Surrogacy occurs when a woman, known as the surrogate, agrees to bear a child for another person or couple. She carries the baby through pregnancy and then returns the baby to the intended parents once it is born. In many cases, a surrogacy arrangement comes with a legal agreement. It details the parties’ rights, intentions, obligations, and expectations with regard to the surrogacy arrangement.
What is Gestational Surrogacy?
There are two main types of surrogacy: traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy. In traditional surrogacy, a surrogate mother receives artificial insemination with sperm from the intended father or an anonymous donor and carries the baby to term. In this case, the child is genetically related to the surrogate mother and the intended father or sperm donor. This type of surrogacy arrangement can be complicated by the biological relationship between the surrogate and the child. If parental rights or the validity of the surrogacy agreement become challenged. Therefore, this makes it the more controversial option.
In gestational surrogacy, a process known as “in vitro fertilization” occurs to remove an egg from the intended mother or donor. Then they fertilize the egg with the sperm of the intended father or donor, creating an embryo. The embryo is then transferred into the surrogate’s uterus. The surrogate carries the baby to term. In this case, the child is genetically related to the intended mother or egg donor and the intended father or sperm donor. However, the child is not genetically related to the surrogate, since it wasn’t her egg. The child’s “birth mother” is the gestational surrogate. However, the child’s “biological mother” is still the woman whose egg was fertilized.
Who is Eligible?
Becoming a parent and caring for a child is a wonderful experience.
Unfortunately, not everyone who wants to have a child can do so on their own. Millions of people struggle with infertility. Countless single people and same-sex couples dream of having a child of their own to care for. If you are open to surrogacy, you can fulfill your dreams of parenthood. Even if you can’t conceive or carry a child yourself. Surrogacy may be a good option for:
- A woman who is unable to become pregnant. Or who is unable to carry a pregnancy to term or give birth due to a medical condition,
- A couple who has not been able to successfully transfer genetically normal embryos, or
- A single male or a male in a same-sex relationship.
Sometimes a family member or friend will offer to be a surrogate for a person or couple who can’t have children on their own. However, many prospective parents have to find a surrogate through other means. Surrogacy is an important choice and there is a lot that goes into ensuring a happy and healthy surrogacy experience. At Love & Kindness Surrogacy, we make parenthood possible by bringing surrogates and intended parents together. We make the surrogacy process as simple, smooth and straightforward as possible. It is our goal to help prospective parents fulfill their dream of having a baby. We are committed to supporting you and your surrogate every step of the way.
Surrogacy at Love & Kindness Surrogacy
Surrogacy is a complex process. There are many important considerations to ensure that both the surrogate and intended parent(s) make the best possible decisions. At Love & Kindness Surrogacy, we believe that the best surrogacy experience is one that meets the expectations of both the surrogate and intended parent(s). We provide a surrogacy journey tailored to your specific needs. Our full-service egg donation and surrogacy agency makes being a surrogate and starting a family easy and fulfilling. We can help guide you through every stage of the surrogacy process.