The Pros and Cons of Being a Surrogate

Experience The Life-Changing Journey of Surrogacy

Are you thinking about pursuing surrogacy? Check out some of the pros and cons of being a surrogate.

Surrogacy is an opportunity to touch lives, build families and experience a sense of empowerment like no other. But the question is, are you ready for everything that comes with the process?

Although becoming a surrogate can be one of the most rewarding journeys you’ll ever take, it’s important to consider both the pros and cons of being a surrogate.

To learn about what it takes to become a surrogate, fill out our contact form or text us at 913-204-0224 to connect with a specialist now.

In the meantime, here are the surrogate motherhood pros and cons to help you decide if surrogacy is right for you:

Pros of Being a Surrogate Mother

Although there are both pros and cons of being a surrogate mother, there are many benefits of being a surrogate, including:

1. You get to Change Someone’s Life

One of the benefits of being a surrogate is that you hold the power to fulfill someone’s dream of expanding their family. It’s an unparalleled experience, witnessing the joy and gratitude of intended parents as they embrace the child you helped bring into this world.

Your contribution is not a gift; it’s a life-changing transformation to help those who may have faced obstacles on their path to parenthood. Knowing that you had a hand in creating a family can be one of the most gratifying feelings you’ll ever experience. You’re the missing piece that completes their puzzle, and your act of kindness changes their world in ways they never thought were possible.

2. Earn surrogate pay

One of the main reasons to become a surrogate is that you have the chance to receive competitive compensation. Our compensation package starts at $60,000+ and can be a game-changer for you and your family.

You might use it to pay off bills, save for your kids’ education or even take a step toward your dreams, like buying a house or starting a business. Surrogate pay gives you the power to improve your life, opening doors to possibilities you might not have had otherwise. If you’ve been a surrogate previously, you may even have the chance to earn higher pay.

“The compensation I received for being a surrogate helped me to alleviate day-to-day stresses. I was able to be more present with my kids and that was to me the biggest thing. I was able to go on vacations with them and if I needed to take off time from work I wasn’t as stressed about it.” – Testimonial from a surrogate mother.

To learn more about surrogate compensation, check out this resource or use our surrogate compensation calculator to see how much surrogate pay you qualify for.

3. The process moves at your pace

Empowerment comes from having control over your surrogacy journey. From choosing intended parents to defining the terms of your agreement, you have the power to navigate the process based on your preferences. You’ll define the boundaries and expectations to help you feel in control throughout the surrogacy process.

This level of control is one of the reasons to become a surrogate as it provides a sense of security, ensuring that every step aligns with your well-being and comfort level. We will help steer the course of your surrogacy journey, making sure it moves forward in a way that feels right for you.

Cons of Being a Surrogate

Although there are many good reasons to become a surrogate, surrogacy can also be challenging at times. Here are some cons of being a surrogate to consider before you begin your journey:

  • Emotional and physical demands – Surrogacy requires a considerable amount of emotional energy. The process involves several medical procedures, such as Lupron shots, potential hormonal changes and the emotional weight of carrying someone else’s child. When you’re thinking about being a surrogate, make sure you have a support system in place to navigate these potential challenges. We can connect you with surrogate support groups to help you cope throughout the process.

  • Thorough screening procedures – One of the cons of being a surrogate is that the process involves a rigorous screening process. Before you start your journey, you’ll need to complete a comprehensive assessment that includes various medical, psychological and emotional evaluations. While it may feel exhaustive, these screenings guarantee the well-being of both you and the intended parents, ensuring a safe, successful surrogacy journey for everyone involved. We will always be there to help explain every step of this process in detail to help you navigate it with ease.

  • Significant time commitments – Becoming a surrogate demands committing 1-2 years of your life to the process. Understanding and preparing for this time commitment is crucial as it requires balancing personal, professional and family responsibilities while embarking on this journey. Being mentally and emotionally prepared for the potential adjustments in your routine can help you have a successful and fulfilling experience.

Although there are many pros and cons of being a surrogate, our comprehensive support and guidance will ensure you’re well-prepared for this fulfilling journey. Our specialists are ready to equip you with the knowledge and confidence needed to navigate the complexities and embrace the joys of surrogacy.

Becoming a surrogate with our agency has never been easier. Fill out our contact form or text us at 913-204-0224 to begin your surrogacy journey today.