Originally Posted by Cutie Patootie
I would happily grow a baby for my "respected" family or friends with their eggs and sperm.
I could never do it using my own eggs or for a stranger.
Ditto that exactly. Could never do it with my own eggs (couldn't even donate eggs, although it makes me sad I feel that way, as I know what joy it could bring to another couple...but I just couldn't know that I had a biological child growing up somewhere that I had not contact with.
That's why it would have to be close family or friends - if I'd carried the baby (even though it wasn't biologically mine), I'd want to be involved in its life.
And I could ONLY do it if the prospective parents agreed in writing that they would not circ if it was a boy (not an issue here in the UK, but if I was a surrogate for family/friends in the States...no WAY could I carry a baby and then hand him over for someone to cut off part of his body without his consent).
Reading through some of the other comments - I understand people saying they couldn't, because they get so attached to the baby they are carrying. I think I could do this because we are finished with our own family, and I have no desire to be the mother of a newborn again.
I really think that should be a pre-requisite for surrogacy - that the surrogate mom is finished having her own family. It would be very difficult otherwise, I think (even more than it would be otherwise).