Every aspect of the surrogacy journey is inspiring.
Gestational surrogates inspire us with their selflessness and commitment to helping someone else’s dream of having a child come true. Intended Parents inspire us with their unwavering dedication and perseverance to build their families, despite the obstacles and struggles they may have faced along the way.
Assistive Reproductive Technology (ART) inspires us with the ever-evolving medical practices to increase IVF success stories and healthy births. Surrogacy agencies inspire us with their abilities to find the perfect match and support both parties throughout every journey.
If you or someone you know are in pursuit of their own surrogacy journey, there are countless ways to capture the inspiration they feel and share with everyone around them. Here are a few quotes that sum it up perfectly:
Quotes for Surrogates
“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
“If you have the power to make someone happy, do it…the world needs more of that.”
“There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.”
“To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world.”
“The greatest good is what we do for one another.”
Quotes for Intended Parents
“Great things happen to those who don't stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful.”
―Roy T. Bennett
“Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone, but still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute, you didn’t grow under my heart, but in it.”
—Fleur Conkling Heyliger
“If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.”
“The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance, and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.”
“However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle.”
“There's no map for you to follow and take your journey. You are Lewis and Clark. You are the mapmaker.”
“Being a parent wasn’t just about bearing a child. It was about bearing witness to its life.”
“Little souls find their way to you, whether they’re from your womb or someone else’s.”
"There is purpose in your season of waiting."
Quotes for Everyone
“You cannot go far alone. You enjoy your journey better if you have people by your side.”
“Whenever you see darkness, there is extraordinary opportunity for the light to burn brighter.”
“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.”
"They say it takes a village to raise a child. Sometimes it takes a village to have a child."
“When it comes to surrogacy, you have to choose the egg donor but the surrogate chooses you. I think it’s important, the relationship with the surrogate…it’s not a commercial thing. It’s something deeper—with feelings. It’s not just a transaction as some people might think.”
—Thomas, Worldwide Surrogacy Intended Parent
"What's beautiful about the journey of surrogacy is that relationship you build with your surrogate, when it's done in places with good law. These aren't women you stop speaking to once your child is born, this is someone who's part of your family."
—Dustin Lance Black