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What Motivates Women to Become Surrogate Mothers?

If you’re thinking about becoming a gestational surrogate, you’re probably driven by a deep desire to make a difference in someone’s life. It’s no wonder — surrogacy is a unique and selfless path that changes people’s lives for the better.

At The Fertility Agency, we’ve had the privilege of helping countless women fulfill their dreams of becoming surrogate mothers since 2004. Many of these women share common motivations that inspire them to first consider, then embark on this selfless task. But what exactly are those motivations, and do any of them resonate with you?

A Big Heart and a Joy in Giving

At the core of every surrogate mother’s motivation is a big heart filled with compassion and empathy. We’re talking about a genuine desire to help someone experience the joy of parenthood.

For most gestational surrogates, the act of giving isn’t all about self-fulfillment. In fact, 95% of our gestational surrogates say they find joy in giving to others. This joy extends beyond their surrogacy journey to their everyday lives, where many of them are active volunteers in their communities.

Empathy for Those Who Struggle

About 50% of surrogate mothers have close friends or family members who have faced the challenges of infertility. They have a direct connection to the struggles that come with the inability to have a child. Witnessing their loved ones’ difficulties motivates these women to take action and instill hope in others who are in similar situations.

A Strong Support System

Behind every surrogate mother is a robust support system. We know this because our gestational surrogates have partners, family members, or best friends who cheer them on throughout their surrogacy journey. Beyond that, they have an entire team at The Fertility Agency standing by, ready to help with every aspect of the journey. This includes a surrogate coordinator, case manager, an online community, and more.

A Calling to Help Others

The desire to help others is a powerful driving force for surrogate mothers. This calling is so profound that it transcends personal considerations and becomes the most significant reward. Every surrogate mother we work with shares this deep commitment to making a difference in the world. One example of that is how approximately 50% of our gestational surrogates are registered blood and organ donors.

Personal Pregnancy Experiences

While every pregnancy has its ups and downs, the majority of surrogate mothers genuinely like being pregnant. Think about it — it takes a minimum of one year to help intended parents grow their families. This lengthy time commitment highlights a gestational surrogate’s dedication to the cause.

A Profound Impact on Lives

The motivations that drive women to become surrogate mothers are powerful and life-changing, both for the intended parents and the surrogates themselves. They make a profound impact by:

  • Fulfilling dreams: Surrogate mothers have the unique ability to help intended parents fulfill their dreams of becoming parents. They provide a pathway to parenthood for those who may have faced insurmountable challenges otherwise.
  • Creating families: Surrogates play an integral role in creating new families. Their selflessness and generosity result in the birth of children who bring boundless joy and love into the lives of their parents.
  • Empowering others: Through their actions, surrogate mothers empower others to believe in the kindness and generosity of the human spirit. They inspire hope and faith in the goodness of humanity.
  • Increasing personal growth: The surrogacy journey often leads to personal growth and self-discovery for the surrogate mothers themselves. It’s a journey that tests their limits, strengthens their character, and leaves them with a sense of accomplishment and purpose.

A Gift Beyond Measure

Women who choose to become gestational surrogates are driven by a combination of empathy, compassion, and a deep-rooted desire to help others achieve their dreams of parenthood. Their motivations are diverse, but the common thread is the profound impact they make on the lives of intended parents. By embarking on the journey of surrogacy, these remarkable women bring hope, happiness, and the gift of family to those who long for it. And we are thrilled to be a part of it.

Surrogacy and Egg Donor Services

Since 2004, The Fertility Agency has helped bring over 1100+ babies into the world. We work with all intended parents, surrogates, and egg donors no matter their sexual preference, relationship status, ethnicity, location, etc. Our personal experiences and years of expertise provide us with the perfect balance of business and passion. Contact us for more information.

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