Your surrogate is giving you and your family more than you can ask for. Our intended parents often ask us about gifts for their surrogate. Although gifts are not required, some feel the need to express their gratitude with small tokens of appreciation along the way. The hardest part is figuring out what to get her. When our parents are matched, Shared Conception shares the surrogate’s favorites list. This is a tool to help you get to know your surrogate and help aid in the gift giving search.
Here are some of the most frequent times during a journey, that are excellent opportunities to give a gift: the first time you meet face to face, at the 20-week ultrasound or anatomy scan, and at the birth of the baby. All are great moments to show your gratitude.
If you decide to give a gift to your surrogate at any point in the journey, here are some ideas from other Shared Conception parents we would like to share with you.
- Candles or bath sets in her favorite scent
- Gift certificate for a manicure or pedicure
- A “date night” for your surrogate and her significant other
Many intended parents buy gifts for the surrogate’s children. After all, they are a huge part of the journey as well. This could be something as simple as a board game or a stuffed animal. Many of our surrogates believe that involving their children in the journey is important – and it is nice to show your gratitude to them as well.
Post-birth gifts can be simple and very helpful for your surrogate. Having groceries delivered, meal services and gift cards to their favorite restaurants for take-out, are favorite post-birth gifts among our surrogates.
Surrogacy journeys foster a special bond unlike any that you will ever have. If you are interested in surrogacy or becoming a surrogate, give Shared Conception a call today.