Written by Caroline Shannon
May 19, 2023
Because surrogacy certainly brings with it the emotions of a rom-com, rollercoaster drama, and fairytale ending rolled into one.
No matter if you're brand new to the surrogacy journey or you've been at it for a bit by now, you know one thing is for certain—there is no one-size-fits-all experience.
But that doesn’t stop us from trying to better understand surrogacy, amirite? Keep scrolling for a Hollywood spin on the journey, kicking off with the one film we can say with certainty is not an accurate representation of surrogacy.
A lot of people’s intro to surrogacy on the big screen—but not accurate. (We’ll start with the fact that a surrogate lying about BFP is icky and not true.)
ICYMI surrogacy involves a detailed process, and that’s to keep everyone safe along the way.
The matching process takes time, but once you find the right person, it feels like destiny.
The medical workup is underway, and so is hiring lawyers for both parties. They’ll want someone who will comb through contracts and ensure everyone is treated fairly.
The embryo transfer is complete, and now it’s time for the TWW before testing to see if there’s a positive pregnancy test!
Pregnancy—yay! And everything that comes with it, including planning a baby shower, ensuring everyone feels supported, and preparing for delivery.
The IPs’ bundle of joy has arrived, thanks to the help of a surrogate. While they might go their separate ways, this journey will bond them forever.