Choosing to become a gestational carrier is a very personal journey. Each and every woman who embarks into the adventure of surrogacy has special reasons for doing so. Yet, deep down, there’s a common goal. No, it’s not the money. If the sole motivation was monetary, becoming a gestational carrier wouldn’t be the best option. Especially with what your body experiences throughout the process. The hormone treatments, pregnancy, birth and delivery. That’s a lot to do for just a paycheck. It has to be more than that.
A great reason to become a gestational carrier is because you want to give back. You want to help others become parents, and give them a family of their own. Help their dreams become realized.
Love Being Pregnant
Some women adore being pregnant. The idea fascinates them, and they enjoy feeling the baby move around as he or she develops. They love the glow that accompanies pregnancy as well. Even despite the inevitable stretch marks and potential morning sickness. Being pregnant is a joy-filled and wonderful experience.
This is particularly true for women who have already had children. There’s still that longing to carry. To experience the miracle of pregnancy and birth, without having an added member of her family. Thus, the thought of becoming a gestational carrier provides a perfect reason. The best of both worlds. If this sounds like you, be sure to talk with your doctor and fertility clinic about your options. Consult with your partner or spouse as well.
Wants to Help Parents Build a Family
An assumption is that gestational carriers are largely used to help LGBT couples and individuals have a family. While part of this is true, it isn’t the whole story. If you have a heart to help LGBT parents build a family, that’s a great reason to become a gestational carrier. However, the scope of gestational carriers go beyond that.
Becoming a gestational carrier means that you have the ability to help any intended parents build a family. Gay or straight. It doesn’t matter. A large motivation behind carrying and delivering the child of the intended parents is to help them have a family that they couldn’t otherwise have. Whether that’s because of a medical or health reason or other fertility complications.
Friends/Family Struggling with Infertility
Watching our loved ones struggle through life’s trials and tribulations can be as heart wrenching as it can be inspiring. For instance, seeing one of your siblings struggle with infertility issues can tear at your heartstrings and make you wish there was someway to help. Perhaps you know of someone else who longs to be a mother, but who has a medical condition that would make it life-threatening for either her or the baby. All you want to do is ease their pain.
Fortunately, surrogacy provides this option. Through becoming a gestational carrier, you have an amazing opportunity to be there for your friends, family and others who want to have a family of their own.
Giving the Gift of Life
There are so many reasons for choosing to become a gestational carrier. Perhaps the best reason, though, is having the deep desire to give the gift of life. Because you want to bless someone else with a baby. A family. A future. A dream come true.
What’s more, you feel chosen. Like being a gestational carrier is a calling. You love children with all your heart, and you feel the aches of all the would-be mothers who long to have children of their own.
Reasons to Become a Gestational Carrier
Again, choosing to become a gestational carrier is a personal journey. No one can pressure you into it, and it isn’t something for you to choose lightly. It’s a very selfless and involved choice, as it will impact you and the intended parents for the rest of your life. However, many women say it’s one of the best decisions they ever made. Seeing the looks on the intended parents’ faces, and being able to connect and establish a relationship with them throughout the process made everything worth it.If any of the above grabbed your attention, don’t hesitate to contact us. We would love to help you begin your journey.
About the Author
Rachel Robertson is a published journalist, book editor, certified Publishing Specialist, and aspiring novelist. She graduated from Central Washington University (CWU) in March 2011, having found her writing voice within the Creative Nonfiction genre and grew to work as a freelance book editor for small presses all across the United States.
In June 2018, she embarked on an internship with Virginia Frank and came on board with Adoption Choices Inc., Not for Profit 501(c)(3), in December 2018. Between her mutual passion with adoption and surrogacy, and her own personal history with adoption, Rachel is excited to research and share topics each week that will spread awareness and better serve the faithful patrons of Virginia Frank.
When Rachel isn’t haunting her local Starbucks or Barnes and Noble, she’s avidly pouring over her Writer’s Digest subscription or cozying up with a cup of tea and book. She currently resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her beloved wife and Border Collie.