It is crazy the different perceptions people have about surrogates and recent bad press hasn’t helped our cause. I try so hard to convey what it’s actually like to be a surrogate and people either “get it” or they don’t. I hate it when someones first question is about the money.
Unfortunately, I have a gal at my work who wants to run out and become a surrogate (never-mind she’s in her mid-forties and haven’t had a child in 13 years) just for the money. I feel like a failure that I can’t explain to her that it is NOT about the money.
Surrogacy is about creating a family where once there was none. About adding laughter to a once quiet heart. It’s about love and selflessness and a little bit of self-gratification in knowing that I did that!