Everything You Need To Know About the ANU Surrogate Mentorship Program

Who Is An ANU Surrogate Mentor?

ANU Surrogate Mentors are some of the most fantastic surrogate alumni on the planet. These are women who loved their Surrogacy experience and are hungry to pass on some of their wisdom to the next generation of surrogates.

It’s important to have someone to talk to that has been there before and understands what it’s like to be a surrogate mother. They know the ups and downs first hand and will answer all your questions and concerns (and more) throughout the duration of your Surrogacy.

What Is the ANU mentorship program?

ANU mentorship program is a program sponsored by ANU fertility that partners you with an experienced Surrogate or Egg Donor for the duration of your Surrogacy. She’ll be able to answer all of your questions (no matter who silly you may think they are) and will in all the learning gaps you might have about the Surrogacy process.

They have all experienced Surrogates and will be able to answer most of your questions because they were once the woman asking the question.

And one more thing, they’re volunteers and have asked to become mentors because they believe in what we’re doing at ANU and want to ensure that you’ll have the same wonderful experience that they had.

Where Is the ANU Mentorship Program Available?

The ANU Mentorship Program is available to our Surrogates and Egg Donors anywhere in Canada. We’ll try to match you with someone close to your area, and if you’re in a more remote area, we’ll try to match you with someone that can communicate via phone, Facetime or Skype. We’ll work hard to find the best fit for you.

When Does the Program Start?

The Mentorship program starts almost immediately after you’ve matched with your Intended Parent(s), and will last throughout your journey to Surrogacy. We’ve seen many life-long friendships naturally spring out of this program and this makes us feel amazing.

Why A Mentorship Program?

We’ve all heard the term, “it takes a village to raise a child.” It’s so true and same can be said for Surrogacy too. We believe Surrogacy is a community effort and the stronger the healthier the Surrogacy will be. All of our mentors are volunteers who have asked to join the ANU team even after their Surrogacy is done because they believe in it so much.

It is really the therapeutic value of one mentor helping another. When you first become a Surrogate, you’ll think your questions are unique (until you meet others who’ve been in the same boat). Community creates healthy Surrogacies which in turn creates healthy babies.

What Qualifications Do Surrogate Mentors Have?

First of all they need to be experienced Surrogates. But we also screen for women that are empathetic and also have a great personality. These are women loved their experience so much and want to help you too. Who knows, perhaps one day you’ll be a mentor too!

Do I Qualify
To Be A Surrogate Mother?

Have you given birth to at least one child?
Are you between the ages of 21-45?

If you answered 'yes' to these two questions
then you’re already halfway there.