The reasons a woman chooses to become a surrogate can be endless. Chances are, if you’re considering making this life changing choice, you’ve already compiled a list of reasons and benefits. Becoming a surrogate is an incredibly special and unique responsibility. Many who become surrogates choose to do so more than once for several good reasons.
1) A Family Member or Close Friend Struggled with Infertility
One of the most common reason women choose to become a surrogate is because they have had first-hand experience with infertility through close family and/or friends. When one experiences such a close impact, it can give purpose to giving back and decide to help someone who is coping with a similar situation.
2) Give a Family the Best Gift of Their Lives
People who need a surrogate cannot have a biological child any other way, and you can be the one who makes that dream come true for them. You’re giving loving people the chance to start a family of their own when they’re incapable of doing so themselves.
3) A Friend or Family Member Has Been a Surrogate
Watching someone you care about go through the surrogacy journey can be an inspiring experience. Some women who support their friends throughout the surrogacy process learn what a difference a single selfless person can make in the lives of others and became motivated to do the same as a result.
4) They’ve Had Babies and Loved Being Pregnant
Some women simply glow throughout their pregnancies. While many women couldn’t imagine being pregnant more times than they have to, surrogates have a special connection to pregnancy and often feel their best when carrying a child, whether that be for their own family or someone else’s.
5) The Compensation is a Benefit
While the sole reason for participating in a surrogacy journey is not and should not be the money, it is an added benefit and incentive to surrogacy. Total compensation packages can be as high as $45,000-$50,000 for surrogate candidates through Pathways to Parenthood. We are currently offering a $500 bonus payment to an intended surrogate that starts the screening process with us and ends up joining our program
Have You Decided to Become a Surrogate?
If you’ve decided to become a surrogate, let Pathways to Parenthood guide you through the process. View our guidelines for surrogate mothers to find out if you qualify to become a surrogate. We have helped surrogates and intended parents come together in Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Oklahoma, Iowa, Illinois and Arkansas. If you live in the Midwest, we are the surrogacy agency for you! You can contact us at 913-469-5500 or at www.pathwaystoparenthood.com