The decision to become a surrogate is a very personal one. Every woman who embarks upon this journey has her own reasons for taking the first steps. If you’ve ever wondered why some women choose to provide such a selfless gift for someone, let alone someone they don’t even know, as is the case with most gestational surrogates, some of the most common answers are highlighted below.

1) A Family Member or Close Friend Struggled with Infertility

Arguably, the most common reason women choose to become a surrogate is because infertility has touched their life in a deep way. Perhaps they watched a friend or sister go through miscarriages and/ or in vitro fertilization. In any case, these women are deeply touched by the circumstances and decide to help someone who is coping with a similar situation.

2) They Believe Every Person Deserves to Be a Parent

Now more than ever, LGBT issues are mainstream. Where there once was a time people within the community simply accepted they might never be parents at all, options like surrogacy make it possible for anyone who wants to share his or here life with a child to start a family. It’s somewhat common for women who have family members and friends in the LGBT community to feel a sense of solidarity and want to help people grow their families, whether they identify with the community personally or not.

3) A Friend or Family Member Has Been a Surrogate

Watching someone you care about go through the surrogacy journey can be an inspiring experience. Some women who support their friends throughout the surrogacy process learn what a difference a single selfless person can make in the lives of others and became motivated to do the same as a result.

4) They’ve Had Babies and Loved Being Pregnant

Some women simply glow throughout their pregnancies. They float through the experience on a cloud of pure joy. When these women have finished having their own children, they sometimes long to carry another child, though aren’t interested in having more children of their own. For them, the easy answer is to become a surrogate. Not only do they get to experience pregnancy again, but they’re able to provide someone with the same joy they’ve experienced.

Have You Decided to Become a Surrogate?

If you’ve decided to become a surrogate, let Surrogate Parenting Services guide you through the process. As one of the most trusted agencies in the country, SPS has helped hundreds of women become surrogates and assisted in fulfilling the dreams of growing families for years. View our guidelines for surrogate mothers to find out if you fit the guidelines to become a surrogate. Those who hope to grow their families with the help of a surrogate can also contact us directly at (949) 397-6855 to learn more about our process.