7 Things People get Wrong about Colorado Surrogacy
If you are looking to become an intended parent, a surrogate mother, or if you are a friend or family member of someone looking into surrogacy as an option, you might have come across some assumptions that have caused you to worry. With all the information about surrogacy, it can be hard to tell apart opinion from fact. Let’s clear the air and talk about some things people get wrong about surrogacy!
Misinformation can lead to misconceptions about surrogacy and the surrogacy process. There can be outside opinions and concerns that can cause you confusion as well. Surrogacy can be an intimidating journey at first, which is why it’s crucial to identify reliable information.
Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado can help debunk some of these misconceptions about surrogacy so you can stay better informed and better prepared for this incredible journey.
1. Surrogate Mothers are Only in it for the Money
False. Many assume that someone would want to become a surrogate mother because of the pay. This is not true! A surrogate is someone with a kind and caring heart who hopes to help a loving couple or individual grow their family. She is someone who’s had an enjoyable pregnancy and sees surrogacy as her way to help others. While compensation may be an option for the surrogate mother, the pure joy of bringing a human life into the world to be loved and cared for by a couple or individual is motivation enough for her.
2. Since the Surrogate Mother is Pregnant with the Child, She is Biologically the Child’s Mother
Incorrect. To many people, this makes sense. If a woman is carrying a baby, the baby is biologically hers. However, with gestational surrogacy, the surrogate doesn’t use her own egg in the surrogacy process. It is the egg of the intended mother that is fertilized in a lab then transferred into the surrogate through in vitro fertilization (IVF). This ensures the surrogate mother is not biologically linked to the child. As the intended parents, if you can’t use your egg or sperm, we can help you find a donor.
Gestational surrogacy also protects the surrogate mother emotionally and legally. It also makes sure that the intended parents are as closely genetically linked to their child as possible. Our priority as a surrogacy agency in Colorado is to make sure everyone involved is properly cared for.
3. The Surrogacy Process is Long and Complicated
It’s easy to assume the surrogacy process can be strenuous and tedious. But when you work with us at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado, we guide you every step of the way. We provide both the intended parents and the surrogate mother with a team of professionals, so they are protected and cared for.
There are carefully planned steps in the surrogacy process that take about 3 to 6 months each. This can seem like a very long time, but that doesn’t mean it has to be stressful. Both the intended parents and the surrogate have access to specialists and resources that make the surrogacy journey smoother and more enjoyable.
4. Anyone can Become a Surrogate Mother
Yes and no. Yes, anyone has the potential to help a couple or individual grow their family. However, there are some qualifications a potential surrogate has to meet. To start, the surrogate mother must be between the ages of 21 and 39. She has also had a previous successful pregnancy and has children (or a child) of her own. When the surrogate works with us, she goes through screenings and interviews to find the intended parents she best fits with.
5. Surrogacy is only Available for Heterosexual Couples
Not true! Surrogacy is an excellent option for anyone! We help heterosexual, same sex, transracial couples and individuals help grow their families. With us, no matter your background or family dynamic, you will be matched with the best surrogate mother for you and be taken care of both legally and emotionally. Our core belief is that everyone deserves a chance to have the family they want.
6. The Surrogate Mother and the Intended Parents do Not Build a Close Relationship
No! Many believe that there is little to no contact between the surrogate mother and the intended parents. However, the surrogacy process is a connective experience. It can be a mix of excitement, joy, and even stress for both the intended parents and the surrogate mother. Their bond is crucial so they can rely on each other for support. The relationship between the surrogate mother and the intended parents is the core of a positive surrogacy journey.
7. The Surrogate Mother is on Her Own through the Whole Surrogacy Process
Not at all! Being a surrogate can make you very vulnerable, both emotionally and mentally. Knowing this, we make sure the surrogate mother is cared for and prioritized. She is doing a powerful, selfless thing for deserving intended parents, after all. So, we make sure that she does not feel overwhelmed or alone in the surrogacy process. We have a team of surrogacy professionals to help the intended parents and the surrogate mother. We deeply care about her well-being and emotional state throughout the surrogacy journey.
Things People get Wrong about Colorado Surrogacy
Now that you can identify the misconceptions of surrogacy, you can feel confident that you have reliable information to continue your journey, whether as an intended parent or surrogate mother. You can feel safer and less overwhelmed by the process of surrogacy going forward. You’re taking on an incredible journey, so you deserve the most reliable information.
We hope the information above has helped you! If you have any other questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
If you are interested in learning more about your gestational surrogacy options, contact Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado by email, phone, or text: Email Us, Text us: 720-371-1099, Call us: 303-670-4673 (HOPE). If you are hoping to adopt, please contact us here.
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