Mothers all over the world deserve a special thank you, and that’s especially true for surrogate mothers. These women oftentimes put their lives on hold to help create another family, and for that, we applaud you at Lotus Eilte.
If you as intended parents are nearing the arrival of your child, it’s time to start thinking about ways to thank your surrogate mother. While gift giving is not required, many parents simply want to say how much they appreciate the selflessness of their surrogate mother. In today’s post, we’ll give you five thoughtful gift ideas to give your surrogate mother. Keep reading to learn more, and feel free to reach out to Lotus Eilte if you have any questions!
What better way to celebrate the end of an arduous surrogacy process than a well-deserved pampering? Many of our surrogate mothers here at Road to Baby bear the burden of pregnancy while going about their normal routine of work, school, child care, and so much more. A day for them to fully unwind will certainly be a welcome sight and allows you to thank them even more for their gift of life.
Between applications, evaluations, and medical screenings, the surrogacy process can last up to 18 months. During that time, surrogate mothers and intended parents often spend incredibly meaningful time together on a frequent basis and create lasting relationships. Use this time to your advantage to think of something special you can make and gift them. It can be anything from a picture book and journal mapping out the journey to a homemade flower box for all of her favorites. The possibilities are endless!
Give your surrogate something she can use forever with a piece of jewelry. Necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings are all great places to start, but use the time you’ve spent together to make this gift more personalized. Combining her birthstone and that of your child into one piece of jewelry can make a poignant gift that she will remember forever.
After sacrificing herself for the better part of a year, your surrogate mother deserves an evening she can enjoy to the fullest. Plenty of surrogate mothers at Lotus Eilte have children of their own, which can make finding the time to get out of the house a challenge. One way to say thank you is sponsoring a date night for your surrogate mother and their partner. Offer to take care of their kids for the evening and give them some spending money for a nice dinner and much-needed alone time.
If you can’t pick just one thing, bundle it all together! Care packages can be gifted to your surrogate mother throughout her pregnancy as well to make her feel as comfortable and supported as possible. One way to do this throughout pregnancy and in the months following delivery is through monthly subscription boxes. You can customize food delivery, flower delivery, and clothing delivery boxes that she will love!
Here at Lotus Eilte, we experience the impact that surrogate mothers make in this world, and these simple gift ideas are just a tiny fraction of the gratitude they deserve. If you have questions about how to become a surrogate mother or how to find a surrogate to carry your child, our team is always ready to answer any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!