The Need for Surrogates

by Admin on December 22, 2018

Through medical technology, education, and acceptance, surrogacy has become a viable option for couples and individuals who wish to have children but cannot have them naturally. Gestational surrogates help individuals and couples experience the miracle of parenthood. In the past years, the demand for surrogates has increased. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of gestational surrogates significantly increased from 1% in 1999 to 2.5% in 2013. This resulted in the birth of 18,400 babies during the 14-year period. Over half of these babies were twins, triplets or other multiples.

There are various reasons to use a surrogate. A gestational carrier can help intended parents achieve joy and can fulfill their dream of having their own family. Some women may have significant health complications which can contribute to a high-risk pregnancy. The risk of going through a complicated pregnancy could be life-threatening for both the mother and baby. A surrogate can eliminate the risks of a complicated pregnancy.

Also, people are waiting until later in life to start their families. Waiting to have a child naturally could impact fertility, for both females and males. Surrogacy has become an option for intended parents who have unsuccessfully tried other methods to have a child. In general, intended parents who use surrogates are older, on average, than parents who do not.

Each state’s laws vary for surrogacy, so you may want to research based on your state. If you are looking for a surrogacy agency or are interested in finding a surrogate as an option to build your family, Family Creations can help. If you would like to find out more, call our experts at Family Creations to help you through the process.

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