What is a surrogate mother?

Something I hope to be posting more about in the months to come is surrogacy.  While the journey is just beginning for me, I believe it will be one of the most rewarding adventures I will ever be a part of.
What is a surrogate mother?
However, most people don't really now much about surrogacy.
a substitute, especially a person deputizing for another in a specific role or office.
"she was regarded as the surrogate for the governor during his final illness"
synonyms: substitute, proxy, replacement
So, if you don't know already, a surrogate carries and delivers a child for an intended parent or parents to raise.

A surrogate comes in two basic forms: a traditional surrogate (TS) or a gestational surrogate (GS).

A traditional surrogate uses her own eggs and a gestational surrogate doesn't.  This is the most basic of descriptions.
Brief explanation of surrogate moms
This is my small, somewhat official announcement of intent.  We're not too far into this yet, but it is something my family and I are pursuing with great pleasure and pride!

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  1. I didn't know the difference between the two types of surrogates - interesing

    1. Many people don't even realize you can do it without contributing your own genetics.

  2. I didn't know the difference between the two types of surrogates either. Interesting to read! I know someone who was a gestational surrogate. She really enjoyed being pregnant, so when she decided she was done having her family she knew she wanted to help another family have children. :)

  3. So so so awesome! One of my good friends just used a surrogate and now has her twin boys - her story is just one of my favorites!!! Excited for you!

  4. Wow! That is awesome! I definitely understand a bit more about surrogacy after this post. Not sure if you mean you will be the surrogate, or someone will be a surrogate for you (not that you have to say!), but I've heard that it builds such an incredible bond with someone. I mean, it's literally sacrificing nine months of life and doing the hard work of growing a little one! That's a big decision! Congratulations, and I'm excited to learn more about your journey!

    P.S. Your tagline is AH-MAY-ZING :)


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