Helping intended parents by becoming a gestational surrogate is incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. The support of family and friends makes the journey enriching and a beautiful one, where you feel honored to be part of providing a miracle for intended parents.
When making the decision to become a gestational surrogate, it is important to include your family and children in the pregnancy process. It may help to write down the reasons of why you want to become a surrogate, and articulating those reasons to your family can help them become educated, understanding and supportive.
One of the ways in which you can make your children part of this journey is through educational books about being a surrogate (gestational carrier). While some are aimed directly at the intended parents, others are aimed at surrogates and their families as well.
Some suggested titles include:
“You Began as a Wish” by Kim Bergman, PhD
“Hope & Will Have A Baby: The Gift of Surrogacy” by Irene Celcer
(Irene Celcer has a series addressing various topics, all called “Hope & Will Have a Baby:” but with subtitles such as “The Gift of Sperm Donation,” and “The Gift of Egg Donation.”)
“Sacha, the Little Bright Shooting Star” by Sofia Prezani
“The Kangaroo Pouch: A Story About Gestational Surrogacy For Young Children” by Sarah Phillips Pellet and Laurie Faust
“The Very Kind Koala: A Surrogacy Story for Children” by Kimberly Kluger-Bell
“Why I’m So Special: A Book About Surrogacy with Two Daddies” by Carol Lewis Long
“Stork M.I.A.” by Sandro Issack
“Daddy Dog and Papi Panda’s Rainbow Family: It Takes Love to Make a Family” by Anthony Hale
“The Baby Kangaroo Treasure Hunt” by Carmen Martinez Jover