Becoming a surrogate is a life-changing event, not only for you as a surrogate helping to create life, but also for the intended parents who are finally able to start their families.

Every surrogate’s experience is unique, and no two pregnancies are ever the same! So, whether you’re thinking about becoming a surrogate or are in the process of becoming one, here are three of the most common tips from experienced surrogates to help you through the process.


“My advice to anyone wanting to become a surrogate is to make sure you do your research and understand what surrogacy entails. Yes, there are lots of hurdles and hoops to get through but being able to help a couple become a family is the greatest gift of all.” – Leslie

Before applying to become a surrogate be sure to look through some materials on what it means to become a surrogate. This will go a long way in helping you determine if becoming a surrogate is the right choice for you.

Family Source Consultants provides all the necessary information on how to become a surrogate and what to expect during a pregnancy.

Support System

“The advice I’d give to women interested in becoming a surrogate would be to tell your family and friends, so you will have a support system. I also would suggest joining FSC’s private Facebook support group.” – Tanisha

Becoming a surrogate is a big commitment for anyone and having a support system is key to a successful surrogacy. Family and friends are a great support group as well as the intended parents! They will be your biggest champions and many surrogates go on to keep in contact with the intended parents and form friendships long after the surrogacy.

Family Source Consultants also provides platforms for surrogates to reach out to other experienced surrogates for support, such as through our Facebook support group.


“My advice for someone interested in gestational surrogacy is to have patience. There is a lot of hurry up and wait. There are a lot of emotions. You have to have faith in the process. There is no guarantee in the process, but in the end, when you have participated in helping dreams of a family come true for a couple, there is no better feeling in the world.” – Roxi

There is a lot of waiting in the world of surrogacy so practice patience! Becoming a surrogate can be very exciting but it can also be a long process, from the application, screening, matching with intended parents, medical treatments to finally the pregnancy! In this time, it’s best to find support with family or in the surrogate community, but the result will be worth it.

For more tips on becoming a surrogate, or to begin the application process, contact us at

Staci Swiderski, CEO and owner of Family Source Consultants has been involved in the field of reproductive medicine since 2002. Staci has vigorously grown the comprehensive egg donation and gestational surrogacy agency to become a worldwide leader in the third-party reproduction field. Staci is a former intended parent herself. She and her husband welcomed their son via gestational surrogacy in 2005. Additionally, Staci had the experience of assisting an infertile couple (AKA Recipient Parents) build their family through her efforts as an egg donor, with her donation resulting in the births of their son and daughter.