Can I Become a Surrogate with Conceptual Options?

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Can I Become a Surrogate with Conceptual Options?

Becoming a Surrogate can be one of the most fulfilling journeys you will likely do in your life. It won’t always be easy, and there will certainly be challenges you’ll need to face during your surrogacy pregnancy. However, the gift you’ll be giving another family is one they will be endlessly grateful for.

It’s important to remember that not all women are cut out to be surrogates. It takes a special skill set and even physical facility. If you have the desire to be a surrogate, there are a few things to take into consideration when applying, including your own health before you begin.

Though your heart may be in the right place, here is a checklist of things to consider while you start your path to becoming a true angel for another family.

1. Age of a Surrogate

Age matters when it comes to becoming a surrogate. The ideal Surrogates are between the ages of 21-39 years old. Not that we don’t appreciate women who want to be surrogates in their older years, it just becomes more difficult on the body and can sometimes create higher risk pregnancies.

In a process that is already fragile, it is key to offer the intended parents the best set up possible for their dream of having a child through IVF. Surrogate mothers who are in their prime years have a greater chance of carrying a child to full term and in the most healthy of manners. And, it is important to note that Surrogates in this age range still have the energy and physical capabilities to carry a child with ease.

2. No Prior Pregnancy Complications

When it comes to carrying a child for someone else, it’s important to have carried one of your own already. It’s equally as important that you previous pregnancies were uncomplicated.

If you experienced any substantial challenges during your pregnancy, then the chance of you experiencing those again during a surrogate pregnancy is fairly high. When it comes to becoming a Surrogate, consider your overall health when it comes pregnancies.

Your pregnancy as a Surrogate might have a few challenges, but in general, pregnancy should be something that isn’t extremely difficult for you.

3. Commitment

Sure, you aren’t entering into the family of the Intended Parents, but you are helping them build theirs. Most intended parents will be forever grateful for you and hold you in very high esteem. However, every Intended Parent’s set of specifics and desires is different.

On your end, is important to stay committed to your Intended Parents. As they’ve chosen you to carry their most precious of cargo, carefully consider your willingness to eat, drink, or live in a way that they desire during the nine months.

Staying committed to your intended parents can make all the difference in both of your journeys. From updates to making sure you make all of your doctor visits — commitment is key.

4. Body Mass Index

For a healthy pregnancy, meeting the guidelines for your specific height and weight in regards to your body mass index is important.

Overweight Surrogates have a much higher chance of having complications during their journeys. It’s important to maintain a healthy BMI before, during, and after your pregnancy. This can ensure a safe and positive Surrogate experience for both you and the unborn child.

Journey On

Becoming a Surrogate will bless the lives of everyone involved. While challenges may arise, this checklist can help you start on the right foot. The gift you are offering a family in need is one of the most generous nature.

When you’re ready to start your journey, choose the best program to care for you and contact us today.

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Surrogacy Compensation and Why It is Important to Women, Families & the Children

Compensating a woman for carrying your baby is seen by some as both exploitative and harmful to all the parties involved in the process. In fact, many countries ban it outright, even if the Surrogate consents. Other countries allow it, but ban payments to her of any kind.
Only a few places provide Intended Parents with legal standing before the birth of their child, including several states in the US, even if the child is genetically theirs. In fact, in many places the surrogate can change her mind and keep the baby. Several developing countries popular with foreigners in need of a surrogate have started to turn them away, such as India and Thailand.

We found a great article in the Economist that delved into the issues surrounding surrogacy. According to the Economist,

By pushing surrogacy to the legal fringes, they make it both more dangerous and costlier, and create legal uncertainty for all, especially the newborn baby who may be deemed parentless and taken into care. Instead, giving the gift of parenthood to those who cannot have it should be celebrated—and regulated sensibly.

Getting surrogacy right matters more than ever, since demand is rising. That is partly because fewer children are available for adoption, and partly because ideas about what constitutes a family have become more liberal. Surrogates used to be sought out only by heterosexual couples, and only when the woman had a medical problem that meant she could not carry a baby. But the spread of gay marriage has been followed by a rise in male couples turning to surrogates to complete their newly recognized families. And just as more women are becoming single parents with the help of sperm donation, more men are seeking to do so through surrogates.

And, as the article states, laws should let the surrogate be paid. Women who become surrogates generally take great satisfaction in helping someone become a parent. As we know, many jobs offer “rewards beyond money, and no one suggests they should therefore be done for nothing.” Certainly,

Surrogacy and Compensation

. Well said – what do you think?

Read more here about Surrogacy and Compensation.


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Conceptual Options’ Surrogate Brittney Captures Surrogacy Journey on YouTube

Here at Conceptual Options we absolutely love when women demystify the journey of being a surrogate by sharing their experiences – the highs and the lows and the smiles and the tears. Plus, we just discovered that one of our very own surrogates is doing just that! Brittney and her family are open about matching with her Intended Parents, her medication protocol, her surrogacy agreement, her injections, her uterine lining check and embryo transfer – as well as the heartbeat ultrasound (yeah!!!) and frequent bump checks.

Thanks to Brittney and other strong women like her, you can discover whether surrogacy is right for you and your family.