Friday, 07 August 2009
For those who do not know, my life has held certain grotesquely emotional difficulties the last three years (see, um, my blog). Due to things that have not been within my control occurring in my life most recently, I find myself thinking "how to make honest, easy money relatively quickly... hmmm".
Now, being a Gestational Surrogate Mother is something I've thought about off and on for a while. Basically, I would carry another couple's fertilized embryo(s) to term and give birth to their child for them. I just can't quite seem to make my mind up about it. I love helping people and what is a greater gift to a barren couple than a child? But at the same time, could I really carry a child and give birth to it only to hand it off to someone I don't really know?
There's also the personal aspect in which there is this micro-spec of me that really does miss being pregnant and would love to go through it again, though not necessarily have an infant to take care of 24/7 leading to a lack of sleep for the next two and a half years, then potty training, the diapers, looking for sitters, school and daycares...
I'm just really on the fence as I love the idea of it but am still hesitant. What are your thoughts?