Could you be a surrogate mother??

United States
March 8, 2008 9:04pm CST
I recently had a child, and it has been the most wonderful, heartfelt experience I could ever ask for. I feel for the families that can't enjoy the experience of having a child. I was asking myself if I could be a surrogate mother. Could you be a surrogate mother??? What reason would you do it for: money, or the actually gift of giving. If you couldn't be a surrogate mother, how about an egg doner??
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
9 Mar 08
I could never be a surrogate - I've had 4 children and hated being pregnant each time but once they were born I remembered again why I went through that 9 months of missery. There's no way I could go through that and then give the baby to someone else. Congratulations on your little one.
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• United States
9 Mar 08
I have five children. All five of them are in perfect health and always have been, which did lead me down the train of thought that I should be a surrogate some day for someone that can't have children. That being said, it would take alot of thought on my part, as I really don't know if I could do it. On the other hand, I could be an egg donor I think as I would not actually be carrying the child, thus no emotional attatchment...
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@dtroas (481)
• United States
9 Mar 08
I would think about being an egg doner. But I just don't think that I could carry a child then just turn around and give it away. I have been pregnant twice. You as a mother know that we are already in love with that child before it even get's here. We lay in bed and talk to it. I did anyways. Nope that is something that I just could not do.
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• United States
9 Mar 08
I loved being pregnant, but the bond that one feels with the child they are carrying is something that I don't think I could get over enough to give the child up after delivering. It is different to be an egg donor. I don't think that I would have any problems helping a couple start a family by donating eggs, not for the money, just for the feeling of giving a gift that special.
@Hatley (164239)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Mar 08
I do not think I could be a surrogate mother for the simple fact that although it was not technically my child I would learn to bond and come the time to give her or him to the parents it would really kill me not literally of course. I might be able to donate my eggs however that is if I was a young woman again.