Is it wrong to become a surrogate solely for the money? It is true that surrogates get paid well…very well, in fact. This amount of money we are speaking about can pay off debts, such as student loans or car payments. This is the kind of money you can use for a down payment on a home. Fertility agencies compensate women who go through the surrogacy process very generously for their physical and emotional commitment they agree to. In addition, all medical costs are covered. However, this is not a type of service that will make you “rich”. Surrogates really have a special place in their heart to want to help another family who cannot have children of their own. Surrogates provide a generous service that brings a miracle baby to a family.
Yet at the same time, there are some women who would never even consider becoming a surrogate for one million dollars. For some women, it is hard to separate emotions from the physical act of giving birth for intended parents. We respect that fact and appreciate that some women have an emotional attachment to what would be a child they are carrying.
For that reason, we are a professional fertility agency that serves our clients and intended parents, first and foremost by matching surrogates with the utmost care and compassion. Our agency carefully assesses and chooses women who are the healthiest, interested and emotionally capable of partaking in the surrogacy process. In fact, the time commitment alone is something that a surrogate must take seriously as well. The process can take well over one year to go through. This is in addition to the physical processes that a surrogate will go through, which can include a strict regimen of fertility drugs and medication, blood draws, monthly checkups, in addition to labor and delivery which could result in a c-section. Women interested in surrogacy also have to understand that there will be a baby out there that they have carried and bonded with for nine months. The last thing anyone would want is to have a surrogate regret their decision.
To address everything we mentioned, we have fertility specialists, psychologists, and attorneys who are all involved from screening until after the birth to assure that all parties involved are held legally accountable to what they agreed to. We want to make sure everyone is happy and satisfied throughout the process. We are all going through a wonderful process and the most important thing to remember is the surrogate is able to provide another family with the gift of life.
If you are considering surrogacy or are interested in becoming a surrogate, our team will support you through the process from beginning to end. We understand this is a big decision and we will compassionately answer all your questions and keep all your information confidential.