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Pros and Cons of Gestational Surrogacy

If you are a woman that is interested in becoming a surrogate mother, you may be wondering what the pros and cons of going through this unique process are. Gestational surrogacy is a way for families that are unable to have children of their own to start a family through the womb of a surrogate mother. In gestational surrogacy, the couple will visit a fertility clinic and supply their sperm and egg (or use the sperm and egg of a donor) to form an embryo. This embryo is then transferred into the uterus of the surrogate mother. If pregnancy is achieved, then the surrogate mother will continue with life as normal until it is time for the child to be born. If the surrogate mother does not become pregnant, the process will be repeated. Surrogacy is complex, and there are negative aspects to the process, but there are many benefits as well. Go through a surrogacy agency like Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma. You can be sure that our surrogacy agency will help you during any of the difficult times and help you celebrate the benefits of choosing to pursue surrogacy. Here are the pros and cons of gestational surrogacy that surrogate mothers should be aware of. 

Cons of Pursuing Gestational Surrogacy

Let’s start by talking about the possible negative parts of pursuing surrogacy. Obviously, pregnancy is uncomfortable for many women. There are also quite a few possible complications of pregnancy that can occur whenever a woman is pregnant, which are possible risks for surrogate mothers as well. There is still the risk of having a miscarriage or giving birth to a stillborn baby, but the risks of this occurring aren’t greater than they are for any other pregnancy. Additionally, because the screening requirements for women are so extensive, only the healthiest women are allowed to be surrogate mothers, which decreases the chances of complications even further. 

Another difficult part of surrogacy is having to separate from the child after they are born. Many women have a difficult time dealing with the emotions of parting with the child after giving birth because they spent so many months carrying the baby in their womb. Additionally, actually seeing the child and dealing with the pain and exhaustion of labor can increase emotion after birth and make it more difficult to say goodbye. However, one of the great parts about surrogacy is that you may be able to continue a connection with the child after they are born if the intended parents agree to it. This will allow you to stay updated on the child’s life as they grow up. 

Another challenge of surrogacy is fulfilling the requirements. There are quite a few qualifications that surrogate mothers must fulfill in order to continue with the process, but they are necessary to ensure that all the surrogate mothers that go through Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma are healthy and able to carry a child. For more information on what the requirements are, visit the agency’s website. 

Pros of Pursuing Gestational Surrogacy

There are many benefits to being a surrogate mother for women who are able to complete the process. One major positive aspect of surrogacy is the ability to provide a child for a family that can’t have children of their own. Serving people in such a unique and meaningful way is sure to make a lasting impact on the intended parents’ lives but also on the surrogate mother’s life. Working with friends or family as a surrogate mother is even more meaningful if the surrogate mother knows people who want to pursue surrogacy. 

Another benefit of surrogacy is receiving surrogate compensation. Surrogate mothers receive around $50,000-$80,000, depending on the specific details of their situation. The intended parents provide compensation, and the details are worked out in the surrogacy agreement you create with them. Surrogacy has many challenging aspects, so receiving payment for your time and effort definitely makes it a little easier. 

Although there are many more benefits, the final benefit Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma would like to highlight is that surrogacy is a way for women to use their bodies to serve. Unfortunately, not everyone has been gifted with the ability to become pregnant or in good health, so for women who do fulfill the requirements of surrogacy, the ability to serve families through the natural process of pregnancy is a unique gift. 

If you are interested in pursuing surrogacy or would like to learn more about the process, please reach out to Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma. Our staff is ready to answer your questions and help you get started on your application. 

Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma is a surrogacy and adoption agency, licensed by the state of Oklahoma and a leader in the community. We assist both intended parents and gestational carriers (surrogates). Our staff members are committed to providing an ethical, empowering, and personalized experience to all involved in the surrogacy process.
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KylaMeet the author: Kyla’s life has been filled with adventure and transition – both good and difficult. She loves to take on challenges head-on and lead an organized and balanced life. She’s passionate about many different areas and loves how writing gives her the flexibility to engage in research of almost every field of study imaginable. She grew up very involved in theater and music and continues to use her free time to play the piano and sing. However, she is also very interested in how the natural world works and takes any chance she has to spend the day away from crowds, enveloped in the seclusion of nature. Growing up in the Philippines, she’s had some unique experiences that have shaped her worldview and given her a deeper understanding and appreciation for different cultures. She gets excited about research papers, completed to-do lists, and her morning coffee.

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