Pros and Cons of Colorado Surrogacy
Are you thinking about becoming a surrogate mother in Colorado? Are you wondering what your next steps should be or if it is the right path for you? Although there are a variety of rewarding pros to choosing gestational surrogacy, you may be wondering what the cons are as well. At Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado, our surrogacy agencies and specialist know how important it is to know as much information as you can before embarking on your surrogacy journey. If you are interested in learning about the different facets of gestational surrogacy, keep reading to find out the pros and cons of Colorado surrogacy.
Pros of Colorado Surrogacy
Although there are some cons when it comes to the surrogacy process, such as failed pregnancies, length of time, lifestyle changes, or lack of privacy, we believe that the pros far outweigh the cons you may encounter.
- Establishing Meaningful Connections
During the surrogacy pregnancy, you will establish meaningful relationships throughout the process. This can be with the intended parents since you are all connected through the wellbeing of the child you carry.
You can have these relationships even after you are finished with your surrogacy process. This journey is a shared experience, and you are able to meet some people that can be in your life long after your pregnancy is over.
- Bringing Life Into the World
As a surrogate mother, you have the opportunity to help bring life into the world. You are helping to build a family and, through that, create joy. You are able to become a part of something much bigger than yourself and make a lasting impact on awaiting parents or individuals.
As a result, you will experience so much reward and joy. You are an extremely giving person, and help give back to those who wish to have a child. You are embarking on a truly special journey that will help to create more life.
- Sharing a Beautiful Journey
Not only will you experience so much joy, but the intended parents you are matched with will as well. So this journey is for everyone involved, and with that, you will be able to share a truly beautiful journey with other people.
You can become a part of a welcoming and safe community to support you on your journey. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado is here to ensure you are supported every step of the way.
You can join a support group of other surrogate mothers who are also experiencing the same journey you are and get the necessary support and advice you need throughout your journey. This can also be another great way to establish meaningful relationships that you can take with you even after your pregnancy is done.
Another pro of gestational surrogacy in Colorado is fair and equal compensation from us. Since gestational surrogacy is legal in Colorado and recognized in the courts, you are able to receive fair and adequate compensation for your time and role throughout the process.
Cons of Colorado Surrogacy
There can be cons of gestational surrogacy that come in the form of different challenges. The surrogacy process looks different for everyone, whether you’re a surrogate mother or you’re awaiting parents.
As a surrogate mother, you may encounter a variety of challenges, so Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado wants to inform you of the possible cons you could face on your surrogacy journey.
- Failed Pregnancies
Although it doesn’t happen to every surrogate mother, you have to be prepared for the chance of failed pregnancies during the in vitro fertilization stage. Although every pregnancy is different, there is a chance it may take several tries for you to become pregnant through IVF. Although it may not happen to you during your process, it is best to be prepared because it can be a physically and emotionally challenging aspect of your surrogacy process. This also may mean giving up more time than you expected to continue helping the intended parents you are matched with.
- Lifestyle Changes
When you choose to become a surrogate mother, you are making the choice to help a couple or individual carry their baby. There are a variety of reasons why intended parents choose surrogacy, and each story can look different.
We recognize how essential your role is, and although it is an incredibly rewarding experience, we also know how much of a sacrifice it can be. We also know that all couples are different, and some intended parents may ask you to follow a certain diet, exercise, or lifestyle habits. This can be a change to your daily routine and differ from what you did in your previous pregnancy.
There can also be a lack of privacy during your pregnancy. Perhaps this is your intended parent’s first child, and they are excited to follow your pregnancy with you. This may mean attending doctor appointments, spending time with you even beyond surrogacy requirements, or frequent communication.
Disqualifications of Surrogate Mother Requirements
The surrogacy requirements are put in place to ensure you are physically and emotionally prepared for surrogacy. This is to make sure you are safe throughout your pregnancy as well as the welfare of the child you carry.
The surrogacy requirements can be strict, and some cons can be adhering to the ones put in place. For example, some disqualifications can include your age, body mass index if you are alcohol or drug dependent, if you have not had a previous pregnancy and are not actively parenting at least one child at home, or if you had a complicated previous pregnancy.
There are a variety of ways you can not meet the qualifications needed to become a surrogate mother, so it’s important to make sure you are up to date on what is required for you.
Talk to Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado
Do you have any questions or concerns you feel haven’t been addressed? Or wish to know more about the pros and cons of Colorado Surrogacy? Reach out to us with anything you might need! We’d love to talk to you and help you get started on your journey.
It’s normal to have questions, feel doubt, or wonder if this is the right journey for you. We are here to help you, and we hope to be able to give you the information you need to make the best choice for you.
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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