it takes to begin the process.