Why Does My Wife Want to Be a Surrogate?

There are many reasons why your wife may be pursuing surrogacy. We explain the common reasons women choose to pursue surrogacy and how you can support her decision.

As a spouse, it’s important to listen to our partner’s wants and needs from a place of understanding and without judgment. But sometimes this can be difficult when we don’t fully understand the need for something.

When it comes to a spouse who wants to be a surrogate, you may not fully understand the reasons behind it. You also may not understand the process and what is being expected not only of them but of you as well.

We’re here to help you get a better understanding of what surrogacy is, why your spouse wants to be a surrogate, and how to support them. If you have questions you want to ask directly, contact a surrogate specialist at 1-800-875-2229.

What is surrogacy?

Surrogacy is an increasingly popular family-building method where a surrogate, carries and delivers a child on behalf of intended parents. This process can take various forms, but in gestational surrogacy, the surrogate is not biologically related to the child she carries.

Instead, an embryo, typically created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) using the eggs and sperm of the intended parents or donors, is implanted into the surrogate's uterus. Surrogacy is often sought by individuals or couples facing infertility, same-sex couples or those with medical conditions that make pregnancy challenging. 

Why Does My Spouse Want to Be a Surrogate?

She Wants to Help Others Grow Their Family

If your wife is considering becoming a surrogate, it may be because she wants to share the gift of parenthood with those facing challenges. Her decision is rooted in understanding the joy of having children and a sincere desire to extend that joy to others. While this journey may bring about various emotions and questions, acknowledging the generosity in her choice will mean a lot to her.

By supporting her on this path, you not only show her that you’re there for her, but you also get to help her create new families.

She Wants to Feel a Sense of Purpose

Whether she’s working in or out of the home, doing something that helps others may give her purpose. What she’s doing will change the lives of everyone involved. Your wife is doing something empowering not just for others but for herself.

The Opportunity to Earn Surrogate Pay

Surrogacy compensation not only recognizes the time and effort your wife will contribute to her surrogacy journey but also serves as a practical means to positively impact her and your family’s lives.  Surrogates can earn $50,000-$110,000 in total surrogate compensation for the amazing service they’re providing. These amounts can be life-changing for many women and their families. This may be another way for her to contribute to your family and your overall financial goals.

Be Her Best Support

When your wife wants to be a surrogate, there are ways you can offer support. There are ways you can help your spouse through this time. You can offer emotional support along with helping her with daily life as her surrogate pregnancy continues to birth and beyond.

One of the best ways to support your spouse and understand why they want to be a surrogate is to simply talk to them about it. Whether it’s to give her a new purpose that helps others to help your family financially, she’s doing this with the thought of helping others.

If you want to be her best support and continue learning more about the surrogate process, contact us today at 1-800-875-2229.