CSP celebrates our generous surrogate moms on International Women’s Day As International Women’s Day approaches, we want to honor some of the most selfless and giving women we know: surrogate mothers. Thanks to these incredible women, hopeful parents from all over the world can enjoy parenthood. After Kim Kardashian and Kanye West recently welcomed their third child via surrogacy, we ask what drives these extraordinary individuals to offer this precious gift to strangers? About the surrogate moms at CSP It may surprise you to know that the world’s leading surrogacy agency has offices in California and Maryland. CSP also conducts surrogate mom group support meeting in Encino, Corona and Sonoma California – Denver, Colorado – Las Vegas, Nevada – Annapolis, Maryland and Chicago, Illinois. The Center for Surrogate Parenting (CSP) is the oldest surrogacy agency in the world. Our team has welcomed more than 2,600 babies to the ever-expanding CSP family! We have never had a surrogate mother change her mind about returning the baby to the parents. In any given year, we screen hundreds of potential surrogate mothers. Of those applicants, approximately 1/8 of them complete the screening process to become a surrogate. The surrogates of tomorrow Almost all surrogate pregnancies these days are gestational surrogacy. This is when the surrogate has no genetic link to the baby. A fertility clinic creates an embryo from the parent’s sperm and eggs, or donor eggs and/or sperm. A doctor then transfers an embryo to the surrogate via IVF. Having said that, surrogacy seems to be in the blood for some people. CSP currently has several surrogates in their program whose own mothers were surrogates for CSP. There are also two women that were brought into the world via a CSP surrogate who now are surrogates themselves! So, on International Women’s Day, who are these honorable women offering the gift of life? One thing they all have in common is that they are mothers. Many have been touched by infertility themselves. They may have had family or friends who have struggled to conceive. Celebrating International Women’s Day International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the achievements of women from all walks of life. Creating a family via surrogacy is an incredible achievement. In fact, any women that even considers surrogacy is a very special person. Those lucky enough to be part of the process are seen as angels by many, including intended parents, medical specialists and agency staff. As surrogacy becomes an increasingly common choice, it is truly heart-warming to know there are such inspirational angels in the world capable of making a family’s dream come true. Contact us to learn.