Becoming a surrogate is one of the most rewarding things you can choose to do. From helping others build their families to forming lasting relationships and, of course, the compensation, the benefits of surrogacy are limitless. This is something many of us here at Circle know firsthand, which is why we can confidently tell you all about the intangible rewards of being a surrogate.
Benefits of Being a Surrogate
1. Having a sense of personal satisfaction
Surrogacy is obviously a rewarding experience for intended parents—they are finally getting the baby they’ve dreamed of! However, potential surrogates may not realize how emotionally rewarding being a surrogate is for themselves.
Being able to see the difference you make in someone else’s life gives you an overwhelming feeling of personal satisfaction. You are not only changing lives but bringing a new one into the world.
2. Becoming part of the intended parents' journey
Part of our successful program at Circle includes fostering healthy relationships between surrogates and intended parents. Surrogacy is such an emotional journey. You will end up sharing some incredibly intimate moments with your intended parents; by the time the baby arrives, you may even feel like family. Becoming a surrogate gives you the opportunity to get to know the wonderful people whose lives are being positively changed—because of you. We genuinely believe fostering this relationship is the best way to bring a baby into the world.
Our team of experts and professionals will help you find the right intended parent match for you. Being open and honest about what you are looking for throughout the process is the best way to guarantee an ideal match in which both you and your intended parents can form a lasting relationship.
3. Experiencing pregnancy again
As part of our vetting process, all surrogates must have had a successful pregnancy (and delivery) prior to becoming a surrogate. Additionally, 50% of our surrogates are return carriers or referrals. Odds are, if you are willing to get pregnant again, it was probably an enjoyable experience for you. Being pregnant is a magical time when you’re bringing a new life into the world. You might feel more confident in your own skin and your sense of intuition. You might enjoy letting your body call the shots, deciding what it needs. Or maybe you just like the daily reminders each day of the strength you possess.
4. Providing an example for family and friends
When you become a surrogate, you are setting an example for the people in your life, even your own kids. They watch everything you do, including this process that teaches them about the power of helping others and the pride that comes with it.
You might even inspire other women in your life to choose this rewarding journey for themselves.
5. Developing a community with other surrogate mothers
Here at Circle, we provide our surrogates with private communities that help them chat and connect with experienced surrogates. Hearing from other women about their surrogacy experiences and perspectives can help you prepare for your own surrogacy or help you throughout it.
When you're just starting out as a surrogate, it’s so important to speak with experienced surrogates to hear their perspectives. Surrogates usually love to share their stories and answer all your questions.
Is Being a Surrogate Worth It?
Most surrogates answer this question with a resounding "yes." When you choose to become a surrogate, you are doing so much more than carrying a baby—which is, obviously, an incredible feat in and of itself. You are changing lives. You are building a community. You are fulfilling your own sense of purpose and showing others how important it is to help others.