Some women have known since they were in kindergarten that they wanted to be a mother one day. Yet, for many of those same women, their childhood dreams of pregnancy, motherhood, and babies becomes difficult to turn into a reality for them due to fertility issues. Though infertility may not be something which is frequently brought up in mainstream media, it does seem like the stigma surrounding the option of surrogacy is diminishing. For the celebrity parents who used a gestational carrier, they not only showed those struggling with fertility they aren't alone, but their platform of fame has allowed them to bring this issue out of the shadows and into the forefront.
In a way, it's surprising that there is still any taboo talk about surrogacy since infertility is not as uncommon as some might think. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 6.7 million of women ages 15 to 44 struggle with fertility issues and 7.4 million of women have used infertility services of some kind.
There are a multitude of reasons why someone may find that using a gestational carrier is the best, most viable option for them to have a baby: women with infertility issues, transgender women who want children, or same-sex couples who want to be parents. Thankfully, using a gestational carrier is becoming more normalized thanks to these celeb parents who have spoken up and given a recognizable face to the issue.