Thinking about becoming a surrogate? Being a surrogate is a big commitment, but it is also an amazing experience. Becoming a surrogate mother changes more lives than those of intended parents—it changes yours, too. When you apply to become a surrogate, you are making a commitment to be “all in” to help someone achieve their dreams of parenthood. It takes a very special woman to be a surrogate. Could that special woman be you?
Here are 10 reasons being a gestational surrogate is amazing.
1. You get to give one of the greatest gifts anyone can ever give.
From the moment children come into our lives, our world changes for the better. We are suddenly filled with enormous amounts of love and devotion for a tiny little human. Their first smile, first giggle, first step and first word are just a few of the simple but extraordinary treasures that make parenthood a fantastic and rewarding experience. Helping someone else experience these treasures is one of the greatest gifts anyone can give.
2. You’ll form a life-long bond, a connection that is like no other.
The surrogacy process creates an intimate link that binds the lives of the intended parents, the surrogate and the child. The relationship created through the surrogacy process is one that Circle takes exceptional care to respect and maintain throughout the journey. We at Circle Surrogacy get updates from both surrogates and parents after their journeys are over. Find out what some of our past surrogates have to say about those deep connections and what it’s really like to be a surrogate in our related blog post.
3. Receive financial compensation for helping a family in need.
Receive financial compensation to help you and your family. Learn more about surrogate compensation. While compensation is certainly not the main reason that women become surrogates, we recognize how important it is for women to be compensated for the amazing gift they are giving through the process of being a surrogate.
4. Choose who you want to work with.
Intended parents come from around the world with all kinds of backgrounds. During the application and screening process, surrogates have the opportunity to express whom they would like to work with. Our matching process involves the mutual exchange of profiles and an introductory Skype video call so you can be sure you’re comfortable with the couple or individual you will be working with. Learn more about the matching process, surrogacy requirements, and more on our frequently asked surrogate questions page.
5. Gain a sense of pride and accomplishment that you take with you for the rest of your life.
Becoming a surrogate and helping another family achieve their parenthood dreams is an amazing act of kindness. These intended parents wouldn’t have a child if it weren’t for your desire to help them build a family. You will have a sense of pride that you helped another family fulfill their dream for the rest of your life.
6. Have the support you need 24/7 from the beginning to the end.
Every step of your surrogacy journey–from the IVF process, pregnancy, delivery, and post-delivery–will be carefully guided and coordinated by our experienced social workers and program coordinators. In addition to the support from your intended parents, you can be sure we’ll have your back!
7. Help create families of all backgrounds.
Circle Surrogacy works with both heterosexual and LGBT intended parents. We also work with intended parents from all over the world. During the application and screening process, surrogates have the opportunity to let us know who they would like to work with. We have surrogates from all over the country working with intended parents from all over the world all with different backgrounds and unique reasons for choosing surrogacy.
8. Set a good example for your children and community.
Show your children and community the unselfish act of kindness of helping another family. We often hear stories from surrogates about how they told their children or members of their community about their choice to become a surrogate. It can be an amazing educational experience for everyone involved.
9. Help make dreams come true.
Women who choose to become surrogates do so out of sincere compassion to help a couple or individual have a child. They realize that nothing fulfills a person’s life more than being part of a family. They might not realize it, but they make dreams come true. Our surrogates are some of the most compassionate and wonderful women who love making dreams come true.
10. Become a part of an amazing group of women—the surrogate mother community.
Last but not least, be a part of a community of some amazing, selfless, compassionate women helping to create little miracles for others. So many of our surrogates continue to stay friends after their journeys. We have a group specifically for our surrogates to share stories, photos, ask questions, and make connections!
Written by: Kristin Marsoli
Written by: Kristin Marsoli
Kristin joined Circle in 2017 as Marketing Director. Prior to this role, Kristin worked at advertising and marketing agencies creating successful brand, digital and social campaigns for clients. Her personal experience brought her to Circle: Kristin and her husband are proud parents to their son thanks to Circle Surrogacy. Having been through the process, Kristin brings an experienced perspective to all of Circle’s digital and social marketing, and is excited to use her marketing expertise for something for which she has so much passion.