Throughout a journey, both intended parents and surrogates are bound by a legal contract. This contract is full of agreements, dos and don’ts and other stipulations that both the surrogate and intended parent must follow. However, there is nothing in the contract about gift giving…. but don’t let that stop you.
First of all, intended parents are not expected or required to give gifts. But if you are bitten by the gift giving bug – go for it! Especially this time of year when our hearts are full of joy and appreciation. Plus, it is scientifically stated we are all a little bit more generous around the Holidays.
A gift doesn’t have to be expensive. With Shared Conception, we provide our intended parents a “favorites” list that’s filled out by their surrogate in order learn more about her likes and dislikes, favorite restaurants, hobbies, colors, etc. This also serves as a handy tool when looking for a gift for your surrogate.
Keep in mind, anything unexpected is always appreciated. Sometimes even a gift for your surrogate’s children is touching. After all, they are part of the journey too. And, who doesn’t love to be pampered? A pedicure for those tired feet and legs or a massage or manicure, can make any pregnant woman feel better.
Don’t forget post pregnancy gift ideas too like a date night for your surrogate with their significant other to a favorite restaurant or movie theater. If you have a surrogate that loves family time and adventure, try gift cards for laser tag or mini golf.
A word of advice if purchasing any kind of gifts for your surrogate… Make sure it comes from the heart. This is an emotional journey for all that results in the best outcome: a family! A good relationship with your surrogate will make for a seamless, happy journey for all – including the baby!
If you are interested in becoming a surrogate or are looking to find a surrogate, give Shared Conception a call today. We would love to hear from you!