Types of Women Who Become Gestational Surrogates in Oklahoma
Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma works with a diverse group of women. The women who apply to become gestational surrogates – the women who make gestational surrogacy possible –have different backgrounds and different interests. Even so, many of these women possess similar characteristics, traits that make them perfect for the job.
Here are the types of women who become gestational surrogates.
Four Types of Women Who Become Gestational Surrogates
1) Women Who Love Helping Others
Women who choose to become surrogates are very selfless people. They are willing to sacrifice their time to help others have children.
Some women want to become surrogates for personal reasons. Maybe they know someone who has struggled with infertility. Maybe they have a friend or family member who is a part of the LGBTQ community; this group often pursues gestational surrogacy. After seeing how difficult it is for some people to have children, they feel moved to relieve that pain by becoming surrogate mothers.
2) Women Who Love being Pregnant
There are several different requirements for becoming a surrogate in Oklahoma. One requirement is that the woman applying should already have children, that she’s gone through pregnancy and childbirth before, preferably without complications. A woman’s reproductive history can help us determine whether the surrogacy will be successful or not.
A woman who already has children will know what to expect from the pregnancy. A woman who enjoyed her past experiences with pregnancy – a woman who liked watching new life grow and develop inside her –is more likely to become a surrogate.
3) Women Who are Good With People
Sometimes surrogates carry and deliver a baby for a friend or family member. However, most surrogates carry and deliver a baby for a stranger (or strangers) they meet through a surrogacy agency.
The women who become surrogates are very friendly and can work with strangers. They are good communicators who can discuss things honestly with the intended parents. They are able to compromise and make agreements with the intended parents.
4) Women Who Have a Lot of Patience
Gestational surrogacy is a long process that consists of multiple steps. First, there’s a long application process that includes background checks and mental evaluations. Then there’s the matching process, the process in which our agency pairs the surrogate with the intended parent/s. Then there are the medical preparations that must take place before the IVF and embryo transfer; these medical preparations include blood tests, hormone injections, and ultrasound screenings.
The surrogacy process can last up to a year. As a result, the women who become surrogates often have a lot of time and patience. They’re able to endure the exhausting trials, knowing that the end result –a child (or children) –will make the experience worth it.
Do You Feel Called to Become a Gestational Surrogate?
Do you possess any of these traits? If so, you might make a good surrogate. Just remember that surrogacy isn’t right for everyone. Even if you possess some of these traits, you should continue to do research to determine whether you’re willing to commit to the surrogacy process.
If you feel called to become a surrogate mother, if you have any questions about how to get involved in the surrogacy process, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma is a surrogacy and adoption agency, licensed by the state of Oklahoma and 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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