We are not just another surrogacy agency.  At Shared Conception, we sincerely strive to
be successful in fulfilling your dreams and work hard to ensure that everyone
is emotionally healthy and satisfied. As a result, we consistently do our
research to keep our pulse on the psychological state of surrogate moms and
even their kids. Here’s some of the info we found.

  • A
    study by the Family and Child Psychology Research Centre at City University,
    London, UK, concluded that surrogate mothers rarely had difficulty
    relinquishing rights to a surrogate child and that the intended mothers showed
    greater warmth to the child than mothers conceiving naturally.
  • Anthropological
    studies of surrogates have shown that surrogates engage in various distancing
    techniques throughout the surrogate pregnancy so as to ensure that they do not
    become emotionally attached to the baby.
  • Many
    surrogates intentionally try to foster the development of emotional attachment
    between the intended mother and the surrogate child.
  • Surrogates
    are generally encouraged by the agency they go through (such as Shared
    Conception) to become emotionally detached from the fetus prior to giving
  • Instead
    of the popular expectation that surrogates feel traumatized after giving birth
    to the child of the intended parents, an overwhelming majority describe feeling
    empowered by their surrogacy experience.
  • Although
    surrogate mothers generally report being satisfied with their experience as
    surrogates there are cases in which they are not. Unmet expectations are
    associated with dissatisfaction. Some women did not feel a certain level of
    closeness with the couple and others did not feel respected by the couple.
  • Some
    women experience emotional distress when participating as a surrogate mother.
    This could be due to a lack of therapy and emotional support throughout the
    surrogate process. Shared Conception willingly provides that support as needed.
  • A
    2011 study from the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge
    found that surrogacy does not have a negative impact on the surrogate’s own
  • A
    recent study (involving 32 surrogacies, 32 egg donations, and 54 natural
    conception families) examined the impact of surrogacy on mother/child
    relationships and those children’s psychological adjustment at seven years
    old.  Researchers found no differences in
    negativity, maternal positivity, or child adjustment.

We are a transparent surrogacy agency that will be compassionately
straightforward with you,  and everyone
else involved, as we help make your familial dreams come true! Call on us.