Surrogacy Questions You Were Afraid to Ask: Gestational Carrier Edition
To help you on your journey as a potential gestational carrier, here are some answers to the most popular surrogacy questions you were afraid to ask.
How Long Does Surrogacy Take?
Every surrogacy journey is unique, but most surrogates spend around 1.5 to 2 years committed to a single surrogacy journey.
If a Surrogate Miscarries, Do They Still Get Paid?
In a situation where miscarriage occurs, the surrogate is entitled to compensation up to the point when she loses the child. Gestational carrier compensation is similar across surrogacy agencies, and All Families Surrogacy outlines all compensation details here.
What Are the Risks of Becoming a Surrogate?
Like any pregnancy, there are certain risks you take on before, during, and after the pregnancy and birth. While the medical risks are similar to personal pregnancy journeys, the emotional risks are a bit more varied.
Choosing to carry and give birth to a child that isn’t yours means you will spend about a year facing personal and sometimes even inappropriate questions from family members, friends, and strangers. It also means some medical decisions will be made in conjunction with the Intended Parents.
This is why your surrogacy journey should start with you talking to trusted professionals, and supportive family members and friends. Surrogacy is one of the most selfless ways you can help another family, and it shouldn’t be a decision you make lightly.
Do I Get to Choose the Intended Parents?
Yes. Intended parents and surrogates who work with All Families Surrogacy create a lasting bond that is much more than a transaction. The deep connection and intimacy that comes with a surrogacy journey mean that you and your surrogate absolutely get to choose to match with each other.
Check out our Testimonials to see what this partnership means to people who have already been where you are going.
How Much Contact Will I have with Intended Parents?
While it’s up to you and the Intended Parents to decide how much or little you will be involved in this process together, the Intended Parents will likely want to be as much a part of the process as possible, through updates and other agreed-upon interactions.
As for after the birth of the child, surrogate and Intended Parent communication is encouraged – after all, you are inextricably linked to each other now – but those relationships are yours to create and evolve. Many AFS pairings stay in contact well after the baby is born, through visits, holiday cards, phone calls, and more.
AFS Is Here to Answer All Your Surrogacy Questions
Becoming a gestational surrogate is a fulfilling journey, but it’s not a decision you should make lightly. All Families Surrogacy is here to walk you through every step of the process and to answer any questions you have at any time. We are in the business of creating lasting relationships and helping people create their family, their way. We’d love to talk to you about your options as a potential surrogate.
Are you interested in starting your own surrogacy journey with us? Call today at (503) 936-7960 or send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re ready to be considered as a gestational surrogate, you can go ahead and fill out our intake form.