When you’re a surrogate, the question usually comes up quite often. Do you get attached to the baby you’re carrying? Do you feel like it’s one of “your own”? Will you get anxiety about handing the baby over to the Intended Parents after delivery?
The answer is usually “no”. For many women, they become surrogates because they want to fulfill the intended parents’ dreams of becoming a family. They understand that their body is performing a function that some others cannot. They realize that the baby they are helping grow will be so welcome in the arms of its intended mother and father.
“I had my own babies to come home and love on,” one surrogate mom said about the issue of becoming attached to her surrogate baby.
Many surrogate moms are also “done” growing their own family, but love the feeling of being pregnant. With surrogacy, the goal is to help families fill a void that a baby can provide. Surrogates know they are making that dream a reality.
“I’ve never had a surrogate friend that missed or longed for the baby. It’s just the way we’re wired,” she said.
In short, surrogates realize they are helping create families for couples who cannot.
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