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5 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Gestational Surrogate
There are many reasons why your family-building journey may have you curious about gestational surrogacy. Intended Parents come from all walks of life, and each journey to and through gestational surrogacy is unique and complex.
Choosing gestational surrogacy is a big decision. There are lots of ways to build a family, from fertility treatments to adoption and surrogacy, and there’s no right or wrong way to create the family you’ve always wanted.
Here are 5 reasons why you should consider a gestational surrogate.
Gestational Surrogacy Allows for Genetic Connection
First and foremost, gestational surrogacy allows infertile couples, single individuals, and LGBT couples the ability to have a genetic connection with their child. You get to raise a child from birth and maintain as much of the traditional family connection as possible.
There are so many people who want to have a child the “old-fashioned” way, but for one reason or another, it's just not achievable. With gestational surrogacy, you get to keep many of the experiences and connections that a traditional conception and pregnancy would have. When they are physically able, parents use their own sperm and/or eggs.
The genetic connection isn’t important to every parent but is often a component of family building that many desire.
Experience a Pregnancy Journey
Infertility and same-sex relationships are often the most common reasons why intended parents seek out a gestational surrogate. But no matter your situation, if you want to build a family and can’t or don’t want to be pregnant, this is a fulfilling and beautiful alternative.
Intended parents get to still experience the ups and downs along the pregnancy journey, without having to worry about the physical toll on either of their partners. Preserving a genetic connection and still getting to have the full conception-to-childbirth experience is just a part of the true gift that gestational surrogacy can give to your family.
Intended parents and gestational surrogates who work with All Families Surrogacy often form long-term bonds that are forged over the months of a shared pregnancy through conversations, photos, visits, and more.
Intended parents and gestational surrogates who work with AFS get to mutually match – they choose each other. To learn more about previous clients, check out our testimonials and the spotlight articles on our blog page.
Legal Peace of Mind
Since both parties have entered this journey with specific expectations and intentions, you don’t have to worry about the legal custody issues that often come with other forms of nontraditional family building.
Because the gestational surrogate has no genetic ties to the pregnancy, it creates peace of mind and separation for both the surrogate and the intended parents. Both parties have well-defined roles and expectations, which means legal issues won’t cloud your joyous family-building journey.
Higher Success Rates
As reproductive medicine has become more advanced, it’s shown us that there are no guarantees when it comes to pregnancy journeys. And many fertility treatment plans can take several rounds before a successful pregnancy is achieved, if it happens at all.
However, because gestational surrogates at All Families Surrogacy must pass a number of health checks, and have already had a successful pregnancy, the chances of miscarriage and other complications is greatly reduced.
This testing means that our gestational surrogates have already been screened by fertility and pregnancy specialists to ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy for your child.
All Families Surrogacy is Your Partner for All Things Gestational Surrogacy
The last and most important reason to consider gestational surrogacy is that it feels like the right fit for you and your family. At All Families Surrogacy, we know choosing to embark on a surrogacy journey is a difficult and complex decision. We’re here to guide you through that journey.
AFS was founded by a gestational carrier and is staffed by many people who have experienced the ups and downs of surrogacy up close. We believe surrogacy should be a mutually joyful and beneficial experience between surrogates and intended parents.
Are you interested in becoming an Intended Parent? We’ve got resources that include the requirements, costs, intake forms, and more.
Do you have questions or concerns? Reach out to All Families Surrogacy today at (503) 936-7960 or send us an email: email@example.com.