Resources For Surrogates

Resources for Surrogates

In a world where the definition of family is constantly evolving, surrogacy has emerged as a beacon of hope for many intended parents. From couples grappling with infertility to single individuals and LGBTQ+ communities. Surrogacy, in its essence, is not just a medical solution; it’s a profound expression of the desire to love and parent a child, transcending traditional boundaries and embracing a new, inclusive definition of family. Gone are the days when a family was defined solely by biological connections. 

Confronting Social Perceptions

Despite its growing acceptance, surrogacy still faces societal misconceptions. Myths about surrogacy often overshadow the realities, creating a gap in understanding. It’s essential to dispel these myths and shed light on the truth about surrogacy – Let’s take a look at some myths: 

  • Surrogate Relation to the Baby: A common misconception is that surrogates are genetically related to the baby and conceive in a traditional manner. However, most surrogacies today are gestational, meaning the surrogate is implanted with an embryo that does not include her own eggs. The outdated belief that surrogates become pregnant through traditional methods is incorrect; modern surrogacy involves in vitro fertilization under medical supervision​​.
  • Selfishness in Choosing Surrogacy: The belief that choosing surrogacy is selfish, is another myth. Many intended parents turn to surrogacy as their final opportunity to have a biologically related child, often after other fertility efforts have failed. Choosing surrogacy is a deeply personal decision and not inherently selfish​. 

The surrogacy industry is witnessing significant growth in recent years. This growth is driven by increasing demand for surrogacy services among people facing fertility issues, same-sex couples, and single parents. North America leads as the largest market for surrogacy services, followed by Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

Surrogacy has also gained visibility and acceptance through its adoption by various public figures. Here are some examples:

  1. Rebel Wilson: In November 2022, actress Rebel Wilson welcomed her daughter Royce Lillian via surrogacy after a lengthy infertility journey that began in 2019. Wilson expressed her gratitude towards her surrogate for the amazing gift of helping her start her own family​​.
  2. Amy Smart and Carter Oosterhouse: After years of struggling to conceive, the couple welcomed their first child, Flora, via surrogacy in 2016. Amy Smart highlighted the importance of being open to alternative family-building methods like surrogacy.

These instances of celebrities using surrogacy have helped in normalizing and bringing more awareness to this method of family formation, reflecting the growing trend and acceptance of surrogacy in modern society.

The Emotional Odyssey

Every intended parent has a unique story. The emotional landscape of surrogacy is rich with anticipation, joy, and sometimes, challenges. Hearing from those who have walked this path can offer both insight and inspiration. Here, we share the stories of intended parents who have found joy and fulfillment through surrogacy.

“We are extremely grateful to have met Olga, Gaelle, and the entire team at GRACE LLC. They have always listened to us throughout the entire surrogacy process. Surrogacy is not a straight path. It is a journey filled with obstacles. That is why the assistance of the ladies at GRACE is so valuable. They move mountains of paperwork for you. They accompany the surrogate mothers at every step… All of this and a thousand other things allow you to focus on the pregnancy. Thank you again for all your help. You will forever be a part of our family’s story.”

Julien & Jerome

The Role of Technology and Medicine

Advancements in reproductive technologies have not only made surrogacy more accessible but have also played a significant role in shaping societal perceptions. As success rates improve and procedures become more commonplace, the social stigma surrounding surrogacy gradually diminishes.

Looking Forward

As intended parents with GRACE,  your journey is not just about building your family; it’s about shaping the future societal understanding of surrogacy. Your experiences, advocacy, and openness can pave the way for a more accepting and informed world.

Surrogacy is more than a medical procedure; it’s a celebration of life, love, and the enduring strength of the human spirit. 

Contact us  as we continue to redefine what it means to be a family, surrogacy stands as a testament to the power of hope, resilience, and the unyielding desire to nurture and love a child.

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About Us

GRACE has created a new model for surrogacy with an emphasis on quality rather than quantity, and a strategic development of services to meet the unique needs of the future parents and the surrogates.