Surrogacy 101

by Admin on April 9, 2018

When you feel that there are no options left to have kids, you can always consider surrogacy. Surrogacy is a process that uses in vitro fertilization (IVF) to fuse an egg and sperm so that it can be inserted into a surrogate’s womb. In some cases, a surrogate is a family member or friend that volunteers or it can be someone you pay through an accredited agency. This is known as gestational surrogacy—a woman bearing a genetically unrelated child for another person or couple via an IVF procedure to transfer the embryo to the surrogate. There are significant costs, time, emotions and legalities associated with the surrogacy process that you need to consider.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gestational surrogacy has increased over the last decade. Between 1999 and 2013, there were over 18,000 infants born via surrogacy. Each year, approximately 750 babies are born using surrogacy in the United States.

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Surrogacy offers a viable option for some women who may have health risks associated with being pregnant. Also, surrogacy is often an option for women who have a serious medical condition or a history of cancer (that can recur) where a pregnancy would be risky or fatal for the mother. Surrogacy is an option for women without a uterus or if the uterus is unable to carry a pregnancy to term.  Not to mention, surrogacy is used when a single man or same-gender male couple choose to have a genetically-related child.

If you have any questions or are interested in surrogacy, we are here to answer your questions. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

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