Intended Parents are couples who cannot conceive on their own – for any reason – and choose surrogacy to build their family. These couples—commonly known as Intended Parents—will define your exciting surrogacy journey. As a Surrogate, you will understandably develop an intimate relationship with them and learn why they decided to choose surrogacy to start or grow their family.
Every couple’s decision to choose surrogacy is different but there are definitely some common elements regarding why they opted for surrogacy. It’s extremely important to understand what the Intended Parents have gone through previously so it’s clear what to expect from them.
Who are Intended Parents?
It’s likely that Intended Parents are individuals who have tried for many years to have a biological child of their own, either traditionally or with the help of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Their dream is to become parents and to start a family of their own. In order to make their dream a reality, Intended Parents are willing to do almost anything—including embarking on the surrogacy journey.
Intended Parents are heterosexual couples struggling with infertility or other complications. Unfortunately, the number of couples struggling with infertility is increasing each year—and it’s not just women who experience infertility. In recent years, there has been an unfortunate increase in males experiencing infertility difficulties with their sperm and/or reproductive organs.
In addition, the number of couples using infertility services in order to achieve their parental dreams is increasing as well. Oftentimes, when Intended Parents decide to embark on their surrogacy journey, they have already experimented with IVF which can be an emotionally and physically exhausting process. When their IVF process is deemed unsuccessful, many Intended Parents decide on surrogacy in order to achieve their dreams of parenthood.
Why Intended Parents and Couples Choose Surrogacy?
Following an unsuccessful IVF procedure or experiencing difficulty conceiving, Intended Parents have to decide to pursue surrogacy. It’s extremely common for Intended Parents with a desire for a biological child to choose surrogacy—especially if they have additional embryos remaining from their previous IVF procedures. This choice provides the Intended Parents with a chance of a biological child but also provides them with an opportunity of being involved in the entire pregnancy. Surrogate mothers help make the Intended Parent’s dream of parenthood become a reality—a dream they have hoped for, for many years. Not all Intended Parents have experience with IVF before opting for surrogacy. The surrogacy process provides all Intended Parents with the opportunity of having a biological child—and despite any hardships they may experience during the process, it’s a process that’s worth any potential hardships once they are holding their child following the delivery. The surrogate mother is an essential component of the process that made their lifelong dream of a family and parenthood a reality.
Even though many couples experience difficulties becoming pregnant for various reasons, surrogacy provides them with the ability to experience pregnancy firsthand. Regardless of the underlying issue causing pregnancy difficulties, starting a family is still possible with the help of Be Parent. Our specialists are available to discuss your options in complete confidentiality—providing you with comfort and security as we find the perfect solution to making your dream of parenthood a reality.
If any of the following conditions apply to you, it is probably time to make an appointment with a Be Parent representative.