Becoming a surrogate gives you the opportunity to help a couple have a child when they cannot conceive biologically. An egg and sperm are fertilized to create an embryo, which is transferred to your uterus through in vitro fertilization. There are two types of surrogacy. In traditional surrogacy, you provide the egg, and in gestational surrogacy, you the fertilized egg from a different donor. You carry the baby to term, and then he goes to live with the couple you are helping. The process of becoming a surrogate is an intensive one to ensure you can handle what is involved emotionally and physically.