Altruistic Surrogacy: Altruism, or the unselfish concern for the welfare of others is a good definition for an Altruistic Surrogate Mother.
The decision to become a Surrogate Mother is not an easy one to make. Or, at least, it shouldn't be easy. A woman considering donating a year of her life to carry a child for another woman, should take sufficient time to consider all of the ramifications of the commitment.
Agencies offer a potential surrogate information so that she can understand the psychological difficulty when the time comes to give the baby to the legal parents.
Having said that, there are hundreds (if not thousands) of women who are truly altruistic. They genuinely desire to give a baby to another couple and they are stable enough to keep the commitment to the end. Thank God for human nature and the desire to give unselfishly.
There is nothing like hearing real-life stories to inspire and educate you on this journey...Surrogacy Was the Way: Twenty Intended Mothers Tell Their Stories
"...cultural anthropologist Ragone sets controversy aside to present the world of surrogacy as perceived and described by those most intimately involved in it, from program directors and their staffs to the surrogate mothers and the couples who have contracted with them. Based on extensive interviews as well as the latest theoretical research, this unique study is always frank and compelling while avoiding judgments and sensationalism..." Surrogate Motherhood: Conception In The Heart (Institutional Structures of Feeling)
To find and interview potential surrogate mothers, contact an agency in your city. Interview more than one until you feel comfortable with your choice.
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Dr. Christine Strong, NMD
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