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Why Do Women Become Surrogates?

Surrogacy is a selfless and life-changing decision that allows women to help individuals and couples struggling with infertility or other medical issues achieve their dreams of parenthood. But what motivates women to become surrogates? Here are a few of the reasons and motivations behind a woman’s choice to embark on a surrogacy journey:

1. Altruistic Desire to Help Others

One of the primary reasons women choose to become surrogates is the deep-rooted desire to help others. Surrogates understand the emotional pain faced by those who cannot conceive or carry a child and they are driven to make a difference in the lives of intended parents.

2. Personal Experience with Infertility or Surrogacy

Some women become surrogates because they have personally experienced infertility or have witnessed loved ones struggle with it. These women understand the heartache and frustration that comes with the inability to conceive and feel compelled to help others overcome these obstacles.

3. Positive Pregnancy Experiences

Many surrogates have had positive pregnancy experiences in the past and genuinely enjoy being pregnant. They want to share the gift of life with others while experiencing the joy of carrying a child once again.

4. Financial Compensation

While the primary motivation for most surrogates is the desire to help others, the financial compensation they receive can also be a factor in their decision. Surrogates are compensated for their time, effort, and the physical toll of pregnancy, which can provide financial stability or help them achieve personal goals such as furthering their education or buying a home.

5. Building Meaningful Relationships

Surrogacy often leads to the formation of lasting bonds between surrogates and intended parents. Many surrogates cherish the opportunity to build meaningful relationships and enjoy being part of the intended parents’ journey towards parenthood.

6. Empowerment and Personal Growth

The surrogacy journey can be an empowering experience for women as they play a vital role in bringing new life into the world. Surrogates often gain a sense of personal fulfillment and growth by overcoming the challenges associated with surrogacy and knowing that they have made a significant difference in the lives of others.

7. Community and Support

Many surrogates find comfort and camaraderie in the surrogacy community where they can connect with other women who share their experiences and understand their unique journey. This sense of belonging and support can be a driving factor in a woman’s decision to become a surrogate.

The reasons women choose to become surrogates are diverse and deeply personal. Whether driven by altruism, personal experience, or the desire for personal growth and empowerment, surrogates play a critical role in helping individuals and couples achieve their dreams of parenthood. By understanding these motivations, we can better appreciate the selflessness and dedication of the incredible women who embark on this life-changing journey.

At Family Inceptions, we believe that family matters, and everyone who desires to have a family of their own to create a legacy, should. Our services are designed to connect intended parents, surrogates and egg donors with each other and their dreams.

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Eloise Drane
Eloise Drane, Founder

"I believe that we are all placed on this earth for a purpose. Each one of us has a specific calling in this world and although it is different for everyone, we are here to serve one another. My purpose is to help women who wish to become surrogates and egg donors and the hopeful parents who wish to partner with them. I feel very lucky to be living my purpose."