Sometimes it happens that a loved one needs help. It can be your relative or close friend with a problem that makes pregnancy and childbirth impossible. In such cases, women want to help and agree to become surrogate mothers. But the desire to help a loved one cannot be the main thing in the case when a surrogate mother carries a child for strangers, whom she found through a surrogacy agency. First, you need to understand the types of surrogacy. Before the advent of in vitro fertilization (IVF) in 1978, there was only traditional surrogacy. The ovum of the surrogate mother was fertilized with the sperm of the intended father. The surrogate mother was biologically related to the child, which caused certain ethical, psychological and legal difficulties. But with the advent of IVF, gestational surrogate motherhood appeared, which almost completely replaced the traditional one. With the gestational type, the surrogate mother bears a child with whom she has no genetic connection. Many people believe that women agree to surrogacy because of the monetary reward. But after analyzing this aspect, it turned out that money is just a pleasant addition, but not the main reason. In fact, surrogate mothers perceive it as an opportunity to change the life of another family for the better, as an opportunity to do something important for the world.