Olivia, the process of surrogacy is safe and it allows you to have your own biological child without having to carry it. The surrogate mother will carry it for you. The clinic you will go signs a nondisclosure agreement which protects your identity. Also, the surrogate has no right over the child. The intended parents can decide if you want to let the child meet the surrogate otherwise there is no legal liability. Other than this, the pregnancy till birth and later on is same as everyone else’s. Hope this has helped.