Reasons to Become a Surrogate

Author: GSHC Surrogacy


There are many reasons why women choose to become surrogates. Here are some of the most popular:

Helping Others

Surrogacy allows a woman to give the most incredible gift of all – life! They understand what intended parents have been through in their quest to have a family and are all too happy to be able to help by carrying a baby for those who are unable to do it themselves. Most find surrogacy an incredibly rewarding experience, and many surrogates decide to do a second cycle, or even more


Surrogates are compensated for the inconvenience and physical discomfort associated with the surrogacy process and pregnancy. While the payment should NEVER be your number one reason for becoming a surrogate, it is definitely a plus. Many surrogates decide to use the money for a down payment on a home, a new car or to pay off debt. Others put it aside as a nest-egg to use when needed.

They love being pregnant

Many women tell us that although they are done having children of their own, they love the experience of being pregnant. For them, getting to have that experience again while helping another family is just one of the many positive aspects of becoming a surrogate!

Forming new relationships

Many surrogates and intended parents stay in contact long after the baby is born and forge lifelong friendships. For many, this is an exciting prospect and one of the best things about being a surrogate.


Being a surrogate means becoming part of a community of incredible women all over the USA (and worldwide!) who are making an amazing difference by helping bring new life into the world. There are many online groups and in-person meetups where you can make new friends and share experiences with one-another.

Health insurance/Healthcare

Being a surrogate means getting a better handle on your own health! At medical screening you will undergo a lot of testing which you may not have had done recently, or even at all. This means you will know exactly what’s going on with your body and whether you have any issues you were unaware of. You will also have health insurance and access to healthcare throughout the surrogacy cycle and your postpartum recovery period.

A unique experience

Surrogacy is an experience unlike any other, and chances are when you first embark on your surrogacy journey you won’t know many others who have been a part of something like this! The memories and stories you have will last a lifetime.

A new perspective

Being a surrogate opens your eyes to the issues many people face with their fertility or reproduction. Being a surrogate will help you to understand just how much others have been through to have the opportunity to start a family. While this can be an emotional experience for some, you will also rest assured that you really are doing something good and making a huge difference in someone’s life!

“In the end…”

Whatever your reason for becoming a Surrogate, we appreciate that your decision to help a fellow human is incredible. GSHC Surrogacy Agency is here to support you, every step of the way.


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