Surrogate pregnancy is a process that often seems shrouded in mystery. Though most people have a vague idea of what surrogacy entails, they still wonder exactly how it works.
The process is incredibly lengthy and surrogate mothers actually endure substantial risks by taking on the job. Even a normal pregnancy can be harrowing, but surrogate pregnancies add an extra layer of legal red tape and medical procedures. That said, it can also be extremely rewarding. For some surrogates, there's nothing better than the moment when they hand over a new babe to overjoyed parents. There are also some things about surrogacy that you might not expect, like the fact that there's a substantial demand for American surrogates from Chinese families.
Read on to learn about what it's really like to be a surrogate.
Families Hire Surrogates For Many Different Reasons
Prepwork Can Be Physically Intense
The Baby's Genetics Can Impact The Surrogate's Health
It May Not Pay Well Or At All
The Surrogacy Requirements Are Strict
There's A Demand For American Surrogates In China