It’s that time of year again when people are experiencing the post-acclimation of the holidays. As the festive lights and décor get stored away, some are beginning to make an earnest attempt in chipping away at their New Year’s resolutions.
While health goals and financial stability are usually at the top of the list, resolutions are also a time of reflection. For some women, they want to begin 2017 with the promise to help others in their own personal goals.
One memorable way to do this is by helping individuals or couples achieve their parenthood dreams through assisted reproduction. The New Year brings hope to couples who have struggled from years of infertility and to gay men wanting nothing more than to become fathers. The selfless act of surrogacy and egg donation can make these 2017 wishes come true for these special intended parents.
Become a Surrogate
A surrogate can do something extraordinary for someone else by giving them the love of a child. When a woman decides to become a surrogate and is ready to take part in a surrogacy journey, she can offer an intended parent a beacon of hope that they never thought possible.
While surrogates are generously compensated $40,000 to $60,000 at top agencies, the majority agree that they didn’t do it for the financial rewards. They instead became a gestational surrogate because they knew that someone out there needed their help.
Surrogates already have their own children. They are compelled to take part in the journey because they cannot imagine life without a family.
Think About Becoming an Egg Donor
Egg donors usually range between 18 to 29 years of age. These young women have the instinctive desire to help those who have been struggling with their fertility. Like surrogates, they can also be a voice for equality by helping gay men achieve their dreams of fatherhood.
Compensation for egg donation can begin at $6,000; however, ethnicities high in demand such as 100 percent Asian donors can start at $10,000, not including other benefits.
While becoming an egg donor is incredibly fulfilling, women will also have the unique opportunity to learn about their own health history. Travel may also be another prospect for an egg donor.
Be it a surrogate or egg donor, helping someone build a family of their very own in 2017 can unleash one of the most rewarding and memorable experiences of a lifetime.