Only thinking about this because have just been watching home and Away on TV and there is a surrogacy story at present. Just got me thinking about real life surrogacy, I think it is such a wonderful thing to do for someone but I know I wouldnt do it myself because Id find it too hard.
For years I have wondered about doing this for my sister who has not been able to have children (and she is now in her mid 40s and has given up). I've never actually spoken to her about it because I'm not sure I could do it tbh. But it still plays on my mind as a possibility.
I would do it for either of my sisters. My BIL's girlfriend had hysterectomy when she was 22. She has a boy from her first marriage and BIL also has a son. They both have shared residency with their ex's so the children only live with them part-time. Would consider doing it for them. Couldn't do it for anyone else though.
Well I didn't enjoy being pregnant and I hated childbirth, so I would have to say no. On the other hand if either of my sisters (who aren't yet at the stage of thinking about having children) were unable to conceive and wanted me to do it I would probably consider it.
Incidentally my sister asked me if she had reached the stage of marrying if I would have a child for her. At the time i said 'no, I dont think so" but tbh I think I would have done if she had been settled etc and dh approved