Chances are, if you are reading this article, you are considering if becoming a surrogate mother is the right decision for you. Choosing to become a surrogate mother is a big, life-changing decision that should only be made after you have given it a lot of thought. Although we can not make the decision for you, we have put together these 4 questions to better help you through deciding if becoming a surrogate mother is right for you.
1. Am I healthy enough to become a surrogate mother?
Before starting on your journey to becoming a surrogate mother, it is important to make sure you are in good health to proceed with the pregnancy. This will include being at a healthy weight (BMI must be below 32), having good mental and emotional health and being clear of any conditions that may complicate the pregnancy. As one of the first steps of the surrogacy process, you will be required to pass both a psychological and medical screening.
2. Do I meet the surrogacy agency requirements?
Another important question to ask yourself when deciding if this decision is right for you is if you meet the requirements to becoming a surrogate mother. These requirements, which include having to have had a full-term pregnancy and delivery, are put in place to ensure that you are ready to become a surrogate mother. It is important for you to read and understand all of the surrogacy requirements before beginning your journey.
3. Will I have support throughout my surrogacy journey?
Just like with any pregnancy, it is extremely important to have a strong support system in place before starting on your surrogacy journey. Before making your decision, it is a good idea to talk with your significant other, family and friends as they will be supporting you throughout your journey.
4. Why do I want to be a surrogate mother?
As with any big decision, it is always important to ask why. Why do you want to become a surrogate mother? Although being compensated may be one of the reasons you are thinking of becoming a surrogate mother, it should not be the only reason. One reason a lot of our surrogate mothers choose to become surrogates is that they are looking to help someone else experience the miracle of starting a family.
What do you do once you have decided to be a surrogate mother?
Once you have decided that you would like to become a surrogate mother, the next step would be applying to become a surrogate. At Creative Love, we are a full-service surrogacy agency based in Florida that works with surrogate mothers by providing support and guidance throughout their journey.
If you would like to begin your journey to becoming a surrogate mother, we welcome you to start the process by filling out our surrogacy application here. Once filled out, one of our specialists will be in touch to discuss the next steps and walk you through the surrogacy process. If you have questions before starting your application or would like to speak with one of our specialist, we welcome you to call us at 954-776-9878.