Having your own child is surely a blessing from God. However, some couples weren’t so blessed to have their own children. These couples are usually infertile or are suffering from serious medical conditions wherein they are not allowed to bear their children because it might jeopardize their well-being. Some couples will consider adopting a kid. But, some of them do not want to bring a child that is not their own.
With the newest equipment and discoveries, it is now possible for the couple to have their biological children by means of looking for a surrogate mother. Surrogacy means getting a surrogate mother so that she will bear the child and give birth to it. The sperm and the egg of the parents would be fertilized by the way of in vitro fertilization. So, the child’s features would still be identical to the parents’. The different thing about surrogate parenting is that, the surrogate mother must be willing to get pregnant and bear the child of the couple.
The concept of surrogate parenting is not really new to the world because it has already emerged many years ago. If you happen to appreciate this kind of service, then you would really reap its benefits later on!
Being a surrogate mother is a very tough decision to make. You must be stable emotionally so that you won’t have a hard time in separating with the child whom you bore for eight to nine months. All of the surrogate mothers, specifically the first timers, really had rough times in separating themselves with the child. You should bear in mind that pregnancy is a very unique and powerful experience that every woman will face and whenever they’ll detach themselves with the child, it would be a lot more difficult. This is why you have to pick the best surrogate parent for your child. The surrogate mother must not be a first timer so that you would not have a hard time in arranging matters with her. However, there are several parents who are not too strict to let the surrogate mother see their child during the weekends or at least once a month, depending on how they want to arrange things.
You must have an assurance that the surrogate mother will not use any harmful substances like smoking cigarettes, drinking alcoholic beverages, and taking illegal drugs. These vices, if present, would surely affect the growth and development of the child in utero. Being the parent, it is your utmost responsibility to pay for all the medial and hospital expenditure that are related to the surrogate mother.
There are several surrogate mothers who do this without being paid. However, some surrogate mothers would really ask for payments.