How does surrogacy work? Surrogacy is a type of assisted-reproduction technique. A woman, known as a surrogate, agrees to bear a child for another person or couple. According to the surrogacy arrangement, the surrogate carries the baby until birth and then returns the baby to the intended parents.
There are two types of surrogacy. Traditional surrogacy, in which the surrogate is artificially inseminated with the intended father or donor’s sperm. Gestational surrogacy, in which the intended mother or donor’s egg is fertilized with the intended father or donor’s sperm and then transferred into the surrogate’s uterus. Gestational surrogacy is less complex legally. This is because both intended parents or donors are genetically related to the baby and the surrogate is not. As a result, gestational surrogacy is the more popular of the two surrogacy options. In the United States, approximately 750 babies are born each year through the gestational surrogacy process.
The Surrogacy Journey
Surrogacy is an exciting journey into parenthood. Our team at Love & Kindness Surrogacy works hard to bring together surrogates and intended parents to create beautiful, loving families. The most successful surrogacy journey includes honest communication, transparency, compassion, and professionalism. All that and more is what our full-service egg donation and surrogacy agency brings to the table. Whether you are unable to have a child because of fertility problems or for another reason, you don’t have to give up. Surrogacy is a viable option for you and your partner and Love & Kindness Surrogacy can help guide you through the process.
Understanding the Surrogacy Process
If you are considering surrogacy, you are probably wondering how surrogacy works. Whether you are interested in having a child through a surrogate or becoming a surrogate yourself and helping someone else fulfill their dream of becoming a parent, it is important to understand each step of the surrogacy process. This way, all parties involved in the surrogacy arrangement can ensure that they have realistic expectations with regard to how the surrogacy process will unfold. The following is a review of each step of the surrogacy process at Love & Kindness Surrogacy:
1. Prospective parents get in touch with Love & Kindness Surrogacy for a consultation.
2. Parents review surrogate profiles, choose a surrogate and meet their surrogate in person or via video call.
3. Open an escrow account.
4. A psychological evaluation is conducted.
5. Receive a medical screening performed by an IVF clinic.
6. Drawn up and sign a legal contract
7. The intended mother or donor’s egg is fertilized and prepared for transfer.
8. Transfer the embryo.
9. Schedule regular post-transfer/OB appointments.
10. The pre-birth order establishes the intended parents as the legal parents of the baby to be born.
11. The baby is born.
12. Present the birth certificate to the intended parents.
Is Surrogacy Right for Me?
Surrogacy may not be the traditional approach when it comes to having a baby, but it is an excellent option for people who want to bring a child into the world but are unable to do so on their own for any number of reasons. This includes women who are unable to get pregnant, carry a pregnancy or give birth because of a medical condition; couples for whom IVF has not delivered the intended results; and single people or same-sex couples who want to raise a child of their own.
More questions about how surrogacy works? At Love & Kindness Surrogacy, we know that the journey leading to surrogacy can be long and challenging. We will do everything in our power to ensure that your surrogacy journey is as simple and stress-free as possible. Whatever path brought you here, we will help guide you through the surrogacy process and into parenthood.