27+ *Inspiring* Surrogacy Quotes for Surrogates and Intended Parents

Inspirational Surrogacy Quotes

Whether you are thinking of becoming a surrogate, you are a surrogate, or you’re becoming a parent via surrogacy, these surrogacy quotes will truly touch your heart.

When it comes to surrogacy, finding the right words to express how you’re feeling can be challenging, which is why I compiled this list of surrogacy quotes and poems that are perfect for surrogates, the intended parents, and anyone else that is looking for some inspiration.

After reading through the quotes about surrogacy, I also outlined ways to congratulate a surrogate mother and ways to thank a surrogate mother to give mamas out there some tips if they’re using a surrogate.

Find your favorite surrogacy quotes below!

Quotes for surrogates

The greatest good is what we do for one another.”

Mother Theresa

I’m proud of many things in life, but nothing beats being a surrogate.


“Surrogacy: To carry a miracle under your heart for nine months, but in it forever.”


There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.

Mandy Hale

You would not be called to do it if you could not fulfill it.


You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.

John Bunyan

God didn’t add another day in your life because you needed it, he added it because someone out there needs you.


Still, the second most magical day of my life was the day I made someone else a mom.


To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world.”

Dr. Seuss

Quotes for the intended parents

After years of trying to get pregnant, exploring the range of fertility treatments, all unsuccessful, our journey led us to gestational surrogacy. From that came two miracles. The first was meeting our carrier and her husband who were truly humbling in their decency and generosity. And the second miracle was the birth of our baby boy.

Elizabeth Banks

As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being redirected to something better.

Dr. Steve Maraboli

“If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.”


“Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”

Maya Angelou

“However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle.”

Valerie Harper

“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”

Zig Ziglar

“How your baby came into the world is far less important than the fact that your baby’s here.”


Quotes for everyone

“Little souls find their way to you, whether they’re form your womb or someone else’s.”

Sheryl Crow

It takes a village to raise a child, and sometimes, it takes a village to have a child.

Sara Walsh

“Where there is great love, there are always miracles.”

Willa Cather

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.

Tony Robbins

As we work to to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.”

Mary Anne Madmacher

You were born with the ability to change someone’s life, don’t ever waste it.


Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.

Marion C. Garretty

It’s okay to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.


“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’M POSSIBLE.”

Audrey Hepburn

Giving to others is the greatest gift you can give yourself.

Darren Hardy

“You cannot go far alone. You enjoy your journey better if you have people by your side.”

Karan Patel

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How to congratulate a surrogate mother

Unfortunately, not all women who choose to be a surrogate receive support or approval from their friends or family.

If you know someone who has recently decided to be a surrogate, one of the kindest things you can do for her is show her your love and support for her decision. There are some things to keep in mind as you congratulate her:

  1. Make it obvious that you respect her decision
  2. Show her and tell her you’re proud of her
  3. Express how much of a blessing she is for the intended family
  4. Offer your assistance if there’s anything she may need help with

How to thank a surrogate mother

Finding the right words or gesture can seem impossible to do when it comes to thanking a surrogate mother. She has given you the greatest gift that anyone can ever give, and there’s simply no words to show your grattitude.

Here are a few thoughtful ways you can thank a surrogate mother for carrying your child:

  1. Write a heartfelt letter: take the time to write a beautiful letter with your own handwriting expressing your gratitude.
  2. Give her a thoughtful, surprise gift: include things that mean a lot for her, this will show that you paid attention to the small things that make her happy.
  3. Support her in every step of the pregnancy journey: your help and support should be your go-to for showing your surrogate mother how grateful you are for what she is doing for you. Be there for her every step of the way so she doesn’t feel alone.

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