If ever a woman should decide to become a surrogate, a word of caution, do not go into this endeavor blindly. All of the ramifications should be taken into consideration.
What groups of people mostly consent to becoming a surrogate? Statistically, mostly educated women with 13 or more years of education. It was not primarily a money factor that led them to make the decision. Mostly these women are employed and are not undergoing financial difficulties. They are predominately Catholic or Protestants.
The women want the intending family to enjoy the special love of a child and the wholesome gratification of their own child(ren). The surrogate is empathetically driven to share what they have, and relieve some of the social stigma of not being able to produce a child.
Some stresses associated with being a surrogate are: insemination (over several months), pain, unpleasant side effects, depression, sleep disturbance, guilt difficulty remaining unattached, intrusive or aloof couples, relinquishing, etc. It takes a special person to become a surrogate. If you cannot adhere to the demands no matter how much a person may wish to help out, don’t think about it!!!