Surrogates


People Involved in Your Surrogacy

Pregnancy is a big commitment, and choosing to carry a baby for someone else will be a life-changing experience for you. But, while you, as a surrogate, will certainly be doing the majority of the work, this process doesn’t only affect you — it will also have an impact on your family members, friends, and other people around you.

In the articles below, you can learn more about how surrogacy might affect your relationships with your spouse, your children, your friends, extended family members and even strangers. Discover how you can involve those closest to you in your surrogacy process — and find the resources you need to connect with surrogacy professionals and other surrogates for additional support.

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    HOW TO BUILD YOUR SURROGACY SUPPORT SYSTEM

     
    When you become a surrogate, you will likely face some emotional challenges — which is why it’s so important to have a solid support system.

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    HOW TO EXPLAIN SURROGACY TO YOUR CHILDREN

     
    When you become a surrogate, you will already have had kids of your own — and explaining your surrogacy to them can be complicated. Here are some tips.

  • INVOLVING YOUR PARENTS IN YOUR SURROGACY JOURNEY

     
    When you’re a surrogate, it’s important to have people on your support team. But, do you want to include your parents in this journey?

  • 5 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE SHARING YOUR SURROGACY NEWS WITH EXTENDED FAMILY

     
    When you become a surrogate, it’s important that you create a surrogacy support system. But, how do you decide whether extended family will be a good addition or not?

  • HOW TO INCLUDE YOUR FRIENDS IN YOUR SURROGACY JOURNEY

     
    Did you know your friends can be a great source of support when you become a gestational carrier? But, figuring out how to tackle this subject can be tricky. Learn how to tell your friends about your decision and how to best include them in your journey ahead.

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    HOW SURROGACY MAY AFFECT YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER

     
    When you’re considering surrogacy, it’s important to think about how your surrogate pregnancy will affect your significant other. Here are some tips for keeping your relationship strong.

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    HOW TO TALK TO STRANGERS ABOUT YOUR SURROGACY

     
    When strangers ask about your pregnancy, you may not know how to respond. Here are some tips for educating others about your surrogacy.

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    HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT PROFESSIONALS FOR YOUR SURROGACY

     
    As a prospective surrogate, you’ll likely need to work with a surrogacy agency, a surrogacy attorney and a surrogacy clinic. So, how do you find the best ones?

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    SHOULD YOU WORK WITH AN AGENCY AS A SURROGATE?

     
    If you’re thinking about becoming a surrogate, you’re also probably trying to decide whether or not you should work with an agency. Here are some of the pros and cons of surrogacy agencies so you can decide which option is right for you.

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    7 SURROGACY SUPPORT RESOURCES FOR PROSPECTIVE SURROGATES

     
    Surrogacy is not a journey you take alone, so check out these virtual support groups and resources to find out more from those who have been through it.