4 Reasons Surrogates Should Choose Gestational Surrogacy in 2021
We can take a big sigh of relief. The year 2020 is officially in our rearview mirrors, and with the turning of the wheel comes new beginnings and new opportunities. Some have already found their yearly goals and are on their way to working toward them. For others, they may still be considering what they want their year to look like.
For hopeful gestational surrogates, you may find yourself in either camp. Perhaps you already know that you’ll be working toward becoming a surrogate this year. Or, on the other hand, maybe you’re just toying with the idea, and are on the fence about whether you’d like to do it or not. Whatever your mindset is, Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno will be taking you through the top 4 reasons you should consider pursuing gestational surrogacy in 2021.
1. The Bond with Your Match
From the moment you are officially matched, you’ll be working very closely with your intended parents. Not only will you be getting to know them at a basic level, but you also could very well become close friends and share a lifelong bond. After all, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that none of you will ever forget. You will get to have a front row seat and see exactly how you are changing intended parents’ lives for the better, from your first meeting to watching your match hold their child in their arms for the first time. There’s no experience like it!
2. Changing the Lives of Your Match
This is, of course, one of the first things that comes to mind when you start looking into becoming a gestational surrogate. It goes without saying that, without you, intended parents would not have the family they’ve always wanted. When you become a surrogate, you do so on behalf of those who are unable to carry children on their own. Really sit on that for a moment. That’s no small kindness. You’re helping a family grow.
As the gestational surrogate, you are in a very special and unique position. You can help intended parents’ dreams come true by helping welcome them into the world of parenthood. With that in mind, you can expect a certain sense of pride and fulfillment to accompany you throughout your gestational journey.
3. Being Pregnant and Changing Your Own Life
Another reason to become a gestational surrogate? The unparalleled joy of being pregnant. That’s right! Many women who choose to become gestational surrogates love this aspect of the journey. In fact, it is part of the reason they are so happy to help intended parents grow their families. The feeling of growing a tiny person in your body is, by many accounts, one of the best feelings in the world.
If you feel the same way, but are happy with your family as it is, gestational surrogacy is an amazing journey to consider. It’s actually not unusual for women who have grown their family to their preferred size to look towards gestational surrogacy in order to experience pregnancy again.
Another perk? There are some pretty surprising benefits that come with being pregnant and having carried a pregnancy successfully before. It’s true! When you’re carrying a child, whether you’re a gestational surrogate or not, you are pretty likely to start (or continue) healthy habits. For instance, choosing healthier meal options, getting in daily exercise, and having a daily intake of essential vitamins.
4. Meeting Other Surrogates
Throughout your pregnancy and surrogacy journey, there are going to be ups and downs...especially in the crazy days of COVID-19. There will be good days and bad. Perhaps, moments where you feel alone. Even if you have a strong support system in the form of friends and family, and you get along great with the intended parents, you are the one carrying the child. This is a completely unique experience on its own, one where you may need to talk with someone who truly understands and is able to relate to you. So, where can you turn when you need that listening ear?
A Google search can offer up a plethora of options when it comes to support groups. If you’re in the Northern Nevada area and are interested in attending a support group session, be sure to check out MeetUp.com for gestational surrogacy groups in the Reno area. Don’t hesitate to speak with your doctor or fertility specialist to see if they have any recommendations as well. Do keep in mind that, because of the current pandemic, meetings may be canceled or held in alternate ways (i.e. ZOOM, social media, FaceTime, Skype, etc.)
Surrogacy in 2021
After going through this list, you could very well be ready to get started on your gestational surrogacy journey, and only need a few “how to” questions answered. Some others may still need some time to consider. Whichever you are, please feel free to get in touch with us at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno. We’re always happy to help you in any way we can!
Stay safe and be well, friends!
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