It is important to understand that sometimes, nothing you can say or do will change how others view surrogacy; some people will simply refuse to be supportive. Reasons for this range from religious beliefs to financial views, to people merely stuck in old-fashioned customs. Although some opinions can be hurtful, it is best to answer a negative comment with a positive response. Focus on the humanistic aspects and revert back to your reasons for turning to surrogacy in the first place. Sharing the joy. Keep your support system near. The positive people are the ones you need during this time, celebrate them! Despite any negative responses you may receive from others, you are part of a miraculous experience, one you will want to look back and remember fondly. Surround yourself with others who share your enthusiasm for what you are doing. These will be the people who will lift you up and be your positive reinforcement when you need them most. If you are an intended parent, why are you turning to surrogacy? Maybe adoption isn’t an option for you.