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Top 6 Benefits of Being a Surrogate Mother

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Many couples dream of having children, but unfortunately not all of them can. Their fertility problems may include poor egg quality, low sperm count, or any other complications. When faced with such issues, couples who are desirous of having a child of their own often turn to surrogacy. [Let us first understand what surrogacy is. There are two types of surrogacy: gestational and traditional. The most common is gestational surrogacy with the IVF process, and during in vitro fertilization, donor eggs are taken from the ovaries and fertilized with sperm in the laboratory.]

A surrogate mother gives them this chance that they would otherwise not have. She helps them become a family and achieve their dream by giving them, arguably, the most precious gift anyone can ever give. Surrogates also benefit from this opportunity as well. There are financial gains and the opportunity of bringing joy to another family. If you are considering being a surrogate mother but are reluctant, keep reading to learn how it can benefit you and the couple as well.

1. The fulfillment

Can you imagine anything more fulfilling than helping two people become a family? If you ask any other surrogates, they would tell you that they feel a sense of pride and achievement when they recall their experience. A surrogate mother is someone who is caring, compassionate, and strong enough to do this selfless act for someone else. You know the feeling you get when you help an elderly person with their grocery bags? Imagine how you will feel when you give a child to two people who are struggling with conceiving. You'll be making dreams come true. It will also give your life a purpose and meaning especially when you see how grateful the parents are. You are changing someone’s life, and there is no other feeling quite like it.

2. Financial gain

Surrogate mothers get huge financial compensation. You are committing your time and body so you are going to be paid generously for your sacrifice. Generally, surrogates usually receive between $40,000 to $50,000 dollars. Additionally, if you join a surrogacy agency, you will receive a larger compensation if you become a surrogate again. You will also get a monthly allowance and maternity clothes allowance as well. You can use this money to achieve any dream you have like buying a house, a car, helping your family, or paying your debts. You also won’t pay a penny out of your pocket as the agency will cover everything including medical and travel expenses. Additionally, you will receive health insurance through your surrogacy. 

3. Joining the surrogacy community

Another benefit of becoming a surrogate is joining the surrogacy community. Being a surrogate has its challenges and even though more and more people have become accepting of it, it is still the subject of some degree of stigma. Being a part of a community that understands what you are going through, helps you stand against any of the misconceptions about surrogacy and will give you all the support you need during this time. Being part of an international surrogacy community connects you with like-minded people from all over the world where you can share your experiences. Additionally, they will ensure everything is being taken care of in a secure and ethical manner. A community will also give you the chance to meet other surrogate mothers so you can share your journeys together. You can even help new surrogate mothers as well by answering any questions or concerns they may have. 

4. Create meaningful connections

Surrogate mothers and expectant parents create a very meaningful connection and a strong bond with each other. You will be constantly in touch, make hard decisions together, and be a part of each other’s lives. Many couples and surrogates remain close, even after the baby is born. You will have a shared experience and bond that you will unlikely develop with anyone else.

5. Experience the joy of pregnancy again

To become a surrogate, a woman must have a child of her own. Some women love being pregnant, and they would happily do it again if it wasn’t for the responsibility of raising another child. As a surrogate mother, you will get to enjoy all the perks of pregnancy without any of the responsibilities or duties that come afterward.

6. Reduce cancer risk

Do you know that pregnancy can reduce the risk of breast and ovarian cancer? If you become a surrogate more than once, you lower your chance of having center types of cancer. So, getting pregnant doesn’t only give you a glow but it protects your health as well.

It is heartbreaking when a couple finds out that they can’t have children of their own. Their dream of having a family and watching a child grow is shattered. A surrogate mother is quite like a superhero, who comes in selflessly to save a family from remaining childless. In addition to being heroic, you will also get a huge sum of money that can change your life and that of your family forever. Surrogacy is a gift you give yourself, your family, and the intended family as well.

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