There is so much that surrogate mothers go through. You may be thinking about becoming a surrogate mother, but you don’t know if you are ready or prepared to start the journey. At Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada, we are here for you at the beginning and the end of your decision-making. We want you to have the best information about the surrogacy process in Nevada. The surrogacy process is not easy, so it’s okay to wait until you know for sure that you are ready. You may have different ways of telling if you are ready from other women who have become a surrogate mother. There are so many steps to the surrogacy process, so we understand if you are hesitant, but if it’s the best decision for you, we fully support you.
- You Have Researched the Surrogacy Process in Nevada and Understand
Before you start your surrogacy process, the best option is to research everything Nevada’s surrogacy process entails. If you do this and learn everything about the surrogacy process and understand what you have to give and do to be a surrogate mother, you are on your way to being ready to become a surrogate mother for intended parents. The surrogacy process has a lot to it.
You have to be prepared for the best and the worst of the surrogacy process in Nevada. Since it is almost a year-long process, researching and understanding everything that is a part of it is important. We are here at Adoption Choices of Nevada to help you understand everything you have to go through during your surrogacy process. You can contact one of our surrogacy professionals at any time and ask every question you have about the surrogacy process.
- You Are Qualified to be a Surrogate Mother
To become a surrogate mother in Nevada, you have to meet all the surrogate requirements. This is for your safety and everyone involved in the process, you, the intended parents, and your OB/GYN to not worry about any potential pregnancy complications. If you don’t meet one of the requirements for the Nevada surrogacy qualifications, you can not be a surrogate mother. You have to fully qualify to be a surrogate mother in Nevada. The requirements are pretty simple and self-explanatory can keep up with the changes throughout the surrogacy process in Nevada. You don’t want to just change your entire life as soon as the surrogacy process starts. It’s better to slowly flow into the change of a healthier life if you don’t already have one. The surrogacy process has a lot to it, so you don’t want to put too much on your plate as soon as you start the process.
- You Loved Being Pregnant in the Past
If you loved being pregnant in the past and want to be pregnant again, but don’t want any more kids of your own, being a surrogate mother may be the best option for you! It is great if you loved being pregnant in the past because this means that being a surrogate mother sounds like it would be a great fit for you.
You might love pregnancy because of the feeling of the baby moving around and kicking in your tummy, or you may love the doctor’s appointments where you can see the baby inside of you through an ultrasound. You will get all of this during your surrogacy process in Nevada, so this is a great chance to get all of these amazing parts of pregnancy.
- You Are Comfortable Sharing Personal Information and Medical History
This is not a private process. This is fully open with everyone in the surrogacy process, and you will have to share personal information and medical history with everyone in the surrogacy process, including the intended parents. In the beginning, you might be a bit hesitant because they are strangers, but you are carrying their baby, so gaining this trust with them and sharing your personal information with them during your entire pregnancy will put you and their minds at ease. They will trust you if you keep everything open. They need to know all of your personal and medical information during the surrogacy process because it will keep them informed about the baby you are carrying.
- You Are Ready to Undergo Multiple Medical Screenings
There are a lot of medical screenings that you will have to go through before and during the surrogacy process. Before you can become a surrogate, you have to go through a psychological screening to make sure that you are ready for the emotional and mental toll that pregnancy and the surrogacy process can have on you. You will also be going through medical screenings throughout the pregnancy to see how the baby is growing and developing. This is a given with any pregnancy, and if you have been pregnant before, you know all the appointments you have to go to for these screenings.
One of the first medical procedures is implanting the embryo inside of you. This is a very important process that occurs, and it may seem scary. It’s okay if you’re anxious, but you are brave for choosing to be a surrogacy mother to help the intended parents. If you connect with one of our surrogacy professionals here at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada, we can tell you all the different medical screenings you will have to undergo as a surrogacy mother.
- You Are Ready to Travel
For the screenings that I have mentioned before, you may have to travel to the intended parent’s IVF for these. Especially for the insertion of the embryo and medical screening, you will have to travel to the intended parent’s chosen doctor. Your monthly pregnancy monitoring is still done locally to you with a doctor you choose, but with the bigger medical screenings, you will have to travel. You may be gone for up to 7 days at a time.
This could be hard on you if you have younger kids at home you will miss or if you are raising your children on your own. Traveling is a huge part of the surrogacy process, especially if the intended parents live on the other side of the state. This could be too much for you, and that is okay. It is something you will have to prepare for, and you can take as much time as you need before you start your surrogacy process in Nevada.
- You Want to be a Surrogate Mother for the Right Reasons
Some surrogate mothers don’t understand that this whole process is for the intended parents. You are doing this for them. The right reason to become a surrogate mother is to help the intended parents have a baby that they might not be able to alone. A lot of surrogate mothers do it for the money, or they do it for the praise, but it shouldn’t be about that. It should be a selfless act where you want to help a couple who wants to have kids of their own.
If you think about becoming a surrogate mother because you want to help intended parents who may not be able to have a child naturally, this could be the best thing for you! If you love helping people and are a selfless person, becoming a surrogate mother is a great option for you if you qualify to be one.
Are You Ready to Become a Surrogate Mother in Nevada?
Becoming a surrogate mother is a huge responsibility. It takes a lot to be ready to start the surrogacy process. It’s okay if you’re not ready yet. You can take as long as you need to make your decision. It is all up to you in the end, so take as much time as you need.
If you need help in your decision-making at any point, you can call us and connect with a surrogacy professional who will be your support team before you even make your decision. Here at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada, we know how big this decision is. It changes your life, but it could be the best decision of your life.
Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across Nevada since 2012. You can also call us to speak to someone now. Contact Us 24/7: 855-940-4673 (Toll-Free) | 702-474-4673 (Las Vegas) | 775-825-4673 (Reno) | 775-738-4673 (Elko) | 775-884-4673 (Carson City).
Meet the Author: Molly Allington is an aspiring author born and raised in Syracuse, New York. When she’s not watching her latest Netflix obsession, you can find her nose deep in a book or in her writing. She has been writing books since she was twelve and is in the process of trying to get her finished books published. Molly has a BA in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. With her writing, she is hoping to share supportive information and help as many people as possible. Once she starts her own family, she is wanting to adopt.