The untold truth of surrogacy (according to a surrogate)
Although the process of in vitro fertilization has been around since the late 1970s, the idea of creating a life in a lab rather than the backseat of a Camaro is still a bit controversial. Add a surrogate into the mix, and some people really give the side-eye.
A quick search for surrogacy horror stories will turn up a plethora of tales about parents abandoning babies or demanding termination, and surrogates keeping babies and getting child support. The sad fact is tension, tragedy and turmoil gets the page views, and grisly gossip is sometimes so much more juicy than reality.
However, the real world of gestational surrogacy just isn't all that horrifying. As someone who has actually carried a baby for another couple, I can assure you that gestational surrogacy has its fair share of tears, drama and tension. It's just not the same kind of mayhem some people would have you believe. For most surrogates and intended parents it's a beautiful life-changing journey. This is the untold truth of gestational surrogacy.