The Psychology of Surrogacy
Are you an intended parent researching for your surrogacy journey? Are you looking to become a surrogate mother and want to know more about gestational surrogacy? Do you need help going through all the information on the psychology of surrogacy? If so, let’s go over some background information on gestational surrogacy in Colorado.
Gestational surrogacy has become a safe and common practice for couples and individuals looking to grow their families. There is an interesting history behind surrogacy that is good to be familiar with as you start your journey. Whether you are looking to become a surrogate or an intended parent, learning more about the psychology of surrogacy can help you through your journey.
Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado is determined to help you through your surrogacy journey. We hope to give you reliable information and resources that better prepare you for the surrogacy process.
The History of Surrogacy
Surrogacy started with traditional surrogacy. This is when the surrogate mother’s egg is used. For a while, this was the only surrogacy option. But it was extremely emotionally difficult for the surrogate mother and intended parents. After gestational surrogacy became the safest practice, traditional surrogacy was soon banned across the US. Gestational surrogacy is when the surrogate mother carries the fertilized egg of the intended mother to term. This way, she is in no way biologically linked to the child. This practice protects everyone involved legally and emotionally.
The need for surrogacy has also changed over time. At first, couples used surrogacy because one partner was infertile or couldn’t carry a child for health reasons. Now, a couple or individual can look to surrogacy as a way to grow their family for numerous reasons. Our surrogacy agency is eager to help same-sex, transracial, and heterosexual couples or individuals grow the family they hope for. Gestational surrogacy can now be a safe option for anyone looking to become a caring parent.
Why Someone Would Want to Become a Surrogate
For some, it’s hard to imagine why someone would want to go through pregnancy for someone else. Some believe the surrogate mother is in it only for the compensation. But ultimately, the type of person who chooses to become a surrogate sees surrogacy as a way to help someone in need. A woman can be drawn to surrogacy because she has enjoyed her previous pregnancy. She feels called to help someone grow their family and share the joys of parenthood. While surrogate mothers are compensated, this is not what drives someone to become a surrogate. A potential surrogate mother has seen friends, family, or individuals struggle to grow their family and feel like they can help.
Becoming a surrogate mother is a selfless act fueled by the need to help a caring couple or individual have the family they hope for. She is looking for a connective and fulfilling experience where the greatest reward is bringing a human life into the world.
How is the Surrogate Mother Supported through her Journey?
Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado has an organized step-by-step plan to ensure a smooth surrogacy journey. For surrogate mothers, your journey starts with your application. We then provide health screenings to make sure you are physically and mentally ready to become a gestational carrier. You will then be matched to your intended parents. You will have their support as you both work towards a common goal. Our team of professionals will help you schedule your medical appointments, provide you with counseling when you need it, and make sure you are fairly compensated. We recognize the journey you are taking on can be overwhelming, which is why we want to be by your side from beginning to end.
Our surrogate agency can also help you find legal representation. Colorado is one of the most surrogacy-friendly states. With a lawyer of your choice, you can keep track of all the legal documents necessary for your journey. Our surrogacy agency’s top priority is your well-being which is why we make sure you are properly legally, physically, and emotionally supported.
What is the Psychology Behind Surrogacy?
The Colorado surrogacy process has been part of our history for some time. It has grown and evolved as the need for help growing a family has evolved. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado is dedicated to helping anyone grow their family. We are happy to offer our resources to help you either grow your family or help someone else grow their family.
Now that you know more about gestational surrogacy, what are the next steps in your journey? How can you better prepare for the process ahead of you?
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