Discover Why Women Become Surrogates

Explore all the reasons why women become surrogates

You probably have a lot of questions as you begin your surrogacy journey as an intended parent. In addition to questions like, “How does gestational surrogacy work?” and “Should I work with a surrogacy agency?” you’ll probably also want to know why women become surrogates. What motivates a woman to carry and give birth to a baby for someone else? Many people think that women do this simply for the money. However, at the Center for Surrogate Parenting, we find surrogates give this amazing gift for more-altruistic reasons.

Women want to be surrogates for many different reasons

While surrogates do receive compensation for their time and effort, money is far from the only reason these amazing women help intended parents. Carrying a baby for nine months and then giving birth is a huge commitment, especially when the woman is carrying a baby who is someone else’s child. Deciding to pursue such an emotional and physical experience is motivated by altruism and a passion for helping others.

Surrogates are special women who want to help intended parents start or grow their family. Helping someone else welcome a baby and experience the joy of parenthood brings indescribable joy and pride to surrogates. Many surrogates report that this experience is priceless and rewarding in a way that is unlike any other.

In many cases, surrogates also feel called to help intended parents because they feel empathy for them. They know that surrogacy is the only way that intended parents facing certain forms of infertility can have a baby. As a result, they feel called to help them. Other surrogates are passionate about helping same-sex male couples or single men experience the wonder of biological fatherhood.

Enjoying pregnancy is another reason why women become surrogates

In addition to these altruistic reasons, some surrogates also decide to help intended parents because they enjoy being pregnant. You may have heard some women say that they felt incredible while they were pregnant. This is something you might hear a surrogate tell you. In other cases, surrogates simply love the little things about pregnancy, such as feeling the baby kick, and they want to experience it again to help someone else.

Clearly, the reasons why women become surrogates are deeply personal, but all surrogates share a desire to help others. Contact us if you would like to learn more about gestational surrogacy and how a surrogate can help you make your dream of parenthood come true.