Deciding to become a parent is a joyful experience, though if you are a male in a same-sex relationship, it might be difficult to decide how to move forward. Will you adopt? Will you look into commercial surrogacy? Some same-sex male couples often choose surrogacy because it is a way to maintain a genetic connection to the child.
Gay men tend to be the largest group of recipients of commercial surrogacy. However, not all agencies cater effectively to this distinct demographic. The biological inability to conceive traditionally can be a great sou...
If you are international intended parents seeking to create a family through surrogacy, you have the added complexity of gaining citizenship for your baby, moving or preparing for an extended stay abroad, and much more. This article takes a look at what to expect as an international intended parent.
The Challenges of An International Birth
A baby born through surrogacy in the United States will have US citizenship. International parents decide whether to establish local citizenship for the baby as well.
The surrogacy industry is relatively new, and legislation continues to develop around state-specific surrogacy laws. Most recently, Washington and New Jersey became the latest states to adopt commercial surrogacy laws. In other cases, New York has seen major contention in attempting to pass surrogacy legislation. Surrogacy legislation is heavily scrutinized, and in New York’s case, the bill was opposed by expert doctors and academics. The bill was determined to not adequately provide for surrogate rights and health.
Everyone is different, and pregnancy is never the same from one individual to the next. When fertility or pregnancy complications occur, one may begin to consider surrogacy. For some, pregnancy presents a number of complications:
The issue of infertility has given way to a number of revolutionary techniques and medical solutions for becoming pregnant. However, for some, undergoing endless reproductive treatments can prove to be mentally and physically exhausting. When that happens, surrogacy might be a good option to consider.