Carrying a baby for someone else is one of the most profound gifts a woman can give. If you enjoy being pregnant and are healthy, being a surrogate for a couple who could not otherwise have a baby is likely to be a deeply rewarding experience for you.

As a gestational carrier, you are not genetically related to the child. Instead, an egg is removed from a mom-to-be or an egg donor and is fertilized with sperm to create an embryo. The embryo is placed inside the uterus of a gestational carrier. Your healthy body is a temporary space for the embryo to grow into a healthy baby.

Gestational carriers are compensated for the risks they take on and most surrogates find the emotional rewards to be much greater and deeper than they had ever imagined.

For answers to common questions about being a gestational carrier, visit Forward Fertility’s FAQ page