What Does it Mean to be a Surrogate Mother in Reno?
When you’ve made the decision that you may want to begin their gestational surrogacy journey, it’s fair to assume that it isn’t a decision made on a whim. There’s been so much research that you’ve done in preparation: how to get started, what to expect, the screening processes, etc. Now, you’re ready. You’re ready to meet your match that the agency sets you up with, and get this started.
Something you may not have thought of, though (or maybe you have), is what it means to be a gestational surrogate as a Renoite. After all, different cities have different reactions to surrogacy. Some have more of an open arm approach. Some are staunchly against the idea. We’ll be addressing what it means, exactly, to be a surrogate mother in Reno.
History of Surrogacy in Nevada and the Current State of Things
From what we can gather, there doesn’t seem to ever have been an issue with gestational surrogacy in the state of Nevada. Thankfully, it seems to have a history of open-mindedness when it comes to the subject — with the exception of traditional surrogacy, as it’s no longer legal in Nevada, or anywhere else in the United States.
However, you’ll find that gestational surrogacy is not only accepted, but also welcome. Any single or attached adult may use the services of a surrogate mother, including same-sex married couples, domestic partners, and couples (of any gender) who cohabitate.
We could go on and on about what makes Reno, Nevada so wonderful from not only the perspective as a resident, but also as a hopeful surrogate mother. What we cannot do, however, is properly display how very much becoming a surrogate mother means to those you’ll be working with most — the intended parents.
For many of these people, they simply cannot conceive on their own. This could be due to infertility problems, or simply no partner or spouse. However, know this: by becoming someone’s surrogate mother, you are helping their dreams of building their family come true. You’re their hero. This isn’t anything meant to intimidate or dissuade you from becoming a surrogate. In fact, we’re hoping it does the opposite, and inspires you to continue on your merry way to becoming a gestational carrier.
Fellow Gestational Surrogates
It’s all well and good to know that you’re helping others, and that the area you live in, or the one you’re planning on moving to, is sympathetic to your goals. As a hopeful gestational surrogate, you need the assurance that you’ll be well looked after. What you will also need is a support group of fellow surrogate mothers. You should be able to find some support groups on Facebook, if you’re still choosing to self-isolate. Surrogates and Intended Parents is the first group to pop up when you type in “surrogate mothers group” in the Facebook search bar. It advertises a safe space for intended parents, gestational surrogates, surrogate mothers and potential gestational surrogates. With approximately 19K members, it’s a safe bet that you may be able to find some understanding and comfort here.
If you’re wanting to have more of an in-person experience for your support, you can ask our kind staff at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada if you are able to get in contact with any of their current surrogates, or any that have performed as a surrogate previously. Having the tie of not only being a gestational carrier, but also using the same agency can help you feel more at ease as you discuss the ins and outs of the journey.
While the road of being a gestational surrogate is a fulfilling one, it can also be a lonely one. It’s hard to really put into words what it’s like carrying another person’s child if the person you’re talking to hasn’t done it themselves. Finding your crowd of support can only do wonders for your well-being during your gestational surrogacy journey.
The Surrogate Mother in Reno
As you prepare yourself for the gestational surrogacy journey, whether you’re in the fledgling stages of meeting with Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada, or you’ve already been matched with your intended parent(s), you may have moments of doubt. This is totally normal. After all, it isn’t a decision to be made lightly. Know this, however: regardless of where you are in your gestational surrogacy journey, Reno is a safe place for you. Our agency is at the ready for any potential questions, comments, or concerns that you may have regarding your journey.
Was there anything you think should have been added to this article? Anything you were surprised to learn? Let us know in the comments!
Be safe and be well, friends!
Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across Nevada since 2012. For information specific to Las Vegas, please visit our sister site Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Las Vegas. For information specific to Reno, please visit our sister site Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno. You can also call us to speak to someone now.
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Meet the Author: Mallorey English is an aspiring proofreader and editor. She’s completed a couple of online courses through Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) and has used her education to help edit her mother’s inspirational book, Monday Motivation: 52 Weeks of Inspiration to Keep Moving in 2018 and running blog Life Up and Running. She hopes to one day become a full time freelance editor.
When she isn’t working, Mallorey can be found on a yoga mat, crafting a new project, or watching her favorite movies. She currently resides in northern Nevada with her husband and hopes to add on to their family in the near future.
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