Parenting After Surrogacy

Parenting After Surrogacy Articles

The surrogacy process is a long and complicated one. Between all the legal requirements, medical procedures and time spent connecting with your surrogate, it can sometimes be easy to lose sight of the journey ahead: parenthood.

In many ways, parenting a child born via surrogacy is no different from parenting a child you carried yourself. But in other ways, your family's unique origin story will continue to shape your lives in the years to come.

In these articles, learn more about some of those unique experiences you might encounter as a family formed through surrogacy: tips to help you and your baby bond, suggestions for talking to your child about their surrogacy story and more.

Surrogacy vs. Adoption

Breastfeeding and Surrogacy

Intended mothers have options when it comes to feeding their babies born via surrogacy, but you'll need to start planning before your baby is born. Breastfeeding as an intended mother is certainly an option!
Breastfeeding and Surrogacy

Emotionally Transferring a Baby

After nine months in your gestational surrogate's womb, your baby will be used to her voice and scent. With these "emotional transference" tips, intended parents and surrogates can ease the baby's transition from carrier to parent after birth.
Emotionally Transferring a Baby

Telling Your Child About Their Surrogacy Story

Hopeful intended parents can start preparing to tell their child about his or her surrogacy story long before their baby is even born. Sharing their story should be done very early and often.