Across the United States, the legal allowances for surrogacy differ greatly, but trends in surrogacy are rising. Surrogacy continues to grow in availability since the development of gestational, or in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and the development of litigation that permits surrogacy in more states.
However, as surrogacy grows in popularity, a number of myths about the process of being a surrogate have grown as well.
Myth #1: Surrogates are related to the babies they carry
Once upon a time, traditional surrogacy was a common option for IPs. Howev...
Once you’ve made the big decision to become a surrogate, it’s time to explore the next steps. A gestational surrogacy agency will help you navigate the journey and well as matching you with intended parents. The agency will guide you throughout the medical and legal stages of surrogacy, and will provide support and feedback for the entirety of your journey.
If you don’t have experience with a surrogacy agency at all, it’s important to be on the lookout for specific agency services, their reputation, and how the agency handles your journey.
Surrogacy is a long and detailed process for both the surrogate and intended parents. When looking into surrogacy, the most common questions are: what does surrogacy mean, and what does the process entail?
When thinking of surrogacy in general, some may initially think about what is understood as traditional surrogacy. The difference between gestational and traditional surrogacy is that a gestational surrogate will have no genetic connection to the child, whereas traditional surrogacy includes a process of artificial insemination, where a...
Your commitment to helping intended parents build a family is generous and heroic. Gestational surrogacy is a life-changing experience for everyone involved. As a gestational surrogate, you will be helping someone unable to safely carry a pregnancy to term; such as couples who have struggled with infertility, medical conditions, or same-sex couples and single parents.
If you’re ready to start this journey, you should know what it means to become a surrogate and the steps involved.